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15 minutes ago, Gflash024 said:

Will Adams polishes burn through clear coat?

Any abrasive polish has the potential to burn thru the clear coat, especially when paired with an aggressive pad.  If you follow the guide of using the least aggressive method first, and pay attention to your work, you should not have a problem.  Be mindful of panel edges and non-flat areas - those will have the least amount of clear coat. 

Adam's Revive Polish is not an abrasive polish, but a chemical polish.

Edited by mc2hill

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On ‎10‎/‎25‎/‎2017 at 9:22 PM, mc2hill said:

Any abrasive polish has the potential to burn thru the clear coat, especially when paired with an aggressive pad.  If you follow the guide of using the least aggressive method first, and pay attention to your work, you should not have a problem.  Be mindful of panel edges and non-flat areas - those will have the least amount of clear coat. 

Adam's Revive Polish is not an abrasive polish, but a chemical polish.

Do you have any examples of the abrasive polishes?

I assume these are the correcting compounds etc.

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1 hour ago, TexWalker said:

All of the Adam’s polishes besides the revive are technically abrasive polishes. Though none will hurt the paint as long as you use the right tool halfway competently 

The competently part of the equation is the big one. And with that competence comes knowledge. Understand how the polishes work. What can and can’t be polished out of the paint. And what tools to use and when. 

Put heavy compound on a powerful machine and let it sit there or work an edge too long, and you will go through the clear. 

I realize it’s not practical for many people, but this is a great reason why we measure before we take a machine to any vehicle. The gauge doesn’t lie. 

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Exactly, Shane. And to his point, someone with the finishing polish on the white pad with a PC sitting still for a minute won’t remove swirl marks. So, GFlash, to answer your question:

 

• Don’t be dumb

• Use a machine you’re comfortable with

• Always start with the least aggressive polish first to gauge how much work you need to actually do

• Keep the machine moving

• Check your work frequently

Edited by TexWalker

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2 hours ago, TexWalker said:

Exactly, Shane. And to his point, someone with the finishing polish on the white pad with a PC sitting still for a minute won’t remove swirl marks. So, GFlash, to answer your question:

 

• Don’t be dumb

• Use a machine you’re comfortable with

• Always start with the least aggressive polish first to gauge how much work you need to actually do

• Keep the machine moving

• Check your work frequently

Pretty sound advice actually!

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