As info as to why I'm asking this...............Wednesday I polished the rear end cap (exterior) for about six (6) hours -- yes, six hours! (I was so sore that at the end I received a phone call and it hurt so badly to hold the phone I had to beg off and promise to return the call later.) I don't know why I did continued on for so long, as I had previously polished for around four hours straight and vowed never, ever to do that again! I just remember thinking, "I'd like to get that skin F-9'd before I quit for the day, but the trouble is, I saw improvement and pushed myself further and further.
Anyway, as some of you may have read in other threads, our Bubble was sorely abused and sat out in the blazing mid-West plains with a tarp and had the tarp marks burned into the skins, so, very difficult to polish that out. Wednesday, I just couldn't wait for DH to have time to do more on the top, so I pressed on myself with the Nuvite F-9. It took three to four passes with the F-9 to get the oxidation off, but it was scratched. I didn't purchase F-7 because I thought I'd read that you either needed the harsher F-9 or you used the F-7 (or some people use the "6"). I was so proud of what I'd done in those six hours, but DH only remarked about how the F-9 left more scratches than his wet sanding with 1200 grit did.
I said, no problem, the "C" is supposed to take those off. Well, I took Thursday off from polishing to rest up and later today went back out. I used the "C" with a new wool pad, and it started looking really shiny, but I could see some (not nearly as many) scratches, so I ended up doing three or four passes with the "C". However, there's still scratches.
I really have two (or so) questions:
1) Should I have used F-7 also (before the "C")? I think I did read that the F-7 has rounded pieces and will smooth out some scratches. Or should I do more passes with the "C"?
2) Does the type of wool pad matter? I have been using ones from Harbor Freight and I know they are not nearly as nice as those at the auto paint stores.
DH went to Bowling Green, Ohio to the tractor pulling Nationals (I think the Nats.) today, so I texted him to ask if he'd pick me up some more wool pads if there was a HF around there. He said there was a tool guy there and he'd check to see if he has any...........he did so he picked me up four and I'm hoping they're the better ones. (DH used to pull tractors, mini's, blown and injected, and a two-wheel drive blown and injected truck, but is now an alumni and gets tickets to get in every year; he takes a couple of his buddies and they sit there all day and night watching and have a grand time!)
Thanks so much.