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Old 05-12-2015, 04:40 PM   #1
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Cyclo swirls and cloudy with f7

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First time ripping with the cyclo and having major issues

I compounded with black bar, then f7, skin was coming along very good.

Then I cleaned it very well and cyclo'd with f7. All the good work has gone and I have a massive cloud/haze on the whole panel, what has gone wrong??!?!


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Old 05-14-2015, 12:58 PM   #2
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You can't cyclo with f7. You have to use the 3 step process in order to get the quality no swirl mark shine your looking for. After using F7 you have to then use C medium grade polish with the rotary buffer. That breaks down the heavy scratches and prepares the surface for S. The fine grade polish S is then used with the cyclo. It will take "most" of the swirl marks out. Swirl marks are perfectly normal and will fade overtime. As a perfectionist and a professional detailer this is what I have read and come to realize.
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Based on recommendation from forum we just watched the Hoffman series of videos regarding polishing on you tube. Short clips, informative, and explanatory about the different steps.
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So many ways...
I was told best way to compound f7 then cyclo f7 to get swirls out.... Sigh.

In other news... Why the hell do my very very expensive 3m compounding pads (Velcro) go flying off my polisher. It really gets a guy down. It'll work for 10mins or so then there she goes!!! Had to put the polisher down.... Wondering if I should move to a 1/2 drill instead


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