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Re: Tips For Compound, Polish & Wax
Per your suggestion, I purchased the Makita 9227C kit which came with two polishing pads; a white and a yellow. My hull has some shine and is in fairly good shape so I intend to start at step 4 with the Finesse-it II and then finish up with the Collinite 885 applied by hand and then buffed out with microfiber cloths. The question I have is which of the two pads, the white or the yellow, should I use. The yellow has a finer nap.
I got the same although I did not use the pads that came with the machine (I already had ordered the 3M pads). Based on the comparison with the 3M pads, I believe the white one is for compounding, the yellow for polishing. Just as you suspected.