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lukester
Mar 29th, 2005, 01:54 PM
Hi everyone got a small question,I was wondering what the best product would be to use the W6000 pad for.I purchased a bottle of 83 and ordered a W8006 and they made a mistake in ordering so I said what the hell.I am just trying to dedicate each pad for a specific job so I do not contaminate with different polishes,any thoughts would be appreciated.I reordered a w8006 pad so I will have another.Thanks...Lukester:xyxthumbs

Mike Phillips
Mar 29th, 2005, 02:44 PM
Do you mean this one, with the built-in backing plate?

http://www.sherwin-automotive.com/images/products/meguiars_W6000.jpg

lukester
Mar 29th, 2005, 02:55 PM
Yes Mike ,thats the one seems a little more dense and alot thicker,Thanks for your quick response.When I picked up the 83 it said to use,Mirror Glaze Soft Buff foam pad,and my PBE dealer ordered that pad.......I laughed because I thought to myself...what part of 8006 did you not hear at any rate if I can use it for something in particular I will.Thanks again.LUKESTER:xyxthumbs

Mike Phillips
Mar 29th, 2005, 03:02 PM
Hi LUKESTER,

To tell you the truth, the last time I used that pad was in a body shop on fresh paint with an air-powered D.A. (Dual Action Sander), like the one pictured below,

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2DASander2.jpg

This would have been in the early 1990's!

The foam formula is different from the foam pads with the Velcro backing material on them and is possible a little more aggressive and less resilient. We didn't have M83 when I was using it and I was using it with M11 and M09 at the time.

I will order a couple and see how they work, until then, I think everyone would appreciate your experience.

lukester
Mar 29th, 2005, 03:17 PM
Well OK,I will try the 83 on it,I have a good friend coming over in the morning with his Harley and he has a good scuff on the rear fender that he wants me to try and fix .By the way,I have slowly got to the other side of my Crossfire that I started on in Feb and I just wanted to tell you thanks for the tips on the speed glaze.I have had many friends in my garage since the car has come to its new home and all they keep saying is WOW does that car ever look wet now.Spent 5 hours alone just on the hood,it is black and to me it has been a labour of love.The microscratch was very heavy in the hood and quarters,but I got it out.all that is left to do is NXT the car and I will be good to go.I will post pics when she rolls out of my garage in MAY.Thanks for your help.....LUKESTER

Tim Lingor
Mar 29th, 2005, 06:26 PM
Hey,

I have used several of those pads in the past. I have to admit, they do 'feel' a little more aggressive than the W-8006 Polishing Pad, IMHO. But with that said, you will have no problems using it! :)

Tim

lukester
Mar 29th, 2005, 06:38 PM
Thanks for your input 2hotford,I will try it on my car with the 83 just to get the feel of it,before I attempt to work on my buddies Harley.Speaking of Harleys...is there clear coat about the same as a cars...obviously more curves,any tricks that you can help with would be cool..Thanks in advance...LUKESTER:bow

Tim Lingor
Mar 29th, 2005, 07:16 PM
Hey,

To test to see if the paint is BC/CC, take a MF towel and wipe an area with ScratchX. If the color comes off, then it is single stage. Whether it is BC/CC or SS, I would treat it the same way. But keep in mind that some paint is quite soft or there could be flex agents in the paint as well. So always do a test spot first!

Best advice is to not get aggressive around edges as the paint will be a thinner in those areas. I would also try ScratchX by hand on the scuff first, before any buffing. Otherwise, you should have no problems! I would start with the #80 then go more aggressive if needed. :)

Good luck and keep us posted!! :xyxthumbs

Tim