Originally Posted by infinitinewbie
thanks for the input, guys.
that ultimate compound video seems almost unreal. is it a glaze or a cutting polish?
i clayed with my last detail about 6 weeks ago. a couple of the issues with my technique and which i'm sure will get better with practice, is getting just right the amount of product to use, and the amount of pressure to use and work time. my results were not up to par in part because my first attempt at polishing involved a lot of experimentation...
anyone use M105 followed by PO106FA to finish? i'd like to know whether or not I'd also have to have on hand M205 as well or if the menzerna finisher can adequately follow M105.
If you're able to work M105 in properly and can finish it down like it is designed to then you probably won't have any problems going to PO106FA on a white pad to finish. M205 is just a finishing polish like PO106FA, but most people buy the polishes together since they work similarly.
M105 is a non-diminishing abrasive polish that relies on speed and pressure, good technique and properly priming the pad for optimal results. As you let up on the pressure the polish can finish down finer and finer. You want to start with more pressure for deeper cutting action to remove more imperfections and on your last couple passes for your work area, lighten up on the pressure. I'd suggest reading this M105 article
Menzerna is almost the opposite as it's a diminishing abrasive polish. As you polish the abrasives get smaller and smaller. If you don't completely work the polish in, then you'll be stopping while the abrasive particles are larger and can leave behind some hazing / marring. The goal is to continue to work it in further and further so that the abrasive particles are as small as they will get. You want to keep using a fresh pad with Menzerna particles and swap it out for a new one much sooner than w/ the Meguiar's polishes.
Hope this helps a little.