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PostSubject: Soft, medium or hard paint   5th June 2012, 22:10

As the title says, how do i know if my paint is soft medium or hard? is it generic for all MINI's, BMW's, VW's etc?

Heard Subaru's are soft etc so if you know about MINIs could you post below.

I'm purchasing a polisher kit and they range from each paint types, a couple of types or all three.

Just interested really.
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PostSubject: Re: Soft, medium or hard paint   5th June 2012, 23:35

I heard BMW mini paint was hard, why it chips easily Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Soft, medium or hard paint   6th June 2012, 00:03

I've been told by MINI that the paint on my roof was soft, not sure if that helps or not lol
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PostSubject: Re: Soft, medium or hard paint   6th June 2012, 08:00

And just to confuse matters, Tom (beanheadblue) is very surprised at how hard the black paint is on my roof compared to others he's worked on, which is interesting as its the same colour and similar age to Nikola's!
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PostSubject: Re: Soft, medium or hard paint   6th June 2012, 08:12

Generally you will find that Mini BMW etc paint is harder then other makes exception from VAG etc which can be rock hard.

Before you start thinking about correcting the paint I would advise using a PDG first. As Phil said his roof was very hard and another Mini I have worked on recently in the club the paint was very soft so did not need as aggressive cut.

I would always recommend to start with a lower cut then work your way up pad and compound

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PostSubject: Re: Soft, medium or hard paint   6th June 2012, 21:44

*Vikki* wrote:
I heard BMW mini paint was hard, why it chips easily Smile

Yeah that makes sense I guess Smile

nikola wrote:
I've been told by MINI that the paint on my roof was soft, not sure if that helps or not lol


PhilK wrote:
And just to confuse matters, Tom (beanheadblue) is very surprised at how hard the black paint is on my roof compared to others he's worked on, which is interesting as its the same colour and similar age to Nikola's!

How odd, I guess it differs from car to car - mini to mini.

beanheadblue wrote:
Generally you will find that Mini BMW etc paint is harder then other makes exception from VAG etc which can be rock hard.

Before you start thinking about correcting the paint I would advise using a PDG first. As Phil said his roof was very hard and another Mini I have worked on recently in the club the paint was very soft so did not need as aggressive cut.

I would always recommend to start with a lower cut then work your way up pad and compound

Tom Smile

Yeah I have looked at a number of gauges but like you have said, I will start low and work my way up - won't be doing to much until I am confident using the tool.

Thanks for the reply's guys thumbs up
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