Meguiar’s DA Microfiber Discs Are Dee-licious!

“Ice cold milk and an Oreo Cookie…”

Oh, hi there!  Didn’t hear you come in.  I was just eyeballing a pair of these incredible Meguiar’s DA Microfiber Discs.  Did you realize that if placed face to face, a pair of 3″ Finishing Discs resemble an OREO cookie? Yum.

The Meguiar’s DA Microfiber Disc duo is an integral part of the much celebrated Meguiar’s DA Microfiber Correction System.  One disc is designed for cutting, the other for finishing and waxing.  Each disc is designed to work optimally with a dedicated liquid, but the discs work remarkably well with most buffing liquids and waxes.  The discs are available in 3″, 5.5″, and 6.25″ versions.

For those of you that have already tried this system,  I need not sell you on its capabilities. Unless something went terribly wrong, you were likely stunned with the initial results, then doubtful that what you saw actually occurred.  It’s okay- it happened to me, too!

The Meguiar’s DA Microfiber System delivers truly jaw-dropping performance, and does so at a very competitive price.  You can use the discs and liquids via hand, but best results are achieved via dual-action machine (random or forced rotation orbital).

In the weeks and months ahead, we’ll discuss how to squeeze maximum performance from these innocent-looking beauties.

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2 comments for “Meguiar’s DA Microfiber Discs Are Dee-licious!

  1. Hamza
    September 21, 2011 at 3:41 AM

    Some people seem to be having difficulty breaking down the D300 compound on soft paints where the clear cote does not offer enough resistance, is the non-diminishing entity of this product to blame, also have you tried this product on vehicles with softer paint i.e. Japanese cars?

    • September 21, 2011 at 9:40 AM

      Hamza, I have read of this opinion before over on Detailing World (one of my favorite detailing forums), and have to say that I don’t believe it to be the case. Not wanting to get nitpicky over terminology either, because use of the term “breaking down” in relation to non-diminishing abrasives might confuse readers.

      This is a spectacular topic you have raised. The term “soft” when used to describe paint types can conjure up thoughts of specific traits. Were we using only abrasive particles to affect the paint (to scrub or polish it), we might be able to say, “In regards to hardness, this particles used in this compound are much less crushable or less malleable or less resilient orless stretchable than the paint we are scrubbing it with.”

      Since we are not only using abrasives, but liquids as well (to carry or bolster or lubricate, etc.), they must also be taken into account.

      To the question of whether I have used D300 on soft paint types… yes. Should you encounter scouring with D300 and a microfiber disc, you should get much better performance on “soft” paints by:

      1. First removing heavier defects, then cleaning the disc (ideally via compressed air).

      2. Apply an ample amount of D300 to the cleaned disc, rub t in, and blow it out again. This process should help to eliminate a majority of the remaining paint residue and spent brasive from the disc.

      3. Apply a very small amount of D300 to the disc- just enough to lightly coat the microfiber material (rub it in with your fingers).

      4. Assuming you are using random orbital… use a slow machine speed setting (just enough to keep the backing plate rotating, if only one rotation every 3 or 4 seconds under a “normal” amount of pressure), and move the machine using a very slow arm speed (an inch or so per second). Some finicky paints respond very well when a bit of downward pressure is added.

      5. If scouring persists, blow the disc clean once again, then run the face of the disc against a microfiber towel to ensure that excess moisture and abrasives particles are removed from the disc. There should still be enough compound present in the fibers of the disc to polish the paint.

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