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What pads are used for what, can i use pads for multiple purposes (polish then wax), and does my air orbital compare to my pc?
also, i'm using oxidation remover on my boat, can i use any pad for this?
 

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oh, and the pad that comes w/ the pc, can that be use for anything or is that for putting the wrap over only?
 

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ok, i tried just using the pc pad and it doesnt accomplish anything aside from soaking up whatever use with it. I then tried doing it by hand and it works great, but its slow and a pita.
 

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ok, i tried just using the pc pad and it doesnt accomplish anything aside from soaking up whatever use with it. I then tried doing it by hand and it works great, but its slow and a pita.
The white pad that comes w/ the pc is pretty much useless unless you buy a bonnet for it and use it for something like final buffing.
 

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What pads are used for what, can i use pads for multiple purposes (polish then wax), and does my air orbital compare to my pc?
also, i'm using oxidation remover on my boat, can i use any pad for this?
I would use a white lake country pad for the oxidation removal. See how it turns out. If the oxidation is not too heavy, the white pad should work just fine. It has a light cut to it, so it will break down the polish well.
http://www.glimmerglassdetailing.com/6whfopopad.html

The Lake country pads I carry ranging from most to least cut is orange, white, black, blue. I would use orange w/ heavier polishes/compounds, then step down to a white pad w/ light polishses such as ssr1, optimum polish, vanilla moose glaze, etc. The black and blue pads dont have any cut so they're good for applying glazes, waxes, sealants, etc. You wouldnt want to use a cutting pad w/ a wax. Always try to mate up your pads and product accordingly.
http://www.glimmerglassdetailing.com/bupaac.html

and if you dont already have one, you'll need a 5" backing plate for your pc to attach these pads to.
 

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Thanks chris! I just got a hold of a backing plate and a small variety of pads from a local detail supplier. I'll make sure to go through you next time, but I wanted to get them asap. Ill post pics of before and after once i finish.
 
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