BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > E90/E92 M3 Technical Topics > Wash, Wax, Detail, Cosmetic Maintenance & Repairs
 
E92-lighting
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      06-12-2009, 08:02 AM   #1
SlammedR8
Brigadier General
SlammedR8's Avatar
Canada
121
Rep
4,937
Posts

 
Drives: 2010 Audi R8 V10 +2013 Audi S4
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (2)

Send a message via MSN to SlammedR8
Attention Detailers:

I know there are quite a few of you professional detailers on the site, I used to do detailing as well but my full time job takes up most of my time now. I still do the odd car and of course, my M.

Can any of you guys tell me where you buy your pads for your machines? I am currently using a Porter Cable 7424


I am in need of new pads, I used to use 1 for compound and 1 for wax. Which website would you recommend and which pads would you recommend. Should I be using 2 or 3 different pads? compound/polish/wax ?

thanks for the help

__________________
2010 Audi R8 V10 Coupe 6MT-White on Red
GMG Exhaust | H&R Springs | H&R Spacers | Carbonio Intake | UniTronic ECU Upgrade| 15% Tints/50% Windshield|LED License Plate
2013 Range Rover Sport-Black on Black
Stock with 15% Tint & 50% Windshield
Appreciate 0
      06-12-2009, 08:25 AM   #2
odgaard
keeping cars clean
United_States
1
Rep
86
Posts

 
Drives: 2002 BMW M3
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Indianapolis

iTrader: (0)

i get them here

and here

It depends on the paint condition to decide what pads to combine with polishes. I only use menzerna polishes and a combination of pads.

PO203S and PO85RD is one of the best combo's you can use that can correct very well. 203S has pretty good cutting abilities and finishes beautifully. 85RD is a great finishing polish that leaves a beautiful look. Perhaps start with those two and see if you would need anything with more cut. I normally use orange (cutting), green (light cutting), white (polishing) and blue (light polishing/sealant/wax) pads during a normal detail. Just need to try different combo's depending on the paints condition! Also, right now DI is having a 20% sale on pads

Hope this helps, let me know if you have any more questions
__________________
Appreciate 0
      06-12-2009, 08:39 AM   #3
Big Windy
Major General
Big Windy's Avatar
United_States
71
Rep
5,118
Posts

 
Drives: audi s4
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: seatac, wa

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Detailed Image is a good place to go. They used to give a m3post.com discount (not sure if they do any more).

Lake Country pads are pretty much the standard for pads. You'll need to get different pads for different applications. For example, you'd get a polishing pad to go with a polishing compound. You'd use a fine finishing pad for a sealant. It all depends on the demands of the job. I'd recommend autopia.org for any detailing related discussions...there are a lot of experts on there.

Maybe some of our pros can chime in here...I'm just an amateur in the detailing world.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      06-12-2009, 11:01 AM   #4
TTBear
Lieutenant
TTBear's Avatar
Canada
24
Rep
578
Posts

 
Drives: '09 LP560, '14 M235i, '12 X6M
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Canada

iTrader: (6)

If in Canada, www.eshine.ca is a great place to go. Great pricing, and really fast shipping.
__________________
"Anima sana in corpore sano"
Appreciate 0
      06-12-2009, 09:35 PM   #5
ScheerSpeed
Major General
ScheerSpeed's Avatar
United_States
108
Rep
5,769
Posts

 
Drives: '13 F30 Estoril M-Sport 335i
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Miami, FL

iTrader: (14)

Send a message via AIM to ScheerSpeed Send a message via MSN to ScheerSpeed
eshine.ca would be the place to go
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:08 AM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST