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Good video on polishing

#21
if you were in business in the 80's you would understand my opinion of 3m . they peddled junk that cost shops time and money. even their tape went downhill for years . their compounds were horrible and were responsible for me finding CG . the rm compounds were still geared for lacquer and really did not work on urethane . CG klean cut was the first i tried .
if you want to see some videos go to CG web page . they have a lot of them .

if your doing collision work filler compounds are your ticket as are cheap clears and colors. it your going to have to live with a job you best do your homework . one major failure will kill profits for several future jobs .
 
#22
AAE, respectfully sometimes the discussing the minutiae and products enhances the discussion and education of someone wanting to learn. Knowing that there are better and lower costs alternatives to 3M is a good thing IMO.
I get what you're saying but, the point was the techniques. Choose whatever product you like. The video guy did say it was for production work and that show cars are different. Still a good starting point or refresher no matter how long you've done it.
 
#23
if you were in business in the 80's you would understand my opinion of 3m . they peddled junk that cost shops time and money. even their tape went downhill for years . their compounds were horrible and were responsible for me finding CG . the rm compounds were still geared for lacquer and really did not work on urethane . CG klean cut was the first i tried .
if you want to see some videos go to CG web page . they have a lot of them .

if your doing collision work filler compounds are your ticket as are cheap clears and colors. it your going to have to live with a job you best do your homework . one major failure will kill profits for several future jobs .
I use Malco/ Presta. They do have oils and I like that. I think it helps the pad glide easier. I use 710 between each step to remove any oils and to clean before I continue. I've tried CG and really don't like it. Seemed too thick and clogged my pad. Maybe I need to revisit. Maybe after 40 years, you need to give 3m another shot. Things do change.
If I'm here, I don't use cheap product. Standox paint and SPI clears and primer.
 
#25
With any compound or glaze you are going to use with a foam pad I highly recommend CG pad conditioner. It really makes the material work great and helps keep it from soaking into the pad and clogging and able to be worked longer before needing to apply more material. If you haven't tried it, give it a go, I think you will like it.
 
#26
If you use the CG V series you will want to use the pad conditioner they offer. It kills the drag and heat. It more than pays for itself by keeping tohe pad from drying out.

I have always wanted to try the Presta but never have. As much as I like the CG's, I probably will not spend the money to experiment.

John
 
#28
The key is to be open to products and techniques that others use. Use your discretion. Spend a few dollars and try new product. You never know what you're missing unless you do.
If Mr. Kives wasn't always looking for something better, he would have only made Universal. Now, there is an awesome lineup of clears to fit every need.
 
#29
I tried a new polish today. Not yet sold on it but it's promising. First two are typical used car scratches. Came out fine. Next two are when I took 800 wet by hand ( it's was an old auction bound truck) and buffed those out in a couple attempts. And, the last two are an older Equinox. These areas were all cleaned with 91% Isopropyl Alcohol after I buffed to remove any oils.

The polish is called CSI Ceram-X.
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#30
I tried a new polish today. Not yet sold on it but it's promising. First two are typical used car scratches. Came out fine. Next two are when I took 800 wet by hand ( it's was an old auction bound truck) and buffed those out in a couple attempts. And, the last two are an older Equinox. These areas were all cleaned with 91% Isopropyl Alcohol after I buffed to remove any oils.

The polish is called CSI Ceram-X.
I went through a Qt. of it and the only thing I wish is it had more cutting power, tried different wool pads, RPM and pressure and in the end it made me work a bit harder than other compounds.
 
#31
I went through a Qt. of it and the only thing I wish is it had more cutting power, tried different wool pads, RPM and pressure and in the end it made me work a bit harder than other compounds.
I'm still on the fence about it. Took those 800 out pretty well.
 
#33
I must be doing something wrong then, somehow I got more comfortable with the CutMax at lower speed. Which pad and RPM are you running at?
Wool at about 2600 on DeWalt and 6 on the Flex D/A. I really liked it with the Flex. I always clean with IPA to be sure it's working.
 
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