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    Re: New to This Which Polisher Should I Buy?

    If you`ll pardon my apparent cynicism, I simply do not put credence in online videos (or pics for that matter). Just too many, uhm...unverifiable variables (to put it nicely). If nothing else, there`s that YMMV wildcard that you just never know about.

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    Re: New to This Which Polisher Should I Buy?

    got a GG 6" and 3" backing plates thanks ... hopefully i dont make a mess of this when i get around to ding it.

    Thanks for the help

    Can I polish outside ? ... I dont have a lot of space in my garage

    Thanks
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    Re: New to This Which Polisher Should I Buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by KBS756 View Post
    got a GG 6" and 3" backing plates thanks ... hopefully i dont make a mess of this when i get around to ding it.

    Thanks for the help

    Can I polish outside ? ... I dont have a lot of space in my garage

    Thanks
    Congrats on your purchase..
    You would do better with the 5" backing plate than the 6" one..
    You need pad rotation to make the correction work better..
    Oh well, good luck with this.. You should be fine..
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    Re: New to This Which Polisher Should I Buy?

    Polishing outside is fine as long you are not in direct sunlight. Heat is the enemy. The polishers action causes friction and heat and if you add an already hot panel your compound will dry out too quickly and heat will destroy your pads.
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    Re: New to This Which Polisher Should I Buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stokdgs View Post
    Congrats on your purchase..
    You would do better with the 5" backing plate than the 6" one..
    You need pad rotation to make the correction work better..
    Oh well, good luck with this.. You should be fine..
    Dan F
    ^^^ This, you’ll want a 5” backing plate and a selection of 5.5” pads for the majority of your work.
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    Re: New to This Which Polisher Should I Buy?

    Good choice with the GG6 and 3" BP. I would also suggest a 5" BP and 5.5" pads. You will get better pad rotation with the GG6 with the 5" pads also be able to work with curvier panels a bit easier.
    If you can the Griots Boss pads work great and their compound (Fast Correction Cream), Correcting Cream and Perfecting Cream (Polish) work amazingly well.

    If working outside as mentioned heat and residue control will be your best friends. You may need to cut your passes to a smaller 1ft. x 1ft. section depending on how your test spots go. Its not rocket science in the end but there are variables to consider just like with any process.

    https://www.autopia-carcare.com/grio...hing-pads.html

    https://www.autopia-carcare.com/gr-b3-combo.html

    As a general rule of thumb you will want the following # of pads:

    1. Cutting pads (White/ Orange) - 6 pads
    2. Polishing pads( Yellow) - 4 pads
    3. Finishing pad (Black) - 1 pad (usually used to apply wax/ sealant by machine, can be used to finish on softer paints if polishing pad is causing marring)

    I will never again underestimate how horrible a finish can be on a new car as I have worked on quite a few "New" cars this year with less than 50miles on them that are a scratched and swirled up mess. In the end its going to be based on how much correction you want to achieve and having the proper maintenance process in place to maintain it even with the coating you won`t avoid all scratches/ swirls.

    I think with the Autogeek sale for 25% off right now its a good time to pick up some stuff. I believe if you call Autopia they will give you the same deal as its pretty much the same company)

    I enjoy Scotts (Dallas Paint Correction) videos but agreed I take it with 1) I have to do my own research on what is being stated/ shared 2) It is geared towards a mass audience that don`t all have Autopian standards and knowledge. I do really like super clean! I wonder if they gave him stock options lol
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    Re: New to This Which Polisher Should I Buy?

    Thanks for the advice guys ... tried putting my car in my garage for the first time today ... barely have maybe 20"-24" each direction with 6" in front ... so dont think thats wide enough a work area to work in doors

    ordered a 5" and 3" adapter plate ... ended up spending quite a bit with polisher coatings pads micro fiber towels polishes and compounds all in .. hoping i dont totally screw up and the result is worth it
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    Re: New to This Which Polisher Should I Buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by KBS756 View Post
    .. hoping i dont totally screw up and the result is worth it
    I`m confident you`ll do OK.

    Just remember to pick a representative area for a Test Spot and make sure you`re all dialed-in before doing larger areas (let alone the whole car). Use good lighting so you can see what`s (really) going on, and inspect thoroughly at every step of the process. I`d get that test spot LSP-ready before doing any whole panels.

    You`re gonna do fine

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    Re: New to This Which Polisher Should I Buy?

    Welcome to the obsession. Take your time and enjoy the process and the results. Just so you know....you`ve only begun to experience the sensation of money leaving the friendly confines of your wallet. I fully get that this hobby can get expensive. PM me your address, with a list of what you`ve purchased so far. I`ll send you some 4oz samples of stuff you don`t have.
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    Re: New to This Which Polisher Should I Buy?

    Thanks again everyone for your help ... Think I had some decent success with what I did manage to do

    Dont Have great pics yet hopefully will take it out in a couple days after Syncro has cured and the weather isnt iffy (how long do I have to keep Syncro Dry for?)

    With only 1200 miles the paint looked like this



    After Polishing got it to look like this

    ... will post in a bit having issues with image uploads ...

    HoodClean.jpgIMG_1079.jpgIMG_1076.JPG.jpegIMG_1077.jpgScreen Shot 2018-06-13 at 12.01.49 AM.jpg

    ... also ceramic coated with Syncro (Mohs and Skin)

    Not perfect but I think I did ok and didnt screw up too much for my first time ... just took a good chunk of 4 days ...

    Unrelatd to the polisher question ... how long do I have to keep syncro dry?
    If I get water spots on it is there a procedure im supposed to follow? Other one Bird Poop? just pressure wash... foam cannon ... and air dry?

    Thanks again
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