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Jun 4th, 2006, 12:48 AM
need a bit of help

just bought a rotary and it only came with a wool pad
I have a car to polish with very bad swirl markes on it
When useing the wool pad am i better to have the wool pad flat or tilted on the service ???

Jun 4th, 2006, 02:35 AM
Wool pads will also produce swirls, you would need to use a DA with the correct pad and cleaner to remove the swirl marks.

I only use the wool pads for is fiberglass boats. On my rotary I use the 6.5 pads (W-7006, W-8006) and cleaner I use depends on the paint, ie: #84, #83, #80 or #9. Then after I get the swirls out I follow up with the DA, polish and last but not least wax.

Jun 4th, 2006, 07:07 AM
You can use a rotary with the appropriate foam pads as well.

If you dont really know the basics for rotary usage, perhaps you should spend a little more time on this forum before beginning. Also, you may wish to find a friend's junker or perhaps a penel from a junkyard to practice with your rotary.

Rotary buffers, if used improperly, have the potential to mar the paint. That is, to put in burn marks and holograms.

If you want to try a safe polisher that, when used with the right products, is impossible to put defects into the paint, I recommend the Meguiar's G-100 dual action polisher with w8006 and w9006 foam pads.

With the w8006 pad (speed 5), you would want to use #80 ad #83, both polishes that contain diminishing abraisives that cut through swirls, oxidation, and light scratches. 1 1/2 to 2 minutes per area of 2x2 feet at 15-20 pounds of pressure works great for removing defects.

With the w9006 pad, you apply waxes at a slower speed (speed 3).

Jun 6th, 2006, 12:16 PM
unless u r highly proficient in the use of a rotory buffer I would stay away from a wool pad. I use wool pads from time to time but I have been in and around body repair for over 30 years. Wool is the most agressive cutting pad and if not used correctly will burn the paint. The basics of the wool are that of foam light pressure held flat against the panel.

After a while u will get a feel for the rotory and how it reacts to pressure it is very much like a floor polisher it will move in relation to which side u put pressure on.

first if u plan on useing the wool pad chuck the one they give u and buy a a schlegel pad the one that came in with the buffer is usually of poor quality. U will also need a spur to clean the pad during buffing.

Best bet is use a foam pad.

Jun 7th, 2006, 03:12 AM
hay thanks everyone well fome is in and wool is out