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    Finally buying a polisher

    I have decided to buy the G110v2. Im kind of nervous about using and maintaining it correctly. Here is the cheapest I could find it:


    http://www.autodetailingsolutions.ne...googleproducts


    Do you all think this is a good deal?
    It comes with quite a few pads, and I believe they can be washed? I'm not sure how many times.



    Do smaller pads work with this polisher as well? I dont see any for sale on 'meguiar's direct' but from what I understand, smaller pads work great on smaller areas of the car.





    I'm also looking for the best tape to use to tape off parts of the car without leaving any residue behind.




    Thanks!

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    Re: Finally buying a polisher

    If you want smaller pads, there are 4" softbuff 2.0 pads (W7204, W8204, W9204)available. These pads are also available as a powerpack for the Dual Action Power System. You need the S3BP backing plate to run those.

    Blue painters tape or the Meguiar's masking tape will work great.

    The Meguiar's Softbuff 2.0 pads can be washed indefinitely or until they can't be used anymore.
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    Re: Finally buying a polisher

    Don't be nervous about using the polisher you will be fine once you dial in your process with the machine. Most import thing is to have fun and enjoy it!

    Marc made great points on the pads!
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    Re: Finally buying a polisher

    It was all said above. I own many sets DAMF, soft buff and lake country in the 3" to 4" range. I even have a G110v2 dedicated only to this size setup. And I use this in the very rare occasion. The pads with the kit you got will handle 95%+ all things you will deal with. My suggestion use what you have and don't go overboard getting things you may or may not need.

    Small pads can cut faster because the same pressure on a reduced face size creates more lbs per sq in. So this is a plus. But really make sure you need it before you buy it.

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    Re: Finally buying a polisher

    Also make sure that you check the paint's temperature regularly with the 4" pads. You need to have a relatively faster arm speed because the heat builds up quicker with these small pads.
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    Re: Finally buying a polisher

    Thanks for the replies everyone! So it's normal for the back-plate to be 1" less than the pad? I assume the back-plate can be changed with everyday tools also?

    I think what 's word' is suggesting is that i dont need the bigger pads, and that the 4 inch will do the job? Do others concur? My car is fairly small but does have some big areas

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    Re: Finally buying a polisher

    Well i just got my APC and hyper dressing in the mail. When it says '4:1' that means 4 parts apc and one part water?

    What would you experts recommend is a good dilution for apc? I plan on using it to wipe down interior plastics and the engine bay.

    For the hyper dressing, i plan on using it on my tires and the engine bay.

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    As a rule of thumb, you want to use a pad that is slightly bigger than the backing plate itself. This will provide you with safety and protection. If the backing plate aligns with the foam pad, you run the risk of hitting body parts. Trust me, that will not be pretty.

    What do you mean the back-plate can be changed with everyday tools? The G110v2 polisher will come with a very thin wrench and that's what you need to use to remove/install backing plates - no matter what size they are.

    I think what s word is suggesting is that majority of your paint polishing won't be done with the 4" pad so don't go overboard buying 50 pads or something like that. You will still use the 5.5/6.5/7" pads for the majority of your paint polishing. But IMO, you will still need the 4" pads for thin areas like the A pillars, side skirts, areas around the bumper, etc. I would buy the S3BP backing plate and maybe 4-5 4" pads.

    In the dilution ratios, the 1 is always the product and the other number is always the water. So for the 4:1 APC dilution ratio, it is 4 parts water to 1 part APC. I use both 10:1 ratio and 4:1 ratio. I use the 10:1 ratio for lightly soiled surfaces like the interior. I use the stronger dilution of 4:1 when cleaning the engine bay or tires.

    For more information on how to dilute the detailer line products, please read this: How to properly dilute Meguiar's Detailer Line products

    Hope this helps.
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    Re: Finally buying a polisher

    Quote Originally Posted by Marc08EX View Post
    As a rule of thumb, you want to use a pad that is slightly bigger than the backing plate itself. This will provide you with safety and protection. If the backing plate aligns with the foam pad, you run the risk of hitting body parts. Trust me, that will not be pretty.

    What do you mean the back-plate can be changed with everyday tools? The G110v2 polisher will come with a very thin wrench and that's what you need to use to remove/install backing plates - no matter what size they are.

    I think what s word is suggesting is that majority of your paint polishing won't be done with the 4" pad so don't go overboard buying 50 pads or something like that. You will still use the 5.5/6.5/7" pads for the majority of your paint polishing. But IMO, you will still need the 4" pads for thin areas like the A pillars, side skirts, areas around the bumper, etc. I would buy the S3BP backing plate and maybe 4-5 4" pads.

    In the dilution ratios, the 1 is always the product and the other number is always the water. So for the 4:1 APC dilution ratio, it is 4 parts water to 1 part APC. I use both 10:1 ratio and 4:1 ratio. I use the 10:1 ratio for lightly soiled surfaces like the interior. I use the stronger dilution of 4:1 when cleaning the engine bay or tires.

    For more information on how to dilute the detailer line products, please read this: How to properly dilute Meguiar's Detailer Line products

    Hope this helps.
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    Re: Finally buying a polisher

    autogeek.net has the polisher for $159.99 and offers free shipping if you join there forum

    I own the same exact model and loving it after 1yr. The only thing I replaced was the backing plate and pads. I wanted to use the "hybrid lake country pads" along with the lake country backing plate. These pads do a really good job keeping the product close to the surface instead of soaking into the pad.

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