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    Re: Went old school today...

    Great turnaround! I love when I get to use my rotary!

    I've had similar experiences with mid 2000s GM clear, specifically a TRASHED 2009 Cadillac CTS.

    3401 and Orange LC hybrid and M100 for the test spot....yeah wasn't happening. Out comes the PE14, M100 and LC Electrified wool finishing pad (per Mike P's suggestion) and that took care of the damage while leaving only moderate holograms (again, the initial condition of the paint was BAD!). I ended up finishing down with the Flex XFE7 and B&S maroon low-pro pad and m205. I'm convinced twisted wool would have cut faster, but overall I'm happy with this combo on this particular vehicle.

    Sometimes the rotary is the best "work smarter not harder" option.
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    Re: Went old school today...

    Sorry Matty, I missed your question on which pad. I have about 15 wool pads I got years ago from a vendor other than AG so I don't want to ruffle any feathers of the rule police here.

    Brandon, absolutely a smarter approach to go rotary and wool on this one! Thanks.

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    Re: Went old school today...

    Quote Originally Posted by Justin at Final Inspection View Post
    Just booked a 2011 black Escalade ESV. This should be fun!
    Oh you'll have fun my friend! And I thought the one I did was big. The ESV's have 2 different zip codes.

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    Oh you'll have fun my friend! And I thought the one I did was big. The ESV's have 2 different zip codes.
    Yup! Did one last year and hated every second of it!
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    Re: Went old school today...

    Wool pads and rotaries were born for situations like this, great job on the truck.
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    Re: Went old school today...

    I was slinging the rotary a lot this past summer.

    Mostly with the Meguiar's Wool cutting pad, and M100 compound. A sweet combination for sure.

    I also did some cleaner wax applications with M66 on black Lake Country finishing pads. Didn't see much hologramming, but that could have been the wax in the formula covering them up.

    I had the Makita 9237c. Needed some cash, so I sold it. Probably should have kept it though.

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    Re: Went old school today...

    Quote Originally Posted by WillSports3 View Post
    Wool pads and rotaries were born for situations like this, great job on the truck.
    Thanks Willsports.

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    Re: Went old school today...

    Dlc, I can finish out hologram free by finessing a fine polish and pad but no way around it with a wool pad and a compound on this one.

    I'll never get rid of my Hitachi rotary but will replace it with a Flex PE if it ever dies.

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    Dlc, I can finish out hologram free by finessing a fine polish and pad but no way around it with a wool pad and a compound on this one.

    I'll never get rid of my Hitachi rotary but will replace it with a Flex PE if it ever dies.
    At the shop, the owner liked chasing the rotary/wool with PF2500 on B&S Uro Fiber pads on his GG6. I liked PF2500 or M205 on green B&S foam, and my PC.

    Once I started using the Rupes UHS on the Duetto/Mini, his work dried up.... But I was able to get the lot ready with the UHS. He would always finish with a spray sealant of some type.

    I'm eyeing another Makita!

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