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    Chemical guys Vline polishes. With other pads ?

    Alright folks. I have a lot of chemical guys stuff that will probably last me a while and I might as well use it up. V34 v36 and v38. Can I use these with other pads ?

    Their stuff is so specific on use (at least according to them) that it confuses me on what else I can use them with. I have orange, black and white. Orange being a “heavy” cutting.

    The pads caved in in the middle and I wasn’t too impressed.

    Also, could I use other backing plates on a Torq 10FX should I get mine working or replaced ?

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    Re: Chemical guys Vline polishes. With other pads ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cleanfreak623 View Post
    Alright folks. I have a lot of chemical guys stuff that will probably last me a while and I might as well use it up. V34 v36 and v38. Can I use these with other pads ?

    Their stuff is so specific on use (at least according to them) that it confuses me on what else I can use them with. I have orange, black and white. Orange being a “heavy” cutting.

    The pads caved in in the middle and I wasn’t too impressed.

    Also, could I use other backing plates on a Torq 10FX should I get mine working or replaced ?
    Sure you can. Not a fan of their or what they sell as their pads. Lake Country or Buff and Shine are two top of the line makers. I'll let someone else chime in about the Torq. Not used it.

    Do yourself a favor if you can and get a Griots Garage GG6... good machine. Lifetime warranty. Get a 5inch plate with that and polish away...

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    Re: Chemical guys Vline polishes. With other pads ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goonie75 View Post

    Do yourself a favor if you can and get a Griots Garage GG6... good machine. Lifetime warranty. Get a 5inch plate with that and polish away...

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    ^^This^^

    And let's not gloss over the fact that Griot's has COLOR coded all of their pads to their products. It could not be easier for a newbie nowadays.

    Are the Griot's line of products the "Best in the World"? Will they outperform any other manufacturer in certain situations? Is their color coding law? Of course not.

    In my opinion, no ONE company has everything cornered.

    But, if I were new to detailing today.............

    It would be SO much easier to start with Griot's.
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    Re: Chemical guys Vline polishes. With other pads ?

    Thanks guys Chemical guys Vline polishes. With other pads ?. This forum is awesome! I feel like such a newb when it comes to polishing. I can the hell out of a car and my specialty is interiors. But if I can get comfortable with polishing I’ll feel complete as a hobbyist detailer lol

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    Re: Chemical guys Vline polishes. With other pads ?

    Chemical Guys is a great advertising company, they know how to market and do it very well....but it's almost all garbage. I spent a year sipping on the CG juice, and spending way to much money and not getting the results I was after. Once I completely gave up on them and moved to actual quality products, Menzerna, CarPro, Griots Garage, I finally started getting what I was after.

    You probably don't want to hear that, and if you're like me you bought WAY to much of their product. I ended up just giving away all of their crap to a young kid who wanted to start messing with detailing.

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    Re: Chemical guys Vline polishes. With other pads ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cleanfreak623 View Post

    Alright folks. I have a lot of chemical guys stuff that will probably last me a while and I might as well use it up. V34 v36 and v38. Can I use these with other pads ?
    Yes, of course. The pad is usually the least important factor as long as you,

    Use the right pad for the job. This means if compounding to remove swirls and scratches you should be using a foam cutting pad, not a foam finishing pad.

    The pad is clean and not contaminated.



    I would strongly recommend doing a Test Spot to a small section of paint FIRST and make sure you're seeing the kind of results you hope and dream about before buffing out an entire car.


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