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Old 03-20-2014, 09:15 PM
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I've done some overtime these past two weeks and have a little extra for, as my daughter would say, "daddy's toys", a variable speed Dual action buffer. I plan to use it exclusively on hotrods and maybe dark car insurance jobs after foam padding compound. I will use it for a last once over in compound and polish. I hear great things about lake county pads and want to get 2-3 pads and a backing pad. Which ones would you suggest? I see they make DA polisher pads. Just wondering if anyone had any experience with these?

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Old 03-20-2014, 09:18 PM
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Most people are going with the orange and the black. Orange for the coarser compounds and the black with the polishes. My set from Chemical Guys came with a white pad too but I'm not using it. I bought the flexible backing pad from Chemical Guys. However I actually went with the Hexalogic pads rather than the Lake Country.
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Most people are going with the orange and the black. Orange for the coarser compounds and the black with the polishes. My set from Chemical Guys came with a white pad too but I'm not using it. I bought the flexible backing pad from Chemical Guys. However I actually went with the Hexalogic pads rather than the Lake Country.
I would have figured blue instead of black but I haven't used them. I was thinking yellow, orange, and blue or black. Yellow to start off on harsh swirls then orange. Thanks man.
They sell one for $8 but 3 for $20. kind of hard to pass on that with shipping and all.

Anyone else?
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Shine pretty much uses just orange and black exclusively.
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Old 03-21-2014, 05:39 AM
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Shines been at this a while. I'd suggest you use the proper pad with type compound or polish your using,especially when your talking black or dark colors..get ALL your componds and pads at Chem guys and they'll instruct you which pad goes with each compound....As you get better you can go with some other pad but first use chem guys pads and compounds....I'm using the hex-logic pads and love them for doing black cars...I use the four pads they suggested and buffing went from a major PITA to its kinda fun...
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Old 03-21-2014, 08:31 AM
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I went ahead and got the orange and black pads. I'm sure I'll be fine with these pads. the orange pad w/ compound after the rotary compounding will be the main use for it. just trying to restore some respect back to the finish work that our last painter with with his 20+ years experience ran thru the ground.
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Old 03-21-2014, 08:38 AM
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orange pad with v32 - v34
black pad with v36 - v38

it takes very little to work . the 4oz sampler pack will do a car easily .
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orange pad with v32 - v34
black pad with v36 - v38

it takes very little to work . the 4oz sampler pack will do a car easily .
4 oz...of compound? So I went out and bought the 32 oz bottles because you had originally said even the 16 oz bottles wouldn't be enough. A little confused now
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did you buy a sampler pack first ?
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did you buy a sampler pack first ?
No, only because I didn't see the point if it wasn't going to be enough.
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Old 03-21-2014, 12:09 PM
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sorry about that. i try to tell everyone to get a sample to try. i'm still using the sampler kit . have not done a full car but i rebuffed the corvette and did some stuff on the 56. stuff stretches more than silly putty .

when your done with your mustang i'll buy whats left. i will definitely use it . stiff have 1/2 of the shop truck and a vette to do .
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I really like the orange pads ..There a bit small and feel stiff but I got used to them right away ...My whole problem was solved right there with the V-32 and the orange pad but I do like the white one too...I didn't bother getting the sample pac , all I needed to know was Shine said this is the sheet...I don't think I've used 4 oz yet anyways (a few drops goes along ways) but I will because I'm buffing just about everything now I used to buff about once or twice a year and only on complete high end jobs ,now every spot job gets a breeze over....great stuff....
The ole tried and true buff masters brushes are getting worn and instead of keeping it rebuilding it again I'm seriously thinking of getting that light weight buffer that everyone loves so much...cant remember the name...I think Shine has one...or Barry I'll say this much ,I was pretty darn good before joining this site but I've gotten much better since...It s just fantastic to be able to ask any kind of question about just about anything and get a professional answer..

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are you guys using these orange pads with a DA orbital polisher or a rotary?

I just want to get rid of swirls and halos on dark colors. Some great videos out there that these detailers put out. These guys are sanding to like 6000+ Crazy. I just want to borrow a "few" of their ideas on swirls but not the whole kit and kaboodle.
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Did both these 32's in the last month with the Sampler kit and still have sum left.
Using the v 32,34,36,38 with Orange, grey, white and black pads
on a Flex buffer
Took everything up to 3000 grit b4 started to polish.
Both came out "Show quality"
Oh yeah -both shot with all SPI products
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Did both these 32's in the last month with the Sampler kit and still have sum left.
Using the v 32,34,36,38 with Orange, grey, white and black pads
on a Flex buffer
Took everything up to 3000 grit b4 started to polish.
Both came out "Show quality"
Oh yeah -both shot with all SPI products
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