Originally Posted by drivensite
Jumbo Jet - Thanks...I'll probably order the Griots Garage 6" DA this week. I have a white Tundra with single stage paint (except for repainted front end, hood, and color matched parts w/clear) so i'm thinking of using a Menzerna polish, then finish. Would it be best to use the orange LC pad for polish, then white pad for finish? Planning to finish with Four Star Ultimate Paint Protection or Blackfire Wet Diamond. I would use the red pad for the sealant or any wax right?
Great list of products! Have you ever used Four Star PUPP before? That is one awesome sealant, and it leaves one of it not the most slickest finish I've ever used. Whenever I use it, people just can't stop rubbing the back of their hand down the side of the car. It's crazy slick feeling.
If you're using Menzerna and this is your first time using it, I would recommend buying just a few from them. If you're already familiar with it and have some, then disregard. If not, get some SIP 1500 and SF 4000, and some PowerLock to seal, then top that with Four Star PUPP. SIP 1500 is a great compound, and finishes down near perfectly. Pair the 1500 with an orange LC pad and Griots on 4-5. That pad, compound and machine combo should take care of just about everything you'll likely come across. Then a pass with SF4000 and a white pad with the Griots on 3-4 to jewel it out. Top it all off with PowerLock and/or Four Star PUPP with a red finishing pad, Griots on 3. That will have your truck looking better than the day it rolled off the assembly line, and with not much effort.
I have just about the whole line of Menzerna. 1000,1500,2000,2500,4000 and 4500 and the ones I use the most are 1500 and 4000. 1500 will finish down so nicely you can nearly go straight to LSP after it. The rest of the Menzerna line is just as amazing, but those two, plus PowerLock are my go-to's.