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- 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)
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
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.