tamco 2100 clear hard to polish

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:53 pm
Hey gang so i finally got to spraying my front end hood and fender. Used tamco 2100 clear. So now i wet sanded 1500-3000 and got to polishing only to find out it is very difficult to polish. I have been going over it multiple times with a wool pad and it still shows scratches and looks hazy. I think i got the fender to look pretty good but it took many times polishing. So my question is, what am i doing wrong and how can i get it to polish? do i need to wait longer before i polish? or is the 2100 a very hard clear that is hard to polish? any help is appreciated. mahalos

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What kind of buff are you using, what compound and what at what speed?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:52 am
I always start with a square section, take some tape and make a square and then use that as your test before you try the whole panel.

Make sure your pad is clean and if it is beyond cleaning, use a new pad. I rarely use wool pads, but any pad you use can get loaded up with polish and or paint and it just won't cut like it should.

My most aggressive combination of pads and polish is the Meguiar's M105 and a Yellow foam cutting pad but I rarely if ever have to use the yellow pad.

I find most jobs can be tackled with an orange cutting pad and the 105.

I use Lake Country pads, but any of them will work.

I also use a Metabo Rotary... not sure what machine you are using.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:03 am
Imatk wrote:I always start with a square section, take some tape and make a square and then use that as your test before you try the whole panel.

Make sure your pad is clean and if it is beyond cleaning, use a new pad. I rarely use wool pads, but any pad you use can get loaded up with polish and or paint and it just won't cut like it should.

My most aggressive combination of pads and polish is the Meguiar's M105 and a Yellow foam cutting pad but I rarely if ever have to use the yellow pad.

I find most jobs can be tackled with an orange cutting pad and the 105.

I use Lake Country pads, but any of them will work.

I also use a Metabo Rotary... not sure what machine you are using.


You should try Megs M-100 and a twisted wool pad. Runs circles around M-105 in my opinion.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:06 am
bolts wrote:Hey gang so i finally got to spraying my front end hood and fender. Used tamco 2100 clear. So now i wet sanded 1500-3000 and got to polishing only to find out it is very difficult to polish. I have been going over it multiple times with a wool pad and it still shows scratches and looks hazy. I think i got the fender to look pretty good but it took many times polishing. So my question is, what am i doing wrong and how can i get it to polish? do i need to wait longer before i polish? or is the 2100 a very hard clear that is hard to polish? any help is appreciated. mahalos


1500 is find to start with IF you don't have a lot of orange peel, dust or dry spray.
Jumping to 3000 is too big of a jump in grit. You should move up in 500 grit increments: 1000, 1500, 2000, etc. I rarely need to go beyond 2000 as the Megs M-100 and a twisted wool pad on a rotary will take care of that easily.
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