DRC 1000 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Buffing Tips
Generally speaking, all pads may be used on all type of surfaces, but remember to use the least aggressive buffing pad and the least aggressive compound combination to achieve the desired results. This also ensures that you won’t create more work for yourself than necessary.
Prior to buffing, determine the surface being buffed. Is it:
- Fresh paint/twostage: base coat/clear coat
- Fresh paint/single stage
- Factory finish
- Varnish (boats and furniture-type finishes)
Not certain if the surface is a clear coat (basecoat/clear coat) finish? Take a clean white buff cloth or contrasting color to the finish. In an inconspicuous place, use a light compound and rub lightly in a small area. You will be able to see color on the buff cloth if it is a single-stage finish. The cloth will appear clean (without color) if it is a clear coat finish. Single-stage finishes will require a bit more attention to the surface condition while polishing. You are actually removing some color while polishing so be sure not to lighten the color by removing too much paint during the polishing process.