View Full Version : How many times/soon can you polish?

Feb 22nd, 2008, 10:33 AM
I was wondering how many times or how soon can you repolish? I found some parts on my door that I didn't notice before that have some holograms. It's been about 3 weeks since my last polish.

Mike Phillips
Feb 22nd, 2008, 10:43 AM
It won't be a problem at all.

Go for it.

Feb 22nd, 2008, 10:46 AM
Ok cool. I'm not sure if I was not letting it break down enough or too much:confused:... I only used #80 with a polishing pad.

Mike Phillips
Feb 22nd, 2008, 10:55 AM
Have you read through this?

Using the G-100 to remove swirls with the Professional Line (http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=2965)

For most paints, making 2 passes in 2 directions under medium pressure on the head of the polisher should be enough to break the diminishing abrasives down.

See this diagram from the above article and mimic the two directions shown on the upper portion of the diagram. The kitty-corner passes would be extra passes you can make if you still have a wet film on the surface.

Move the polisher in different directions
You also want to go in at least two different directions, for example, from where you're standing, side to side, then front to back. You can also move the polisher in a kitty/corner fashion for complete, thorough and uniform cleaning action.


Only work a small area at a time
This will vary according to the shape, curve or body line of the panel you are polishing but for example on a large flat panel, you want to stay around a 12" to 18" squared area. The point being, don't try to work to large of an area all at once or you won't remove the defects equally everywhere.

Overlap your sections
When you move on to a new section, overlap into the old section for a uniform end results.

Mike Phillips
Feb 22nd, 2008, 10:56 AM
Also, be sure to read through this...

Tips & Techniques for using the G110, G100, G220 and the PC Dual Action Polisher (http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=20874)
(These are all similar tools)