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Old 13th October 2014, 16:30   #31
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I am using LC Cyan Hydro-Tech pad for compounding M105. It powders at 4 or 5th pass and it gives enough working time.
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I am using LC Cyan Hydro-Tech pad for compounding M105. It powders at 4 or 5th pass and it gives enough working time.
What kind of pad is that? Any details? At what speed did you use 105.
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What kind of pad is that? Any details? At what speed did you use 105.
http://www.autogeek.net/lc-hydro-tech-foam-pads.html

Used for 1000-1500rpm
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Thanks man. Could you give me specifics on how much water is tobe used. I have heard about kevin brown method for m105 which works wonders, do you have any experience with that.
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I had a chart of lake country pads which lists the pads cutting/polishing strengths. From their I learned that white is a cutting pad. Its cutting action is just below the orange pad. How much water should I use to reinitiate 105? And how long should I continue to polish after that. Ideally how many passes?
I bought m105 and 205 at a online indian website. I will post the details.
1. Use a couple of sprays and see the polish come back , run till it dries
2. Well there has been some little difference of understanding- is this the CCS pad you are using?
3. For your paint 3-4 passes are enough. Did you try NOT using 105 and using 205 only? I suspect you will be surprised with the results
At the price sold by the indian sites its v expensive indeed. There are cheaper and better options to get same or better results IMHO. However u have a good deal now, make the best!
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1. Use a couple of sprays and see the polish come back , run till it dries
2. Well there has been some little difference of understanding- is this the CCS pad you are using?
3. For your paint 3-4 passes are enough. Did you try NOT using 105 and using 205 only? I suspect you will be surprised with the results
At the price sold by the indian sites its v expensive indeed. There are cheaper and better options to get same or better results IMHO. However u have a good deal now, make the best!
Thanks for the suggestion. Yes, I am using CCS Pads. I tried using only 205 and it gave me such a great finish with just 6 passes and has a exceptional working time, you could just work for eternity with m205.
One more question: Should I try Ultimate Polish (Meguairs) after m205 for jeweling/ final touch? Honestly, I did'nt felt any more polishing was reqd. after I used m205.
I bought them from BB Impex. http://bringingbest.in/

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Thanks man. Could you give me specifics on how much water is tobe used. I have heard about kevin brown method for m105 which works wonders, do you have any experience with that.
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1. Use a couple of sprays and see the polish come back , run till it dries
It seems unknowingly I am doing almost same as his method. Hydro pads are specific for water based compounds/polishes and the closed cell structure keeps the material to its surface thereby reducing the material consumption and gives more working time.

Water is not at all required if the pad is clean and properly primed, but I used to apply a fine mist to help the priming, but be cautious that too much water can create swirls, reason being once its breaks down the pad is supposed to be dry, if there is a moisture content it can integrate those fine particles and creates bigger uneven particles and are aggressive, polishing using those particles esp with closed cell pads can create fine swirls. So too much water can have -ve impact, makes the pad over saturated. Also, cleaning the pad is very imp once its saturated esp, if we apply water.

Speed of the m/c is another factor, I use 1000-1500rpm for normal swirls / scratches and 2000-2500rpm for heavy scratches to reduce the number of passes, it will reduce the working time and breaks the compound very fast (so be careful not to use the m/c for the same duration as before), once the major scratches are almost removed, I do another pass with 1000-1500rpm so that the desired finish is achieved by proper breaking down of the compound.

For polishing, I am using Megs UP for the time being, but will be switching to CarPro Reflect once the bottle is over.

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Thanks for the suggestion. Yes, I am using CCS Pads. I tried using only 205 and it gave me such a great finish with just 6 passes and has a exceptional working time, you could just work for eternity with m205.
One more question: Should I try Ultimate Polish (Meguairs) after m205 for jeweling/ final touch? Honestly, I did'nt felt any more polishing was reqd. after I used m205.
I bought them from BB Impex. http://bringingbest.in/
For finishing M205 is enough, the last step should be a pure finishing polish of which what you have and there are a few more offerings. I don't think you need to do more after M205 and just go for a sealant, which if applied with the right pad will clear any micro marring if at all left.
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For finishing M205 is enough, the last step should be a pure finishing polish of which what you have and there are a few more offerings. I don't think you need to do more after M205 and just go for a sealant, which if applied with the right pad will clear any micro marring if at all left.
Thanks. Today finished polishing my 2003 Safari black color. It had hell lot of scratches. I used m105 and 205 on bonnet. Got rid of most of the scratches. For rest of the car used only m205 and i have to say it did the work with finishing pad without m105. Tata's paint is soft. Started at 11 today and finished by 6 in the evening. Hell lot of pain, not in hands but in back and legs.

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