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Old     (bcrider)      Join Date: Apr 2006       05-16-2011, 10:50 AM Reply   
I just bought a new 7" variable speed polisher and would like to get started on my boat. I have a question about what type of pads to you use. The products I bought are the Meguiars 49 Oxidation remover and 45 Marine Polish and I also have their flagship wax. Through my searches I see people are either using a wool or foam pad and wiping off with a Terry cloth. Would this be right? Any tips/tricks would be much appreciated!

Old     (jmanolinsky)      Join Date: Dec 2005       05-16-2011, 11:47 AM Reply   
I use the foam pads with the backing plate listed below. Great performance, easy to change and easy to clean. I just buffed my whole boat using the Meguiars products last weekend.

Old     (jv210)      Join Date: Feb 2006       05-16-2011, 2:00 PM Reply   
You want to start with the least aggressive method first, which would be the 49 oxidation and a foam pad. If that doesn't work to your liking move to a wool pad and the 49. Depending on how bad the oxidation is that might not even work and you may need a better compound with a wool pad or even a wetsand.

For the polish use a foam pad.

I'm no detailer but have wetsanded, buffed and polished my boat before.
Old     (murphy_smith)      Join Date: Dec 2005       05-16-2011, 2:19 PM Reply   
Lake country pads. CCS model for the foam. I have had people offer me cash to do their boats - so I think i am doing something right.

Compound with a yellow foam or an untwisted white wool (I prefer wool)

Polish with an orange foam

Wax with red foam
Old     (bcrider)      Join Date: Apr 2006       05-16-2011, 3:28 PM Reply   
Thanks for the info guys!
Old     (kko13)      Join Date: Jul 2006       05-16-2011, 3:53 PM Reply   
If the oxidation is heavy you will need a wool pad..the foam will work but near as good on the heavy stuff.
Polish with foam
I wax by hand


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