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Since it was my first time, it was probably my fault that the pads didn't hold up. I'm guessing I generated too much heat by 1) doing too large of sections or 2) pressing too hard (or both). The FG400 generates a lot of heat.
It is a good practice to use 1-2 pads/panel. That is unless you clean the same pad constantly.
1. Any accumulation of debris and paint coatings on the pads scratch your paint job.
2. It eliminates you burning your pad
3. It is a trial and error of how much product to use before you get it down to a science which equates to talent.
When I do vehicle as big as the Tundra I probably go through 10-16 pads in total. Yes I reuse them, I do not to abuse the pads; I do clean them properly. Also a top polisher mixed with the right pad, compound and/or polish makes a BIG difference in time and quality.
By the way great detail work. It does feel good when the truck looks good huh!
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