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Old 07-07-2011, 07:14 PM   #1
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Are you sure I'm doing this right?

I realize there is much info on this subject and I
have read all of it, but am still nervous. I started
polishing by trying to get rid of the oxidized panels
first than to the clearcoat stripping. PO stripped some
and left so I'm working on that first. I feel like it's
looking bad! very grey and dark, this panel represents
2 hours with Nuvite 2 F-7 and a 1/2" drill with the thick
bonnet, polisher on the way!. Is this look normal? all the video
shows people starting with nicer looking panels? please advise
if not too much trouble. Pictures attatched I hope
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Old 07-07-2011, 08:01 PM   #2
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My experience tells me you want F-9 for very heavy oxidization. The bonnett you'll need is for cutting not buffing. You can tell a cutting wheel by the twisted twills not a soft lambs wool style . You will be washing the black out of the bonnett with tsp. The black is the nuvite and oxidization. Get 3 bonnets and keep changing them. The 2 hours could be due to the 1/2 drill. You need a angle body grinder or buffer with some rpm's. Although this too, takes lots of time. Do not skip grades of nuvite, you will end up at the polishing step faster, only to see the grit marks. These are not the wheel marks, they are handled differently.

Ultimately it's endless! But you will get there. Much information on this topic you'll find you own way.

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Old 07-07-2011, 08:35 PM   #3
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personally, bag the nuvite products till steps 3 and 4. Get a load of tripoly compound and a spiral sewn wheel and get it done in half the time. Search mr. insideout thread about 3/4 the way thru for materials and process.
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