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Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 12:01 pm 
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Hey guys, can someone give me a run down on what cut'n'polsih does and what do i need to apply it and stuff. I heard it scrathces the crap out of the car then you have to polish back top shiny new. is it true
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Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 12:04 pm 
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I think the cut removes the oxidation or something liekt aht off the paint, basically removes a thin top layer of the paint leaving the shinny paint underneath there and then you polish it to be extra nice.
I wouldn't cut to often, as if you rub hard enough and long enough you could probably go straight through your paint!

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 12:11 pm 
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think of a snake shedding a layer of skin. same thing, te polish just makes it nice and shiny.h
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Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 12:51 pm 
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If your paintwork is looking a little dull it has oxidized. There is a light cut compound I use called deox, for bringing back the shine onto a car, it is very similar to bug and tar remover.

There are4 harsher compounds some used for new paintwork. If this is used on your car you will most probably end up with a s**t load of swurl marks and is really only siuted to solid colours, like red, whire (non metallic)
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Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 10:15 pm 
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use a seperate cutting compound, followed by a sealant (several coats). don't just use a cut and polish - the results can somethimes be very temporary.
If you have a metalic paint then use a non abrasive paint cleaner and hope that it does the job. also followed by several coats of a good sealant.
Once you've cut it once, the theory is that you never need to do it again PROVIDED you keep up with the sealant, every 4 months or so.
Others may have a better idea as i am no detailer. but this is what i understand from the research i have done.

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2005 10:53 am 
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thanks fellas.

The sealant you are talking about, do you mean like polish that you rub on. Or are you talking about some sort of clear spray.

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Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2005 2:22 pm 
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by that i mean a silicon based polish as opposed to carnuba wax. they last longer and tend to provide better protection.
Someone else might have a better idea of what brands to use etc..

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 1:40 pm 
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if i did a cut an polish would it get rid of the swirl marks on the paint cos they are getting on my nerves
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Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 4:06 pm 
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The DMac wrote:
if i did a cut an polish would it get rid of the swirl marks on the paint cos they are getting on my nerves


Cutters will leave very fine swirl marks in paint, thats why you need to polish afterwards, polishes are still a little abrasive but nowhere near as abrasive as cutting compound.

 

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