|I am going to do some wetsanding and finish up with 2500 grit paper. Can I move on to a fine cut polish w/ a wool pad or do I need to hit it with some heavy duty rubbing compound? |
I would prefer to go from 2500 grit to a fine cut compound/polish.
|The only way I have ever returned to brilliant shine finish is 3m Finisse It Compound. It is the only thing that will remove swirl marks from heavy duty rubbing compound.|
|The fine cut compound is pretty much a 2500 grit.|
|you dont have to go as fine as a 2500 compound if you are going to use a wool pad on a good high speed buffer. |
Start with a 800 than go to a 1200. Make sure you keep lots of water on the spots being worked. Wash the boat that hit it with a wool pad & a cleaner cut compound. I personaly use mcguiers Diamond cut compound, its a heavy duty cut cleaner. Than I go to a meidum cleaner cut compound, than switch to a foam pad, hit it with swirl free polish, than use a wax cleaner with the foam pad. Finaly go over it with a hand wax and a good paste wax with carnuba.
If you have done all of this you will be exausted but your boat will look awsome.
All of mcguiers polishes have a compound scale on the bottle so its a no brainer what to use first and last.