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Old 02-10-2009, 05:40 AM
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Least aggressive method to remove sand scratches

I posted this in the wrong spot (thanks ChevelleSS), but here it is in the right forum:

What's the least aggressive method to remove 2000 grit wet sand scratches? I have a rotary and DA polisher, but was curious what I should use to remove the scratches. Im assuming the rotary with something like Meguiars Diamond Cut 2.0? Do I have to use a wool pad or can I use a foam one?

As you can see, I need some help to get me going in the right polishing direction.

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use a foam pad and a fine polish compound and see how it works for you..then finish with a hand compound to remove swirl marks..

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What type of foam pad would you recommend? I found about 6 different types at Carquest.
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If you have an air powered DA you can use the Abralon pads from Mirka.


They are 4000 grit and can be used with water to wind up with a slightly shiny surface that will dramatically speed up your final buffing.
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My DA is just a cheap little 2600rpm speed. My rotary is a variable speed, 800rpm to 3000.
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You can buy a cheap air powered DA from Harbor Freight, the one I have has been going strong for 10 years. Those pads are designed (I believe) to be used wet, I would caution against doing that with an electric powered DA They do save a huge amount of time and effort to achieve a primo finish

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