Hey guys, I’ve been following the Ask a Pro Blog and it has been full of great information. Keep up the good work! I have a PC and recently got some M105/205 and various pads from Detailed Image. I tried it out on an Acura with great results! It is an impressive combination. I used the 105 with the LC Orange pad, and the M205 with the LC Black pad. After the 105/205 I apply Zaino Z2 as the final step. My question is – do you recommend any polishing after the M205? Or is the M205 good enough to finish with before I apply the Zaino? I own Honda and Acura vehicles, so that that is my primary focus. Thanks! Bill
Hi Bill, and thanks for the questions. I’m glad to hear that you’ve found the information here on the Detailed Image Ask A Pro blog to be helpful.
I too agree that the Meguiars M105 / M205 combination is very powerful, and versatile as well. I spend a lot of time using it myself.
Acura / Honda paint is typically pretty soft and relatively easy to work with as far as correction is concerned. I typically only use M105 for Acura / Honda paint when the condition is pretty severe. M205 on a PC with a black pad will do a very good job of finish polishing, especially with the cleanup of any marring caused by a heavier combination like M105 / orange.
As far as your question about needing to go another refining step in finish polishing, I guess it comes down to what color the car is, and how good you want it to look. If the soft paint is lighter in color, you could go with a finer polish but the difference wouldn’t be very noticeable in most cases. If you were working with a darker color like Nighthawk Black Pearl however, it would definitely be worth your while to spend some time with a finer polish. For this I would recommend a blue pad and Menzerna PO85RD.
If these are your own personal cars you’re working on, it would definitely recommend having the finer polish/pad combination on hand for those quick touch-ups or the occasional light polishing.
Let me know if you have any additional questions or comments.