Hello, I have a process I have been using for many years after I do a paint job.
This is the process -
1 - I wet sand the entire area with my Hutchins water bug with 1500 grit and take off most of any excessive orange peel and all of any dust nibs.
2 - I use Meguiars Compound Power Cleaner on a white 8"3M waffle pad on my Rotary buffer
3 - I then use Meguiars mirror Glaze Dual action cleaner with a separate Meguiars yellow pad.
4 - I then use a black 3M finish foam pad with Auto Tech Foam Pad Glaze because it is body shop safe.In other words it contains no silicone's to contaminate the area I polish in so my next job I paint does not get paint defects like fish eyes ect.
I have been doing this for over 25 years and have produced many show car finishes. Just to explain where I am coming from.
This is not a hobby for me but a full time job for over 34 years.
I do not use a wool pad as this would end in more defects (fibers) in the next job coming into my shop that I have to paint.
I am thinking of changing my work flow.
I am about to pull the trigger on getting the 3 levels of Meguiars pads,the maroon,yellow,white and doing the new M105 then the M205 and most likely keep the Auto Tech finishing glaze for the final.
My thought is this process may be faster.......
I like the idea of working smarter not harder.
I would welcome thoughts from professional painters like my self that have to polish in or close to their paint area.