This week-end with nothing to do because of Tropical Storm Isaac keeping us indoors, what better thing to do than detail your car!
I started Friday night washing & claying the car. Prepping for correction work on Saturday & Sunday.
I started with Meg's 105 and quickly remembered two of its flaws. Short buffing cycle & dusting. Right out of the gate with a fresh pad. After the first pass I called a friend with many years of detailing experience. He suggested trying baby oil. Though he himself never personally tried it, he's heard of other who have. Hopped on google to see how people were applying baby oil/mineral oil to the process. Spritzing the pad was the most common way. At this point I was either throwing away the Meg's or gonna try & salvage it.
Thank God I tried it! Works like a charm! Virtually ZERO dusting and a much longer buffing cycle! I only needed to spritz the pad once (and very lightly) per pannel (twice for the hood and roof). I used fresh pads for each pannel.
The other benefits I realized are that I used a lot less product and the process sped up. Prior to using the baby oil, I had to work a small section, use more product, work a another small section - use more product. By the time I got half through a pannel, needed to clean the pad & get the caked up compound off. With using the oil, I was able use much less product and had pads that were not a caked up mess.
Just thought I would share an already known trick out there that I used with excellent result