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    A look into Pad Priming - The Kevin Brown Method

    A look into Pad Priming - The Kevin Brown Method

    Hey everyone,

    I thought I would give you guys a little sample of Kevin's paper. One of the most important topics covered is pad priming. Although it may seem simple, I wanted to clear up some confusion.


    When I refer to pad priming, I am referring to the liquid that will be used in polishing - not a spray detailer.

    M105, M205, M86, D151, SwirlX, ScratchX 2.0, and Ultimate Compound use abrasives that are uniform and non-diminishing (SMAT). That means that they are very different than most products that use abrasives that break down. These products that use non-diminishing abrasives rely heavily on the lubricant. If there is too much lubricant, then the cut will be reduced because the abrasive is floating in lubricant. If there is too little lubricant, then the product will "flash" very quickly and you will need to reapply product.

    The best way to utilize the products listed above (non-diminishing or SMAT) is to prime the pad. To do so, take the product and pour some on the pad. Then, rub it in. You are not trying to spread butter on toast! Aggressively rub the product into the pad until the entire surface is covered.


    To show the method, I chose M205 and a W9207 finishing pad.


    Below is an example of a poorly primed pad. As you can see, the product has completely filled in each of the pores. This will waste product and reduce the cut.



    Here is what a properly primed pad should look like. The pores are not filled with product, but there is still product available in the pores.



    To give you a better idea of what the pores look like, I took a macro shot of the above pad properly primed with M205.




    Hope that helps!
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    Re: A look into Pad Priming

    Chris,
    Try to remember to show us that on May 9th when we are down for the Midwest get together.

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    Re: A look into Pad Priming

    Thanks for the post Chris. Great information for anyone!
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    Re: A look into Pad Priming

    Great info Chris! Thanks for posting it here!

    What do you use to spread and rub the product in? First thought would be your hand but I'm wondering if there isn't a less messy option that works as well.
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    Re: A look into Pad Priming

    Great Pictures!!
    Thanks for the Tips!!
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    Re: A look into Pad Priming

    Reminds me of Oreo's biscuits. Lol

    Thanks for the share dude!
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    Re: A look into Pad Priming

    This really does work guys. Been doing it this way for a while now(ever since Lord Brown showed me ).
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    Re: A look into Pad Priming

    Gents,

    I would imagine you would try to work it in the same way with the CCS foam pads?



    Even in the little divets?
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    Re: A look into Pad Priming

    Chris,
    Thanks for taking the time to do this. I know it will help myself and others. Thanks again.
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    Re: A look into Pad Priming

    Quote Originally Posted by 3Fitty View Post
    Gents,

    I would imagine you would try to work it in the same way with the CCS foam pads? Even in the little divets?

    There really shouldn't be any problem with priming a CCS pad. It will be a little more difficult to do, but I can't see anything going wrong.
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