autogeekonline car wax, car care and auto detailing forum Autogeek on TV
car wax, car care and auto detailing forumAutogeekonline autogeekonline car wax, car care and auto detailing forum HomeForumBlogAutogeek.net StoreDetailing Classes with Mike PhillipsGalleryDetailing How To's
 

» Detailing Classes

New Dates Available for the Autogeek Roadshow!
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 16 of 16
  1. #11
    Senior Member custmsprty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    7,306
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Menzerna Heavy Cut Compound 400 Question

    Quote Originally Posted by paulgyro View Post
    Thanks for sharing this. Very helpful. It seems like you like living on the edge with running your polisher wide open, using non recommend pads with this polish and using a washing machine with steam to clean pads. But your amazing results speak for themselves don't then?

    I'll be doing a black BMW X2 with MF pads so I hope to get similar results as you.

    One thing I didn't see in your write up was how many section passes you did and at what arm speed?
    Mike Phillips has many posts here about polisher speeds, he runs his polishers wide open (#6) when polishing and correcting too.

    I did about 5 test combinations before I setteld on the best combination for the Porsche.

    At least 6-8 passes at a slow to medium arm speed.

    Can't speak to the mf pad choice though. You may get hazing. I'd suggest doing some test spots with different pads w / FG400 to see what gives you the best final results.
    2013 Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track Edition
    2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited, 2016 Pearl White Nissan Altima SR
    2019 Nissan Rogue SL

  2. #12
    Senior Member lane5515's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Fargo, ND
    Posts
    654
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Menzerna Heavy Cut Compound 400 Question

    Quote Originally Posted by custmsprty View Post
    I run my polishers wide open with FG400, no dusting issues.
    2015 Black Porsche Cayenne Correction with FG400 and Polish Angel Master Sealant

    Note Post #4
    "I did get some light dusting but the results were so good I was okay with the trade off"
    2018 Ford F150 - Ruby Red Metallic
    2019 Honda Odyssey - Obsidian Blue

  3. #13
    Senior Member custmsprty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    7,306
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Menzerna Heavy Cut Compound 400 Question

    Quote Originally Posted by lane5515 View Post
    2015 Black Porsche Cayenne Correction with FG400 and Polish Angel Master Sealant

    Note Post #4
    "I did get some light dusting but the results were so good I was okay with the trade off"
    Thanks for reminding me, though like I said it still wasn't a big deal. LOL. I'd take the results any day versus the extra hours of a second polishing step.
    2013 Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track Edition
    2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited, 2016 Pearl White Nissan Altima SR
    2019 Nissan Rogue SL

  4. #14
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2019
    Location
    Gilbert, AZ
    Posts
    8
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Menzerna Heavy Cut Compound 400 Question

    I just thought I'd pass along the official word I got from Menzerna.

    My question to them: "At point point in the process should one change to the polishing pad? When HCC 400 become transparent?"

    Their answer: "Yes, to get the best out of Hcc400 you have to change the hard pad to a medium or soft pad when the product gets transparent. Best regards Your Menzerna Team".

    Seeing this is a diminishing abrasive it makes sense to get the most out of the broken down abrasives a softer pad would be required. Or as mentioned by custmsprty earlier lighting way up on the pressure on the final pass.

    Paul

  5. #15
    Senior Member rlmccarty2000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Fitzgerald, GA
    Posts
    1,925
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Menzerna Heavy Cut Compound 400 Question

    Quote Originally Posted by paulgyro View Post
    I just thought I'd pass along the official word I got from Menzerna.

    My question to them: "At point point in the process should one change to the polishing pad? When HCC 400 become transparent?"

    Their answer: "Yes, to get the best out of Hcc400 you have to change the hard pad to a medium or soft pad when the product gets transparent. Best regards Your Menzerna Team".

    Seeing this is a diminishing abrasive it makes sense to get the most out of the broken down abrasives a softer pad would be required. Or as mentioned by custmsprty earlier lighting way up on the pressure on the final pass.

    Paul
    Thanks for posting this. I love HC400 and have used it many years. I’ve never thought about stepping down to a softer pad. I’ve always marveled at the finish with a microfiber or wool pad and “how it was almost LSP ready”. I’ll have to give this method a try. The miracle of diminishing abrasives, lol.

  6. #16
    Senior Member Rsurfer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    12,008
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Menzerna Heavy Cut Compound 400 Question

    Quote Originally Posted by rlmccarty2000 View Post
    Thanks for posting this. I love HC400 and have used it many years. I’ve never thought about stepping down to a softer pad. I’ve always marveled at the finish with a microfiber or wool pad and “how it was almost LSP ready”. I’ll have to give this method a try. The miracle of diminishing abrasives, lol.
    Work it baby!!:

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 8
    Last Post: 06-20-2018, 01:03 PM
  2. Replies: 35
    Last Post: 08-17-2016, 10:15 AM
  3. Need a heavy cut polish/compound. sugestions?
    By LSUFAN in forum Products Guides
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 11-25-2011, 10:45 PM
  4. Difference between wet-sand and heavy compound ?
    By cobraa in forum Ask Mike Phillips your detailing questions!
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-27-2010, 05:24 PM
  5. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-01-2006, 01:21 PM

Members who have read this thread: 58

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

» October 2019

S M T W T F S
2930 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31 12