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Old 06-26-2005, 09:10 PM
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Wool pads are more aggressive than the foam pads and will leave some major swirl marks if not carefull, I've seen swirl marks so deep from heavy compound and a wool pad that the surface needed major resanding. The foam waffle pad works best IMO. Sanding to 2500 or 3000 only requires minimal buffing and makes for a better final product. If you need to remove a lot of material with a buffer you lose control IMO, better to wetsand to almost perfection then finish with some light buffing- this way I'm in more control of the final product. Years ago I would sand with 1000 then buff with a wool pad and 3M's heavy duty compound then step down on compound grit then finished with finesse- thought this was the best way to go, wrong. I've proven it to myself by doing panels side by side and comparing, sand to 2500 or 3000 then buff with a light compound and a foam pad. Try it yourself. Bob
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