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Old 07-10-2014, 08:42 AM   #21
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Ripto, I still wouldn't use the squeegee. Just the lightest swipe with a finger can cause scratches. You have to think on the microscopic level, It just seems counter productive to use it. And for go DA, how fast are you moving? Do you have a marker on your pad to to trace your circular motion?
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I still don't know how to get rid of swirls on sections of the car where I really can't use the DA, like on the pillars or around the bumpers.
Yeah, I'm probably going to buy some of those tiny DA pads for my flex or, if necessary, work the compound by hand.

As for drying paint and water blades, I'm looking into buying one of those waffle weave micro fibers.
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Ripto, I still wouldn't use the squeegee. Just the lightest swipe with a finger can cause scratches. You have to think on the microscopic level, It just seems counter productive to use it. And for go DA, how fast are you moving? Do you have a marker on your pad to to trace your circular motion?
I had the DA on about 5 and if I had to guess, maybe about 8 inches per second, back and forth and up and down, overlapping passes, about a 2-3 sq ft area at a time. No mark on the pad or plate. It may be that I'm not applying enough force. I get worried I'm going to burn through the CC and paint.
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Ripto, it could very well be that your not applying the correct pressure. And thats why I asked if you marked your pad or backing plate. What you should do is take a big sharpie and draw a line down the pad and/or the backing plate about a 1/4" wide. this will track if your polisher is orbiting like its suppose to, push to hard and it will no longer spin. Simple but very effective!
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Ripto, it could very well be that your not applying the correct pressure. And thats why I asked if you marked your pad or backing plate. What you should do is take a big sharpie and draw a line down the pad and/or the backing plate about a 1/4" wide. this will track if your polisher is orbiting like its suppose to, push to hard and it will no longer spin. Simple but very effective!
Yeah I've heard to do that but I haven't yet. Do I want to try and apply just enough to not make it stop?
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NO! Don't ever push it till stops. When that happens it's not bouncing randomly and therefore basically you have a old school rotary polisher, this will burn through your paint!
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Yeah I didn't think so, so what is the purpose of putting a mark on it? I can tell it's spinning, is that not good enough?
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NO! Don't ever push it till stops. When that happens it's not bouncing randomly and therefore basically you have a old school rotary polisher, this will burn through your paint!
If you push it until it stops it's no longer moving... Thus not really able to destroy paint...
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If you push it until it stops it's no longer moving... Thus not really able to destroy paint...
I'm talking about the random orbit movement....not rotary movement.


Sorry, Should've specified.
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