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      10-22-2017, 03:00 PM   #67
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What do you use for the protective coating step?
Im not using any coating.
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      10-23-2017, 09:48 PM   #68
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Pad chart...

http://www.chemicalguys.com/v/vspfil...ngPadChart.jpg

My process...

Wash - 2 bucket system...Chemical Guys Mr Pink soap with Torq Foam Cannon

Wheels - Chemical Guys Diablo Wheel gel with Chemical Guys Wheel Whoolies

Paint decontaminate - Nanoskin Autoscrub Fine Grade with Nanoskin Glide and Nanoskin Fine grade sponge in tight areas

Compound - Meguiars M105 with Chemical Guys Hex Logic Orange pad

Polish - Meguiars M205 with Chemical Guys Hex Logic White pad

Glaze - Chemical Guys EZ Crme Glaze with Chemical Guys Hex Logic Blue Pad

Paint Sealant - Jescar (Mezerna) Power Lock Plus Polymer Sealant with Chemical Guys Black Pad

Wax - Chemical Guys Butter wax with Chemical Guys Red pad

Quick detail - Chemical Guys Hybrid V7 Optical High Gloss Spray Sealant/Quick Detailer
What is your polisher speed setting for each step for your DA?
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What is your polisher speed setting for each step for your DA?
To polish/compound - 5-6 highest setting
To spread wax/glaze/sealant - 2-3 setting
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To polish/compound - 5-6 highest setting
To spread wax/glaze/sealant - 2-3 setting
Side not though...always start with the pad on the surface you're working on and the DA off at that point. Move the speed up to the setting you want only when it's touching surface.
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Side not though...always start with the pad on the surface you're working on and the DA off at that point. Move the speed up to the setting you want only when it's touching surface.
Thanks. I was watching a youtube video and the dude recommended no higher than 1 for waxing. Is that too slow?

I assume you do the cross hatch method?
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Thanks. I was watching a youtube video and the dude recommended no higher than 1 for waxing. Is that too slow?

I assume you do the cross hatch method?
The speed really depends on the exact model of DA you're using. The actual RPM's vary by vendor. Cross hatch where possible, but some panels you can't, so just spread it best you can.
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The speed really depends on the exact model of DA you're using. The actual RPM's vary by vendor. Cross hatch where possible, but some panels you can't, so just spread it best you can.
I have the Rupes LHR21ES Bigfoot. You?
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I have the Rupes LHR21ES Bigfoot. You?
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Ive had the Griots 6 for about a decade. Ive used it to polish cars and even used it as an orbital sander on hard woods with 6 sanding pads.

Ive literally abused it and still works fine. Good machine.
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I had to return one Griots 6" because it got so weak I could stop it by pinching the pad with my bare hand. The replacement Griots sent me is better, but it still bogs down when pressure is applied. It's okay for my personal use, but I wouldn't recommend it for a serious detailer....and it looks like you all know that!
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I had to return one Griots 6" because it got so weak I could stop it by pinching the pad with my bare hand. The replacement Griots sent me is better, but it still bogs down when pressure is applied. It's okay for my personal use, but I wouldn't recommend it for a serious detailer....and it looks like you all know that!
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