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Old 06-07-2019, 09:19 PM   #2
Scooby Newbie
Member#: 138957
Join Date: Jan 2007
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Chesapeake, VA
2016 WRX STI Limited


I have a 2016 STI in the same color, and depending on the depth I change what I'm using.

I typically use a combination of the following: Meguiar's microfiber cutting pads, Lake country foam cutting pad (yellow), along with Chemical Guys foam pads which range from cutting to jeweling. The CG guys pads react just like the Lake Country pads and color coded the same in my experience. For polishes/compounds I use Carpro Clearcut, Fixer, Essense (coating primer) and sometimes Chemical Guys VSS.

For most the car a light polishing pad (Lake Country white or CG white) along with a diminishing polish will remove almost anything without much effort and finish off nice. Before I started using Carpro Essense I was happy with finishing with just that prior to coating. For compounding I found a foam cutting pad with whatever compound I'm using is great for most areas and just add a bit more compound for troublesome spots. I typically save the mf pads for really bad spots or coating removal.
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