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Michael Stoops
May 18th, 2011, 08:10 AM
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DA Microfiber Correction System Class
Tuesday May 17, 2011

Our first early evening class dedicated to the DA Microfiber Correction was a big success, thanks to all those who attended last night.

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After some classroom instruction where we discussed the use of the system, its unique components, and the differences between using it and traditional foam pads, we stepped out to the garage for some hands on demonstration.

This is what we were faced with correcting:

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With the DMC5 cutting disc attached to the G110v2 buffer and the speed set to 4 (4800 opm) we quickly reviewed before getting to work.

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Initial priming of the pad is critical for the compounding step. Here you can still see some clear areas on the disc that need further priming before real correction can be done.

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Cleaning the pad regularly is critically important when using this system. Don't get lazy, don't cut corners. Clean the pad!

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Another important aspect of pad handling is to remove it from the backing plate so as not to damage the foam. Since you're using a good deal of pressure with this system it's very common to generate a fair amount of heat on the backing plate/disc interface. Just yanking the disc off the plate can lead to premature failure of the disc. Get you ringers under the hook & loop attachments and then pull up to remove the disc. This will greatly add to the life of the disc, so take an extra second and make sure you aren't just ripping it off the plate.

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So where did these two simple steps get us?

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While this is obviously a huge improvement in the finish, truth be told the paint on this vehicle was very delicate and even the finishing wax left a bit of a haze. Keep in mind that this system was not developed to be a concours finishing system but rather a quick way to do overall correction in a production environment. But as a weapon in an enthusiasts detailing quiver, or a tool in the collection of a pro, it can get you through some seriously bad defects pretty quickly, and with the huge safety factor provided by the DA. And there's no reason why you can't remove the defects first with this and then follow up with something like M205 on a foam finishing disc if you have to. But you really only have to on very delicate paints - most of the time the two steps alone will get you a fantastic finish all around.

After this we let some of the attendees cut loose and give the system a try.

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powershiftz06
May 18th, 2011, 08:45 AM
Thanks for all the great info, cant wait to try it

peterkim27
May 18th, 2011, 10:50 AM
GREAT CLASS! A+++++ Answered the many questions I had about the DA MF system!

Thank you for being patient with all my questions!

SERIOUSLY MIKE, MIKE AND ANDREW! YOU GUYS ROCK!

Thank you for taking the time to teach us about this game changer!

Woodie6250
May 19th, 2011, 10:17 PM
Looks like everyone had fun while learning.

Just one question Mike - is that my Tahoe, and how did it get into that state? I'm not happy.

Mark Kleis
May 19th, 2011, 10:57 PM
I spy Andrew Cabodi! :)

Michael Stoops
May 20th, 2011, 07:08 AM
Looks like everyone had fun while learning.

Just one question Mike - is that my Tahoe, and how did it get into that state? I'm not happy.

It's just been sitting here waiting for you to come back and take care of it!

And for the record, the whole vehicle was NOT in that condition - we would never allow that. Since nobody brought a dark colored vehicle in need of correction, we were forced to create one. It's amazing what a dirty wool pad rubbed vigorously against the paint will do. :nervous1

Woodie6250
May 21st, 2011, 05:00 AM
It's just been sitting here waiting for you to come back and take care of it!

And for the record, the whole vehicle was NOT in that condition - we would never allow that. Since nobody brought a dark colored vehicle in need of correction, we were forced to create one. It's amazing what a dirty wool pad rubbed vigorously against the paint will do. :nervous1

I figured that it must have been an artificially created surface for training purposes.

I'm planning to be at SEMA in Nov - could you bring the Tahoe across for me? :cool:

Andrew C.
May 21st, 2011, 11:33 AM
I spy Andrew Cabodi! :)


Some great shots of the back of my head and one of me in action :D

Great Class Mike, Mike, and Andrew!

Now I just have to go get the system!