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      06-02-2020, 04:44 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by yoslow View Post
Used to have an alpine white M3, very hard paint - don't think you'd get anything done with anything less than a microfiber cutting pad. 3 inch and 6 inch should cover most of the car, but areas like the door jamb, side blinkers will be hard to reach with even the 3 inch.

Depending on the paint, might opt for a microfiber + perfect finish rather than the yellow pad right off the bad - yellow pad will jewel up the paint but you won't get much cut out of it, especially with perfect finish. I'm doubtful that you'll get any swirls out with a yellow pad and perfect finish.

Be mindful of any tar you might have on the paint - you don't want to be swirling this around, especially on a microfiber pad! Would recommend goo-gone or tarx for tar removal.

For your decon wash, make sure you're using a stripping soap, and not your typical maintence soap - you want to be stripping prior sealants and waxes prior to polishing.

Hope this helps, and good luck!
Great info here. I am planning on using Car Pro Tar X as well during the decon process.

Also, was planning on using Car Pro reload wash, it says it doesnt harm the ceramic coating but will strip waxes and sealants.

Would using a microfiber pad with EX 06 04 polish be a "one step" that could remove medium swirls but still finish nicely?

Any recommendations on microfiber pad brand/choices.
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