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    New Harbor Freight DA: what Pads?

    I have two early 2000`s VWs with lots of swirls and some minor rust. Some failed clear, too. I sanded, primed, painted and clear coated the worst rust. I`d like to smooth these out and polish.

    What are some, reasonably priced 5.5 inch pads I can use with a HF da buffer? Orange and white? How many of each do I need?

    I have 3M Advanced Compound, 3M Glaze and some Maguiar`s no. 26 yellow wax. Would these work? If not, what should I try?

    Thank you very much.

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    Re: New Harbor Freight DA: what Pads?

    You`ll need at least some cutting pads and some polishing pads. Three of each is a good start. The compound you have might work OK. You`ll need a polish as well. I like the Meguiars line as you can get them from most auto parts stores or Amazon. M26 will be fine for the LSP.

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    Re: New Harbor Freight DA: what Pads?

    What brand of pads is good and not a ton of money?

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    Re: New Harbor Freight DA: what Pads?

    Try lake country pads. They are really good and reasonably priced. You can also try the Uro Fiber pads. I have had great results with them.


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