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    Using a cutting pad for polish

    Would that work? Have both the red cutting pad and the yellow polishing pad. But what result would i expect using the red one to polish? Or is it just doomed to fail.

    Thought it would cut some coners since my car dosent really need a compound this year, but still needs a little bit more then a polish. Or should i just bite the bullet and polish as normal with the yellow one.

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    Re: Using a cutting pad for polish

    Only one way to find out and that is with a test spot.

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    Re: Using a cutting pad for polish

    Quote Originally Posted by The Guz View Post
    Only one way to find out and that is with a test spot.
    seems like it, thought somone have tried lt before, and could share some info. Guess i have to be the guinea pig then

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    Re: Using a cutting pad for polish

    M205 Ultra Finishing Polish is known to cut & finish well, even on more aggressive foam cutting discs. It really depends on the paint sensitivity (how it responds), paint color, and your expectations, whether or not it performs to your satisfaction. I would guess that in general, 80% of the time, a polishing or finishing pad used with a polish, is going to finish better than a cutting pad.
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    Re: Using a cutting pad for polish

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Winn View Post
    M205 Ultra Finishing Polish is known to cut & finish well, even on more aggressive foam cutting discs. It really depends on the paint sensitivity (how it responds), paint color, and your expectations, whether or not it performs to your satisfaction. I would guess that in general, 80% of the time, a polishing or finishing pad used with a polish, is going to finish better than a cutting pad.
    Then i use the yellow with polish Cant be bothered to buy new stuff, i rather use what i have at home which is the yellow polishing pad and ultimate polish (well i have the red cutting pad and ultimate compound aswell, but but the paint is in some kind of grey zone. To good for compound, but to bad for polish)

    The paint is black magic pearl (LC9Z) and a VW

    I stick what i have been using, 4800 OPM yellow polishing pad, and ultimate polish

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    Re: Using a cutting pad for polish

    Quote Originally Posted by snozan View Post
    Then i use the yellow with polish Cant be bothered to buy new stuff, i rather use what i have at home which is the yellow polishing pad and ultimate polish (well i have the red cutting pad and ultimate compound aswell, but but the paint is in some kind of grey zone. To good for compound, but to bad for polish)

    The paint is black magic pearl (LC9Z) and a VW

    I stick what i have been using, 4800 OPM yellow polishing pad, and ultimate polish
    I hear ya, but..if you did want to get something different, M205 Ultra Finishing Polish is significantly more aggressive than Ultimate Polish. It is very often used for vehicles in the condition you described.

    One other thought.. what machine are you using? You can try to "push" the defect removal ability of Ultimate Polish to it's limits, by using a bit higher speed, more pressure, slower arm speed, etc. Just make sure you are still leaving behind a good finish.
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    Re: Using a cutting pad for polish

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Winn View Post
    I hear ya, but..if you did want to get something different, M205 Ultra Finishing Polish is significantly more aggressive than Ultimate Polish. It is very often used for vehicles in the condition you described.

    One other thought.. what machine are you using? You can try to "push" the defect removal ability of Ultimate Polish to it's limits, by using a bit higher speed, more pressure, slower arm speed, etc. Just make sure you are still leaving behind a good finish.
    I see, well if its as easy to use as ultimate polish, a small bottle of M205 wont hurt. However, does it whiten trim/plastic/rubber? Cos thats one thing i love with the ultimate products.

    Am using your MT300 (or MT310 as its called in Sweden)

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    Re: Using a cutting pad for polish

    Quote Originally Posted by snozan View Post
    I see, well if its as easy to use as ultimate polish, a small bottle of M205 wont hurt. However, does it whiten trim/plastic/rubber? Cos thats one thing i love with the ultimate products.

    Am using your MT300 (or MT310 as its called in Sweden)
    It can whiten trim, but Ultimate Compound or Polish can also.
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    Re: Using a cutting pad for polish

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Winn View Post
    It can whiten trim, but Ultimate Compound or Polish can also.
    Then M205 it is! Nor UC or UP whiten my trim or rubber or anything, so then i take the chance with M205

    I guess a 8oz (237ml) bottle is more then enough to try for one car. What speed on the MT300 should i use? Same as UP or?

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