New Pads... Any difference?
I just polished my black sapphire metallic BMW M Roadster with the beveled edge LC 7.5" pads and the old PC 7424. I found it really hard to keep the pads from bogging down and often had to run the machine at 5.5. I used the Wolfgang twins and got good results, but I decided to get some 5.5" LC Smart Pads, hoping future polishing would go easier with the smaller pads. I'm pretty new, does anyone know if the smaller pads will make a huge difference? It seemed to take a lot of pressure, passes, and time to work the polish with this combo. Will smaller pads help? Or us the old 7424 just a hard machine To do correction with? Although I bought this machine 5 years ago, I have only used it a few times, as I could never get much results out of it. Finally I decided to increase the speed and pressure, and was able to get some real scratch removal, although it seemed the machine would bog down often. It seemed like back then, people were saying you really needed a rotary to do real paint correction, And now DAs are mostly recommended. Are the newer DA machines just more powerful?