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Thread: What am I doing wrong :( Holograms after using a rotary buffer

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    What am I doing wrong :( Holograms after using a rotary buffer

    What am I doing wrong - Holograms after using the rotary buffer


    Alrighty here's my issue.

    Lately I've been noticing on some of the black cars that I'm leaving behind a ton of holograms. Where the light refracts and I can see my polishing track.

    I used Menz SIP with L. Cut pad
    Then PO85RD with M. Polishing pad
    Then Meguiars Show Glaze #3 by hand
    And wax

    Should I be using Final Finish or maybe Nano polish instead of 85RD or after 85RD.

    This was on a SLK 350, I tried taking pictures but they didn't show up. I just saw them after she drove away. So I called her back and am going to fix it.

    Then I noticed it on this hummer! I'm getting him to come back too



    Drivers door.

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    Re: What am I doing wrong :( Holograms

    PO85RD + M Polishing pad isn't strong enough to remove the holograms left behind by Menzerna PO85RD + Cutting Pad.

    A couple of things that might help you.

    Try using a light cutting pad with SIP instead of a cutting pad. A cutting pad might just be to rough for the paint you are doing. You should only be using it for really rough paint.

    Be sure to completely break down SIP when using the cutting pad and you might just be able to switch straight to PO85RD + Polishing pad to clear up the haze. Otherwise, yes, you might need to use Final Finish or Nano.
    What if the Hokey Pokey IS what it's all about???


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    Re: What am I doing wrong :( Holograms

    I would go SIP, 106FA and then 85RD to jewel the paint up. So most likely w/a white pad, grey pad and then a blue pad.

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    Re: What am I doing wrong :( Holograms

    What polisher are you using?

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    Re: What am I doing wrong :( Holograms

    Quote Originally Posted by loudog2 View Post
    I would go SIP, 106FA and then 85RD to jewel the paint up. So most likely w/a white pad, grey pad and then a blue pad.

    Hmm you'd use 106 before 85? I'm looking at both my bottle of those side by side and they look identical. What's the difference?

    And I hear this "jeweling" term used around but have never found anything about it on the internet, can you clear my muddy waters?

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    Re: What am I doing wrong :( Holograms

    Quote Originally Posted by 02CAMSS View Post
    What polisher are you using?
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    Re: What am I doing wrong :( Holograms

    Quote Originally Posted by loudog2 View Post
    I would go SIP, 106FA and then 85RD to jewel the paint up. So most likely w/a white pad, grey pad and then a blue pad.

    Bam... do this and you will have no holograms
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    Re: What am I doing wrong :( Holograms

    Quote Originally Posted by Chatelaine View Post
    Hmm you'd use 106 before 85? I'm looking at both my bottle of those side by side and they look identical. What's the difference?

    And I hear this "jeweling" term used around but have never found anything about it on the internet, can you clear my muddy waters?
    106FA has a cut of 2.5, 85RD has a cut of 1. So 106FA will more likely remove more than 85RD. 85RD is used for jeweling, it has a low cut and shine up great.
    Last edited by loudog2; 09-04-2009 at 04:39 PM.

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    Re: What am I doing wrong :( Holograms

    Where do you get this info? The bottles don't tell you, I'd love to know exactly the cut differences between them all!

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    Re: What am I doing wrong :( Holograms

    Quote Originally Posted by Chatelaine View Post
    Where do you get this info? The bottles don't tell you, I'd love to know exactly the cut differences between them all!
    Here you go!
    Menzerna Polishing Compounds Products, menzerna polishes, menzerna car polish, menzerna nano polish, menzerna final polish, menzerna compound,

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