Jack, did you do all the polishing, including bringing the panels from completely dull to mirror finish, using those pads and just the different grades of polish?
The only "bricks" of polish I have are brown, white & blue. Is the black (emery) rougher than the brown?
Thanks again! Phil
Yes, just bricks of polish and different pair of pads for each compound, and a lot of hours holding that grinder/polisher!
Yes, black (emery) is the fastest cutting compound I have used (think ground up emery wheel off of a grinder. If the polishing wheel with emery on it hits a painted surface, paint is gone, almost instantly. The emery leaves a film on the SS panel. I use mineral spirits to remove the film before going to what I call red (may be the same as your brown), actual compound in Tripoli.
If you work top to bottom left to right, you will sling the compound away from the are you just finished. This saves clean up time and gives you something to admire. Jack