View Full Version : What should I expect the finish to be like after #84/W7006?

Dec 12th, 2005, 02:28 AM
The rotary is still new to me, but I've got a beater to practice on (Dark Blue Mercedes) so have been having a play with some #84 and a cutting pad.

What should the finish be like after I've just used the #84? What I'm seeing is all the swirls removed, but quite a bit of holograming where I've polished. A pass with PC/#83?W8006 removes all of it and gets me to a 95% finish, but as I'm so new to the rotary I don't really know what to expect.

I guess what I'm asking is - "should I be able to get a decent enough finish with #84/W7006 that only mild polishing (say #82) is required thereafter, or are a few holograms the norm?"

Any advice appreciated.


Tim Lingor
Dec 12th, 2005, 03:43 AM
Hey Ben,

The #84 may leave a slightly hazed finish especially on dark colors. You will need to follow the #84 will a less aggressive product, in this case, #83 and a W-8006 Polishing Pad. The #83 will remove the haze and possible holograms left from the more aggressive product. With that said, on a light color, you may be able to go straight to the LSP after #83. But on dark colors, you may need one more step, in that case either #82 or #80 with the rotary or #80 with the PC.

I often use the following:

#84/W-7006, rotary
#83/W-8006, rotary
#82/W-8006 or W-9006 (depending on the paint's softness), PC/rotary
#80/W-8006, PC

Cheers! :)

Dec 12th, 2005, 04:02 AM
Thanks Tim,

Being bit of a perfectionist I think I was convincing myself that the #84 would break down to an almost perfect finish and that I must have been doing something wrong. My rotary skills still need a lot of work, but at least I now know what to expect and to live with it, rather than continually beating myself up over it!


Tim Lingor
Dec 12th, 2005, 04:19 AM
Hi Ben,

What you are feeling is the same as most people new to the rotary. :) The rotary is just a tool in the process in obtaining a flawless finish. After some practice, you will LOVE the rotary!!! :xyxthumbs


Dec 12th, 2005, 03:56 PM
If I may add one more comment...M84 does down nicely and much smoother than many compound/paint cleaners on the market. As Tim said, it will need something else to refine the finish it leaves.

The benefit of it leaving a comparatively nicer finish than other compounds is that removing the marks it leaves will be easier. Achieving that truly swirl free finish is so tough with the grittier compounds or a scoured finish.