Chemical Guys 5.5" Hex Logic Quantum Orange Medium-Heavy Cutting Pad is the workhorse of the Quantum system. The medium-cutting pad removes light to moderate defects like swirls, scratches, oxidation, and water spots to restore gloss, depth, and reflection to painted surfaces. Detailers start every paint restoration by polishing a test spot with the least-aggressive combination of cutting pads and polish to determine the gentlest way to achieve perfection. The medium cut of Orange Quantum pads balances enough power to remove the majority of defects from most finishes, but is gentle enough for even the most sensitive paint jobs. Use Orange Quantum pads with a light swirl remover like V36 or one-step polish like VSS Scratch & Swirl Remover on any dual action or rotary polisher. Check results for desired effects: if enough defects are removed, move on to finishing polish and white pad; if more cut is needed, use heavier compound like V34 or V32 on Orange pad and try again.