G360 Step 1 Best Practice Guide

A guide for first time users of Step 1 of the G360 Super Fast System – i.e. Step 1 G360 Compound SFC101 in combination with the G Mop Super High Cut Pad GMC650

IMPORTANT: Step 1 is replacing the P3000 sanding process. Gloss and hologram/swirl removal is achieved by step 2 of the G360 Super Fast System i.e. G360 Compound on the G Mop Flexible Yellow Foam GMC624

If continuing to use P3000 (in spite of the expense) or polishing from P2000, go straight to Step 2 i.e. G360 Finish SFF101 on the G Mop Flexible Black Finishing Foam GMF624

Issue Potential Cause Likely Solution
Splatter Using too much product Especially when priming the G Mop Super High Cut Pad use only half the amount of product you would habitually use
Holograms and/or Swirls Some hologramming is inevitable at step 1. It is removed at step 2 of the process. However swirls and holograms can be minimised at step 1 using the 5 tips in the next column. 1. For best results always use a G Mop Flexible Back Plate GMB146 – stiffer back plates are likely to cause more hologram
2. Apply light pressure only – less muscle fatigue for the operative, and the compound and pad will actually work better
>3. Cutting speed 1500rpm – higher speed is unhelpful
4. Only a slight pad angle required – ‘digging in’ is likely to cause more holograms
5. End step 1 slower (c. 900rpm) and with the Super High Cut Pad flat on the surface and no pressure
Perceived lack of cut Using too much product

Pad clogged

Undercuring, so not the compound or pad

Use the product sparingly – gives higher cut and allows a transparent film to develop so that you can see the scratches being removed

Spur the Super High Cut Pad frequently (after each door-sized panel)

Check panel/booth temperatures on bake cycle. Cure in accordance with paint manufacturer’s instructions

Sweat backs Undercuring, so not the compound or pad Check panel/booth temperatures on bake cycle. Cure in accordance with paint manufacturer’s instructions
Milky finish / poor gloss Undercuring, so not the compound or pad Check panel/booth temperatures on bake cycle. Cure in accordance with paint manufacturer’s instructions
Fadeout issues Wrong product selection

 

Poor preparation, so not the compound or pad

Step 1 is far too much cut – go straight to step 3 (G360 Finish SFF101 with flexible black foam GMF624). Go to step 2 if the blend is hard e.g. >48 hours old

Improve prep process

Download G360 Step 1 Best Practice Guide (PDF)

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