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    What Pads For Cut And Buff?

    I just did my first cut and buff job yesterday. I wet sanded a motorcycle fender that was not in the best shape (paint) at all. It was more of an experiment but came out great. I wet sanded to 2000 grit and used M105 and then followed with M205. Where the paint was not too scratched, it looked like I just shot clear on it--it was that nice. Now, for the question: I had a no name Amazon set of pads consisting of a wool pad, a flat foam pad and a wavy foam one. I only used the flat foam (a different one for each product and wiped down/buffed with a micro fiber cloth. I was happy with the results but am wondering if I could/should of use the others in addition. I know for the best results I need to use better pads but for this practice, I had these on hand. Thoughts??

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    Re: What Pads For Cut And Buff?

    Welcome to MOL.

    Was the paint on this motorcycle OEM or Aftermarket? What machine are you using & looking to buy different pads for?
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    Re: What Pads For Cut And Buff?

    Hi nick,

    The fender I did was OEM paint but everything I will be doing will be fresh clear coat that I shoot. Primarily it will be a cut and buff to remove the odd dirt nib or slight peel. Right now all I have is a 5" da palm sander (variable speed) that I am using for the application of 105/205, wiping down with a micro fiber cloth. What can you recommend for pads as well as a buffer? Also, a Pro detailer told me that M100 is much better than M105 for what I am doing--any truth to this?

    Thanks!!

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