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    How to do a Test Spot and then buff out your car! Video Explanation by Mike Phillips

    How to do a Test Spot and then buff out your car! Video Explanation by Mike Phillips


    This is my opinion is one of the best videos Yancy and I have ever made together and also one of the easiest to follow, understand and then implement the techniques video on the topic.




    I coined the term Test Spot for this industry so I think I'm qualified to explain how do one as well as WHY to do one.


    Test Spot - The story behind the story...


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    Re: How to do a Test Spot and then buff out your car! Video Explanation by Mike Phillips

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    Re: How to do a Test Spot and then buff out your car! Video Explanation by Mike Phillips

    And be sure to read this,

    How many pads do you need with an AIO or cleaner/wax?


    One of the most common mistakes I see most people new to machine polishing make, be they enthusists or pros, is using to FEW pads for any paint correction step with a compound or polish or any paint correction step using an AIO or in other words, a one-step cleaner/wax.


    More pads are better - Mike Phillips



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    Re: How to do a Test Spot and then buff out your car! Video Explanation by Mike Phillips

    More....


    Be sure to read these two articles and do at least one of the things I show...

    How to Monitor Pad Rotation? Mark Your Buffing Pads


    Use a combination of Sharpie Markers, both Black and Silver and also touch-up paint can be used.








    Video: Mark your backing plate to make it easy to see pad rotation







    And here's my quote on this topic....



    If the pad is not rotating on a free spinning random orbital polisher - you are not doing anything -Mike Phillips


    Ha ha.... there used to be a couple of guys that would try to argue that a pad does not need to rotate in order to remove swirls and scratches, that oscillation was enough - but they've disappeared.

    In reality, for any brand of free spinning random orbital polisher, if the pad is NOT rotating, then the oscillation isn't full or true oscillation but close to the pad simply vibrating against the paint. And while some people may try to argue that this vibration of a pad against the paint can and will ABRADE the paint - the abrading will be so minute that it will take you a million years to buff out one 16" by 16" area.


    So from a practical point of view, and by this I mean, at some point I need to buff out the car, finish it, get my money, go home, take a shower, eat dinner and go to bed, from this practical point of view, having a pad ONLY oscillate or vibrate against paint with swirls, scratches, water spots and/or oxidation is a waste of time.

    If you want to remove below surface paint defects in a sane manner and you're' going to use a free spinning random orbital polisher then the pad MUST rotate and oscillate. Anything else is just wasting time. And this is why I tell people to mark their backing plates or the sides of their buffing pads - so it's easy for your EYES to see what's happening at the surface level. Otherwise the action taking place at the pad-to-paint interface is just a blur.



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    Re: How to do a Test Spot and then buff out your car! Video Explanation by Mike Phillips

    One more related article that EVERYONE should read and understand.


    Abrasive Technology - THE most important factor when it comes to polishing paint

    Anyone that's been to one of our classes, (car and boat), or read any of my articles concerning polishing paint, (or gel-coat), knows that I always stress the importance of using products that use great abrasive technology.

    Why?

    This picture tells the whole story.







    Click the link below and READ and UNDERSTAND the simple idea it states.


    Abrasive Technology - THE most important factor when it comes to polishing paint



    You'll be miles ahead of most detailers simply by reading the above article and then thinking about it.



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