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Old 10-20-2013, 10:26 PM   #51
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Ooooof... good luck man.
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Old 10-20-2013, 10:30 PM   #52
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Speed 5. Yeah I definitely made it worse, there was some light swirls and the rubbing compound mark but that's gone, and now I'm left with what you see.
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Old 10-20-2013, 10:31 PM   #53
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Are these new pads? Could they be dirty?

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Old 10-21-2013, 01:55 AM   #54
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That or the compound is drying out before he notices.Prime your pad with the product you are using before you start then use detail spray as needed to moisten your pad.
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Old 10-21-2013, 02:00 AM   #55
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Tape off a 2x2ft section and work that section until it is corrected that way you won't screw up the entire car and do not let your pad dry out.If you were close to me I would be at your door in a New York minute.
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Old 10-21-2013, 07:58 AM   #56
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The pad I originally used to polish out the rubbing compound marks was a little dirty but I dropped it and threw that out right away. So what is in the video was with a new pad.
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Old 10-21-2013, 01:53 PM   #57
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Going to go home in an hour and try this one more time and hopefully correct what I've done. Someone mentioned the compound drying before Im finished, I think that might have been happening.
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Old 10-21-2013, 04:50 PM   #58
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Increased the speed to 5.5 on the DA, and applied more pressure then I was before, boom looks about 15 million times better! Its not perfect, still small micro scratches, but I think a few more passes and those will disappear.
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Glad to hear you are making progress in the right direction.
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Old 10-21-2013, 07:01 PM   #60
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Glad to hear its working! Guess the polish just wasn't getting worked in enough, glad its woking for ya!
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Old 10-21-2013, 07:42 PM   #61
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Increased the speed to 5.5 on the DA, and applied more pressure then I was before, boom looks about 15 million times better! Its not perfect, still small micro scratches, but I think a few more passes and those will disappear.

I am glad to hear that you are making progress good luck and don't get in a hurry to finish.Slow and steady one panel at a time.
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:56 PM   #62
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Slow and steady for sure. Glad things are turning around for you.
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Old 10-22-2013, 02:55 AM   #63
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Black shows any flaw but looks the best if done right.

Here's my 07 Escalade with over 100k miles on it.


Here's some scratches somebody left for me on my 3 month old Challenger SRT8.


Here's after I wet sanded/buffed/polished
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:07 PM   #64
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Ugh, hit a wall again. I have definitely made progress, but I literally spent 6 hours today on one section trying to get it perfect, and I still have haze and micro scratches. Im so stumped, I feel like I have tried everything and Im just going in circles now. Im going super slow, I tested my pressure on a scale and it feels like Im getting it right around 12 pounds on the car, keeping the speed just a tad below 5 now, still using the the m105 with the orange pad.
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:08 PM   #65
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Ugh, hit a wall again. I have definitely made progress, but I literally spent 6 hours today on one section trying to get it perfect, and I still have haze and micro scratches. Im so stumped, I feel like I have tried everything and Im just going in circles now. Im going super slow, I tested my pressure on a scale and it feels like Im getting it right around 12 pounds on the car, keeping the speed just a tad below 5 now, still using the the m105 with the orange pad.
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:14 PM   #66
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I tried the m205 with the white pad before I stopped today, and it was hard to tell because the sun was down, but with a flashlight it looked like there was less haze but I could still see the circular scratches.
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:43 PM   #67
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Finally had a sunny day here. So this is where I'm at.....
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Finally had a sunny day here. So this is where I'm at.....
You need to just stop. That is beyond terrible. Take it to a pro and be done with it.

I'm sorry if that's harsh but I really have no other advice for you at this point. I have literally never seen damage like that from a DA polisher.

I'm not trying to be mean, but you're not gonna dig yourself out from that one. Something is getting lost in translation here.

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Old 11-04-2013, 08:09 PM   #69
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That's looks horrible
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:19 PM   #70
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Yeah I figured. Oh well, was worth a shot. Anyone want some pads, and A bottle of m105 and m205?
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:51 PM   #71
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Yeah I figured. Oh well, was worth a shot. Anyone want some pads, and A bottle of m105 and m205?
PM me what you want for the polishes. Not interested in the pads.
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Old 11-09-2013, 11:33 AM   #72
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Old 11-09-2013, 01:38 PM   #73
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Almost looks like holograms, how much compound/polish are you using to prime the pad?
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Old 11-09-2013, 03:10 PM   #74
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I was using very little, 4 small drops to prime the pad, then 3 once I couldn't get anymore out of it with detail spray. I noticed the m105 would dry up really fast on me, even though I was working in the shade and cool temp.
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I was using very little, 4 small drops to prime the pad, then 3 once I couldn't get anymore out of it with detail spray. I noticed the m105 would dry up really fast on me, even though I was working in the shade and cool temp.
You should have used more to prime but it definitely didn't cause that much damage.

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