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Old 11-20-2007, 11:58 PM
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Final buffing- little confused- product help

Some of you may have seen my post about painting a 6x12 enclosed trailer late last week.. Paint and clear is done and I'm wet sanding and buffing tomorrow.. I am debating what products to use.. I have a complete line of Car Beauty Pro Products compounds that I use to detail with and I'm leaning towards using them.. I also have a bottle of 3M Perfect It 2 compound and a bottle of 3m Imperial Hand Glaze that are basically brand new that I got from my autobody course I took almost 4 years ago..
I was taught in that course, which used the 3M products I listed above, to use the Perfect It 2 compound then the hand glaze and call it good. But I read some post on here of people using a swirl remover/polish as well..
If I use the Car Beauty Pro line- I'd go with a compound then their swirl eliminator and follow that up with the 3M hand glaze. Does that sound ok or should I not mix product lines like that and just leave it alone after the swirl elminator?? I know your not supposed to wax fresh paint for at least 60 days if its not baked on. Does anyone else on here have any expeirence with Car Beauty Pro products?? I plan on calling the dealer in the morning to get their take on this as well but this websit seems to have a bunch of knowledgeable guys that are willing to lend a helping hand.. Sorry for the long read

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Some of you may have seen my post about painting a 6x12 enclosed trailer late last week.. Paint and clear is done and I'm wet sanding and buffing tomorrow.. I am debating what products to use.. I have a complete line of Car Beauty Pro Products compounds that I use to detail with and I'm leaning towards using them.. I also have a bottle of 3M Perfect It 2 compound and a bottle of 3m Imperial Hand Glaze that are basically brand new that I got from my autobody course I took almost 4 years ago..
I was taught in that course, which used the 3M products I listed above, to use the Perfect It 2 compound then the hand glaze and call it good. But I read some post on here of people using a swirl remover/polish as well..
If I use the Car Beauty Pro line- I'd go with a compound then their swirl eliminator and follow that up with the 3M hand glaze. Does that sound ok or should I not mix product lines like that and just leave it alone after the swirl elminator?? I know your not supposed to wax fresh paint for at least 60 days if its not baked on. Does anyone else on here have any expeirence with Car Beauty Pro products?? I plan on calling the.dealer in the morning to get their take on this as well but this websit seems to have a bunch of knowledgeable guys that are willing to lend a helping hand.. Sorry for the long read
The process that should be taking is start off with a extra fine cut buffing comound on a foam pad (white 3M), next switch to a swirl mark remover/ polish (black foam pad 3M). Once all swirl marks are removed finish up with a hand glaze. non silicon. I never used the product u list, but i have used 3M products. The perfect it 2 line is great.
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Thanks for the reply but it came about a day late . I went ahead and the car beauty pro products and got 3/4s of it done.. I have one side left to finish buffing with the compound and swirl remover then I will go back with a hand glaze to seal it off.
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Thanks for the reply but it came about a day late . I went ahead and the car beauty pro products and got 3/4s of it done.. I have one side left to finish buffing with the compound and swirl remover then I will go back with a hand glaze to seal it off.
Im glad to hear everything worked out.
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I know that it's too late but the "next time" consider the Presta products. I had been doing mine with Meguires #2 like I had always done in the past and had turned out nicely. The local body shop supply suggested that I try the Presta 1500 as my final buff after my Meguires #1 and instead of the #2. What a difference. It's about the same price as the Meguires and a lot cheaper then the 3M. (I'm still using the Meguires #1 because I still had a lot, but will get the Presta "next time")

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I know that it's too late but the "next time" consider the Presta products. I had been doing mine with Meguires #2 like I had always done in the past and had turned out nicely. The local body shop supply suggested that I try the Presta 1500 as my final buff after my Meguires #1 and instead of the #2. What a difference. It's about the same price as the Meguires and a lot cheaper then the 3M. (I'm still using the Meguires #1 because I still had a lot, but will get the Presta "next time")

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Thanks Dave, I'll keep that in mind.. I also want to try that Mequires solo.. I heard its supposed to work real well and only having to do 1 steps makes it a lot faster.
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Mark me down as a Presta partisan as well..I bought the full kit with all the grits of polish and buffing..the pads are color coded for the various types of compounds and one only uses a small bit..about the size of a quarter..foam or wool pads are available ...I use the wool as I am old fashioned about such things..Good stuff..I woudl use this if I were to go back to detailing for a living..

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Mark me down as a Presta partisan as well..I bought the full kit with all the grits of polish and buffing..the pads are color coded for the various types of compounds and one only uses a small bit..about the size of a quarter..foam or wool pads are available ...I use the wool as I am old fashioned about such things..Good stuff..I woudl use this if I were to go back to detailing for a living..

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Speaking of foan pads - I cannot get used to them so have a new wool Presta pad and several Schlegal's (I also have the 2 recommended Meguire's foam pads for the #1 and #2 compound - gathering dust)

How do you clean your wool pads? Use their tool? I just use the old tried and proven screwdriver dragged across the face several times - just like I have always done.

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Actually I keep mine in plastic zip lock bags so they do not cross contaminate...another hard won lesson..they do not need cleaning very often that way..Only thing that I have found about wool is that when new they throw a lot of dust (fine fibers) once they are broke in that issue goes away..

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