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Old 05-06-2014, 10:03 PM   #15
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It's just your particular OCDness. FG400 is made to cut well and finish well all by itself. Some prefer to go the extra step to clean it up even further with 4000 or 4500. As stated before, orange+FG400 is a great combo. The white pads are for fine polishing with the SF4000. Microfiber pads are popular as well for cutting. The combinations are almost endless. The only way to know which way works best for you is to try them. You're on the right track though and it will do you well. As you get more experienced at it, you'll want to move faster. This is where you start tailoring your products so you can work less and enjoy it more.
Thanks for the help. I guess I won't know until I start playing with it. I'm not overly OCD but I can see stuff on my car that no one else can see for some reason. I just want that real deep shine it should have.
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Old 05-06-2014, 10:15 PM   #16
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Thanks for the help. I guess I won't know until I start playing with it. I'm not overly OCD but I can see stuff on my car that no one else can see for some reason. I just want that real deep shine it should have.
Honestly it probably will have an amazing shine with just fg400.

Honestly it probably is a waste of time to polish with sf4000, but I did it anyway because I'm crazy, and if it have me 1% more shine then it was worth it to me.
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Old 05-06-2014, 10:23 PM   #17
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Honestly it probably will have an amazing shine with just fg400.

Honestly it probably is a waste of time to polish with sf4000, but I did it anyway because I'm crazy, and if it have me 1% more shine then it was worth it to me.
Haha can't say I blame you. I'll have to try a small test spot just to see if I can see a difference. If I can see a difference even if it's small then it's game on.
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Old 05-07-2014, 04:08 PM   #18
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Is the GG orbital better than a Porter Cable ?
Based on the kit components, seems like the unit costs are similar.
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I thought that you were always supposed to follow a more digressive polish (400) with a finer polish (4000).
Just like when you are wet sanding, course then finer.
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Is the GG orbital better than a Porter Cable ?
Based on the kit components, seems like the unit costs are similar.
Also...
I thought that you were always supposed to follow a more digressive polish (400) with a finer polish (4000).
Just like when you are wet sanding, course then finer.
GG has marginally more power and a lifetime guarantee. So yes GG is something to consider.


Yes that Is what you do to achieve a better finish, but some of today's polishes have what's called diminishing abrasives. Picture grains of sand, as you are rubbing them in between your hands they would get smaller(figuratively not litteraly). This is what is happening while you use fg400 so you start out with large abrasive particles and breaks down as you use it making the finish better. (Again figuratively and not litterally) it is like you start off with 400 grain particles and by the time the compound has "flashed" it is at a 4000 grit.

This makes your correcting ability the best at the beginning of your working time, and the worst at the end, but you have a great finish at the end.


I hope this makes sense.
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