Polishing pit filler

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Polishing pit filler

Post by Toon87 » March 14th, 2018, 9:59 am

Can anyone pls give me some tips on this topic. Will machine polishing with a compound help the cloudiness or is that a no go?

New to this and trying to get a better end result.

Scraped the pit filler with a knive and hand polished with a cork.

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Re: Polishing pit filler

Post by IRONSIDE » March 14th, 2018, 12:22 pm

I have found using buffer wheel in drill clears up pit filler much better than doing by hand.
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Re: Polishing pit filler

Post by screenman » March 14th, 2018, 12:28 pm

Finger tip for me and rub until the polish is dry. I have used a buffer, be careful how much heat they can generate.
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Re: Polishing pit filler

Post by screenman » March 14th, 2018, 12:29 pm

I always tell my customers the end product will look like a dried raindrop.

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Re: Polishing pit filler

Post by Toon87 » March 14th, 2018, 2:55 pm

Better results with fingertip then cork?

What polish do you guys use?

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Re: Polishing pit filler

Post by Kgobin » March 15th, 2018, 3:52 am

I use premium pit polish with a paper towel or a cork.
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Re: Polishing pit filler

Post by hillbillyhankrepair » March 15th, 2018, 8:05 am

I used drill machine, cork, paper towel and I get the same results every time. I will say if the customer is present the machine looks more impressive :o makes them feel they’re getting a good repair and moneys worth. :lol:

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Re: Polishing pit filler

Post by Kgobin » March 17th, 2018, 1:12 pm

Toon87 wrote:Better results with fingertip then cork? What polish do you guys use?
Here is a video clip I just put together so you can see us polish with a cork and paper towel.

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Re: Polishing pit filler

Post by screenman » March 18th, 2018, 1:05 am

Make sure that you use a very sharp good quality blade, there a huge difference to the end product. Also do not chisel the excess pitfill.

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Re: Polishing pit filler

Post by Jtmac » August 13th, 2018, 11:30 am

I recently started using a car wax/polish I happened to try out one day and it worked way better than any "pit polish" i've ever bought. Experiment around with some you might have laying around. It's just stuff you can buy at the auto center anyway.

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