How to get a flawless finish on black paint Using the Americana Global Paint Correction System

August 11, 2018 2 min read

How to get a flawless finish on black paint Using the Americana Global Paint Correction System

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STEP ONE: 

  • This is going to be your first step where you remove all the defects in the paint
  • Use the Americana 1500 compound paired with a white and yellow microfiber cutting disk
  • I use 5-6 pea size drops, make sure to prime the pad with compound before running your first section
  • In this video I'm using a Rupes 21 ES so I'm able to run the machine at speed 6 during the compounding step. 
  • If I was using a Mark2 machine I would run at speed 4-4.5
  • Work a section around 24x24 inches. You can start with making two overlapping passes. 
  • Check your work, if there are still isolated random deep scratches then repeat your compounding step

(You may have a white or milky finish after compounding, this is ok, During compounding you create micro-scratches to remove heavy scratches)

STEP TWO:

Polishing out the micro scratches left behind from compounding 

  • All of your heavy and deep scratches and swirls should be removed prior to starting this step.
  • Use Americana Finesse polish and a black EFC foam pad
  • Use 4-5 pea size drops, and make sure to prime your pad on the first section
  • I'm using a Rupes 21 ES machine in this video and I'm running at speed 5 to start, then I decrease my speed to 4 as my polish breaks down. 
  • If I was using a Mark2 machine I would run at speed 3.8 decreasing to speed 3 as the polish breaks down
  • If you're struggling to remove the DA haze or micro scratching decrease your machine speed and increase your arm speed slightly

Product Pairing:

Americana Global 1500 Compound paired with The Americana White and yellow microfiber cutting disk.

Followed by Americana Finesse Jelling polish paired with Black foam pad.


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