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I just purchased a 1991 GMC Syclone a few weeks back. The truck is very low mile and is in great shape. However, the paint has some very minor scratches and swirls. I have seen a bunch of people talking about being very careful with single stage paint and wanted to check with you before I start any paint correction or polish. I have used your swirl killer on a few cars and feel pretty confident with it now. Just wanted to reach out for your suggestions. Thank you

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Get more pads or plan to do the work over several days/weekends.   With base coat/clear coat paint correction you are removing a very, very small amount of the clear coat to get the shine.  With single stage paint you are removing the actual paint to get the shine.  The paint will clog the pores of the pads faster than clear coat, and will require cleaning/switching the pads more often  And the SS paint can stain the pads too - if they are cleaned thoroughly they are fine to use, just know the some paint color may remain.  

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Which swirl killer do you have? The 15 or 21? 

 

A 21 would be nice on flat panels due to the fact it uses a 6.5" pad and that will control paint residue much better than a 5.5" pad. If you're using a 5.5" pad work in smaller areas and blow the pad out after every pass. If you don't have access to an air compressor you can use a pad brush to loosen up the residue. 

 

What I did at a mobile job once (when I was working on single stage paint) since I didn't have an air compressor available, was turn the polisher on speed 2-2.5 and rub the face of the pad with a cheap microfiber towel. It transferred the residue to the towel and allowed me to use that pad more. 

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