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    More aggressive pad? Or more aggressive compound?

    I'm trying to get water spots off the hood of my Ram. I just tried Pinnacle Swirl Remover, but it didn't get the job done after several passes. I used an orange pad. My question is, should I go with a more aggressive pad or compound or both?

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    Re: More aggressive pad? Or more aggressive compound?

    What do you have available to you?

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    Re: More aggressive pad? Or more aggressive compound?

    What kind of polisher are you using? What kind of orange pad? LC Flat Foam? Or?
    What products do you have available?

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    Re: More aggressive pad? Or more aggressive compound?

    i've had water spots that came off with HD speed on orange LC flat pad and others that needed M105 and boss MF pad

    speed and orange pad: https://drive.google.com/folderview?...UE&usp=sharing

    MF with m105 followed by hd speed on white pad: https://drive.google.com/folderview?...Wc&usp=sharing

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    Re: More aggressive pad? Or more aggressive compound?

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    What kind of polisher are you using? What kind of orange pad? LC Flat Foam? Or?
    What products do you have available?

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    Sorry guys. I am brand new to this. The pad is from Lake Country, and I am using the Porter Cable, the latest edition. I will have to purchase any additional product and pads based upon you guy's recommendations.

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    Re: More aggressive pad? Or more aggressive compound?

    also where are you located?

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    Re: More aggressive pad? Or more aggressive compound?

    Quote Originally Posted by RFrommann View Post
    also where are you located?
    Atlanta.

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    Re: More aggressive pad? Or more aggressive compound?

    I'd consider increasing the aggressiveness of you polish, as the orange pad is already somewhat aggressive. You also have the option of using a smaller pad.

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    Re: More aggressive pad? Or more aggressive compound?

    First, if your not on speed 6 with 15 lbs of downward pressure, try that. If that still does not cut it, I'd go with a 5" backing plate (better at cutting and polishing than the 6") and some microfiber pads (cuts better than foam), and if that doesn't work, get a more aggressive compound.
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    Re: More aggressive pad? Or more aggressive compound?

    He's using 6" pads?

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