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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-30-02, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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Wool mitt for polishing - are they safe?

Hi,

I am wanting to do the meguiars thing on my silhouette XR8 and was wondering if its safe to use one of those lambswool mitts on a low speed cordless drill to finish the polishing?

I have seen the Meguiars applicators but they seem pretty overpriced. Thjat is not really a concern though as I assume they are just for applying then you use somethign else to finish up the polish.

Can I use one of these polishing mitts without fear of wrecking my paint?

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I use the Meguiars applicator pads for putting the polish/wax on & Meguiars Terry Towels for taking it it off. I only ever polish/wax by hand. You'll do a far better job by doing it by hand & not with a machine polisher/hand drill.
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A Machine Polisher is only safe in an experts hand, and then you are looking at big bucks!

I prefer cloth baby nappies to poilish off mine!
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Thumbs up Dont use lambswool!!!!!

The other guys have pretty much summed up what to use.Definitely dont use a lambswool pad as believe it or not they are actually abrasive and will scratch up the paint.Same goes for cheesecloth.Stick with the meguires stuff and you'll be right and nappies are a bit cheaper than the meguires polish towels...
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Thanks, I wanted to be sure before I used it and now won't bother except to polish the boat.

Now I need to buy a bunch nappies as those meguiars polish clothes are pretty silly price wise for what is just a bunch of terry toweling.
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Re: Dont use lambswool!!!!!

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The other guys have pretty much summed up what to use.Definitely dont use a lambswool pad as believe it or not they are actually abrasive and will scratch up the paint.Same goes for cheesecloth.Stick with the meguires stuff and you'll be right and nappies are a bit cheaper than the meguires polish towels...
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Thanks for the welcome..

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Greg, I'm very grateful you joined when you did. While replacing the manifold gasket was my next step to eliminate the vacuum leak theory, if I hadn'e seen your post I may still not have known the cause or worse might even have slipped the new gasket in in front of the old one. Welcome and thanks again.

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sihouette.....

It is the hardest colour to polish, I should know.

Unless you have scratched the hell out of your paint, don't use anything with a cutting compound in it. If you use a buffing machine (drills also), you will "swirl" the paint. Not recomended.

Polish only in the shade and make sure the paint is cold. Do a 1/4 panel at a time.

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