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Polisher bonnet question

Got my some new bonnets for my buffer but confused on which is which

Came with 3
Application Bonnet
Removal Bonnet
Polishing Bonnet

Can some one tell me which one is which


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Removal, application and polishing in the order from left to right.
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never never never use wool/cotton for polishing unless you like tripping on acid and looking at your paint... use Foam... hell i dont even use any cotton bonnets anymore..
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It isnt a cotton bonnet it's microfiber.

I have never been able to find here locally foam ones for my buffer
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sign up for detailcity.com. or autogeek.com newsletter, they often have a sale, or free shipping or something, i personally only use the foam pads
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Go to the how to/forums and research. I use foam only.
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It isnt a cotton bonnet it's microfiber.

I have never been able to find here locally foam ones for my buffer


what kind of buffer to you have? Is it just an orbital buffer or is it a high speed one like a DeWalt? there are conversion kits that adapt pads from like a5/16 shaft to a 5/8 shaft. (if i remember the sizes well enough)

I like Meguirs foam pads or 3M foam pads quite a bit. Wool pads are nice too, but messy and if you run em till the material is dry you can swirl up a finish fast.
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This is the buffer I use

http://www.autogeek.net/po.html


with only 3m pads or Meguiar pads there made the same..

threw every wool pad i own out. sorry never will touch that crap again foam only


One of the DOZENS of cars i have detailed. loved this vette turned out so nice




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foam pads are nice. I like the Meguires W8000 and W9000 quite a bit (my numbers might be off... i havent purchased any in a while - the yellow and tan pads). they work great and come in 8 and 6 inch sizes. I use a DeWalt DW849 polisher at about 1400rpms with good results. i like 3m liquids a ton as well. good stuff.
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I just get what is on sale at autogeek.net haha...
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what kind of buffer to you have? Is it just an orbital buffer or is it a high speed one like a DeWalt? there are conversion kits that adapt pads from like a5/16 shaft to a 5/8 shaft. (if i remember the sizes well enough)

I like Meguirs foam pads or 3M foam pads quite a bit. Wool pads are nice too, but messy and if you run em till the material is dry you can swirl up a finish fast.
Ya it is a orbital buffer

this is how it's turned out the last couple times



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Love those wheels, STL. Oh, the finish looks great too. :)
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