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Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 3:59 pm 
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Wondering what brands of polishes people use to cut and polish their cars? I'm looking for something to rejuvinate the paint work on my ED.

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:24 am 
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for polish dad uses nufinish once a year car polish (more like twice a yr)
and its never marked anything great stuff

but ive learned much from mates(retired car detailers) about how to care for paint and ull be amazed what hurts it

the old fashioned chamois dries out the oil in the paint create oxidation (thats bad)
use a microfiber chamois does not do that also better for no paint scratches

dont wash the car with a sponge as sponges just push dirt along and off the car (scratchs paint)
use for eg: Mothers Genuine Lambswool Wash Mitt

dont wash ur car with dish washing liquid this is a more potent cleaner and will remove oil and wax from the car making it crack and dry out and fade (more suit to alloy rims that have no paint)

if you wash ur car with a wash on wax always clay bar the windshield afterwards (will remove the thin wax from the windshield) otherwise ur wipers will screech

if you find rain sticks to your windshield try applying some rain X

polishing a car should only be done when the paint is new as it lifts paint and removes it (hides scratches this way same as buffing) this is bad for the paint scratch removal stuff does work well but once a yr you prob should use the mothers 3 step system on it (only if you really love the car otherwise 3yrs will do average cars) and to always wax the car in some way or another every week if possible do this and ull never have to repaint your car

 

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 Post subject: Re: Polishing Advice
Posted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 2:25 am 
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Fordsrule174 wrote:
for polish dad uses nufinish once a year car polish (more like twice a yr)
and its never marked anything great stuff

but ive learned much from mates(retired car detailers) about how to care for paint and ull be amazed what hurts it

the old fashioned chamois dries out the oil in the paint create oxidation (thats bad)
use a microfiber chamois does not do that also better for no paint scratches

dont wash the car with a sponge as sponges just push dirt along and off the car (scratchs paint)
use for eg: Mothers Genuine Lambswool Wash Mitt

dont wash ur car with dish washing liquid this is a more potent cleaner and will remove oil and wax from the car making it crack and dry out and fade (more suit to alloy rims that have no paint)

if you wash ur car with a wash on wax always clay bar the windshield afterwards (will remove the thin wax from the windshield) otherwise ur wipers will screech

if you find rain sticks to your windshield try applying some rain X

polishing a car should only be done when the paint is new as it lifts paint and removes it (hides scratches this way same as buffing) this is bad for the paint scratch removal stuff does work well but once a yr you prob should use the mothers 3 step system on it (only if you really love the car otherwise 3yrs will do average cars) and to always wax the car in some way or another every week if possible do this and ull never have to repaint your car


You have no Idea.....

 

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 Post subject: Re: Polishing Advice
Posted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 3:35 pm 
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all that info has come from real retired car detailers m8 that made a living out of making cars look new

if its so bad please correct it instead of just saying u got no idea

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 3:45 pm 
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i have had bits of my car resprayed so i got my spray painter to cut and polish my car. i just wax it with Meguiars wet look wax. works well

 

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