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    So I bought the 3 and 6 inch Griot's polishers.

    I have been using the cheap 50$ DA we all know of. I went ahead and bought the Griot's 3 and 6 inch polishers after using the $50 dollar HF and enjoying the job. I plan on using a 5" vented backing plate with 5.5" lake country thin pro pads. All I know as far as polishes is the cg v line. I have a ton of the product left. From all the things I am reading it's subpar polish. Bought it before finding autogeek. Should I abandon 50$ worth of vline and go for the 105/205 combo?

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    Re: So I bought the 3 and 6 inch Griot's polishers.

    No.

    Abandon the v line and get Griot's creams. You'll be as impressed with these as much as your new machines.
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    Re: So I bought the 3 and 6 inch Griot's polishers.

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulMys View Post
    No.

    Abandon the v line and get Griot's creams. You'll be impressed with these as much as your new machines.
    Or the Menzerna line.

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    Re: So I bought the 3 and 6 inch Griot's polishers.

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    Or the Menzerna line.
    +1 on Menzerna FG400 and Super Finish 3500 or Super Finish 3800
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    Re: So I bought the 3 and 6 inch Griot's polishers.

    I'd use up the CG stuff on beater cars, and integrate Meguiar's Ultimate line.

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    Re: So I bought the 3 and 6 inch Griot's polishers.

    Get both Griots Boss Correcting Creams but stick with your plan of M205. IMO itís way better than the Perfecting Cream.

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    Re: So I bought the 3 and 6 inch Griot's polishers.

    I would use the CG V stuff on headlights and beater cars. You can always use V32 and V34 and follow up with a good finishing polish like Menz 3500. Menzerma products are better in every way.

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    Re: So I bought the 3 and 6 inch Griot's polishers.

    Yeah CG stuff has no bite
    Here's good ones to get
    In no specific order

    Angelwax ressurection and redemption
    The last Cut by Jace
    GYEON compound + and Polish
    3D AAT stuff
    Shine supply
    Sonax max cut; EX, and perfect finish
    Griot Boss cremes

    As for GG3..get the 2 in conversion..or perhaps DA 2 rotary adapter and 1in rotary BP

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    Re: So I bought the 3 and 6 inch Griot's polishers.

    The two most common terms I "type" and "talk" are,

    1. Abrasive technology
    2. Touch



    Abrasive technology
    When it comes to working on paint the MOST important factor is the abrasive technology, NOT the person, or the tool or the pad. Some companies have GREAT abrasive technology and others have room to improve. You have some good suggestions so far in this thread.


    Touch
    Answering questions professionally for 16 years now in the forum world, a normal pattern is first a person joins and asks

    How to remove swirls?

    That is where I talk about abrasive technology amongst other topics.


    THEN after they get the paint on their car looking good they ask,

    How to prevent swirls and scratches?


    And that where I talk about the word touch. That is, anything and everything that "touches" the paint has to be of the highest quality you can obtain and then of course use good technique. I'm mostly talking about,

    • Washing
    • Drying
    • Wiping


    These are the things you do to the paint after correcting, polishing and sealing.


    Make sense?

    So yeah, get some new abrasive technology.


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    Re: So I bought the 3 and 6 inch Griot's polishers.

    Are you thinking of abandoning the CG stuff before even trying it out?

    Maybe give it t try first and see if it works for you. A lot of hate on this site for CG but almost all of the stuff I've tried from them has been pretty good.

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