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Finally got sometime to try and use this Mequires 105 polish and apparently my 720 is rusted a little worse than Josh's twin twenty or I'm doing something wrong ?

I did clean up a little but for price I expected more (not trying to say it's no  good so before you jump to conclusions) Is there a trick I know nothing about ?

 Used buffer and elbow grease, this is what I got, she works hard for a living and just thought she deserved a polish.

If I weren't considering selling they would get blasted and painted.

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8 hours ago, maxwood said:

Hello, I bought a set of these from amazon . They work well ,I use my random orbit sander  with velcro to mount them .

 

https://www.amazon.com/SPTA-Buffing-Polishing-Polisher-Buffing-5/dp/B01MZ3B6U7/ref=sr_1_56?ie=UTF8&qid=1500866504&sr=8-56&keywords=buffing+pads

 

Thanks Ken in Mi

so what your telling me is that you don't use a bonnet over the pad ?

As you've noticed I don't polish much, just trying to figure out what I'm to do

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Talntedmrgreen

Lloyd, did you remove the rust before buffing?  Buffing will pull some rust stain from paint, but it will take significant time and won't remove rust from course bare metal.  That paint does look pretty blistered, and polishing won't fix that, but chemically removing the rust will make it look much better and stop any decay of the finish.  From the lack of gloss showing on your paint, I don't think the buffing worked.  I don't like wool pads and never use a bonnet.  Use a black foam pad as that is for the first stage of bugging/polishing. Then if you want more shine, move to an orange pad.  For really mirror finish, I will then use the 205 compound, but anything I have done this year has only been with the 105 compound.  I get very fast results with the buffer, but sometimes do it by hand with an old kitchen towel.  THAT takes some elbow grease. The pad will sort of need to be 'seasoned' the first time you use it...it will take less polish the next time you use it, since the foam draws some in. I also like to seal my pads in bags because I'm cheap and use them till they fall apart.  I have a cheap-o buffer and pads from Harbor Freight, but if there is rust or rust coloring present, I use a rust remover first.  

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720nut

Thanks Josh Not done much polishing and thought it would remove all

Guess I need a little schooling here cause I've got several that I'ld like to polish

could you say tell us your process with a little more detail ?

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