Author Topic: Meguires DA power system #G3500  (Read 517 times)

charles

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Meguires DA power system #G3500
« on: January 21, 2016, 02:57:43 PM »
I found an tried this the past few days,1.its small an gets in tight places, larger more expensive types wont.(walmart dot com $39.?? ,in store appx.$58.00) 2.its DUEL ACTION like the more expensive types.3.it doesnt heat the paint up as fast (because of duel action) as a regular single action (only rotates) buffer.Requires a 3/8" drill, recomends drill speed of 1200-2500,recomends a corded AC drill you can get a cheep one around 30-40 bucks that run the above speeds if you shop around.The drill Im useing only runs 850 rpm max.and I dont have any burned threw the clear coat places,you have to pay very close attention to what your doing,especially on edges,corners and ect....Useing the RED BUFFING PAD and ultimate compound #G17216 I took a rear fender from 2000 grit water sand paper to GLASS with NO SCRATCHES OR SWIRL MARKS,it took a little longer with the slower drill.Only buff till the sanding scratches are gone and on the scratches only and dont hold in one spot,keep the pad moveing even if its small strokes (CHECK PROGRESS OFTEN CLEAN PADS OFTEN WIPE OFF GOOD WITH RAG).Youll have to use 2 wipe off rags,1 to get the compound off and then I used an old cotten T shirt to get the oily like film off to see(YOU HAVE TOO) if any scratches are left (YOULL HAVE TO LOOK FROM SEVERAL DIRECTIONS BECAUSE OF THE GLARE TO SEE ANY SMALL MARKS LEFT) from different light reflections. Ill probably go over it with Meguires (mirrow glaze) ultra finishing polish #M20532 (or use meguires ultimate polish) ,really doesnt need it but probably will,your not suppose to WAX fresh paint,wax wont let the fresh paint breath an finish drying + or - 60 days at least,Meguires makes a GLAZE you can put over fresh paint that lets it breath an dry. The DA tool/buffer comes with the yellow polishing pad,walmart dot com has a group price on the buffer and other pads (combo) cheaper than in store.Advanced carries the ultimate compound G17216 and the ultimate polish.Something cheap and it actually works.

chaarles

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Re: Meguires DA power system #G3500
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2016, 02:05:35 PM »
One more thing,when wipeing the compound off with the first rag,wipe the compound lightly and across the direction of the sanding scratches to wipe it off,then the other rag after the compound is off.If the compound is dry or almost dry -put some compound on another small rag and lightly rewet the compound then wipe it off,why ? If you hear something like finger nails on a chalk board your makeing small scratches (wipe across the sand paper scratches) wipe lightly and keep rolling over both rags as you wipe.If you always wipe across the sanding scratches youll see any scratches you are makeing wipeing the compound off,this is where some people make the mistake of thinking its the buffer makeing the scratches. Wash the whole piece with dawn dish washing liquid BEFORE polishing and rinse well.The polish will take small wipeing scratches off.Why is it important to know if your makeing the scratches ? If you keep wipeing the compound off in the direction with the sand paper scratches and keep buffing thinking the sand paper scratches are not gone yet,whats going to happen ? The clear coat isnt very deep. If I was just useing compound to take a few scratches off (or polish) an old squirt bottle (windex or) and mix dawn very VERY SOAPY with water an blowing the compound loose (hold the spray bottle close)as you spray it down an lightly wipe it off.

charles

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Re: Meguires DA power system #G3500
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2016, 11:40:31 AM »
This is the glaze that can be put over fresh paint and allows the paint to continue to dry (wax wont let it breath an dry) Meguires (mirror glaze) ultra finishing durable glaze #M30516 for about 3 months warm weather then touch up any places an wax.

charles

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Re: Meguires DA power system #G3500
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2016, 01:55:58 PM »
    If your only buffing (didnt do any sanding) your bike ,you may want to use (mirrow glaze) ultra-cut compound #M10532( some autozones carry it) instead of the ultimate compound.The M10532 is a little less abrasive,cuts well also,and then use the polish.You might even just try the polish,it cuts good by its self,instead of buffing.Remember they didnt provide you with much clear coat,from the factory,so the least amount of buffing and polishing that you can get away with.Some times a good cleaner wax does just as well .