Detailing Step-By-Step Chart & Pad Application Chart *Look Here*

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  1. SRT Handz

    SRT Handz Post Whore SN95 Supporter

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    People always have alot of confusion regarding the "Detailing Steps".

    Here are a few questions that come up ALOT.

    "What Comes First, Wax or Polish?"
    "When Do I Use Claybar?"
    "What Do I Do After Polishing?"


    Well to clear this all up, here is a Flow Chart that shows the "Step-By Step" process of detailing!!!!

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    *Flow-Chart provided by AutoGeek.Net* :thumbsup:

    Dalamar Was Kind Enough to Make This Pad Application Chart.
    there's been some questions about it so I posted it up here.
    this is just copy/paste info from Chemical Guys web site.

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    PDF www.actioncompaction.com/dalamar_96/2009/Hex Pad chart.pdf
     
  2. Dalamar

    Dalamar Post Whore Retired Staff SN95 Supporter

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    Great Stuff Handz!!!

    I think a pad chart would also b handy.
     
  3. greenscobie86

    greenscobie86 Well-Known Member

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    Great, thank you.

    +1 on a pad chart. the one on Autogeek is kinda confusing.
     
  4. SRT Handz

    SRT Handz Post Whore SN95 Supporter

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    I really dont want to post up a Pad chart because different companies use different pad colors for different cutting strengths. One company's Orange pad may be used for cutting while another company's orange pad is used for finishing. With pads, its good to go with the what the manufactures states.
     
  5. dafizuck

    dafizuck Well-Known Member

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    What about posting the pad chart with the corresponding company...
     
  6. Dalamar

    Dalamar Post Whore Retired Staff SN95 Supporter

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    does CG have a chart?
     
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    97ponygt Well-Known Member

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    Very helpful thanks!
     
  8. Dalamar

    Dalamar Post Whore Retired Staff SN95 Supporter

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  9. SRT Handz

    SRT Handz Post Whore SN95 Supporter

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    Please note, These are ONLY for CG pads. CG also offers 2 types of Green pads and one is just for Mercedes Benz paint.
     
  10. MustangChris

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    thanks for the info!
     
  11. Dalamar

    Dalamar Post Whore Retired Staff SN95 Supporter

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    that green pad works really good.
     
  12. atlanticblue98

    atlanticblue98 Well-Known Member

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    you mean it works really well

    :bootyshake:
     
  13. Dalamar

    Dalamar Post Whore Retired Staff SN95 Supporter

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    WELL,... yes.
     
  14. SRT Handz

    SRT Handz Post Whore SN95 Supporter

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    I have the green pad.... but for some reason i have not gotten a chance to use one yet. from what i have been told, its pretty good being just under orange.
     
  15. Dalamar

    Dalamar Post Whore Retired Staff SN95 Supporter

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    supposed to be softer than an orange. I used it on the black saleen, and on my car last detail.
     
  16. MustangChris

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    too many typos for my liking. lol. but good info! :)
     
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    Sinned83 Well-Known Member

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    This is a useful chart. Thanks Handz
     
  18. marq.fcb

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    I ordered my first polishes :binkybaby:

    Menzerna Power Finish Polish - P0 203S
    Menzerna Final Finish Polish - P0 85 RE 5

    so, now I need pads

    3m or menzerna ?
     
  19. Dalamar

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    I've got a bunch of those Menzerna pads, like the hex pads better myself.
     
  20. wytstang

    wytstang Well-Known Member

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    Just pick up some Lake Country Flat pads Autogeek ships over sea's http://www.autogeek.net/lake-country-beveled-pad-kit.html
    I also like LC's Curved Edge Variable Contact pads http://www.lakecountrymfg.com/files/techdocs/curved-edge-vc-foam-pads.pdf
    Make it easy to get under the side mirrors by flipping the buffer upside down giving the pad enough reach to polish under there.