The Edge 2000 Dual Action Polisher How To
Restore your vehicle's shine using The Edge 2000 Foam Pads and a dual action polisher. We'll tell you how! The Edge 2000 Dual Action Polisher Guide explains the benefits of the Edge 2000 System, how to choose pads and polishes, and how to use your dual action or orbital polisher to remove swirls, scratches, and oxidation. Simple, straightforward directions will help you become an expert on dual action polishers.
The Edge 2000 Pads Key Features:
No backing plate needed.
What pads do I need?
The Edge 2000 System offers many pad options to address different surface conditions. Pads are available in 6 inches and 8 inches. 6 inch pads are the most common choice for dual action and orbital polishers. You'll also need the DA Quick Connect Adapter to attach a pad to a DA polisher.
The Edge Flat Foam provides constant contact with the paint. The 6 inch pads have a rounded edge.
How do I polish out swirls and scratches?
The following is a general guide to paint correction with a dual action polisher. It explains the complete process from compounding to polishing to finishing. If your paint does not require compounding, skip to polishing. If you’re not sure, start with polishing. Always take the least aggressive approach first! If you don’t get the desired results from polishing, then step up to a more abrasive swirl remover or pad.
The pads pictured at the beginning of each section indicate what pads can be used to perform the job described.
I. Compounding & Swirl Removal
A compound is the most aggressive type of polish. A compound is designed to remove the deepest scratches and swirls and heavy oxidation. It should never be used on new or like-new paint. XMT Heavy Duty Swirl Remover 4 is a compound.
A swirl remover is less aggressive than a compound, but still capable of removing significant swirls and some scratches and oxidation. Swirl removers vary in terms of abrasiveness. Pinnacle offers a full range of swirl removers to suit any paint condition. From lightest to heaviest, these swirl removers are: XMT Ultra Fine Swirl Remover 1, XMT Fine Swirl Remover 2, and XMT Intermediate Swirl Remover 3. Pinnacle Advanced Swirl Remover is a versatile swirl remover that works on a wide variety of paint imperfections. The application of compounds and swirl removers is the same.
Compounding & Swirl Removal Procedure:
A polish contains very fine abrasives and many contain chemical cleaners. The purpose of a polish is to remove very mild imperfections and restore gloss to the paint. A polish is used as the only correction step if the paint is in fair condition. If you’ve just used a compound or swirl remover, the polish – or finishing polish – will remove any compounding haze and restore the paint’s shine.
Once you've achieved the optimum shine, follow up with a wax or sealant to lock it in. Pinnacle Liquid Souverän™ is a great choice for machine application, but the paste waxes - Souverän and Signature Series II - can also be used. You’ll need to turn the paste wax upside down and work it out of the jar. Then butter the pad like you're buttering bread.
Foam & Wool Pad Cleaning
Clean foam and wool pads with Snappy Clean. Dissolve a pack of Snappy Clean in a bucket of water per the directions before you begin detailing. As you use pads, toss them in the bucket and let them soak until the end of your detail session. When you are ready, agitate the pads with the Foam Pad Conditioning Brush and then rinse them well. Lay pads out to dry. When your clean pads are dry, put them in a sealable plastic bag or container to keep them free of dust until their next use.
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