So while working on a Ferrari 430 the past couple of days, one thing utterly shocked me…after all, we continually learn something new everyday, every job!
With my D/A, I set it on the usual speed 6 and started working out a game plan with a test section. You use a test section to figure out what steps are needed to achieve the desired results. Sometimes you think it’s a long day and a three step needed, but in the test section, you figure out a two step process that will give you similar results! You just saved yourself time and product!
Anyway, what I learned was slowing down and making slower paced movements (both in DA speed, and arm speed) really made a much needed difference. The damage to this car’s paint was pretty bad, and I started out with the MF system and D300, but that wasn’t providing enough cut for the the damage on this paint. So, I jumped up to megs 105 and surbuf pad and that was leveling the paint, but leaving it far too marred up to clean up with just two more steps if I wanted max gloss. I would have had to go with a heavy polish 2nd step, then a medium polish 3rd step, then a light polish 4th step…not what I had the time, or the desire to do! I tried switching to an orange pad and 105 and it was still leaving the finish too marred to finish out how I wanted it to as the 105 was simply too aggressive for this paint on either pad choice. The ticket ended up being D300 on an orange pad, WITH SPEED 5 AND SLOWER PASSES. The slower passes allowed more concentrated work from the polish/pad combo. This finish left me with moderate marring left over and that was easily cleared up with powerfinish on a hydrotec pad. Following that all up with menzerna SF4500 on a black pad gave me a super clear finish and I was done!
Any questions (hahaha)?