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Old 18-03-2017, 07:57 PM
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Default Old panel

Any body works will give you a old panel to play with, as they pay to have it taken away.
hope this helps
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Old 20-03-2017, 07:10 PM
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Practise on you bonnet or boot lid and stay away from the edges, you can tape the edges with half inch /12mm masking tape. this will stop you from rubbing thru on the edges.
With a DA sander, you are likely to do less damage to paintwork.
Start off on a slow speed, and then as you get more confident you can increase the speed.
You will find that higher speed doesn't necessarily mean quicker or better polishing.
Turn the speed down for bumpers and plastic, and dont dwell on the one spot, keep the polisher moving at all times, as slowly as possible, and you will see results.
Never polish edges, let the polisher run over them at the end of the session. and never let the polisher feed into an edge. Get to know how the sponge pad runs, ie top half will run off an edge to the right, bottom half will catch the same edge, so tilt the polisher, so the bottom half doesn't touch the edge.
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