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Michael Stoops
Dec 5th, 2012, 08:22 AM
M100 Pro Speed Compound


http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/2060/M10001_Bottle-v2b.jpg


Product Attributes:




[*=1]Fast cutting compound with advanced technology
[*=1]Quick removal of 1200 grit and finer sanding marks for easier polishing
[*=1]Removes deep scratches, acid rain or severe swirls/holograms
[*=1]Works great on fresh & cured paints



Size: 32 ounce
Part Number: M10032
US MSRP: $24.99

Size: 1 gallon
Part Number: M10001
US MSRP: $66.00

M100 Pro Speed Compound is designed to be an economical, fast cutting compound for use in body shop environments with a wool pad on a rotary buffer. It offers fast cutting with minimal swirl when used with this tool/pad combo, at a very attractive price.

Meticulous-Detail
Dec 5th, 2012, 09:09 AM
Meguiars M100 Pro Speed Cut is a fast cutting compound with advanced technology. It cuts fast and easy with zero hazing or swirling. Use Meguiars M100 with your favorite microfiber pads for super-fast cutting results that polish out to a high gloss finish. Meguiar's M100 Pro Speed Compound is the right choice for anyone looking to quickly eliminate or reduce moderate to heavy deep scratches, acid rain or severe swirls/holograms. Meguiars Speed Compound is the right choice for any Pro or Weekend Warrior Detailer looking for an impressive solution for all of your compounding needs.

So it's not designed for a DA or MF pads? Confused?? 101 would be more applicable for a DA and MF/Foam pads?

Michael Stoops
Dec 5th, 2012, 09:37 AM
No, it is NOT designed for use with a DA and microfiber pads. That information posted elsewhere is incorrect and in the process of being changed at our request. That said, we know that people are going to experiment with it on a DA with all kinds of pads, just as they did with M105 and M101. Fine by us, really.

But even M101 wasn't designed for use with a DA and MF pads - it was specifically designed for the European aftermarket paint industry where foam pads on rotary buffers are the norm (they almost never use wool pads) and the aftermarket paint is very different than it is here in the US. We created M101 to meet the demands, requirements and workflow of that very specific market segment. But some guys here in the US started re-porting it (re importing, as it were) back to the US and using it with their microfiber pads. They may be getting a lot of dust, but they're also getting really fast cut and a very nice finish, so to them it's more than worth it. And we got enough feedback and demand for it here in the US that we just released it for domestic sale.

But back to the subject at hand - M100. Again, a specific target market with this product: the mid-tier body shop user who is looking for a cost effective but highly efficient way to quickly remove sanding marks with a wool pad and rotary buffer. In that segment there is a very popular product that we directly targeted with M100. It's from a company that is popular in the body shop world but almost never discussed in detailing circles, and not even sold through your typical online detailing supply shops like ADS, AG, etc. M100 will remove sanding marks faster than this competitor, and leave a nicer finish in the process. Win-win.

So does that mean you can NOT use this with a DA and microfiber of foam pads? No, it doesn't mean that. We're always open to experimentation. In some cases it will probably do an outstanding job when used that way, and for some people it may even be seen as "the next big thing". We didn't expect that with M101, but there it is. Just keep in mind that if you try it in a way other than it was designed to be used and it fails to meet your expectations, at least you'll understand why.

Meticulous-Detail
Dec 5th, 2012, 09:53 AM
Thanx for the clarification Mike

greg0303
Dec 5th, 2012, 10:02 AM
It makes perfect sense to give body shops economical, fast and effective way of deep defect removal.

Now they all can choose between M86, M100, M101 or M105, and so can we. Everybody should be happy.

PhantomMagician
Dec 5th, 2012, 10:04 AM
Hi Mike,
So it's not SMAT then ? and the finish might not be as good as M105 ? Thanks...
Very Interesting product to try.. Thanks Meguiars :)

Soarer5
Dec 5th, 2012, 10:30 AM
For the price, I know I'm getting it! Mike, was this the mystery item when the 2013 products were unveiled? We're all happy soon meant now and not next year!

C. Charles Hahn
Dec 5th, 2012, 10:35 AM
So basically M100 sounds like an updated/more aggressive M95?

I suspect this was formulated to target Wizard's Mystic Cut, but I won't ask for or expect confirmation of that.... just thinking out loud.

DRT BRD
Dec 5th, 2012, 10:52 AM
Someone send me some so I can test this stuff out.

Soarer5
Dec 5th, 2012, 11:40 AM
I never actually heard of Wizard's products until moving to MN a few months back. I'm pretty sure M100 is directly targeted at another "M" product lol.

RZJZA80
Dec 5th, 2012, 03:01 PM
So basically M100 sounds like an updated/more aggressive M95? I suspect this was formulated to target Wizard's Mystic Cut, but I won't ask for or expect confirmation of that.... just thinking out loud. After reading a little about it, I tend to agree that it's an updated M95 and probably targets 3M tier compounds and the like.

Michael Stoops
Dec 5th, 2012, 03:09 PM
Hi Mike,
So it's not SMAT then ? and the finish might not be as good as M105 ? Thanks...
Very Interesting product to try.. Thanks Meguiars :)
It is indeed SMAT, and it's also solvent based, which makes it more closely related to M101 than to anything else in our current lineup.


For the price, I know I'm getting it! Mike, was this the mystery item when the 2013 products were unveiled? We're all happy soon meant now and not next year!Yes, this was the product we teased back at SEMA.


So basically M100 sounds like an updated/more aggressive M95?

I suspect this was formulated to target Wizard's Mystic Cut, but I won't ask for or expect confirmation of that.... just thinking out loud.
You've nailed with the M95 reference! As for the product target, not quite.

I never actually heard of Wizard's products until moving to MN a few months back. I'm pretty sure M100 is directly targeted at another "M" product lol.
Nope, not another "M" product as the specific target, but even though we aren't naming names suffice it to say that it's a very popular mid-tier body shop compound that, in head to head testing, M100 outguns pretty easily for the same money.

Hemin8r
Dec 5th, 2012, 03:16 PM
Can't wait to try this out.

aerogt01
Dec 5th, 2012, 04:54 PM
Outstanding, especially for the price!

I would guess the competition is Presta, but in the end I don't really care.

PhantomMagician
Dec 6th, 2012, 11:10 AM
Wow, Great..
But if it SMAT too, what makes it cheaper then M105, is there any ability in M105 that M100 don't ?

First thought is it like UC and Rubbing Compound, because RC is DAT so Meguiars sell it cheaper, but in this case both are SMAT. Wanna try this product :)

davey g-force
Dec 6th, 2012, 05:55 PM
Cool, looks like another great product..

imz4n
Dec 6th, 2012, 06:06 PM
M100 was available in Europe for some time and just released here.

Selectchoice
Dec 6th, 2012, 06:39 PM
M100 was available in Europe for some time and just released here.

I believe you're thinking of M101. M100 is a new product in it's own right.

Michael Stoops
Dec 7th, 2012, 08:40 AM
M100 was available in Europe for some time and just released here.


I believe you're thinking of M101. M100 is a new product in it's own right.
Yes, M101 Foam Cut Compound was the Euro market product we introduced a year or so ago and just released here in the US in the past month. M100 Pro Speed Compound, while more closely related to M101 than to anything else in our lineup, is a brand spanking new product.

Michael Stoops
Dec 7th, 2012, 10:17 AM
Thought we share a few pix of some fun we had at little in-house launch event we did for M100. We don't do this for every new product, but our pro marketing and development team wanted to have some fun with this one:

Mmmmm... cake. With an edible image!
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/2060/IMG_0006s.JPG

The real thing!
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/2060/IMG_0008s.JPG

I'd like some M100 please!
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/2060/IMG_0013s.JPG

Mmmmm....good stuff!!!
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/2060/IMG_0015s.JPG

Selectchoice
Dec 7th, 2012, 03:02 PM
Thought we share a few pix of some fun we had at little in-house launch event we did for M100. We don't do this for every new product, but our pro marketing and development team wanted to have some fun with this one:

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/2060/IMG_0006s.JPG




M100 would have helped to "cut" the cake at an increased rate with less scouring of the icing?

Selectchoice
Dec 7th, 2012, 03:04 PM
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/2060/IMG_0015s.JPG

Looks like you "polished off" that piece of cake in record time Mike!

Michael Stoops
Dec 7th, 2012, 03:09 PM
M100 would have helped to "cut" the cake at an increased rate with less scouring of the icing?
We considered that, but then figured spinning a buffer on the cake would sling the frosting all over the training garage. So we just used a knife.


Looks like you "polished off" that piece of cake in record time Mike!
Yes, and your sense of humor is really shining through today!

Superior Shine
Dec 7th, 2012, 08:55 PM
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/2060/IMG_0015s.JPG

I want to see you chase that with a swig of M100!!!!!

Garry Dean
Dec 12th, 2012, 09:57 AM
Get this stuff to your distributors already! Im ready to push it to its utter limits!

CreamPuff
Dec 22nd, 2012, 01:14 PM
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/2060/IMG_0015s.JPG

I want to see you chase that with a swig of M100!!!!!

I heard that M100 goes straight to your butt....use with caution...lol

Garry Dean
Dec 26th, 2012, 07:51 PM
I got my hands on some m100 last week. I used it for the first time the other day on some super soft black Harley Davidson paint. Seems like good stuff so far. I will be giving this stuff a run for its money this Friday. I will keep you all posted!

Mike Phillips
Dec 31st, 2012, 08:40 AM
Thinking about testing this new compound out this Thursday after machine sanding the paint on this old 2-door Ford. This will be a live broadcast too...

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/1511/Johns1965Mustang001.jpg

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/1511/Johns1965Mustang002.jpg


:)

greg0303
Dec 31st, 2012, 10:25 AM
^ Let's see what M100 can do to that Beauty above. ^

Rocksteady-Rebel
Jan 2nd, 2013, 12:59 AM
Live broadcast?!

This new product, I must add this to my cart! Along with that other new product you guys released for those with Black Cars.... been waiting since SEMA

bmrfan
Jan 2nd, 2013, 07:55 AM
Mike Phillips - Looking forward to seeing the live broadcast!

Mike Phillips
Jan 3rd, 2013, 05:39 AM
^ Let's see what M100 can do to that Beauty above. ^

I have not even removed the safety seal off my bottle yet but after using M101 with about every tool and pad under the sun I already accept that M100 is going to work fine. The chemist at Meguiar's always have their ducks in a row before launching a new product.

Besides that, we're finishing out with Trizact #5000 sanding discs and I've already experimented with these discs and just about any quality "polish" with a cutting or polishing pad and good technique will remove the sanding marks. Top coat hardness is always an unknown factor but after a little testing on the Viper Red paint on the Mustang and we'll have a feel for hardness and/or softness. Regardless, I'm taking M100 with a wool pad the the sanding marks because I like to remove sanding marks quickly, not take all day.





Live broadcast?!



Starts at 6:00pm Florida time, that would be 3:00pm SoCal time. Plus the live feed is recorded and uploaded to our YouTube Channel. We've done 3 Meguiar's Live Broadcasts that I can remember, I should do a better job of sharing them on MOL. We did a 1970 Mach 1 with single stage paint by hand using the Ultimate Line. We did a 2006 Mustang using the Pro Line and we did a 1999 Trans Am with M101.


Video and Pictures - 1970 Mustang Mach 1
http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/1460/1970MustangMach1001.jpg


Before
http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/1460/1970Mustang005.jpg



After
http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/1460/1970Mach1BeautyShots002.jpg






Live Broadcast Thread - 2006 Redfire Mustang GT - M105/M205 Twins - Extreme Makeover

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/1523/M105_M205_Twins001.jpg

Before
http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/1523/Brandons2006Mustang004.jpg


After
http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/1523/Brandons2006Mustang009.jpg



M101 Foam Cut Compound - 1999 Trans Am Extreme Makeover at

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/1619/1999_Trans_Am_M101_Finished_025.jpg


Before

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/1588/1999_Trans_Am005.jpg

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/1588/1999_Trans_Am008.jpg




After

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/1619/1999_Trans_Am_M101_Finished_024.jpg


We removed all the vinyl graphics first and replaced with new graphics...

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/1619/1999_Trans_Am_M101_Finished_048.jpg


http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/1619/1999_Trans_Am_M101_Finished_012.jpg










Mike Phillips - Looking forward to seeing the live broadcast!




Long time no see....


:)

Michael Stoops
Jan 3rd, 2013, 07:55 AM
Looking forward to the video feed, Mike.

If you're using 3M 5000 grit for finish sanding, have you played with just using the DAMF system, or even microfiber pads and M105/M101/etc on a DA to remove them? We have excellent results pulling out 3000 grit marks this way, and pretty quickly too as long as the paint isn't crazy hard. No holograms to deal with so a secondary polish is also quick and easy, and there's virtually zero clean up. 5000 grit sanding marks should be dispatched very easily this way.

Mike Phillips
Jan 3rd, 2013, 10:36 AM
Thanks for the tips Mike...

I really want to test out the M100 with a wool pad on a rotary buffer and our time for these live broadcast is very compressed so I'm looking for speed of defect removal.

Plus I want to play with it a little. I was impressed with M101 on the Trans Am...


:)

g26er
Jan 3rd, 2013, 10:58 AM
Looking forward to the video feed, Mike.

If you're using 3M 5000 grit for finish sanding, have you played with just using the DAMF system, or even microfiber pads and M105/M101/etc on a DA to remove them? We have excellent results pulling out 3000 grit marks this way, and pretty quickly too as long as the paint isn't crazy hard. No holograms to deal with so a secondary polish is also quick and easy, and there's virtually zero clean up. 5000 grit sanding marks should be dispatched very easily this way.

Hi, May I ask why you'd recommend M101 over M100?

Let's say one were to use a DA with Microfiber pads and did two test spots side by side... one with M101 and one with M100, in general what can the expected difference be? I know all paints are different, but speaking generally. Which one would cut faster? Finish better?

Thanks

Michael Stoops
Jan 4th, 2013, 09:15 AM
Thanks for the tips Mike...

I really want to test out the M100 with a wool pad on a rotary buffer and our time for these live broadcast is very compressed so I'm looking for speed of defect removal.

Plus I want to play with it a little. I was impressed with M101 on the Trans Am...


:)
No problem, Mike. Actually, it's nice to see that you're going to use M100 the way it was designed to be used - a wool pad and rotary buffer. For everyone else, remember that we formulated M100 to be a "mid tier" compound for body shop use. Now, it may be "mid tier" from a pricing stand point, but we're pretty confident that it's way beyond "mid tier" in terms of cut and finish. Mike will certainly show how close we came to that target!


Hi, May I ask why you'd recommend M101 over M100?

Let's say one were to use a DA with Microfiber pads and did two test spots side by side... one with M101 and one with M100, in general what can the expected difference be? I know all paints are different, but speaking generally. Which one would cut faster? Finish better?

Thanks
This gets a bit tricky since M101 and M100 have vastly different design parameters. M101 was developed specifically for European aftermarket paint being buffed with a typical Euro body shop work flow - rotary buffer, foam cutting pad, spot repair. M100 was developed specifically for more traditional US body shop work flow - wool pad, rotary buffer, full panel buffing - and to address those "mid tier" users.

Once you step outside those two specific target windows, things become a bit trickier to predict. While we would expect M101 to offer more cut overall if you're using both (or all three, if you want to throw M105 into the mix) on a microfiber pad and DA buffer, we're already seeing cases where M100 on a microfiber pad and a very powerful DA tool is doing some amazing correction. Garry Dean has already shown it's power with a 21mm throw Rupes Bigfoot, but that's not a tool that very many people have yet. If you're spinning M101 vs M100 on a microfiber pad and a G110v2, it might be a toss up depending on the paint. But again, these weren't targeted to be used that way. That doesn't mean they can't be used that way, obviously, just that if you step that far outside their design specifics then your mileage may (and will) vary.

Mike Phillips
Jan 4th, 2013, 12:38 PM
Mike will certainly show how close we came to that target!



Used as recommended on the label and hands-down one of the best compounds on the market. It was child's play to remove our sanding marks the compound has a smooth, buttery feel to it while buffing. Zero dusting, wipe-off can't get any easier and it left an incredibly low swirl finish that cleaned up show car quality effortlessly.


I normally try my best to take lots of before, process and after pictures but when playing the role of team leader for projects like this where some guys have never sanded or used a machine to buff it's hard to also manage the camera. The live video recording is right at 4 hours in two parts. The link is on the bottom of the AGO forum homepage if anyone wants to check it out. Here's a few pictures though...


Here's Robert aka Impressions using a DeWALT 849X Rotary Buffer with a Lake Country Wool Pad and Meguiar's M100 Pro Speed Compound.

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/1676/1965_Mustang_Wetsand_Autogeek_006.jpg



Me using the Flex PE14 with a LC Wool Pad and Meguiar's M100 Pro Speed Compound...

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/1676/1965_Mustang_Wetsand_Autogeek_007.jpg



Robert picking up a bead or strip of product using the 10 @ 10 Technique...

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/1676/1965_Mustang_Wetsand_Autogeek_012.jpg


And here are the beauty shots...

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/1676/1965_Mustang_Wetsand_Autogeek_025.jpg

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/1676/1965_Mustang_Wetsand_Autogeek_026.jpg

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/1676/1965_Mustang_Wetsand_Autogeek_027.jpg

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/1676/1965_Mustang_Wetsand_Autogeek_028.jpg

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/1676/1965_Mustang_Wetsand_Autogeek_029.jpg

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/1676/1965_Mustang_Wetsand_Autogeek_030.jpg

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/1676/1965_Mustang_Wetsand_Autogeek_031.jpg

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/1676/1965_Mustang_Wetsand_Autogeek_032.jpg

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/1676/1965_Mustang_Wetsand_Autogeek_033.jpg

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/1676/1965_Mustang_Wetsand_Autogeek_034.jpg

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/1676/1965_Mustang_Wetsand_Autogeek_035.jpg

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/1676/1965_Mustang_Wetsand_Autogeek_036.jpg

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/1676/1965_Mustang_Wetsand_Autogeek_037.jpg



Very nice compound. If you work with a rotary buffer and wool pads I highly recommend this compound.


:)

greg0303
Jan 4th, 2013, 05:36 PM
Fantastic transformation !!! :bigups

The paint looks insane glossy and deep.

M100 goes to my arsenal for sure.

thepanchmx
Jan 7th, 2013, 02:17 PM
So to most agressive to less what order can you follow? M105 m101 m100

thepanchmx
Jan 7th, 2013, 10:44 PM
Is this product available in mexico?

thepanchmx
Jan 10th, 2013, 07:05 PM
So anyone knows about the availability of this product in Mexico? Thank you

Michael Stoops
Jan 11th, 2013, 08:19 AM
It may be a month or two but it should be available in Mexico soon.

Exotic Mobile
Jan 29th, 2013, 05:16 PM
Im excited to try this M100!

Jeff Burrows
Feb 5th, 2013, 08:03 PM
Hi Mike,
On the picture where mike ******* has the product on the mustang's paint finish the product looks very similar in color and consistency to 66 quick detailer. Is the product similar to 66 in the way it buffs? I understand it is a compound, but I was curious how it compared to a product I use and am familiar with. Thank you!

Alfisti
Feb 5th, 2013, 09:54 PM
Why does the name P-h-i-l-l-i-p-s keep getting blanked out?

Jeff Burrows
Feb 6th, 2013, 07:30 AM
I do not know. I just want to know if the product is similar to #66. I guess a quick call to Meguiars Tech this morning could help me out.

Nick Winn
Feb 6th, 2013, 09:28 AM
Why does the name P-h-i-l-l-i-p-s keep getting blanked out?

We are going to pass this on immediately so it will be corrected shortly.


I do not know. I just want to know if the product is similar to #66. I guess a quick call to Meguiars Tech this morning could help me out.

Jeff,

Meguiar's M100 Pro Speed Compound is a body shop, wool pad, rotary polisher applied compound for quick removal of sanding marks or severe defects, all with minimal clean up or polishing. Meguiar's M66 Quick Detailer is a cleaner/wax, excellent for high production environments such as a detailer/detail shop, car wash, car dealership, looking for a quick one step solution for removing light defects, restoring a high gloss and providing a durable wax protection.

detailing man
Feb 6th, 2013, 03:57 PM
M100 Pro Speed Compound


http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/2060/M10001_Bottle-v2b.jpgccccccc


Product Attributes:




[*=1]Fast cutting compound with advanced technology
[*=1]Quick removal of 1200 grit and finer sanding marks for easier polishing
[*=1]Removes deep scratches, acid rain or severe swirls/holograms
[*=1]Works great on fresh & cured paints



Size: 32 ounce
Part Number: M10032
US MSRP: $24.99

Size: 1 gallon
Part Number: M10001
US MSRP: $66.00

M100 Pro Speed Compound is designed to be an economical, fast cutting compound for use in body shop environments with a wool pad on a rotary buffer. It offers fast cutting with minimal swirl when used with this tool/pad combo, at a very attractive price.

Can this be used with the new DA Power System?

davey g-force
Feb 6th, 2013, 05:33 PM
Can this be used with the new DA Power System?

It's not designed for that.

...But no harm in experimenting I suppose. People have experimented with other products outside of what they were deigned for (M101 on a DA with foam pad for example) with sometimes stunning results.

...Just be prepared that it may not play well either...

Michael Stoops
Feb 7th, 2013, 08:26 AM
As Nick points out M66 is basically a cleaner wax, albeit a very good one. M100 is a true compound, and it's more closely related to M101 than even to M105 even though it uses SMAT technology. M100 is a solvent based compound, like M101 is, and it really its design target was for rotary application with a wool pad, as Nick mentioned. Of course, we know people are going to experiment once they start hanging out on detailing forums, which really is how M105 came to be the go to product for so many people using DA buffers. M105 was not originally designed for DA use, but when the masses speak, we tend to listen. Which is why M101 is now sold in the US.

Jeff, does that answer your question?

Brandon, have we totally confused you yet? ;)

Now, should you decide to experiment with any product by using it outside its design intent, just remember that you are indeed "experimenting". That means you may or may not get the result you're looking for. Depending on your application process, the severity of the defects, and the composition of the paint itself your results could be quite poor, or they could be outstanding. When we develop a product for a specific target, like M100 is targeted to "mid tier" body shops looking for fast results with minimal swirls when compounding with a rotary and wool pad, we aim hard for that target and really focus in on that. If the product then happens to perform well in other situations, then that's a nice bonus. If not, well, we weren't designing it for those other processes so..... Just keep in mind that when we develop products in the Mirror Glaze line we do so for specific needs in the body shop industry.

Jeff Burrows
Feb 8th, 2013, 11:30 AM
Yes. Thank you for your help. I think I will go down to my PBE and buy some 10 and see what it does. Thanks for the response!

chessplayer
Feb 13th, 2013, 06:55 PM
Hmmm. I have to see for myself

thepanchmx
Feb 14th, 2013, 09:19 PM
so m100 is more aggresive in a rotary with wool pad than m105? im a little confused.

Michael Stoops
Feb 15th, 2013, 08:34 AM
so m100 is more aggresive in a rotary with wool pad than m105? im a little confused.
No, but the cutting ability is quite close between the two. M100 is designed for "mid tier" body shops for removing sanding marks from fresh paint using a wool pad and rotary buffer. It was never really designed nor tested for DA use, microfiber use, etc. Obviously anything designed to remove 1200 grit sanding marks is going to be fairly powerful stuff, but how that translates to different processes is where things change quite a bit. For example, our M84 & M85 were also designed for this purpose, but they're a bit "old school" now and with their heavier diminishing abrasives they tend to be very poor companions on a DA buffer. M105 with it's SMAT abrasives can work very well on a DA, and M100 with it's next generation SMAT abrasives has shown in some very recent reports to also be effective on a DA - specifically the Rupes 21 Bigfoot with a microfiber finishing disc. Cost differences between M105 and M100 will also come into play for some people.

thepanchmx
Feb 15th, 2013, 10:28 AM
Well and what about you "michael" will sand and cut a new paint, what will you choose, m100 or m105?