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Hi, I'm a bit of a noob when it comes to this but hope I don't sound too stupid :) I'm getting a machine polisher and it comes with different pads, what's the difference between the coarse and soft pads? When would I use what?

Any help would be great, chris
 

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what are the make of pads and what machine you getting. if your a noob do not get an orbital polisher. coarse pads will have a greater cut than softer pads. with the polish and pad combo, always start with the least cut and work your way up.
 

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The softer pads are for finishing, the coarse for more abrasive work. I've got a linky somewhere that will help you out
 

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Thanks for the replies, makes more sense now :)

Not sure on the model think it's called a kestrel, or something like that.
 

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It sounds like you might have bought the same as me - Kestrel DAS-6?
 

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It's the DA one that you'll need to read up on if you've bought the DAS-6. Happy reading!
 

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+10 points to Dave who is on fire :D Also thanks for the Linky I got a DAS 6 myself at xmas but not busting it out till the weather improves.
 

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With your car being black, you'll need a really soft pad to finish the polishing, I can't remember what the stuff we've been using to finish (Had some work in a car repair/painting garage) as without it the black just goes swirly as hell.

You probably know already but just in case, keep the pad nice and moist when polishing, use a bit too much to begin with just so you know how much water to use (Use a spray bottle) so you don't burn through the paint.
 
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