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Aug 7th, 2008, 01:38 PM
new to the forum. Already learned alot, just from poking around here.
Got a question, Hope I'm posting in the correct area.
I just completed a fresh paint job on a customers motorcycle.
Looking to wet sand and buff the parts . Wag going to use 2500 wet. what polish will be best? And as the parts are smaller ( tanks, fenders) Can I use a wool bonnet on a DA? Or try to use the rotary ?:confused:
Aug 7th, 2008, 02:21 PM
Hi and welcome to Meguiar's Online!
J. A. Michaels
Aug 7th, 2008, 04:16 PM
:wavey Hello and welcome to mol.
Aug 7th, 2008, 04:30 PM
Sounds like you never used a rotary.:confused:
Pay for the shipping and i'll give you my 6 inch Ryobi orbital
regardless you need to use an oribital Scottwax2no bigger than 6" maybe a 4"
WEN brand makes a manuevable small buffer, if you are doing lots of bikes or small parts like that- would be a good investment.
One more thing- Is your paint suitable for buffing/polishing.
You are on track with the 2500 grit though. As long as the paint is able to polish.Scottwax4
To do so- it's either Epoxy, Polyester or Lacquer?? or enamel with hardener?
Aug 7th, 2008, 04:39 PM
Hello and welcome
#86 solo cut & polish cream is awsome and will work well to remove 2500 g as i found out a long time ago buffing small parts is a 2 person job you need a holder. I use a 3" rotary for small jobs but it can be done with larger just alot more care and slower speed helps.good luck and post pics
Aug 7th, 2008, 05:46 PM
Welcome to the site. I am also very new here. I have painted literaly hundreds of tanks. I would recommend building your self a fender and tank stand. It does not have to be pretty just sturdy . I have never used a Da for buffing. I use my 8 inch with three different foam pads for different cuts. I have not used a wool pad since I used my first foam pad. I also use 2500 meguiar's paper. I would like to try the da some day for buffing just to check it out, but for now I just do what has worked for years. Oh yea, watch your edges and speed on the front fenders. It is possible to catch the edge and bend a steel fender.- good luck-
Aug 7th, 2008, 06:19 PM
:waveyWelcome to MOL.
Aug 8th, 2008, 02:48 AM
yes the paint is o.k to be polished. It's PPG base w/HOK Marblizer, 3 coats of HOK Blue Kandy , finished with PPG DC3000 .
Didn't even think about catching the fender.. Thanks for the heads up.
Aug 8th, 2008, 01:02 PM
Decided to go with a Rotary Buffer , and keep my fingers crossed and go slowly, I've buffed out hoods etc, but never worked on smaller parts like this..
thanks for all the advice:bigups