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    3D One

    I thought there was a thread on this polish but I couldnít find it.

    I tried it out today (finally). Used Rupes 15 MKII, Rupes blue wool, Rupes white pad. The finish with the Rupes wool was impressive. I was trying to remove a medium scratch and it knocked it out easily. I did not like the difficult wipe off. Today was 60 degrees with very low humidity and I really had to rub hard to remove the polish. I didnít overwork it, only three slow passes on speed 4 (probably should have been 3). I really didnít need to go to a second step, but I wanted to see if there was a difference. Really didnít notice much difference after using the Rupes white pad but it looked great with the wool pad. I would have said it was LSP ready after one step.

    The new Rupes wool pads are nice. Very similar to a Megs Microfiber Pad, but left less micromarring. Could have been the 3D One but I donít think so. Needs more testing.

    Iím going to have to use 3D One this spring with more humidity to see if the wipe off is easier. There was zero dusting but I did not work it hard.
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    Re: 3D One

    Itís a nice polish but I find it to be a bit on the oily side. It wipes easy but it needs a bit more wipes to remove the oils.
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    Re: 3D One

    Quote Originally Posted by The Guz View Post
    It’s a nice polish but I find it to be a bit on the oily side. It wipes easy but it needs a bit more wipes to remove the oils.
    For some reason it worked the opposite for me and dried hard similar to old Turtle Wax. You know how you had to “break” the wax to remove. I don’t think I used too much polish. I primed the pad and then added 3 dimes sized dots like I normally do. Chemical Guys polishes (terrible) are similar. I’m used to the oilyer Menzerma products. I don’t want to install marring during my wipeoff. I’ll have to revisit 3D One.

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    Love 3D ONE. One thing for reference is not much product is needed. I usually prime with 3 drops and from there only add a single pea size drop per section. Making sure to blow out the pad after each section. Wipe off is a tad oily but with how it saves time on a lot of jobs I`ll deal with it.

    I typically do my test spot with a Rupes 21 Mark ll, Rupes yellow pad and adjust from there. With a microfiber pad it works great. If I need more cut I switch to fast correcting cream or M100. Some jobs that I figured would need a definite 2 step have been knocked out in one with this product.

    But overall this has been a go to since it`s release for me. In fact I just added a gallon to inventory.
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    Re: 3D One

    rlmccarty2000:
    Are you referring to justins00ss review?
    https://www.autopia.org/forums/detai...ck-review.html

    My question is, " Is this a revamped or reformulated HD Adapt polish?" There was a lot of angst in the detailing community when Adapt was dropped by HD due too small a demand.
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    Re: 3D One

    Quote Originally Posted by Lonnie View Post
    rlmccarty2000:
    Are you referring to justins00ss review?
    https://www.autopia.org/forums/detai...ck-review.html

    My question is, " Is this a revamped or reformulated HD Adapt polish?" There was a lot of angst in the detailing community when Adapt was dropped by HD due too small a demand.
    That’s the review. Everytime I tried to search 3D or 3D One I couldn’t get results. I didn’t want to create a new thread if one was up already.

    I never tried Adapt.

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    Re: 3D One

    Quote Originally Posted by Justins00ss View Post
    Love 3D ONE. One thing for reference is not much product is needed. I usually prime with 3 drops and from there only add a single pea size drop per section. Making sure to blow out the pad after each section. Wipe off is a tad oily but with how it saves time on a lot of jobs I`ll deal with it.

    I typically do my test spot with a Rupes 21 Mark ll, Rupes yellow pad and adjust from there. With a microfiber pad it works great. If I need more cut I switch to fast correcting cream or M100. Some jobs that I figured would need a definite 2 step have been knocked out in one with this product.

    But overall this has been a go to since it`s release for me. In fact I just added a gallon to inventory.
    I may have used too much product. I usually prime microfiber pads by smearing the complete pad, then add a few drops to start buffing. Iíve just never had a polish to dry out like this one. I did a great job and easily could have just been a one step correction. Iíll cut back on the product next time.

    This was my first time using the Rupes wool pads too. They cut really fast with no hazing, nice!

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    Re: 3D One

    As far as Iíve been told, 3D One isnít based on Adapt. Itís a new product based on their ACA ceramic formula and is a modified ACA500 to be less abrasive and finish better.

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    Re: 3D One

    What is "ACA ceramic formula" and "modified ACA500"? I am not a chemist or without divulging trade-secret information how this works/applies to HD One.
    It`s the adage, " I don`t know what is in it, but it sure does work for me!"
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    Re: 3D One

    Quote Originally Posted by Lonnie View Post
    What is "ACA ceramic formula" and "modified ACA500"? I am not a chemist or without divulging trade-secret information how this works/applies to HD One.
    It`s the adage, " I don`t know what is in it, but it sure does work for me!"
    Itís the abrasives technology used in the product.
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