Tried my new g220 today for the first time, and heres my initial results.
1st i clayed the whole car. washed again, dried and started up the g220 on the bonnet. After trying some different pad/polish combinations i settled on coolfoam light cut pad and megs#83. The whole bonnet took me a couple of hours as i was really learning and getting used to the g220. The #83 did a good job at getting rid of the swirls but the final finish was'nt that shinny and also some of the depth of colour (black paint) was missing.
So i then went to a megs finishing pad and AG SRP. This was a lot easier to work and brought back the depth and added a lot more shine.
Feeling more confident now i decided to give the #7 show car shine a whirl. Now, i was really excited about this stuff as i a had read some great reviews on what it was capable of. I had also read about how difficult it can be to apply and remove. anyway, on it went using a megs finishing pad. And... it was very difficult to apply. Or to be more specific know when it had been worked enough or too much. Removing was difficult as it sort of smears initailly before buffing to a shine.
And i have to say i was disapointed. there seemed to be little or no noticeable difference from the pass with AG SRP.
Too finish the job i applied some megs #16 wax by hand. The whole bonnet took about 4 hours and then started to rain so thats it for today.
Overall, i'm a bit disapointed. It worked well at removing swirls and creating a nice evn finish but i was expecting a bigger wow factor in terms of gloss and shine, especially with the #7. I'll try the rest of the car tommorow and keep experimenting. i'm sure its just about technique and a bit of experience before i achieve that wow factor!
P.S. It's still back breaking work!!