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Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:40 pm 
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Been trying, without much sucess to cut and polish up the dull bootlid on my EF. The car is the champagne colour, paint is excellent except the bootlid has gone dull. I have some more agressive stuff to try, but I just want to see if anyone has taken soem very fine sandpaper, wet sanded the lid then polished it up? Seems to have worked on my headlights, they are very shiny. The clear coat is still good.

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Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:44 pm 
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Buff with some tough polishing/wax compound should do it, hand polish/wont do s**t if your trying to bring up faded paint.
Hand polish will only give it that extra gloss look.
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Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 8:15 am 
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You will need to get your hands on a Random Orbital or Rotary to cut back dull paint.
RO would be the best optionif you have not used a machine before as it is less likely to heat up and burn the paint.

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Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:07 pm 
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Cheers guys, will get hold of a buffer.
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Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 1:15 pm 
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EFFII wrote:
Buff with some tough polishing/wax compound should do it, hand polish/wont do s**t if your trying to bring up faded paint.
Hand polish will only give it that extra gloss look.


Of corse hand polishing will bring up faded paint, just need good quality stuff, buff if you need to i say.

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 2:10 pm 
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GeZza200 wrote:
EFFII wrote:
Buff with some tough polishing/wax compound should do it, hand polish/wont do s**t if your trying to bring up faded paint.
Hand polish will only give it that extra gloss look.


Of corse hand polishing will bring up faded paint, just need good quality stuff, buff if you need to i say.


It can if you have the best compounds, its just easy to use a buff and it will take less time and effort :wink:
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Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 4:19 pm 
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So reccomendations on what to use by hand?

Have been trying just your normal cheap s**t kitten liquid cut and polish. Bought some of the paste stuff in a tin to try. Where can I get more agressive stuff?
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Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:35 pm 
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I've got the same problem on my EB, but the roof is worse.
Best result I've had is with the Meguiars Deep Crystal system. Came up looking like new, even by hand, but only lasted about 3wks.
Used the same stuff with a Mothers Wax Attack polisher and it lasted about 2 months.

Pain in the a*** by hand, had to apply & remove 4 different products (from memory) apart from washing and chamoising.

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Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:44 pm 
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EFFII wrote:
Buff with some tough polishing/wax compound should do it, hand polish/wont do s**t if your trying to bring up faded paint.
Hand polish will only give it that extra gloss look.


I disagree i can polish various areas of a car with a good clean rag and a polish rag, karate kid style wax on, wax off. BUT if you hire a buffer from ya local hertz or buy one and do it in the right procedure you can't go wrong,

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:45 pm 
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So reccomendations on what to use by hand?

Have been trying just your normal cheap s**t kitten liquid cut and polish. Bought some of the paste stuff in a tin to try. Where can I get more agressive stuff?


Dosnt come cheap, $80 for a liter of compound.
Any car place will sell the stuff.
Il get the names of some good brands at tafe tomorrow.

Get the hand polish out of your head!
Use a buff if you want to bring up the paint!!!!!
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Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 8:08 pm 
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Give Matt from Dream Machines (Aurora 98) a call or you can PM him on here.

He is based in S.A aswell. Im sure he can point you in the right direction.

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:23 pm 
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autobarn have a 'wax attack' buffer and you can buy extra pads to use with cut, it about $110.

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:22 am 
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Got hold of one today off my brother in law, hopefully will have a go in the next few days with before and after pictures. Cheers guys
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Posted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 9:22 am 
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i just done my EB, used a 7" variable speed grinder/polisher to do the job. i use meguiars medium cut compound.

remember you will need to throw something else on afterwards to seal it and keep the shine. i also use meguiars show finish. comes up beautiful.

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Posted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:07 pm 
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Yeah I saw that Huggie, thats what inspired me to do my bootlid. Nice job!
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