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    Re: Hello from the UK

    Nick, amazing reply (thankyou very much!!).

    Currently I have only bought a DA which came with 3 flexipads foam pads (cutting/polishing/finishing).
    I have some Ultimate compound (however I may buy another bottle as the UC has been sat dormant for 3-4 years). Although maybe a MF cutting pad with M205 would actually give me a similar result as UC on a cutting/polishing foam pad...and I wouldn't have to buy any more UC..

    I have been contemplating the DAMF system as my starting point as I'd like to invest in a "system" which can "cover the bases". I figured with the cars which need a correction, this could help me learn the ropes fairly quickly and get a "good enough" finish for those who aren't going to be staring at their cars (unlike all us car guys/girls).

    The refinement of the paint was generally for my car (hence taking your earlier comments of using M205 to really make the silver pop).

    My shopping list (because I am only just starting out and don't really have anything other then the Da at the moment) would be:

    -M205
    -Megs Foam pads (red,yellow,black)
    -DAMF system (pads and liquids)
    -UC if the one I have is out of date? (maybe over kill)

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    Re: Hello from the UK

    Hi Nick, i've been doing some more reading up this weekend.

    I've actually been debating whether the best course of action for myself would be to buy:

    - DA300 compound
    - DMC MF discs 6" and 4"
    - M205
    - Megs foam Yellow and black 6" and 4"

    This could be a relatively cheap way to have two products which will let me correct and refine the paint to a relatively high level (inexperience being the thing that holds me back) on both honda and VW paint types.

    After deciding what was important to me.. and after reading up..it seems DA300 with a MF cutting disc should be relatively safe for a noob even on soft honda paint (i hope).
    M205 on a foam pad should let me get rid of any marks that the cutting process may have put in, and finish to a higher level then DA301 could.
    My last stage protection will be a paste wax applied by hand (or even a liquid wax with a black pad).

    I think having a decent selection of pads and just the two liquids.. i should be able to refine the paint if i get into any trouble..seeing as M205 is pretty versatile with all 3 of the foam pad types (from what i've read and heard from yourself).

    Does this seem sensible?

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    Re: Hello from the UK

    Quote Originally Posted by sss1987 View Post
    Hi Nick, i've been doing some more reading up this weekend.

    I've actually been debating whether the best course of action for myself would be to buy:

    - DA300 compound
    - DMC MF discs 6" and 4"
    - M205
    - Megs foam Yellow and black 6" and 4"

    This could be a relatively cheap way to have two products which will let me correct and refine the paint to a relatively high level (inexperience being the thing that holds me back) on both honda and VW paint types.

    After deciding what was important to me.. and after reading up..it seems DA300 with a MF cutting disc should be relatively safe for a noob even on soft honda paint (i hope).
    M205 on a foam pad should let me get rid of any marks that the cutting process may have put in, and finish to a higher level then DA301 could.
    My last stage protection will be a paste wax applied by hand (or even a liquid wax with a black pad).

    I think having a decent selection of pads and just the two liquids.. i should be able to refine the paint if i get into any trouble..seeing as M205 is pretty versatile with all 3 of the foam pad types (from what i've read and heard from yourself).

    Does this seem sensible?
    Yes, it sounds like you have a good plan, and remember, always use the least aggressive combination necessary. If a compound on a red foam pad takes care of the defects to your satisfaction, then no reason to go to the MF Cutting Disc.

    Always dial in your test spot, from start to finish, compound, polish, etc.

    The less haze left behind from your compound step, the less work it will take to finish polish the paint back to a haze free/high gloss.
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