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Today I attempted to correct my paint from swirls and scratches with the PC and SHR with the orange pad at 5 OPMS with 9-10 lbs of press or enough to bog down the PC. Most of the swirls came out except the deeper scratches. I ran my finger nail across the deeper scratches and my finger nail didn't stop or get caught in the scratch. I did 2 passes with the PC. Do you guys think that I should use the more invasive method ie yellow pad. I followed the same techniques as JUNKMAN did in his videos. Before I return my products, should i purchase a yellow pad or is there something i can do with the orange pad that can make it more effective.

Thanks, David.

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The PC kit was recently changed up a bit, the yellow pad was dropped and the price dropped accordingly. Our feedback was telling us that very few people needed and or wanted the yellow pad for basic corrections.

 

The kit used to be $289.95 w/ the yellow pad, its now $269.95 without it... a price drop fo $20 for dropping a pad valued at $12.95... better deal all the way around if you think about it.

 

David - sorry to hear that you didn't get the results you were expecting the first time out. Keep in mind that "deeper" scratches require more than one pass with either pad and even more aggressive methods (yellow pad) to completely remove. So if you only attempted one pass of each product I'd suggest maybe doing a few more passes with the orange pad and following up with a single run of the white pad to see if matters improve.

 

Keep us posted on your progress... I'm sure between a little refining in your process and a little help from all of us here you can get where you want to be.

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What do u exactly mean by one pass? This is what i did. I ran the Orange pad twice on a 2x2 section and the white pad once. Should have I ran the white pad twice as well. Is the combination of SHR and FMP equal as one pass? I Would really appreciate all the help from you guys!

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So, you got most of the swirls out and want to return the products? I say relax, go over it again. If you are not satisfied then try the yellow. Don't try to return it just yet man. Good luck. Try the yellow out a lil.

 

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When I first tried the PC, I was sweating bullets. I was given great advice here on the forum, so I just jumped in and took care of business. The PC is so forgiving, I just kept at it and the results were amazing. Like Chris said Patience and Practice.

 

The products really are top notch. You can and will get the results you are looking for. :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

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You are not going to correct years of damage with 2 or 3 passes of the orange pad, and you shouldn't even be using the white pad until all the damage is gone (at least all of the damage that you can possibly remove). The thing that makes the PC so safe is the fact that it is very forgiving. It sacrifices power for safety, and that is why it is going to take a heck of a lot more passes with the orange pad before you will be able to remove all the swirls and removable scratches.

 

Another thing to consider is your technique. Since you are new to this, you must practice enough to develop a effective, swirl removing technique. You are NOT as a novice, going to pick up the PC and start removing 100% of the swirls the first time you use it. Impossible, unless the damage in your paint is very minimal.

 

You need to be realistic about this. The only way 2 or 3 passes is going to do anything is if you are using a rotary polisher with a wool pad and some 3M crazy abrasive polish that body shops use. This combination will take out the scratches rather quick, but it will also relieve your car of its clear coat AND paint. Not a good trade off for the results you want.

 

Since I don't know how bad your damage is, I can't tell you how many passes it will take. However, I do know that years and years of damage is not going to come out quick or easy. The only thing you'll end up doing by returning your stuff is wasting money on more products that DON'T offer a money back guarantee. You will be forever hunting for a product that will give you instant results and I can tell you now that their is no such product.

 

You saw how much damage was removed with what little you've done. If 1X worked, repeat 1X as many times as necessary. As long as you are doing this correctly, you will get significant results. The damage in your paint that is extremely deep (even though your finger does not catch on it), may not be worth the headache of fussing with because it may actually require more aggressive measures like wet sanding. That's damage that you can live with until you can either become qualified to step up to a more powerful machine, or pay someone to professionally remove it.

 

Achieving flawless paint that has years of abuse in it is NOT going to be easy of quick. Stay true to the process and perfect your technique. That is the only way that you are going to achieve the results you are expecting. You have seen my videos and thus, know it can be done. What you have seen me do took years to perfect and thus, I can get those results regardless of the professional product I pick up. That is technique my friend and with enough practice, you will be able to do the same.

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The only thing I can add is to only do a 2x2 section! Once that is perfect remember how long it took and how many passes. That will be how you are going to tackle the whole car. If that 2x2 section two or three passes to correct the whole car is going to take that much. Doing the whole car before you find out how much it is going to take to (remember the 2x2 section) correct is wasting time.

 

Oh and :welcomebanner: That GT is going to look KILLER when it is done!!!!!!!!!!!

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Dang everybody is so helpful! Like junkman said years of damage is not going to be corrected instantly, true. But i just painted my car in November. So i figured its not going to take a lot of passes to remove swirls and deeper scratches. I want to re-work it and take a little more time in a 2x2 section. Wish i could find my camera's charger so i can take pictures, its actually a big difference! If im not satisfied, I'm calling Ashley for a yellow pad! Thanks everybody for the help, and Junkman for the needed insight.

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Today I attempted to correct my paint from swirls and scratches with the PC and SHR with the orange pad at 5 OPMS with 9-10 lbs of press or enough to bog down the PC. Most of the swirls came out except the deeper scratches. I ran my finger nail across the deeper scratches and my finger nail didn't stop or get caught in the scratch. I did 2 passes with the PC. Do you guys think that I should use the more invasive method ie yellow pad. I followed the same techniques as JUNKMAN did in his videos. Before I return my products, should i purchase a yellow pad or is there something i can do with the orange pad that can make it more effective.

Thanks, David.

 

 

Dave,you need to keep trying.I spent 8 hour just on the hood of my 87 gn to make it right:pc:what i would recommend is to take it very very slow just like baby steps:thumbsup: and as far as being satisfied im 220% satisfied:bow:

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