Chemical Guys BUFX_102_HEX5 Hex-Logic Medium-Heavy Cutting Pad, Orange (5.5 Inch Pad made for 5 Inch backing plates)

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Porter Cable 7424XP for swirl marks [R]

1 year, 10 months agoPhantomknight74 posted submission on AutoDetailing.
July 25, 2018

I have one of these which is a random orbital. Is is possible to remove swirls with this or do I need a dual action? I bought a chemical guys kit and used cutting pads and didn't see a difference.

1 year, 10 months agoPhantomknight74 posted comment on AutoDetailing.
July 26, 2018

Chemical guys

Deal Wednesdays! Post a sale or coupon! - December 13, 2017 [R]

2 years, 5 months agoxXsnowXx posted submission on AutoDetailing.
Dec. 13, 2017

Welcome to our weekly /r/AutoDetailing Deal Wednesdays!

These posts are created every Wednesday at 9am CST.

The point of this thread is to post deals, sales, or coupon codes for anything auto detailing related!

NOTE: Vendors, you are allowed to post here too.

2 years, 5 months agoxXsnowXx posted comment on AutoDetailing.
Dec. 13, 2017

My first post here, hope it is allowed. I had been holding off purchasing some Chemical Guys hex pads and then yesterday I noticed two of the ones I wanted were down in price. $5.60 for the 5.5" orange and 5.5" white pad. According to CamelCamelCamel, these are or are pretty close to record lows on Amazon.

Can someone explain the difference between random orbital and DA polishers? I'm confused. [R]

2 years, 8 months agolithiumbb posted submission on AutoDetailing.
Sept. 7, 2017

Basically, I have one of these: I see most posts saying that this style is somewhat useless and to get a "DA" but I guess I'm just not grasping the difference. When i look into the mechanics, they both orbit randomly. People recommend griots, but according to griots site, they are all called random orbital buffers, just like the craftsman site says it is.

2 years, 8 months agolithiumbb posted on AutoDetailing.
Sept. 7, 2017

Well the first, and biggest, difference is power. The one you linked is 1.1amp, the griots is 7 amp and has adjustable speed, so it can work faster than the buffer you linked. The type of pads they use is different as well, the griots has a velcro backing plate so you can use pads like these. 10 inches also is quite big and probably nearly impossible to use on tighter areas. (I'm not an expert so please feel free to correct me on anything)

Applying sealant by hand vs using a polisher? [R]

2 years, 10 months agojb007gd posted submission on AutoDetailing.
July 1, 2017

I'm a newbie trying to understand if there's an advantage to applying a sealant using a DA instead of by hand. I've seen YouTube videos of both methods. For reference, I'm using HiTemp Terminator and have been applying the sealant with a handheld hex pad and buffing it off with zaino borderless blonde towels. I also have a PC 7424 XP to use, but I'm not sure if there's any inherent advantage? Thanks.

2 years, 10 months agojb007gd posted on AutoDetailing.
July 1, 2017

I use these when applying the M105: Chemical Guys BUFX102HEX5 Hex-Logic Medium-Heavy Cutting Pad, Orange (5.5 Inch)

Then I switch to these to apply the M205: Chemical Guys BUFX104HEX5 Hex-Logic Light-Medium Polishing Pad, White (5.5 Inch)

To be honest, I can't tell much of a difference before and after using the M205. I can definitely see improvement after using the M105 but yeah, last week I did my front driver's side fender and it took me five hours. Sad face. Sometimes I think I should have bought a flex as I understand they work faster. I went with the PC because I understood it to be extremely safe. Being my first time and all, I wanted to be safe rather than burn my paint. But yeah, five hours/panel is ridiculous.

How bad is it to use the same pad on polishing as finishing? [R]

3 years, 1 month agolanmansa posted submission on AutoDetailing.
March 30, 2017

Hi guys, I'm a novice detailer. I recently washed, clayed, washed my car and then got started with my DA (it is a cheap 6" HF "Chicago Electric", but reviews were decent so I picked it up).

I've read some tips and pointers on this sub, including changing the backing plate, but as of right now I only own a 6.5" Griot's orange foam pad, and a Griot's red microfiber finishing pad, since they were the only things my store had and I wanted to get started the same day as I had a bit of time.

Well, long story short, I jumped in a little too soon before reading up in advanced on types of pads and etc. I also am not balling out of control right now, so I bought Meguiar's Ultimate Compound and Meguiar's Ultimate Polish (they had Meg's 105 and 205 but only in the big size, and almost $30 each). I also am using some cheap Meguiar's quick detailer.

Anyway, what I did was washed/clayed/washed and then started with the foam pad and compound, which went beautifully. However, once I finished polishing with the red Griot's Microfiber pad, the polish was really hard to get off. The hood wasn't hot, and I wasn't using too little polish, and I remembered to prime the pad, so I couldn't figure out why the polish wouldn't come out. I tried using the quick detailer, which didn't do much. I actually thought it looked a lot better just after only the Ultimate Compound.

So, the mistake I made was that I ended up using that same red MF pad, without washing it, to apply some Meguiar's "cleaner wax", and this actually came out working wonderfully. However, after I did some reading online, I'm beginning to wonder if I made a big mistake by using the polish and the wax on the same pad without cleaning it. My question is, what is the harm in doing this? Are "finishing" pads strictly for wax/sealing?

Also, is it bad to use cleaner wax to remove the Ultimate Polish? Honestly, I tried everything, even hitting with just a spritz of quick detailer, and trying plain water (a tip I think I once saw on an Ammo NYC video), but nothing really worked beside the cleaner wax.

I searched and couldn't find this exact question, so sorry if this question has been asked already. TIA

3 years, 1 month agolanmansa posted on AutoDetailing.
March 30, 2017

Either of these are good. All you probably need is the orange pad and the white pad. Those will take care of 75% of paint corrections, the other ones are more specialty I think. Just one set of "medium cut" pads and one set of "light" or finishing pads.

/r/Cars, What are your favorite Automotive cleaning products and equipment? [R]

3 years, 2 months agoteckademics posted submission on cars.
Feb. 27, 2017

With spring coming up it's time to start getting ready. What are some automotive cleaning products you use to clean and maintain your car? Equipment such as pressure washers, cloth, buffers, pads are welcome to be posted as well!

Feel free to also include links to the products if they're sold online.

Also don't forget to check out /r/AutoDetailing and be sure to spend some time on their Wiki

3 years, 2 months agoteckademics posted on cars.
Feb. 27, 2017

I'll go first,

  • Ryobi 1600PSI Electric Pressure washer, picked this up for $100 after a coupon, normally $120. I got in the mail a couple months ago. Just testing it out now and it seems to have just the right amount of power for automotive use. It'll clean the salt off my Charger and the Mud off my CJ.

  • Chemical Guys BUFX Pads. Pretty much can't go wrong with anything from Chemical Guys from my expierance. These pads do an amazing job but if your technique is off or not mastered, you can do some damage.

Weekly Apprentice Thread! Ask Any Question Without Embarrassment! - April 04, 2016 [R]

4 years, 1 month agoArgurotoxus posted submission on AutoDetailing.
April 4, 2016

Welcome to our weekly /r/AutoDetailing Apprentice Thread!

These posts are created every Monday at 9am CST and will stay up through Friday evening.

The point of this discussion is for anyone to ask any question without feeling embarrassed or stupid. The goal here is to learn! There are NO stupid questions!

Everyone please post any questions you have that you want answered and do not feel ANY shame! Everyone please try to help answer these questions!

You might also benefit from these common topics:

Noobs with questions on pads/cloths [R]

5 years, 4 months agoSPARTANsui posted submission on AutoDetailing.
Jan. 25, 2015

I have a black altima that has some minor swirls and scratches. I just ordered a bunch of supplies from amazon and I plan on washing, clay bar, polishing, then wax.

I don't feel comfortable using power tools yet so I will be doing this by hand (I know I won't get the results that a power tool will give). I am clear on how to do the washing and clay bar, however how do you think is best way to apply the polish (maguiars 205) by hand? Apply with wax applicator pad and remove with microfiber towel?

Also any other suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks!

5 years, 4 months agoSPARTANsui posted on AutoDetailing.
Jan. 25, 2015

This is what I have. It works awesome. You will need a velcro backing plate and the pads to go with it.

So for example, my setup was the porter cable polisher, the Meguiar's 105 & 205 polishes, a 6in. velcro backing plate, orange pads used with the 105, and white pads used with the 205 polish.

I started with the orange pads and the 105 to "cut" the paint. Just to get all those deeps swirls out. This will leave micro swirls, which is why you have to follow up with the 205 and white pads. You could probably skip the 105 step all together and just use either the white pads or black pads. (that is if you don't have really bad swirls) I would probably try to black pads first as they would be the safest and less abrasive.

So here's how I would do it with your car if you just want to try and get minor swirls out. I would 2 bucket wash, dry, and then clay. I would then tape off all your trim (if you plan on doing the whole car) as getting polish stuck between trim or on trim is a PITA. I would just worry about trim that is close to paint. Prep work will take time, but you won't have to slow down when polishing each panel. So once your trim is taped off it's time to get to work. Decide which panel you want to start with. Apply 3-5 drops of 205 polish to the black pad, have some water (preferably distilled) in a spray bottle and mist the pad. Go over to the panel and stick the pad against the panel to spread out the polish. You should have a couple spots where there's 3-5 drops of polish on the panel now. Bring the polisher up to speed, (I usually do a middle speed) and start working the polish into the panel going back and forth in a sweeping motion. Once you have thoroughly gone over the panel, carefully turn off your polisher without lifting off. If you lift off you will get polish EVERYWHERE. Now wipe it dry with a soft microfiber towel. I purchased brand new microfiber towels (basically the softest ones too) from The Rag Company. You want to remove ALL polish residue from the panel as soon as possible. Do not move onto the next panel without doing this. This will also give you an opportunity to check your work. Use a bright light to see if you can spot anymore swirls. You shouldn't see any.

I am by no means a professional, I have only done this once on my own personal vehicle. I believe I got pretty good results. Take my advice with a grain of salt. I just watched Youtube videos to learn what I know. I hope this helps! Don't be too worried or nervous. It's pretty easy and was pretty fun. But I won't lie, because I went over my car twice, my arms were killing me by the end of the day. I could barely finish the last panel (it was on the side) because my arms just wanted to give out. It was hard work, but so so worth it!

It should also go without saying, but be sure to either do this in a garage or in complete spot. You want the paint to be cool and you don't want the polish to dry on the panel. Also you don't want to have any dust blow on your paint or settle. Basically you want your paint as clean as possible before you go to town with your polisher.

Best compound/polish/wax for a rookie? [R]

5 years, 4 months ago911x335 posted submission on AutoDetailing.
Dec. 27, 2014

I'm thinking about picking up a 7424xp with mf pads for my first setup but I''m overwhelmed with the all the options for compounds/polish & sealants/waxes. The first car I'll be working with is a black Lexus LS400 with a lot of swirls and scratches.

5 years, 4 months ago911x335 posted on AutoDetailing.
Dec. 30, 2014

Look at all of the colors of pads out there. Blues, blacks, and Red are for finishing. Whites, oranges,and yellows are medium to high aggressive.

On my black paint I used an Orange, Green, Black, then red for waxing. I used CG V36 and V38. But used the V36 on my Orange pad only then V38 on the Green and Black pads. To bring me to a liquid wax/sealant on the red pad. Let it cure, then the next day applying Collinite as my last step.

I don't think you should focus on removing 100% of the swirls. But make it look 50-80% better. You don't want to wear down your paint. I highly recommend a test spot. My favorite is the top of the trunk. Tape off half of it. Do half through all of your steps. Review it with a few different lights, and sunlight to see your progress. Maybe take some photos of it. Once you get to the waxing with the polisher, it'll cover up the remaining swirls as the machine is amazing for waxing. Just don't machine wax a car if you haven't clayed or polished.

The biggest thing is to get the pattern of buffing down. And to be patient. For me, I could never do an entire car in one day. I'd do the hood and one half of the car, as best I could, then do the other half the next weekend or the next day.

Another thing, go on the Lexus Forums or even Autopia detailing and look at their detailing steps on the same car/paint. They may show the products they used and pads. But it's also not about the products but you can ask them questions if you need any quick tips. Overall, I think a few passes with 3 pads with a liquid wax will do wonders for your test spot. And if you proceed then tape off sections of the hood into 6ths and door panels into 4ths.

Amazon example: Hover over the Style for the pad and it will show you the color.. You can review the crap out of every product out there, but you just have to decide, then do it. I've used those exact pads and they worked awesome. Choose 2 polishes and 1 liquid wax along with 1 hand wax like Collinite or something else. Don't forget to clay bar your car before polishing and even though I don't always use a backing plate, it makes handling the DA polisher easier.

Apprentice Monday! Ask Any Novice Question Without Embarrassment! - December 15, 2014 [R]

5 years, 5 months agoSenor_Steve posted submission on AutoDetailing.
Dec. 15, 2014

Welcome to our weekly /r/AutoDetailing Apprentice Monday!

These posts are created every Monday at 9am CST.

The point of this discussion is for anyone to ask any question without feeling embarrassed or stupid. The goal here is to learn! There are NO stupid questions!

Everyone please post any questions you have that you want answered and do not feel ANY shame! Everyone please try to help answer these questions!

5 years, 5 months agoSenor_Steve posted on AutoDetailing.
Dec. 15, 2014

Why a smaller pad size? Just to focus on a smaller area? Also what do you think about Chemical Guys Backing Pads. I'm not sure really which ones I would need though in terms of light/medium/heavy for cutting, polishing.

If that is correct for the steel wool would I be able to buff that out using the 1200 then 2000? I only did a couple passes lightly on the scratches with the steel wool, but the result is a "fuzzy" looking area with the rest of my car having that black gloss look. I'm not looking for perfection just not as noticeable as it is now since there isn't a luster/shine.

Thanks for the feedback!

Any good foampads I can get on Amazon or a local Autozone? For compounding, polishing, and waxing. [R]

5 years, 7 months agoOct. 7, 2014


5 years, 7 months agoPinkman2012 posted on AutoDetailing.
Oct. 7, 2014

These orange pads are 7 dollars with prime. Is that too expensive? I use these occasionally for AIO and they've been ok. Lake country is better but not available the way you want to get them.

You want pads that match the aggressiveness of the product you are using to get the best finish possible using that product. That's just how it works. You can certainly use compounding pads for polish to up the aggressiveness(m205 comes to mind with this) but you still want polishing pads to finish without micromarring. I use a minimum of two per car, per color(except lsp, I have dedicated pads for each of my products that I use), switching at about the halfway point, maybe more if I use heavier polishes/compounds. Never work with a dirty pad, you're creating frustrations for yourself.

Looking for some help buying pads [R]

6 years, 1 month agoorlheadlights posted submission on AutoDetailing.
April 24, 2014

Hey /r/autodetailing

Last fall I tried out detailing with the DA power system, and really liked it. We just got a new car and I want to keep this one nice, as well as the others, so I'm going to upgrade and start doing this thing right. First, I'm going to purchase the porter-cable 7424XP as well as a 5" backing plate for it. I've been looking over this guide, and now i'm a little confused. I need to get pads, but the ones linked in the guide aren't available on Amazon Prime. Since there are a ton of pads out there, I'm sure there are a bunch of options that are prime eligible, but I'm not sure how to know which ones I need. Are all of the colors the same across brands? It looks like I need one for compounding, one for polishing, and one for waxing right? The guide says to buy a few of each, but I'm not sure I understand why, are they not reusable? Sorry for the noob questions, its all just a little new to me.

6 years, 1 month agoorlheadlights posted on AutoDetailing.
April 24, 2014

You can look into these pads instead:

Chemical Guys BUFX_102HEX5 - Hex-Logic Medium-Heavy Cutting Pad, Orange

Chemical Guys BUFX_106HEX5 - Hex-Logic Finishing Pad, Black

Chemical Guys BUFX_104HEX5 - Hex-Logic Light-Medium Polishing Pad, White

Colors are not the same across brands, but these Hex-Logic are the same.

Multiple pads are used when your pad gets full of product or too dirty. You can clean them, but this slows you down and sometimes I feel safer using a newer (fully cleaned) pad. I often use 2 pads for compounding and 2 pads for polishing.