What compounds are you guys using?

Discussion in 'Compounds, Polishes, Paint Cleaners, and Glazes' started by Joshs2013MSAltimaSL, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. Currently I have M105 (old version) and Powergloss. I'm not sure if I'm a fan of 105, I don't know if it's because it's the old version or what, but it's just very dry. I feel like there's no working time and I'm hurting the surface more than helping. I haven't tried Powergloss yet so I'm not sure if it's better. What are you guys using? Oh by the way, this is with wool and a rotary. Thanks for your input!
  2. richy

    richy Guest

    For heavy correction, 105 is my 1st choice with PFW. I haven't been using PG for a while since I got my 105. 105 takes some getting used to, especially if you're used to diminishing abrasives, which 105 is not. It's very powerful, very quick and I love it. X3 is another great one with wool but doesn't have the bite of the other 2.
  3. Asphalt Rocket

    Asphalt Rocket Nuba Guru

    105 is my go to.

  4. Thanks for the responses. I know most of it is that I'm new to the rotary and very used to using diminishing abrasives. I haven't spent much time with 105, but it just seems...chalky I guess is a word for it. I don't know what to do...
  5. d00t

    d00t Welcome to Detailing

    105 and Fast Cut Plus What are you spinning it to?

  6. It's on a Meg's burgundy wool pad.
  7. d00t

    d00t Welcome to Detailing

    What speed are you using your rotary at when usng M105? (is what I meant)
  8. 1500 rpms.
  9. d00t

    d00t Welcome to Detailing

    Try adding a lubricating aid to 105. Such as some water, or Gloss-It EVP. It will greatly extend the working time (at least EVP will). Also saturate the wool pad with 105 before you start polishing. So rub the 105 into the wool, then lay a bead on the paint and work that in.
  10. slanguage

    slanguage OD On Detailing

    mineral oil could be used as well, but very sparingly.

    i use 105 as well.
  11. Paul Dalton aka Miracle

    Paul Dalton aka Miracle DB Pro Supporter

    3M Extra fine comp and 3M Fast cut plus
  12. It seems like such a waste of product to get the pad primed...but I guess it's just part of using wool. So you actually put the compound right on the paint? How much and how big of an area? This stuff behaves so different compared to Menz products.

  13. Are these a "wetter" type of compound?

    Is the new M105 any different than the first?
  14. VooDoo

    VooDoo Birth of a Detailer

    3M Perfect it
  15. SpecC

    SpecC Wax on..Wax off

    As detailers, we are always looking for ways to make our products work better. I'd gladly burn through a quart of M105 if it works the way I want it to. togwt actually had an article on priming the pad. It does help immensely. I am also using M105 as my compound. Some DI water sprayed on with it makes it a lot nicer to work with.
  16. I will have to give it a shot with water. I also think I am over working the product. I am using it like it has diminishing abrasives. There is next to nothing to wipe off after I'm done and I don't think that's the correct way.
  17. togwt

    togwt Nuba Guru

    My preference for removing sanding marks or serious paint defects with a non-diminishing abrasive is Megs M105; used in combination with a rotary buffer and a LC Purple foam / wool cutting pad

    Diminishing abrasives PO 34A Power Gloss / wool or PO 203 S - Power Finish /foam dependant upon surface scratches
  18. richy

    richy Guest

    I can be done a small area with 105 in under 10 seconds. Spread with rotary off, not using too much, buff at 1500-1800 rpm for seconds.
  19. detailersdomain

    detailersdomain Administrator

    We use Power Gloss or M105
  20. supercharged

    supercharged DB Forum Supporter

    Power Gloss or Megs 105 here...

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