Originally Posted by RZJZA80
Those pads are a little big to get effective correction IMO. I'd use the 4" with a PC.
Millions of cars have been de-swirled using pads from 4" to 7" on the Porter Cable over the years and now with the Meguiar's and Griot's versions. Heck I removed #3000 Grit Sanding marks with a Meguiar's 7" pad on the Meguiar's G110v2 with Ultimate Compound and couldn't get the pad to stop rotating and I pushed pretty hard, hard enough to bend sheetmetal which is harder than anyone should be pushing down on a tool like this.
Originally Posted by Charleston
Wanting to stick with 5.5 or inch.
Looking at the LC pads. I see several different kinds. Smart, CCS etc.
What type do you like or suggest, and why?
Wanting an orange and white. All suggestions are appreciated!
What I always post about this topic is your product choice, that is your compounds and polishes are a more important factor than the pad you use. Sure pads are important but I can use just about any foam pad and get the job done.
I cover this in detail in my book but if you're looking to do major correction work on multiple paint systems, (a has a "paint system on it, so multiple paint systems is a way of saying multiple cars), then stick with the thin 5.5" LC Flat, Hydro-Tech or CCS pads.
Check out these three articles, The short how-to guide for using a DA Polisher
How to maximize the ability of the 1st Generation Porter Cable Dual Action Polishers Thin is in... New Lake Country Hydro-Tech Low Profile 5 1/2 x 7/8 Inch Foam Pads 5 1/2 inch and 6 inch Buffing Pads on Autogeek's Online Store Paperback