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Post by 63Falconconvert on March 16th 2010, 4:04 pm

1Tuff & Stang....thanks for the info, thats what I was looking for.
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Post by stang_krazy on March 17th 2010, 11:18 am

Hey falcon

Also remembered about this method which Jason Rose posted on MOL, so his word is as good as any about this subject!

First, one of the reasons washing foam pads with detergents is not a good idea is due to the fact that some cleaning chemicals can change what is called "compression strengh." In simple terms, this means the bounce-back or resistance of the foam to compression. After washing, with altered compression strengh, the foam pad may not perform as it should.

Second, the best pad maintenance program is this...
- Use dedicated pads for each product
- Don't use too much product. Common mistake. We all use way too much product. A build up on a pad is counter-productive, and simply more to clean off later.
- To clean after use, place the pad face down on a microfiber towel. Roll up the towel really tight, kind of like your wringing out a chamois. The compression will squeeze out excess product and the microfiber towel will soak it out. (wash the mf towel)
- Place the foam pad in a clean dry cabinet or box FACE DOWN. Air tight is not neccassary, but free from airborn particulate is important. Plastic bags are good for the mobile detailer folks...not sealed. Need to allow any chemicals to out-gas off the pad. But again, in a box with a lid. Not an open crate.

Hope this information helps...

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Just thought I'd post this for future reference, haven't tried this method yet but will be giving it a try!
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Post by 63Falconconvert on March 17th 2010, 12:03 pm

Great info thanks for taking the time to research this for me and the rest of the forum.
I have always used wool pads and a year ago I purchased some foam pads & backing pad. I haven't used them yet being I didn't feel I had enough info to use them correctly.
My next question is RPM's using a foam pad and my DW849 rotary. I know with my wool pads I was never afraid to crank it up a bit but from what I'm reading thats a no no with a foam pad.
1Tuff I feel like I have hijacked your post, Maybe I will start a new thread about using foam pads correctly.
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Post by retired plumber on March 17th 2010, 2:50 pm

63falcon, That might be a good idea, not so much about the hijack but it will get lost here.
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Re: Painting my '88 Mustang in Gloss Black

Post by 1tuff68 on March 20th 2010, 12:30 am

63Falconconvert wrote:Great info thanks for taking the time to research this for me and the rest of the forum.
I have always used wool pads and a year ago I purchased some foam pads & backing pad. I haven't used them yet being I didn't feel I had enough info to use them correctly.
My next question is RPM's using a foam pad and my DW849 rotary. I know with my wool pads I was never afraid to crank it up a bit but from what I'm reading thats a no no with a foam pad.
1Tuff I feel like I have hijacked your post, Maybe I will start a new thread about using foam pads correctly.

No worries, detailing is my first love Very Happy

You want operate in the 1200-1500 RPM range with most pads. I will typically start at about 1500 RPM and then gradually reduce the speed as I work the product, finishing at about 1000 RPM or even as low as 900 RPM if I'm using a light polish.

If you are compounding with a harder foam cutting pad you can go as high as 1700 RPM to get the maximum cut.

With softer foam pads and light polishes you may want to start at about 1200 RPM.

You'll get the feel for it after a few applications, especially if you have used wool pads before.
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Re: Painting my '88 Mustang in Gloss Black

Post by 63Falconconvert on March 22nd 2010, 8:06 am

great info...I'm going to write this info right on the inside of my buffer case. Thanks again for passing on your knowledge.
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Post by RoboGeek on March 22nd 2010, 3:43 pm

this forum is like going to school!! lol
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Post by 63Falconconvert on March 22nd 2010, 3:53 pm

it really has picked up in the last month. Good topics and feed back from everyone.
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Post by RoboGeek on March 22nd 2010, 6:36 pm

yup.. just wish matt would pop on and see.. Razz
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Post by stang_krazy on March 22nd 2010, 8:46 pm

Yeah been wondering about Matt!

Does anyone know anything?

Great site and I feel it's going to get better!!!!!

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Post by RoboGeek on March 22nd 2010, 8:54 pm

my worries are he lets it lapse again.. I felt lost not knowing how to get a hold of the people I met here..
Seeing this forum unavailable was scary.. lol
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Post by 63Falconconvert on March 23rd 2010, 8:07 am

I like it here being there is not a ton of people, everyone gets along, everyone's opinion is heard and excepted. There are a few guys that use to be on here that I'm hoping will come back. They disapeared after the "shut-down".
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Re: Painting my '88 Mustang in Gloss Black

Post by 78StangII on March 1st 2011, 9:53 pm

1tuff68, you and Matt were the one's that convinced me to try this. Your hood is flawless. I did however went with spraying mine on but I hope, I hope to get as good of a gloss as you did on your hood.
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Re: Painting my '88 Mustang in Gloss Black

Post by 1tuff68 on March 1st 2011, 9:58 pm

78StangII wrote:1tuff68, you and Matt were the one's that convinced me to try this. Your hood is flawless. I did however went with spraying mine on but I hope, I hope to get as good of a gloss as you did on your hood.

You'll get a much better finish by spraying, less work too. Not as much sanding will be required to knock down the orange peel.

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Re: Painting my '88 Mustang in Gloss Black

Post by 1tuff68 on March 1st 2011, 10:04 pm

Here's some updated pics - 1 year later.




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Re: Painting my '88 Mustang in Gloss Black

Post by GreenMachine on March 2nd 2011, 1:02 pm

1tuff68 wrote:
One of the most important things you should consider is the quality of towels that touch your paint. Don't use auto parts stores microfiber towels on your paint! Get some good name brand towels (Cobra, Meguiar's, etc). I found this out the hard way LOL

What will happen? Also where do you go for the best deals on towels?
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