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19stang88

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So I did about seven passes on each 2x2 section of the hood. I got all the swirls out after the second pass but, the deeper scratched didn't even change. The scratches are not a finger catcher but the orange pad with SHR can't seem to do the work. Do I have to resort to the MONSTER YELLOW pad or should I be more patient? Here is a picture of my hood.

 

Now imagine this kind of scratch all over the hood and everywhere else around the car.

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I do not have the spot pads yet. The thing is I have this kind of scratches all over my car. Amazingly I just got it painted a few months ago and the guy attempted color sanding it, seemed like, to remove orange peel, he used a rotary with you guessed it, an old used and abuse wool pad which resulted in my thrashed paint.

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Slow and easy and remember ONE thing... Less is more...

 

Let the foam do the cutting...

 

Want to talk about frustrating... The plastic parts painted on this G8 DO NOT correct well at all. I spent three evenings on the bumper alone and only made it 50% better. It's a DD so it won't be perfect.

 

The orange pad should be able to correct 95% of most damage. I found that the yellow helped a ton on the painted plastic on my car. Remember to step down to the orange and then the white as well.

 

Chris

Dang that is frustrating! I would :explode:after the first evening if I didn't get any results

 

I usually do a spritz of DS and three pea sized drops of SHR. When the pad gets clogged, I spray some DS to the pad and work the polish in the pad out. If the Yellow pad can help on your plastic trim than it should be able to tackle my hard BASF clearcoat.

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Order up the spot pads and hit the deep ones with it, and follow up with the PC set to 5 with orange pad and SHR and move VERY VERY VERY slowly over the spot. I will pause for some time over those as well.

 

You can get those out with the PC but it'll take some time. Be patient.

 

I spent 3 hours yesterday working on two doors and my rocker panel.

 

The spot pads are a God send IMO.

 

Chris

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Then Id be having the MoFo repaint it if he messed it up!

 

Yeah I wasn't to happy about it. I just wanted my car back and i said F it, I'll just have to deal with the scratches and swirls myself:mad:

 

Order up the spot pads and hit the deep ones with it, and follow up with the PC set to 5 with orange pad and SHR and move VERY VERY VERY slowly over the spot. I will pause for some time over those as well.

 

You can get those out with the PC but it'll take some time. Be patient.

 

I spent 3 hours yesterday working on two doors and my rocker panel.

 

The spot pads are a God send IMO.

 

Chris

 

Ok will do, I'll order those spot pads and the yellow pad, also since the SHR is at it best at a setting of 5, would 6 be a bad idea?. I've learned to be more patient, I spend 5 hours on my hood on Saturday. My only problem is if I don't see any improvements after so many passes, i tend to get frustrated :willy: but that something i have to deal with.

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Yeah I wasn't to happy about it. I just wanted my car back and i said F it, I'll just have to deal with the scratches and swirls myself:mad:

 

 

 

Ok will do, I'll order those spot pads and the yellow pad, also since the SHR is at it best at a setting of 5, would 6 be a bad idea?. I've learned to be more patient, I spend 5 hours on my hood on Saturday. My only problem is if I don't see any improvements after so many passes, i tend to get frustrated :willy: but that something i have to deal with.

 

Slow and easy and remember ONE thing... Less is more...

 

Let the foam do the cutting...

 

Want to talk about frustrating... The plastic parts painted on this G8 DO NOT correct well at all. I spent three evenings on the bumper alone and only made it 50% better. It's a DD so it won't be perfect.

 

The orange pad should be able to correct 95% of most damage. I found that the yellow helped a ton on the painted plastic on my car. Remember to step down to the orange and then the white as well.

 

Chris

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