The last week of May 2010, I went up to Columbus, Ohio to work on several vehicles with Todd Cooperider. While in the mist of things, we decided to use the Surbuf R Series pads on a few areas and went ahead and got the proper documentation to provide you with a thorough process and review.
When using the Surbuf pads, it all starts with the prep. Proper priming of the pad matched with the appropriate pressure will yield the best results. Using your Meg’s 105, start on the outside of the pad and work your way in using a spiral effect. In most cases, this will prime the pad enough.
Using your finger to move the product around the pad to assure the pores of the pad are primed with Meg’s 105.
Once the pad is properly primed, it will look like this.
Depending on the size of the vehicle you are working on and the amount of correction you are aiming for can dictate the size of the area you work on. For instance, In the following photo, I am working on the trunk lid of a Rolls Royce Phantom. This panel was divided into four areas. From start to finish on one section of the trunk lid, it took roughly 1 minute and 30seconds where the machine was on. Using roughly 10lbs of pressure on speed 6. While it left a good finish, it had to be followed up with a medium polish, then finishing polish to pull out the maximum gloss with the truest finish.
After using Meg’s 105 with the Surbuf pads, it leaves a great finish for how aggressive the combination is. Notice the hazing around the lights that required additional polishing steps with finer polishes and pads to remove.
The Surbuf pads paired with Meguiar’s M105 has brought a new look to paint correction for Porter Cable 7424 owners, and it is amazing at the level of correction that can be achieved with this powerful combination. If you’ve been using the standard method of using M105 with an orange pad on a PC, and you still require more cut, then step up to the Surbuf Pad for an even more aggressive approach. Although depending on the car and the amount of work involved, there will still be times when a high speed polisher is necessary.
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