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    And you think Meguiars products numbers have nothing to do with the actual product lol go take a look at the chemical guys website. I believe they have created three maybe four products and they put different scents and dyes in each one and call it something waaaaayyyy off the wall. LOL

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    Re: Products - Which Order ?

    Check out this thread and these videos. You don't need to use all of those products. If I were to make one recommendation that would be to not start off with M105. It has it's own technique and has a slight learning curve. Avoid the frustration and get UC or M11 or M101. I would stick with M205 over UP but that is just my personal preference. Try them both out and see which you like better.

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    Good video of using the ultimate twins by hand and machine


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    Quote Originally Posted by syswizard View Post
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    IMHO the BIG PROBLEM with Meguiar's products are that the product numbers have nothing to do with the "cut" potential and "roughness".
    Well, maybe not so unusual. Yet we all know that a Porsche 981 Boxster is fancier and faster than any Porsche 911. Ummmm Maybe not, yet both are very good sports cars.
    https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...2&&FORM=VRDGAR

    You will learn the products that you will work with on your car.
    Try not to go too broad in the products group.
    The Ultimate line is very good.
    M105/205 are very good.

    I encourage you to make sure that you do your first test section with M205. If it gets you the results you want, there will be no need to go to more aggressive products.

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    My rotary polisher was too heavy to handle.
    I final purchased a Torqx DA polisher...however, I have not been able to find any info on which color pad to use.
    There appears to be no tech support whatsoever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by syswizard View Post
    My rotary polisher was too heavy to handle.
    I final purchased a Torqx DA polisher...however, I have not been able to find any info on which color pad to use.
    There appears to be no tech support whatsoever.
    To heavy to handle? are you trolling?

    you bought a $150 DA and have no clue about what goes with it?
    If you are serious, get the Microfiber disk kit, or go get a a 5 inch backing plate, and a red, yellow, and black Meguiar's foam pads. Start with just a polish and the yellow pad or if you want get the technique down with some wax and the black pad.

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    Re: Products - Which Order ?

    Quote Originally Posted by syswizard View Post
    My rotary polisher was too heavy to handle.
    I final purchased a Torqx DA polisher...however, I have not been able to find any info on which color pad to use.
    There appears to be no tech support whatsoever.
    Watch the videos I posted. They provide information that you are looking for.

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    I think I finally figured it out.....the crazy color scheme is just too much.
    Yellow/Orange/Green: compound
    White/Black: transition
    Blue: glaze
    Red: sealant

    At least that's what I've gleaned from the videos.

    What about the microfiber pads ?
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    Re: Products - Which Order ?

    It sounds like your rainbow of pads are coming from multitude of pad suppliers. There is no industry standard on pad material color.

    In posts above you asked about ranking aggressiveness for some Meguiar's products.
    As selection of product matters to cut/finish, so does pad selection.
    I'm going to suggest that we answer the question below for you. Yet keep in mind that we are talking only about one manufacturer's pads and what you find in a tool store or online website likely will not fit the answer below.

    From the videos The Guz posted for you above, rank aggressiveness of the Meguiar's 5 & 6 inch foam pads.
    Burgundy = cut
    Yellow = polish
    Black = finish

    You can mix pads with product to fine tune your results, depending on how your paint responds.
    An example appeared in an earlier post on this thread, where Mike Stoops was quoted on using different pads to take advantage of the flexibility of M205.

    Here is an thread started by Michael Stoops (complete with good images and tables).
    Meguiar's Soft Buff DA Foam Discs and Backing Plates

    https://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?61956-Meguiar-s-Soft-Buff-DA-Foam-Discs-and-Backing-Plates&highlight=burgundy

    It also includes some information on the microfiber pads.

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    Re: Products - Which Order ?

    SysWizard,
    Sometimes it is best to start with one system with components meant to work together. When we start learning computers, it is best to choose one system with parts menat to work together. This normally gives better results than grabbing a motherboard, memory, storage, video card etc and trying to assemble our first computer. Although our components we select might be good, there will likely be areas where we cannot take advantage of the mixture to the max level of one component.

    This is a link to a video with Mike Pennington, Jason Rose and Mike Phillips discussing the Meguiar's DA Microfiber System.

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    Re: Products - Which Order ?

    I am a bit late to the thread here. I believe I initially did not respond because I saw you were getting good advice from our forum members, like the below:

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Bear View Post
    This is my recommendation from least aggressive to more aggressive with DA.
    Keep in mind that technique and pad size and material change aggressiveness too.
    Do test spots (in top down) until you are getting the results you want.
    If M205 finishes well, then there is no need for more aggressive compounding.

    M205 (least aggressive)
    Ultimate Compound
    M105

    I would keep the M85 for rotary use.
    I would keep the scratch X 2.0 for hand use.

    If a compound is needed to remove swirls/scratches, yet leaves some DA haze, use it and then follow up with M205 for a shiny finish.
    Quote Originally Posted by syswizard View Post
    My rotary polisher was too heavy to handle.
    I final purchased a Torqx DA polisher...however, I have not been able to find any info on which color pad to use.
    There appears to be no tech support whatsoever.
    How can I help? Please advise.
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