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Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:51 pm 
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Matt, what is your opinion of this item for use as a polisher?
http://www.bunnings.com.au/products_pro ... _1684.aspx

or this one?
http://www.bunnings.com.au/products_pro ... ers&page=2

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 Post subject: Re: Car Detailing Tips & Tricks Part II
Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:55 pm 
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coming to sydney hey? interested in a full detail on my F6?
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 Post subject: Re: Car Detailing Tips & Tricks Part II
Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:32 pm 
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to Aurora 98:

mate, i have a silhouette F6, (2008) model, and it was very poorly washed by the previous owner.

He let the truck washers wash it weekly, which has put some serious swirls in it (probably from using dirty brushes/sponges after washing trucks!)

I have tried mequires swirl remover on the bonnet, and it did get most of it off, but i just can't seem to get that mirror effect?

black is such a hard colour to keep clean and it scratches so easily. Have u got any tips for us black car owners? I have access to ALL mequires and mothers products..

P.s, can u recommend anyone in sydney that can fix my cars paint and get it looking brand new again?

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G'day and thanks for the message

Black cars are a challenge to get perfect but afterwards, some regular applications of Glare Infinity plus or Advanced makes it easier

The trick with most cars is to decontaminate the paint with the following products
Finish Kare Decontamination washes (available from ZAS)
CarPro Iron X (available from waxit.com.au)
And of course clay blocking

After that, I recommend you use Xpert Ultra 1000 with a random orbital polisher and foam pad or a surbuf pad. Finish with a polishing foam and jewelling foam pad
Then apply Glare Micro Finish and Infinity Plus by hand or machine

HOWEVER, if you dont want to spend the money necessary to get the results I do and want to stick with meguiars, here is my suggestion

Wash the vehicle well with Megs Gold Class wash, clay the paint well then use Meguiars Ultimate Compound aka M105
Then follow with 205 finishing polish - both via random orbital polisher

I dislike 105 personally as its too dusty and dry and I dislike most meguiars products in general but these two polishes are the best they have.

after that, glaze the paint if you wish with ultimate polish and seal with Tech wax, M21 sealant 2.0 etc

 

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 Post subject: Re: Car Detailing Tips & Tricks Part II
Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:35 pm 
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FORDom wrote:
coming to sydney hey? interested in a full detail on my F6?


sadly I will not have my equipment with me
The best guys in Sydney are

Xpert Direct Auto Detailing centre (rodger lomberg)
Also on facebook if you wish to check his work

Reflect Effect (our own dave from this forum)

Superior Shine, Dr Detail and others exist but not sure of their work quality
Infinity Auto Protection - Vijay Parthab. This guy is the GLARE product Guru
He doesnt do paint correction but after the other guys are finished correcting your cars, I recommend you take it to him for the Glassplexin treatment

 

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 Post subject: Re: Car Detailing Tips & Tricks Part II
Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:52 pm 
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Papa Smurf wrote:
Matt, what is your opinion of this item for use as a polisher?
http://www.bunnings.com.au/products_pro ... _1684.aspx

or this one?
http://www.bunnings.com.au/products_pro ... ers&page=2


The first one is a basic level random orbital and works fine at light to medium level correcting but is fine for using non cutting pure polishes/glazes

 

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 Post subject: Re: Car Detailing Tips & Tricks Part II
Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:28 pm 
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I got some Meguiars Ultimate Compound and as soon as it stops raining I will use it.
I have heard that SwirlX and ScratchX are good too or, I will have to wait until I see you for REAL advice :)
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 Post subject: Re: Car Detailing Tips & Tricks Part II
Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:02 pm 
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yes those products are quite good but remember that they are cutters, at least Ultimate is one hell of a cutter. Make sure to spend the time with it by machine or hand to get the most out of the product and not marr the hell out of the paint.

I'll be in Sydney in September so will help you out then.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Car Detailing Tips & Tricks Part II
Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:38 pm 
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Thanks Matt :D
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 Post subject: Re: Car Detailing Tips & Tricks Part II
Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:09 pm 
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Matt, what process would be best to clean up Argon Silver? There isn't any major swirls or anything, but it needs to be clayed and given a once over. I just want to bring the finish up a bit before I get it painted.

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:30 pm 
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one word... manny!

i'd eat dinner for my vehicle..

 

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Mitch_ wrote:
one word... manny!

i'd eat dinner for my vehicle..


I just want to get it to look a bit better before Manny is let loose on it! Although, I might just let him go nuts soon.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Car Detailing Tips & Tricks Part II
Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:59 pm 
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67RCE wrote:
Matt, what process would be best to clean up Argon Silver? There isn't any major swirls or anything, but it needs to be clayed and given a once over. I just want to bring the finish up a bit before I get it painted.


a thorough clay is extremely important. would use paint cleaners if there is hardly any damage.
optimum poliseal is a great non abrasive paint cleaner.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Car Detailing Tips & Tricks Part II
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Aurora 98 wrote:
67RCE wrote:
Matt, what process would be best to clean up Argon Silver? There isn't any major swirls or anything, but it needs to be clayed and given a once over. I just want to bring the finish up a bit before I get it painted.


a thorough clay is extremely important. would use paint cleaners if there is hardly any damage.
optimum poliseal is a great non abrasive paint cleaner.


I'll try and get a photo to turn out of the damage to the paint. The drivers door is the worst part ofg the whole car.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Car Detailing Tips & Tricks Part II
Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:42 pm 
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it usually is mate. Drivers doors cop it sweet.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Car Detailing Tips & Tricks Part II
Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:49 pm 
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Long time no see Matty. I remeber seeing you some years ago with a Harvest green XR6 which you did some wonderful stuff with ion the black exterior plastic. I now have a G6E in Velvet, absolutely gorgeous colour especially witht he cream leather interior.

The car is almost three years old now and is in need of a bit of a pick me up in the paint department, with swirls marks a few scratches that dont seem to want to come out (although they are not deep) Do you have any suggestions for the home handyman with time on his side to spruce the old goose up.

I notice you mention products such as Glare and your own product shockwave? I still have a load of prima stuff I use on the car but doesnt seem to do the job I want.

Any help would be appreciated.
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