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      10-06-2013, 08:58 PM   #1
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Chemical Guys - Cutting Compound advice

Hey guys

I have been using meguiars pro fine cut cleaner, swirl remover, glaze and mezerna PF2500 (for wet sanding heavy correction, but i would like something a tad more aggressive) and a zymol sealant. I use lake country CCS 6.5" pads on my hitachi rotary.

I'm almost out of the meguiars cutting compounds and wish to buy some chemical guys compounds.

Can someone please advise what chemical guys products i should use for:

1: Heavy correction/wet sanding (removing 1200 grit marks)
2: Fine cut cleaner
3: Swirl remover
4: Glaze

Is the 'V' series optical range a much better product then the normal range they offer?

Also I'm keen to purchase a lake country yellow pad, or would i be better off with a lambs wool pad for agressive cutting on surface defect areas (or both?) I just found with the orange CCS pad and the mezerna PF2500 I wasnt able to remove heavy defects, deep swirls

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PF2500 is about a 4.5-5 on a scale of 10 cut wise. The heaviest cutting stuff I know of is cut 1.0 from Chemical guys. It has INSANE cut. Be safe.
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PF2500 is about a 4.5-5 on a scale of 10 cut wise. The heaviest cutting stuff I know of is cut 1.0 from Chemical guys. It has INSANE cut. Be safe.
Hmm yeah exactly i dont want something too aggressive, hence why i tried the PF2500 (as it ha smor cutting compound then say the meguiars fine cut cleaner I think I need something around the 7-8/10 range
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Hmm yeah exactly i dont want something too aggressive, hence why i tried the PF2500 (as it ha smor cutting compound then say the meguiars fine cut cleaner I think I need something around the 7-8/10 range
Maybe Menzerna FG400.

http://www.autogeek.net/menzerna-fast-gloss.html
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Hmm maybe i should just stock up on mezerna products, i was hoping to give the chemical guys products a go as they are a lot cheaper for me to acquire...
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Hmm maybe i should just stock up on mezerna products, i was hoping to give the chemical guys products a go as they are a lot cheaper for me to acquire...
Menzerna is a lot better than any of the chemical guys products. Try either fg400 or si1500.
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PF2500 is about a 4.5-5 on a scale of 10 cut wise. The heaviest cutting stuff I know of is cut 1.0 from Chemical guys. It has INSANE cut. Be safe.
Hey Otruba, have you tried this 1.0 stuff? How does the cut compare to 105 or fg400?
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Hey Otruba, have you tried this 1.0 stuff? How does the cut compare to 105 or fg400?
I haven't used it personally, but my friend was correcting a S550 that had ceramiclear clear coat which is the hardest CC out there. FG400 wasn't cutting enough for him, so he went out and got CG's 1.0 cut. He said it has insane cutting ability. You probably shouldn't be using it. It takes out 700 grit sanding marks.
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