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    Clearcut Dust

    I’m trying Carpro clearcut for the first time. Trying to bring back to life a 2005 Xterra that has some oxidation on horizontal surfaces and just lots of swirls on vertical panels. The oxidized areas of the hood took a few iterations of the 2-3 light passes then 2-3 pressure passes to finish. Using orange Lake Country, swapping to new clean pad after hood, and after one side.

    my question is about the dust. Carpro suggests it’s non-dust, but holy hell, I have loads of dust. So much dust that I will need to wash down with reset before moving to the Essence extreme phase.

    should I be seeing loads of dust, or am I doing something wrong with the product? I’ve used Essence a few times and very little to no dust.

    Should also note the xterra was washed, clayed, and ironx before starting with clearcut.

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    Re: Clearcut Dust

    Dusting is normal with it from my experience. Especially if it is over worked. How many section passes are you doing?

    I am also surprised you are getting dusting from Essence.

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    Re: Clearcut Dust

    I never had much dust with Clearcut, are you priming the pad? How much are you applying to pad?

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    Re: Clearcut Dust

    Quote Originally Posted by The Guz View Post
    Dusting is normal with it from my experience. Especially if it is over worked. How many section passes are you doing?

    I am also surprised you are getting dusting from Essence.
    OP did say little to no dust with Essence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Guz View Post
    Dusting is normal with it from my experience. Especially if it is over worked. How many section passes are you doing?

    I am also surprised you are getting dusting from Essence.
    I’m doing 2-3 passes with little to no pressure, the. 2-3 with increasing pressure until clear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vobro View Post
    I never had much dust with Clearcut, are you priming the pad? How much are you applying to pad?
    I’m priming the pad, and then using 3 or 4 pea size drops per 2x2 section.

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    Re: Clearcut Dust

    With a recent order here, I received a free bottle of pad conditioner. I tried using it today on the pad before priming it. Maybe that’s causing it to dust?

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    Re: Clearcut Dust

    Go to know thanks always wanted to play with it.

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    Re: Clearcut Dust

    Quote Originally Posted by Rsurfer View Post
    OP did say little to no dust with Essence.
    I am just surprised to hear any dusting with it. I have not had that happen when I used it.

    Quote Originally Posted by mrmarkmac View Post
    I’m doing 2-3 passes with little to no pressure, the. 2-3 with increasing pressure until clear.
    Try 2 passes on low speed with no pressure followed by 2 passes on a higher speed and more pressure just as the label states. I don't prime the pad with Clearcut so you could try that as well.

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    Re: Clearcut Dust

    He said that he is removing visible oxidation. You are removing a lot of dead clearcoat. It would be normal for your pads to load up quickly and cause dusting.

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