So I got my pads and Menz PO85RD and I got down to doing a test spot on my hood!
(My hood is already in impeccable condition with very slight micromarring!)
First I stripped the sealant/wax off the paint with IPA(50/50) and then when it stopped beading, I got down to polishing!
I used 6.5" LC white polishing pad with the DW443 and Menzerna PO85RD.
I misted the pad with a lil' UQD and then applied PO85rd in a circular pattern on the outer part of the pad.
Then I spread it around on the panel with the polisher turned off and then with the polisher turned on at 2 setting.
After spreading, I increased the speed to 4(equivalent to 5 in PC) and started doing multiple section passes slowly and with slight pressure(I was impressed as the rotations weren't stopping on moderate to heavy pressure, even on heavy it was moving!
after 6-7 section passes, I decreased the speed and pressure, and tried to jewel the paint.
Stopped the polisher and then lifted it. Wiped off all the residue and did a IPA wipedown.
There was a definite improvement in the test spot. I kinda tried to show the difference to my mom but to her it all appeared the same!
All the micro-marring had gone! I did a super close surface inspection and it was perfectly smooth!!
( I love Menzerna!!!)
One Con regarding DW443 is, it make a hell lot of noise!!!
though I was lost in polishing, a few of my neighbors came out to see what was making such a noise!!
(DW443 was also vibrating the bonnet leading to that amplified sound!!)
and my hands hurt from the vibration!!! (any remedies to prevent vibration damage?)
As soon as I was finished with the test spot, loads of clouds appeared and blocked the sunlight!
Are these reflections ok??
Do I need to polish more?
The status of the pad after doing 3/4th of the hood!
currently the pad is soaked in a bucket with snappy clean.
Please I need advise on the technique I used + any other tips and tricks that may help!