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    DA versus rotary New Car

    I have a car that's less than a year old. In bright sunshine you can see a lot of swirl marks. I've tried the PC 7424, and swirl x, scratch X, Ultimate compound, with an orange cutting pad, and doesn't seem to work. Is it time for a rotary and 105? (yes, I've taken both beginner and advance classes @ Irvine HQ)
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    Re: DA versus rotary New Car

    1) How big of an area are you working on at a time?
    2) did you follow up with any other pad after the orange pad? (I'm assuming the orange pad is a cutting pad)
    3) What speed were you using on the PC7424
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    Re: DA versus rotary New Car

    Try #105 on a Surbuf pad with a small area, about 12"x12".

    ...or you can wait until the new Meguiar's DA pad comes to market.

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    Re: DA versus rotary New Car

    Quote Originally Posted by Hemin8r View Post
    1) How big of an area are you working on at a time?
    2) did you follow up with any other pad after the orange pad? (I'm assuming the orange pad is a cutting pad)
    3) What speed were you using on the PC7424
    1. 2'x2'
    2. yes, white polishing pad (lake country and swirl x), made no difference.
    3. 4 or 5.

    The car does not exhibit swirls in most light, but it bright sunlight you can definitely see them. Is that the best it's gonna get, or will a rotary and 105/205 wool pads necessary to get at hard German paint (BMW)?
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    Re: DA versus rotary New Car

    Maybe a Thursday night session could help?
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    Re: DA versus rotary New Car

    Is it BMW's non-metallic Jet Black?

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    Re: DA versus rotary New Car

    Quote Originally Posted by Murr1525 View Post
    Maybe a Thursday night session could help?
    I've taken both beginner and advance classes @ Irvine HQ.

    Quote Originally Posted by greg0303 View Post
    Is it BMW's non-metallic Jet Black?
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    Re: DA versus rotary New Car

    Mmmm alpine white. I have never had any issues detailing white cars. Now black german paint I know all about.

    I can only comment on Meguiars products. And by reading this thread you are no stranger to detailing.

    I assume you have done the usual clay the car. And tap off a small area? How long have you worked the product for? And was the panel cool before you started using your d/a?

    I find a yellow megs pad on speed 5 will be good enough for 99% of the jobs I have come across.

    Can you post some pics? As I would be interested to see your results.

    Have you tried refining the finish with swirl x on a black meg pad at speed 5 for a few passes then stepping down to speed 3 for a further few passes?

    It could be you have murred the paint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rapport25 View Post
    I assume you have done the usual clay the car. And tap off a small area? How long have you worked the product for? And was the panel cool before you started using your d/a?
    Correct, taped of small area, and worked the product in for a while. Yes panel was cool to the touch.
    Quote Originally Posted by rapport25 View Post
    Have you tried refining the finish with swirl x on a black meg pad at speed 5 for a few passes then stepping down to speed 3 for a further few passes?
    I've tried just about every combo of pad and Meguiars polish you can think of and a PC. You can't see the swirls unless it's under direct sunlight and you're looking for it.
    Is this as good as it's gonna get?
    Am I trying to be too ambitious or is the rotary in order?


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    Re: DA versus rotary New Car

    Quote Originally Posted by TJPark01 View Post
    1. 2'x2'
    2. yes, white polishing pad (lake country and swirl x), made no difference.
    3. 4 or 5.

    The car does not exhibit swirls in most light, but it bright sunlight you can definitely see them. Is that the best it's gonna get, or will a rotary and 105/205 wool pads necessary to get at hard German paint (BMW)?
    rather than the 2x2 area go down to 18x18 or even 12x12 as mentioned.
    I see you now mention it was a "white polishing pad" which may not be aggressive enough.

    I see you're in LA in which we may not be far from each other. If you need help maybe we can try out some products and dial in a method let me know and we can meet up to do a test spot. A wool pad, 105 and rotory may be too aggressive. PM me if your interested.
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