Talk about a consistent finish in a non woven product …. never seen anything like this…ever. When used with a soft interface pad this disc will follow any undulations that your painted panel may have. This can be used dry or damp and with a sander, not a buffer ( except for the 3″ ). Most 3″buffers have about a 3/16 orbit which is fine. Use this Finesse it disc throughout pretty much the entire thickness of the disc. I have sanded an entire 99 Suburban with one 6″ disc damp. If my eyes are right the wear was less than 20%. So if your compound, which most detailers do, we can pretty much say that your compounding time will be cut by at least 50%. Less time compounding, means increased thruput , which means you can increase your profits by detailing more cars in a given month. Less wear on your buffer, buffing pads, and use less compound and less wear on you. We are talking about a reduction in time.
Here is what 3M says about this one disc.
- Silicon carbide mineral works fast and produces a smooth finish
- Versatile disc can be run wet or dry on paint, clear coat, primer, gel coat and metal
- Nonwoven web is less prone to loading and helps improve the life of the disc
- Flat abrasive surface works fast to refine sand scratches
- Designed for medium to large area applications
If you are just going to compound then polish this is a winner.
If you are removing a previous disc scratch like a 2000 that is used for removing orange peel, this is a winner.
One damp sanding pass using a east west followed by a north south direction is all you may need before compounding.
If you do not have a soft interface pad we have those available as well.
If you damp sand or west sand without a surge protector you are at risk