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    Re: Horrible DA grey scale marks?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Phillips View Post
    Here's the first picture of swirls you posted...

    To me this DOES NOT look like micro-marring, it simply looks like you didn't remove all the deepest swirls and scratches during the first step, i.e. the correction or compounding step.





    Here's the second picture of swirls you posted...





    So if you started with the swirls shown in the second picture and you've worked the finish to what you show in the first picture, it looks to me that you need to spend more time compounding or tweak your technique.


    The FLEX 3401 is a a BEAST of a tool meaning it has all the power you need to tackle this car. Like others have said, M105 can be a tick on the difficult side to work with and M205 can be more finicky to finish out with on softer paints, it's usually really good on harder paints.


    I have found free spinning orbital polishers (ANY of them), to require less technique and are less dependent on the pad and product to finish out perfect. I talk about this in a write-up I posted 4 years ago in 2012 with this old 2-door sports car...





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    See post #32


    This was something I said 4 years ago and I stick by what I said back then .



    Thank you for the input! It's much appreciated!! I guess I should have written this post better. These pictures are what's left after removing swrils.

    1. first cut with a rotary-paint was horrible. After this step paint was near flawless but had swrils.

    2. Corrected the paint with my flex that caused this effect. No matter what I used, pad wise, it still created this spider Web appearance.







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    Re: Horrible DA grey scale marks?!

    Quote Originally Posted by virus911s View Post

    Thank you for the input! It's much appreciated!! I guess I should have written this post better. These pictures are what's left after removing swrils.

    1. first cut with a rotary-paint was horrible. After this step paint was near flawless but had swrils.

    2. Corrected the paint with my flex that caused this effect. No matter what I used, pad wise, it still created this spider Web appearance.


    I think I read that you had ordered some Menzerna compounds and polishes?

    If so, re-polish a section of an area you polished with the M201 using the FLEX 3401 and a fresh clean foam polishing or finishing pad and then inspect the results.

    This should tell you if it's product related or pad or tool.

    Menzerna and Meguiar's use very different abrasive technology.


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    Re: Horrible DA grey scale marks?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Phillips View Post
    I think I read that you had ordered some Menzerna compounds and polishes?

    If so, re-polish a section of an area you polished with the M201 using the FLEX 3401 and a fresh clean foam polishing or finishing pad and then inspect the results.

    This should tell you if it's product related or pad or tool.

    Menzerna and Meguiar's use very different abrasive technology.


    Sounds like I'm headed to autogeek.com haha. I'm not familiar with the Menzerna line up. What do you recommend for a compound, Polish and finishing polish in their line up?

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    Re: Horrible DA grey scale marks?!

    400 and 3500 are a quality combo.
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    Re: Horrible DA grey scale marks?!

    Quote Originally Posted by WRAPT C5Z06 View Post
    What pad did you use with each tool?
    Ended up using the orange Lake Country pad
    Tried the white first with both machines and the Rupes was the best choice for that particular job


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