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    Sections passť for BLACKFIRE one step

    How many sections passes are required for one step. Is it just a judgement call

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    Re: Sections passť for BLACKFIRE one step

    What are you trying to accomplish? Is it your car? Customer car? 4 is a good amount for decent correction/paint enhancement

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    Re: Sections passť for BLACKFIRE one step

    Check out Mike's review. I believe he mentions it in there on what he does.

    Review: BLACKFIRE One-Step Cleaner/Wax by Mike Phillips

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    Re: Sections passť for BLACKFIRE one step

    When working on neglected paint, you use a one-step cleaner/wax like a compound.

    Of course, this means you need to know how to use a compound.


    Use about 3-4 nickel size drops of product and make 8-10 solid section passes. Stop, wipe-off residue and inspect.

    Of course, the type of tool you use and the pad is a huge factor, so is downward pressure and arm speed.


    I wish everyone could take one of my classes, I show all this stuff. I show how to detail a car as fast as humanly possible while putting out pro quality results.


    Also just to note - I'm NOT a pea sized drop buy. I laugh at the pea sized drop guys, it takes forever to do the paint correction step if you're not using any product.


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    Re: Sections passť for BLACKFIRE one step

    Just remembered,


    In this video, I show exactly how to properly use a compound using a simple Porter Cable Polisher. This technique will apply to pretty much any free spinning orbital polisher. You use an AIO like a compound when working on neglected paint. If you're doing just buzzing over a car that you've already detailed, then you can usually make less section passes.





    The exception would be the BEAST and then you could tackle half a hood if you have the muscle.



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    Re: Sections passť for BLACKFIRE one step

    Also for anyone reading this into the future,

    I keep the link to that video in this write-up,


    Here's what you need to get into machine polishing - Recommendations for a beginner by Mike Phillips


    Forget the topic in the title, there's a TON of info about all things related to detailing a car in the above article. Also links to MORE INFO in the above article.



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    Re: Sections passť for BLACKFIRE one step

    Thanks all

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    Re: Sections passť for BLACKFIRE one step

    Is ok to put optimum was on top of BF one step..
    I received one step and worked great..

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    Re: Sections passť for BLACKFIRE one step

    Quote Originally Posted by mbkite View Post
    Is ok to put optimum was on top of BF one step..
    I received one step and worked great..
    Yes. You can top AIO's with wax.

    In fact, it is much better to do this than leave the AIO as a stand-alone product.
    It is no coincidence that man's best friend cannot talk.

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    Re: Sections passť for BLACKFIRE one step

    Ok still thinking now .. What do you think of Wolfgang spray wax. Was looking at all the waxes and found it leaves a 3D effect on the paint.. as you can see just a hobby 4 me

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