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 Post subject: Sonax ex 04-06
PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 2:13 pm 
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Hi everyone, new to this forum just looking for some advice on this product.

I have just bought a das6 pro to use on my 2010 yellow seat Leon Cupra r. I have bought the sonax ex 04-06 to use as a one step polish as recommended on the online shop. I have orange, green and black Chem guys hex logic pads to use with the machine but the latter was bought to use with the jet seal 109 I bought as well.

In regards to the sonax stuff what are the best speed settings to use on the da with it? On the bottle it says 30 secs at 2000rpm with 5kg pressure and then 120 seconds at 4000 rpm with 1kg pressure. As the da works in opm and has the 1-6 speed settings I'm a bit clueless to what settings I'm going to need to have it on. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Sonax ex 04-06
PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 1:52 pm 
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:wave: JoshCupraR & Welcome to the Forum.

Most polishes need to be initially 'spread out' using Speed 1 or 2, then you move up to Speed 5 - 6 depending on cut required and pad being used. I'd do a test spot using the CG Green pad and go from there.

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 Post subject: Re: Sonax ex 04-06
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:31 pm 
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Thanks for the reply managed to have a go with it yesterday used it on 5 with green pad and it done the job pretty well for my first go. The paint wasn't too heavily swirled but has took 99% of them out (only managed the front end of the car). With the paint being yellow it was difficult to make out the swirls so had no chance of a 50/50 photo ](*,)

My car has some black parts that were a bit more heavily swirled so had a quick go on a couple of them but needed more of a cut so moved to the orange pad and they came up very well too. Made up for my first go just need to find the time to finish the car now :)

I did start at a lower speed for cutting but found I needed to up it to get a better cut and finish. With the instructions I said on my early post about the speeds in rpm looking likely for rotary, am I right in thinking the dual action polishers are a lot more down the pressure you place on them for cutting and finishing rather than the speeds?


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 Post subject: Re: Sonax ex 04-06
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:54 pm 
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Hi Josh,

If you haven't done so already, put a little black line/mark on your backing plate. If you apply too much pressure, you'll see the line 'stationary', so the pad's not spinning, which means you need to ease off. So no, more pressure doesn't equate to more cut, when using your DA :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Sonax ex 04-06
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:31 pm 
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Ye I didn't mean excessive pressure enough to stop the machine as I have done the trick with marking the backing disc. What I was meant to say was with the instructions on the polish telling me to do them at different speeds and with the da people recommend to cut and polish at speed 5/6 do you just alter the pressure instead of speed with a one step polish? Would you use more pressure to get the cut for a couple of passes (for the 30 seconds) then use lighter pressure for say 4 or 5 passes (for the 120 seconds) to finish? Or would you just use the same pressure for the whole process until the polish is fully worked?


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 Post subject: Re: Sonax ex 04-06
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:38 pm 
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As best as I could, I would use the same pressure for the whole process until the polish is fully worked :D

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 Post subject: Re: Sonax ex 04-06
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Cheers that's perfect, will be having another go after work today so will have a play around doing it all at the same speed and pressure. Would you apply moderate pressure, enough to hear the machine slow down ever so slightly?


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 Post subject: Re: Sonax ex 04-06
PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:17 pm 
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I'd try it without the extra pressure first, to see what results are achieved. Remember you can remove your clearcoat, it's very difficult to replace it :wink:

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