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Recommended video for car polishing?

RUsum1 9,544 1,696 August 25, 2015 at 04:18 PM
I have a Griot's Garage random orbital, their red and orange pad, and lots of random Meguiar's products (clay bar kit, soap, compound liquid polish, gold class wax paste, etc). I want to give my car a nice detail (mainly to remove the long scuff on my roof from scraping a low hanging tree branch). I have never used a random orbital before so I want to see some instructional videos to follow along. There are probably tons of random videos on YouTube but are there any recommendations for which video is your favorite?

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This is my favorite: https://youtu.be/SMCsXl9SGgY
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just do a search of you tube
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Maybe spend some time over on the Autogeekonline.net forums. Lots of good info over there!!!
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I have the same machine and have lots of hours with it under the belt, Polish is the last step as part of correction, it won't do any real corrective action. The red pad is for wax/sealant, the orange is a light/medium pad, you might need something more aggressive. I personally have been wanting to try the meguiars MF 1/2 height pads.

AmmoNYC, DriveClean, Junkman, and Autogeek all on youtube have good videos.

I would also recommend http://reddit.com/r/autodetailing Their wiki is prety good too https://www.reddit.com/r/AutoDeta...wiki/index
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Quote from LiquidRetro View Post :
I have the same machine and have lots of hours with it under the belt, Polish is the last step as part of correction, it won't do any real corrective action. The red pad is for wax/sealant, the orange is a light/medium pad, you might need something more aggressive. I personally have been wanting to try the meguiars MF 1/2 height pads.

AmmoNYC, DriveClean, Junkman, and Autogeek all on youtube have good videos.

I would also recommend http://reddit.com/r/autodetailing Their wiki is prety good too https://www.reddit.com/r/AutoDeta...wiki/index
Thanks for the links. I don't think I have a grit guard so maybe I will get that too.

I still have some more reading to do, but what do you do before polishing to try and remove a scratch?
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Thanks for the links. I don't think I have a grit guard so maybe I will get that too.

I still have some more reading to do, but what do you do before polishing to try and remove a scratch?
You would most likely after proper prep of washing, Drying, Claying, and possibly an IPA spray/wipe use a compound first on your orange pad, using IPA to clean away the polish as you go to check for the correction. Then on a clean orange pad, use the polish, then wax.

Compound is more aggressive, it may introduce some super fine scratches, and thats what the polish is there to remove. Think of it kind of like sand paper. Compound might be the 80 grit used to do most of the work but the polish is like that 250 grit you use to finish the piece of wood off.

How deep is the scratch? Does you finger nail catch on it? If so you probably won't be able to totally remove it but you improve it, and use the fillers in the polish to help hide it.
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