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    Here's a tip... don't lift the pad off the paint till you've turned the polisher off and the spinning pad has slowed down...

    Here's a tip... don't lift the pad off the paint till you've turned the polisher off and the spinning pad has slowed down...


    Whoops!

    Here's what happens when you lift a polisher off the paint before allowing the pad to slow down and stop spinning...




    This happened at out Detailing 101 Class...

    Pictures & Comments from September 18th, 2010 Saturday Detailing 101



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    Re: Here's a tip... don't lift the pad off the paint till you've turned the polisher off and the spinning pad has slowed down...

    Wow! I found myself lifting my PCXP early with my first encounter with it last weekend, but thankfully I was using M105 and it was breaking down fast enough that nothing could possibly sling off when I lifted.

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    Re: Here's a tip... don't lift the pad off the paint till you've turned the polisher off and the spinning pad has slowed down...

    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KSVT View Post
    Wow! I found myself lifting my PCXP early with my first encounter with it last weekend, but thankfully I was using M105 and it was breaking down fast enough that nothing could possibly sling off when I lifted.

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    M105 breaking down?
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    Re: Here's a tip... don't lift the pad off the paint till you've turned the polisher off and the spinning pad has slowed down...

    Quote Originally Posted by JonMiles View Post
    M105 breaking down?
    Sarcasm?

    But seriously, after 2-3 section passes, there was no polish left and a bit of dust.

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    Re: Here's a tip... don't lift the pad off the paint till you've turned the polisher off and the spinning pad has slowed down...

    I think his question is due to the fact that M105 is a non-diminishing abrasive and theoretically does not break down. My guess is that you meant the M105 had finished correcting the area, flashed and was starting to dust and was ready to remove.

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    Re: Here's a tip... don't lift the pad off the paint till you've turned the polisher off and the spinning pad has slowed down...

    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KSVT View Post
    Sarcasm?

    But seriously, after 2-3 section passes, there was no polish left and a bit of dust.

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    Huh I thought M105/205 used non-diminishing abrasives.

    Anyways, even with something like Ultimate Compound I noticed a bit of sling off when I would raise my rotary off a bit early. Nothing like that pic though, good demonstrative image to burn this technique in!
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    Re: Here's a tip... don't lift the pad off the paint till you've turned the polisher off and the spinning pad has slowed down...


    Quote Originally Posted by eversio View Post

    Huh I thought M105/205 used non-diminishing abrasives.

    That is correct grasshopper.

    The abrassives in 105 do not break down, but the carriers that are present in the formula will eventually dry up, which is why nothing flew off of Y2KSVT's pad.





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    Re: Here's a tip... don't lift the pad off the paint till you've turned the polisher off and the spinning pad has slowed down...

    And back on topic...

    Remember to allow the spinning of your pad to slow down before lifting the pad off the surface...


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    Re: Here's a tip... don't lift the pad off the paint till you've turned the polisher off and the spinning pad has slowed down...

    Quote Originally Posted by Fly bye View Post


    That is correct grasshopper.

    The abrassives in 105 do not break down, but the carriers that are present in the formula will eventually dry up, which is why nothing flew off of Y2KSVT's pad.



    Thanks for clearing that up, haven't actually had the pleasure of using the 105/205 combo yet.
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    Re: Here's a tip... don't lift the pad off the paint till you've turned the polisher off and the spinning pad has slowed down...

    Sorry, I'm still learning the terminology. Instead of breaking down, I should have said disappeared, or turned to dust. It's not like the Wolf Gang Twins that you see Mike Phillips using in one of his videos where it still looks wet after 6 section passes.

    Anyway, back on topic. Don't lift your pad before turning off the machine!

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