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mike_c70
May 9th, 2004, 09:56 PM
Since I placed an order for a polisher, what pads should I use for the Meguiars 1-2-3 step system? Thanks!

gb387
May 10th, 2004, 04:33 AM
When i used the 3-step this is what I did...

Cleaner #1 - Polishing pad
Polish #2 - Polishing pad
Wax #3 - Finishing pad

Rockpick
May 15th, 2004, 06:34 PM
Originally posted by gb387
When i used the 3-step this is what I did...

Cleaner #1 - Polishing pad
Polish #2 - Polishing pad
Wax #3 - Finishing pad


What gb387 has suggested is exactly correct in my opinion.

DevilDog
May 17th, 2004, 01:29 PM
Originally posted by gb387
When i used the 3-step this is what I did...

Cleaner #1 - Polishing pad
Polish #2 - Polishing pad
Wax #3 - Finishing pad

Thats the way I would do it too.

Cam
May 17th, 2004, 02:01 PM
If you're using a non-abrasive polish for step 2 (#81, for example) would it be acceptable to use a finishing pad for that step as well?

DevilDog
May 17th, 2004, 02:39 PM
Cam generally use a finishing pad for non abrasive polishes. Always had good results this way. Not sure if its the RIGHT way but its how I do it.

Bri9801
May 17th, 2004, 04:01 PM
I would assume that if you are using a non abrasive polish (#81, #7...) that you would want to use the finishing pad. My reasoning that the product is not designed to be abrasive so I would not want to use an abrasive pad.

Tim Lingor
May 17th, 2004, 05:31 PM
Hey,

Well it depends on the finish.

Most of the time, if using the following, I would:

a cleaner: W-8006 Polishing Pad
a polish: Either W-8006 or W-9006 Finishing Pad
a glaze: Always a W-9006 Finishing Pad
a wax/sealant: the W-9006 Finishing Pad

At the glaze and sealant/wax stages, you do not want a pad that has cut to it. You want to use the least aggressive method as possible to apply the product in order to allow the product to do its job. Moreover, at the latter stages, you have to be really careful not to re-introduce marring back into the surface.

Tim

6318
May 19th, 2004, 01:38 PM
If you're removing the wax with a PC, you might want to try a mf bonnet on the 8006 (or even 7006) at setting 4 (7424)...some say the 9006 is too soft behind the bonnet...

Inzane
Jun 15th, 2004, 07:15 PM
Originally posted by 2hotford
a polish: Either W-8006 or W-9006 Finishing Pad
a glaze: Always a W-9006 Finishing Pad

At the glaze and sealant/wax stages, you do not want a pad that has cut to it. You want to use the least aggressive method as possible

In the above would you consider the #7, #81 and DC Step 2 polishes to be "glazes" per say and in that case only use a finishing pad (w/ the PC), not the polishing pad?

Thanks Tim!

Mike Phillips
Jun 15th, 2004, 07:19 PM
Originally posted by Inzane
In the above would you consider the #7, #81 and DC Step 2 polishes to be "glazes" per say and in that case only use a finishing pad (w/ the PC), not the polishing pad?

Thanks Tim!

Generally speaking, it is okay to use the term glaze and pure polish interchangeably when referring to Meguiar's paint polishing products.

Mike

Tim Lingor
Jun 15th, 2004, 07:32 PM
Hey Inzane,

Yes, when I refer to glazes(Pure Polishes), I would use a W-9006 Finishing Pad.


Tim