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dhenkel
09-26-2012, 04:38 AM
I just sprayed a 1962 impala Chromapremier tuxedo black. I plan on starting with 1000 grit wet and progress to 2500 and then hit it with 3000 trizact. I have been using norton ice for a few years and like it, is their something after the norton I can use to remove all the swirls and finish it? My jobber only carries 3m or mequirs products. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks

style
09-26-2012, 08:54 AM
I just sprayed a 1962 impala Chromapremier tuxedo black. I plan on starting with 1000 grit wet and progress to 2500 and then hit it with 3000 trizact. I have been using norton ice for a few years and like it, is their something after the norton I can use to remove all the swirls and finish it? My jobber only carries 3m or mequirs products. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks

sugestions?,find another jobber..

norton ice is kinda of harsh their pad#1 however is a favorite of mine i like that its medium fibers turn fine after a few uses try getting just the regular brown 3m compound not sure on that part number use the norton wool pad with it then follow it up with a foam black pad useing the same compound then use the #3 pad with what ever protection your puting on your paint, keep in mind the whole time swirl marks are created by heat you really should be looking into surefinish if your using those fine grits it will save you alot of time..

Len
09-26-2012, 09:32 AM
I just sprayed a 1962 impala Chromapremier tuxedo black. I plan on starting with 1000 grit wet and progress to 2500 and then hit it with 3000 trizact. I have been using norton ice for a few years and like it, is their something after the norton I can use to remove all the swirls and finish it? My jobber only carries 3m or mequirs products. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks

There are a few things that generate swirls in the finish from buffing... the polish you're using, the texture of the pad and the action of the machine you're using. Polish or compound with a finer grit like Sure Finish will generate less swirl and a foam pad tends to generate less swirl than a wool pad.

As far as the machine goes most buffing is done with a rotary in order to cut and polish the paint but the rotary action tends to leave swirls. Using an "orbital" machine like he Makita BO6040 can remove the swirls but it's usually not worth buying a $300 orbital unless you plan on using it regularly.


http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41YDeAmFoKL._SL500_AA300_.jpg
Makita BO6040

style
09-26-2012, 09:56 AM
There are a few things that generate swirls in the finish from buffing... the polish you're using, the texture of the pad and the action of the machine you're using. Polish or compound with a finer grit like Sure Finish will generate less swirl and a foam pad tends to generate less swirl than a wool pad.

As far as the machine goes most buffing is done with a rotary in order to cut and polish the paint but the rotary action tends to leave swirls. Using an "orbital" machine like he Makita BO6040 can remove the swirls but it's usually not worth buying a $300 orbital unless you plan on using it regularly.


http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41YDeAmFoKL._SL500_AA300_.jpg
Makita BO6040

orbital mode does nothing but this machine in forced rotation mode rotates the oposite of a regular buffer plus orbits at the same time,

leaving a mirror with no swirls..

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu214/larson4123/Pic-01052011-017.jpg

heres a before pic with swirls,
http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu214/larson4123/2010-11-12130215_ElPaso_Texas_US.jpg

heres an after pic useing only compound with a black foam pad and makita 6040
http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu214/larson4123/2010-11-12130339_ElPaso_Texas_US.jpg

Henry
09-26-2012, 10:31 AM
I just sprayed a 1962 impala Chromapremier tuxedo black. I plan on starting with 1000 grit wet and progress to 2500 and then hit it with 3000 trizact. I have been using norton ice for a few years and like it, is their something after the norton I can use to remove all the swirls and finish it? My jobber only carries 3m or mequirs products. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks

Remember, when you find yourself in a locked position for a product just come here. For all the stuff I've ordered from Len, I received it as little as the next day to two days.

Below is a link to a good product for you. Post some pics of that nice car.

http://autobodystore.net/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=ABS&Product_Code=WIZ11048&Category_Code=M3

Henry