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    Particles on buffing pad

    Long time lurker and first time poster. Iíve polished a couple vehicles so far and had them turn out alright but I wanted to see if there is always a bit of grit left on the pad after cleaning. I cleaned the heck out of this pad with dish soap in the sink and canít get the grit out. Any help would be appreciated.

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    Re: Particles on buffing pad

    Try dry brushing before washing. You should be doing this anyway after a panel or two. Always work clean.

    How many pads do you use?

    BTW welcome to the forum.

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    Re: Particles on buffing pad

    Quote Originally Posted by Rsurfer View Post
    Try dry brushing before washing. You should be doing this anyway after a panel or two. Always work clean.

    How many pads do you use?
    Totally agree.

    Get a pad brush, and use it often during polishing. Also, after the pad is done, spray it with a good pad cleaner (I use McKee's) and agitate it with the brush.

    Then throw it in a bucket with an APC or MF detergent solution.

    This makes pad cleaning a breeze when you are done.
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    Re: Particles on buffing pad

    I have a couple of each color. I’m pretty new to this stuff and am getting some micro-marring or something. Thanks for the welcome and the answers!

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    Re: Particles on buffing pad

    Quote Originally Posted by pwking View Post
    I have a couple of each color. I’m pretty new to this stuff and am getting some micro-marring or something. Thanks for the welcome and the answers!
    We are glad to have you. All people of all skill sets are welcome here.

    Newbies especially.

    Not sure what kind of cars/trucks you have, but 6 pads would be the minimum I'd use on a car. 8-10 on a full sized truck.

    Feel free to ask anything you want here on AGO.

    No question is "stupid". Every member of this forum started from square one.
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    Re: Particles on buffing pad

    Quote Originally Posted by pwking View Post
    I have a couple of each color. I’m pretty new to this stuff and am getting some micro-marring or something. Thanks for the welcome and the answers!
    What make and color is your ride?

    What buffer are you using?

    What compounds/polishers are you using?

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    Re: Particles on buffing pad

    I actually just got done painting most of the 2006 Silverado. We used single stage paint and it came out pretty good. If I had my way we would have used bc/cc instead. The paint is still a bit soft so I’m going to wait a day.

    I’m using a harbor freight DA with Lake Country orange, white, and black pads with M100 and M205. I wet sanded with 1200, 2000, and 3000. The paint is very soft yet though. I’ll get a picture tomorrow. It is black.
    Last edited by pwking; 09-12-2019 at 08:00 AM. Reason: Added color.

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