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ilirg 10-21-2013 01:53 PM

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.

ilirg 10-21-2013 04:50 PM

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.

Firefighter 10-21-2013 05:30 PM

Glad to hear you are making progress in the right direction.

AmericanMuscleCars 10-21-2013 07:01 PM

Glad to hear its working! Guess the polish just wasn't getting worked in enough, glad its woking for ya!

Ohten 10-21-2013 07:42 PM

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Originally Posted by ilirg (Post 7113184)
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 :happyanim:good luck and don't get in a hurry to finish.Slow and steady one panel at a time.

WiSSDiver 10-21-2013 08:56 PM

Slow and steady for sure. Glad things are turning around for you.

Mr Monte 10-22-2013 02:55 AM

Black shows any flaw but looks the best if done right.

Here's my 07 Escalade with over 100k miles on it.
http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/o...ade0102123.gif

Here's some scratches somebody left for me on my 3 month old Challenger SRT8.
http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/o...beforebuff.jpg

Here's after I wet sanded/buffed/polished
http://i365.photobucket.com/albums/o...hAfterbuff.jpg

ilirg 11-03-2013 08:07 PM

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.

CamaroDreams07 11-03-2013 08:08 PM

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Originally Posted by ilirg (Post 7154584)
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.

Are you finishing?

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ilirg 11-03-2013 08:14 PM

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.

ilirg 11-04-2013 07:43 PM

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Finally had a sunny day here. So this is where I'm at.....

CamaroDreams07 11-04-2013 07:45 PM

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Originally Posted by ilirg (Post 7157396)
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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LIM3 11-04-2013 08:09 PM

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Originally Posted by ilirg (Post 7157396)
Finally had a sunny day here. So this is where I'm at.....

That's looks horrible

ilirg 11-04-2013 08:19 PM

Yeah I figured. Oh well, was worth a shot. Anyone want some pads, and A bottle of m105 and m205?


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