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The compounding sponge should be used with an automotive polisher.
It is necessary to polish a vehicle body panel when:
- The panel has been newly painted with a clear-coat.
- Shallow scratch marks need to be removed.
- The panel has suffered from oxidation.
- Swirl marks and hologram defects need to be removed.
Compounding sponge uses:
Compounding sponge range:
|SPC00101||Firm||Orange||ø200mm||Hook & Loop||Standard|
|SPC00100||Soft||Yellow||ø200mm||Hook & Loop||Standard|
|SPC00102||Soft||Red||ø200mm||Hook & Loop||Standard|
|SPC00124||Firm||Blue||ø125mm||Hook & Loop||Standard|
For the ø200mm Hook & Loop compounding sponges, use the M14 backing pad SPC00106.
Adaptors to convert or lenghten the polisher's thread:
|ORDER NO./td>||MALE THREAD||FEMALE THREAD|
|SPC00055||5/8 UNC||5/8 UNC|
Recommended polishing compounds to use:
- Liquid Shine™ High cut - Features a silicone, wax and filler free polishing compound to give a high gloss finish on fresh or cured paint. It is capable of removing P1500 grit sanding marks. It can be used on automotive paints, marine gel-coats and on composite surfaces.
- Liquid Shine™ Fine cut - similar to the High cut polishing compound, but it is designed for use on a ceramic and scratch resistant clear-coat. It is capable of removing P2000 scratch marks.
- Liquid Shine™ Zero swirl - Very low abrasive for the final step of polishing. Removes holograms and swirl marks. Use a soft compounding sponge as a final step
Steps to take when polishing a panel:
1. Preparing the panel:
- Sometimes a panel has fine over-spray left from spraying the clear-coat. This needs to be removed by lightly sanding with a fine abrasive paper. All over-spray need to be sanded out up to P1500 grit.
- The panel should be washed when all spray-finishing defects have been removed. Any dirt particles could cause scratch marks when polishing.
- Tight curves and ends of the panel should be masked-off to prevent the effects caused by point pressure. The polisher should always be used on flat surfaces.
2. Applying the polishing compound:
- A five rand coin amount of polishing compound should be applied to the sponge. Switch the polisher to it's lowest speed setting.
- Switch on the polisher and gradually spread the polishing compound over the panel.
- Keep moving the polisher on the panel to have as little amount of pressure and friction.
- The polishing compound will remove the scratch marks caused by the P1500 sand paper and it will bring out an impressive gloss finish.
- Remove the masking from the panels and apply the polishing compound to a microfiber cloth. Hand polish (by moving your hand in a small circular motion) the tight curves and ends in the panels until the same finish is achieved as from the polisher.
3. Wash the panel when finished:
- Wash the panel after polishing to remove any residue from the polishing compound.
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