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High Gloss Polishing Process and Instruction Guide

High Gloss Single Compound Polishing Process for Paints or Lacquers - using Mirka Polarshine No.10





  1. Remove any orange peel or defects by flattening the surface by sanding with Mirka Microstar P1200 Discs. Clean the work surface after sanding with a Microfibre cloth.
  2. To reduce the scratches, lightly sand using Mirka Abralon P3000 Discs and a mist of water.
  3. Using a good quality polisher such as Mirka PS1524 with a 135mm White Soft Backing Pad, attach the hook and loop Mirka Yellow Lamb's Wool Pro 150mm Pad and squeeze on approximately a toothpaste amount of Mirka Polarshine No.10 Compound. Without switching the polisher on, evenly spread the polish onto the surface using the mop. Polish no more than 24" square at a time.
  4. Setting the polisher to around 1200 to 1500 rpm, polish the surface with your intention to use the pad to remove the entire compound from the surface. Clean off the surface after polishing with a second Microfibre cloth. As Polarshine is water-based you can dampen the cloth with water if required.
  5. You should now have a reasonably high gloss panel with possibly some hologram or swirl marks left from the Yellow Lambs Wool pad. Remove the Yellow Wool Pad and fix the Yellow Waffle Pad onto the backing pad.
  6. Squeeze a similar amount of Polarshine No.10 compound onto the Yellow Waffle Pad, spread the compound over the desired area of the panel and polish to remove swirls or marks.
  7. Wipe and clean off the surface with a clean Microfibre Cloth.
  8. For a deeper shine or if the surface is still a little milky, use Mirka Polarshine Liquid Nano Wax and a Yellow Microfibre Cloth to bring up the shine.

Summary:
Defect Removal:
- Mirka Microstar P1200
- Mirka Abralon P3000
Compounding:
- Mirka Yellow Lambs Wool Pad & Polarshine No.10
Polishing:
- Mirka Yellow Waffle Pad & Polarshine No.10
Finishing:
- Micro Fibre Cloth & Polarshine Liquid Nano Wax

High Gloss Two Compound Polishing Process for Paints or Lacquers - using Mirka Polarshine No.10 & No.35




  1. Remove any orange peel or defects by flattening the surface by sanding with Mirka Microstar P1200 Discs. Clean the work surface after sanding with a Microfibre cloth.
  2. Using a good quality polisher such as Mika PS1524 with a 135mm White Soft Backing Pad, attach the hook and loop Mirka 150mm Twisted Wool Pad and squeeze on approximately a toothpaste amount of Mirka Polarshine No.35 Compound. Without switching the polisher on, evenly spread the polish onto the surface using the mop. Polish no more than 24" square at a time.
  3. Setting the polisher to around 1200 to 1500 rpm polish the surface with your intention to use the pad to remove the entire compound from the surface. Clean off the surface after polishing with a second Microfibre cloth. As Polarshine is water-based you can dampen the cloth with water if required.
  4. You should now have a reasonably high gloss panel with possibly some hologram or swirl marks left from the twisted wool mop. Remove the twisted wool mop and fix the Yellow Waffle Pad onto the backing pad.
  5. Squeeze a similar amount of Polarshine No.10 compound onto the Yellow Waffle Pad, spread the compound over the desired area of the panel and polish to remove swirls or marks.
  6. Wipe and clean off the surface with a clean Microfibre Cloth.
  7. For a deeper shine or if the surface is still a little milky, use Mirka Polarshine Liquid Nano Wax and a Yellow Microfibre Cloth to bring up the shine.

Summary:
Defect Removal:
- Mirka Microstar P1200
Compounding:
- Mirka Twisted Wool Pad & Polarshine No.35
Polishing:
- Mirka Yellow Waffle Pad & Polarshine No.10
Finishing:
- Micro Fibre Cloth & Polarshine Liquid Nano Wax

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