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Old    wakemania (wakemania)      Join Date: Sep 2008       03-31-2009, 12:16 PM Reply   
I'm getting ready to buff the hull to bring back the shine with the Finesse-It II. I have a little dullness and mionr swirl marks. I was just curious which pads most are using with the FI-It. Foam or wool. I also found the foamed wool pads. Does anyone use these? http://www.wolfgangcarcare.com/foamed-wool-7-5-inch-polishing-buffing-pad.html

I'm looking for a pad that will knock out the 2000 grit marks and light oxidation but leave a good enough finish that all is needed is waxing after the FI-It.
Old    George Aslinger (mobv)      Join Date: Jun 2002       03-31-2009, 12:23 PM Reply   
From my experience I would use a foam pad for application and wool for final polish.
Old    Dustin (ncsumalibu)      Join Date: Mar 2009       03-31-2009, 12:30 PM Reply   
I am not sure what cut Finesse-It II your using but I would recommend for light correction do the following:

1 Pass Orange foam pad
1 Pass White foam pad

Depending on how aggressive the polish is determines which pad you use and how much shine you want. I would only use a foamed wool pad if you need more serious correction. I just put about 20 hrs in polishing my boat (2002 malibu vlx) and the shine/depth/gloss is better than the brand new ones I saw at the boat show. Take your time and work the polish until it breaks down.
Old    Peter_C (peter_c)      Join Date: Sep 2001       03-31-2009, 1:07 PM Reply   
Wool pads for polishing and foam for waxing is what I was taught.
Old    Dustin (ncsumalibu)      Join Date: Mar 2009       03-31-2009, 1:36 PM Reply   
I looked up the polish and if your wanting a one step process and are set on that polish then use the orange foam pad. The foamed wool is way too harsh for a one step application.
Old    "G" (grant_west)      Join Date: Jun 2005       03-31-2009, 1:47 PM Reply   
Wool pads are for cutting and polishing.
"Finesse It" is a swirl remover made to take the marks compound can leave behind.
1. use a wool pad with "compound".
2. use a foam pad with "finess it".
3. Hand Glaze and then Wax it. Or you can just Wax it.
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