Finally got the hang of M105!!

Discussion in 'Compounds, Polishes, Paint Cleaners, and Glazes' started by Dust2Glory, Aug 18, 2008.

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  1. Dust2Glory

    Dust2Glory Nuba Guru

    Well after a few failed attempts of using 105 I decided to give it another go on a Dakota. And using some tips from a few other forum members this time is was great to work with!!

    Basically I used an orange lo-pro pad and misted with QD and added a pea size drop of Opt. polish to the pad... then did 2-3 thick lines of 105 on the panel I was working and picking it up on speed one and working the dial to 6. this gave 105 a little bit longer working time and not as much marring that I got before. And buffing the stuff off was a snap!!!

    And to finish it off i used Ultrafina SE on a black Lc pad.



  2. P1et

    P1et Official DB Moderator

    That M105 is a tricky product, no doubt!
  3. Mindflux

    Mindflux Welcome to Detailing

    GJ. "Dial on 6", sounds like you are using a Flex or PC?
  4. Dust2Glory

    Dust2Glory Nuba Guru

    Yes the flex... sorry
  5. Mindflux

    Mindflux Welcome to Detailing

    RTFO. I'm teeter tottering with the idea of a Flex. The lack of a BP for 4" pads and the unavailable Edge adapters make me cry.
  6. Scott's Mobile Detailing

    Scott's Mobile Detailing Welcome to Detailing

    dust is that a gun in your jk...good job!
  7. Dust2Glory

    Dust2Glory Nuba Guru

    yeah i was gonna shoot myself if it didn't work this time!!!
  8. Scott's Mobile Detailing

    Scott's Mobile Detailing Welcome to Detailing

  9. MrPolished&Waxed

    MrPolished&Waxed Obsessive Detailer

    is that the rotary or the DA? and is that the old LC pad? thanks

    looks great, its always awesome once you get the hang of something new to use.

    whats the drop of Opt. for?
  10. Pats300zx

    Pats300zx Official DB Moderator

    To increase the working time.
  11. richy

    richy Guest

    Dust..I have tried 2 non-diminishing compounds lately, the X3 and Megs 105. I found in both cases, I spread it for a second or two on ONE (1000 RPM) and then bump it to 6 (3000 RPM). For both compounds, it works quickly and finishes down amazingly well. Try using a purple foamed wool, do Megs 1st and follow it with X3..WOW!! Those are my findings, I know they differ from some on here.:shrug:
  12. Asphalt Rocket

    Asphalt Rocket Nuba Guru

    Dust I am glad you got M105 working but, not trying to rain on your parade but you actually haven't got the hang of it if you are using aides to get it to work-i.e. the QD priming of the pad and adding optimum. Polishes are made to work on their own, and it they were not I am sure the manufactors would put it on the instructions. The biggest part of your problem with it is you are using a foam pad, switch over to atleast a foamed wool pad like Richy suggested and I have also and you will not need any aids to work the polish.
  13. D&D Auto Detailing

    D&D Auto Detailing DB Forum Supporter

    The biggest part of your problem is that your technique is off. 105 works with any pad, wool or foam. You just need to adjust your technique depending on what machine and pad you're using. However, I think 105 is easier to use with wool and will obviously give more cut and work faster. Keep practicing, Im sure youll get the hang of it soon. :thumb: Otherwise, I suggest you switch to a different compound with a longer working time.
  14. Dust2Glory

    Dust2Glory Nuba Guru

    Thanks for the tips guys, but even the way im using it now, it's a whole lot faster then PGC, and alot stronger cut that OPT HC... so yes I haven't mastered it by itself, but the results i'm getting are far superior than with anything else i've tired, including M95
  15. Strs90

    Strs90 Birth of a Detailer

    What is the correct technique and nuances of using M105? If the abrasives do not diminish then should you only do one pass? How can you finish down if the abrasives do not diminish?? I think I read someone say that the product would dry out to fast if spread first?
  16. HPIA4v2

    HPIA4v2 Birth of a Detailer

    I follow the discussion on and 2 things about meg105:
    1) it design for rotary
    2) wool pad not foam pads

    Outside these 2 requirements you are on your own. I use Flex and like dust2glory has to resort to QD on foam pads.

    To me there is no "one" way of doing things that's absurd. It's like baking cake. You can beat the whole egs for Genoa cake base on stainless steel at high for long time or medium if using copper bowl faster(the copper create copper salt with egg yolk to bind). At the end the result is the same so what?
  17. ehuth1

    ehuth1 Birth of a Detailer

    I used M105 with green edge foam on a cyclo and took out 1500 grit wetsand scratches on my old 4runner. LSP ready at that! You basically just have to work a small area and start working the polish as soon as the pad hits the paint. The cyclo has one speed so I think this contributed to good results as well.

    So not only was it designed for a rotary, it will work with a DA if used correctly. Foam or Wool just make sure you spur it to keep the build up from collecting, I found this to be a problem after a few panels.
  18. Asphalt Rocket

    Asphalt Rocket Nuba Guru

    M105 will not be lsp ready at all, that is not a correct statement at all. It does look better than most compounds but it still needs to be gone over with sip and a finishing polish.
  19. D&D Auto Detailing

    D&D Auto Detailing DB Forum Supporter

    Maybe at the very end the results are the same. But one way IS faster and more effective. Thats all we're trying to show. No one is forcing you to listen to others advice.

    I agree.
  20. HPIA4v2

    HPIA4v2 Birth of a Detailer

    Please show me how to work Meg105 using Flex with foam/Wool pads step by step. Instead of raining on dust2glory parade(this applies to all of us not any particular person).
    I am all ears.
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