Join the club. My neighbors think I'm insane too. They just be hatin
Truck looks great!
Truck looks great!
It wasn't me browsing, but thanks for restoring the links to a great thread. You did a fantastic paint recovery with a really tough challenge!I noticed that someone was browsing this thread, so I re-linked all the old Photobucket broken links. What a pain...
I’m a rookie, but in my reading, I was convinced that a smaller pad would help me get to some of the smaller areas easier and it wasn’t going to be much more time consuming. I understand the concept of surface area and pressure and you are probably right. I’ve since used the polisher on my wife’s car with better technique and more success. No issues with pads separating.It wasn't me browsing, but thanks for restoring the links to a great thread. You did a fantastic paint recovery with a really tough challenge!
I was curious why you went DOWN in pad size; I replaced the counter-weight and backing plate on my PC7424 to go to the largest pad possible (7"?). The effect of reducing the pad size is to increase the pressure (same force distributed over a smaller area). If you want more pressure for faster cutting action, I have found you are probably better off going with a more aggressive compound, or as someone suggested, careful finish (color) sanding to speed up the process. Increasing the polishing pressure could potentially negate the benefit of using RO polisher; i.e. you CAN burn your paint with a RO polisher IF you bear down HARD ENOUGH LONG ENOUGH in the same spot.
I concur on the Lake Country CCS pads...they are the only pad I buy.
WARNING: THE FOLLOWING IS LONG, BUT INTERESTING (Well, at least to me.)Pour some 3M rubbing compound on your fingers and feel the difference to any of the menzerna compounds....3M will give you fast results as it's much more aggressive but will not finish down as well as others. This is why majority of the body shops use 3M as they need quicker results...