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Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 1:10 am 
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You wash the car, then polish and then wax, in that order right? I'm trying to get my paint job to look a little bit better.

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 1:12 am 
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correct :twisted:

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 1:20 am 
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hmmm i'm not sure if we should trust you :P

you got a white car twr3qasdfabr...so i dont think it will make much difference

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 1:35 am 
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I'll give it a crack, i bought all the junk from work the other day, only the best of the best.
I'm not sure if I should cut or not. the paints prolly a little old and i don't want to wear it to thin.

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 1:38 am 
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i'd probably give it a buff if that polish doesnt work man.. be carefull buffing though you can actually burn the paint.. :lol:
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Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 12:16 am 
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If your paint work is in good condition the best pollish on the market and costs no more than 5buks is MR Sheen alot of show n shine guys use it gives a just painted look helps repel bird s**t silicon is easely removed in case of any paint touch ups.
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Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2005 11:12 pm 
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I used Miguires Swirl remover, then Wet look polish, then pure wax... took for ever to do but the paint came up looking awesome...bling :)
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Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2005 11:50 pm 
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Yeah a cut and poish will do wonders too, thats if you can do it properly. or try and get a hold of AURORA 98 he is an auto detailer and can give you pleanty of tips!

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2005 11:54 pm 
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If your paint work is in good condition the best pollish on the market and costs no more than 5buks is MR Sheen alot of show n shine guys use it gives a just painted look helps repel bird s**t silicon is easely removed in case of any paint touch ups.


I'd hate to be your panel beater! Mr Sheen is a panel beater's worst nightmare, and Silicon is not easily removed it gets right into the paint.

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2005 2:34 am 
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Don't call me a detailer, that's putting me in with alot of cowboys in this country.
Seriously there are heaps of so called pro's giving great detailers a bad name
I prefer to be called a refinisher.

Go to the utmost extreme and use products that only a handful of people in this country know about.
For the ultimate finish with little effort, wash, clay (decontaminate), paint cleanse or cut (use a polishing pad with machine first) or by hand, swirl mark removers, polish, enhance, glaze and seal

There are a massive amount of polishes
Some are light polishes that remove a very fine amount of paint and restore the gloss
Others contain cutters in them and therefore will take more paint off and then there are solvent and VOC free finishing polishes that are extremely fine.

I've got a big range of polishes from light, fine and ultra fine.
For more check out my car care topics and tip of the day thread on FordForums.com.au

 

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 Post subject: Re: How dare you
Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2005 7:07 pm 
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Don't call me a detailer, that's putting me in with alot of cowboys in this country.
Seriously there are heaps of so called pro's giving great detailers a bad name
I prefer to be called a refinisher.


Okay sorry bout that, my bad :oops:

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2005 7:40 pm 
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CHEF wrote:
I used Miguires Swirl remover, then Wet look polish, then pure wax... took for ever to do but the paint came up looking awesome...bling :)


I'm with CHEF. Miguires Swirl remover works a treat.
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Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2005 9:00 pm 
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CHEF wrote:
I used Miguires Swirl remover, then Wet look polish, then pure wax... took for ever to do but the paint came up looking awesome...bling :)


I'm with CHEF. Miguires Swirl remover works a treat.


i used meguires paint cleaner also worked a treat, am real pleased with the result

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2005 10:43 pm 
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Meg's #9 swirl mark remover is too fine to remove most swirls but cars with moderate swirls will do the job
A good two step polishing after paint cleansing or cutting and then meg's #9 will produce good results. I do however prefer Poorboys due to their 4 swirl mark removers.

Have a new article on ford forums.com.au in technical resources.

 

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Posted: Mon May 23, 2005 3:15 am 
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i used meguires for years :? ........then i tried the mothers 3 step system ie phase one cleaner phase 2 sealer and phase3 pure canuba wax followed by show car detailer (spray on wipe off) took me all bloody day to do.....but there is no way in the world that another product will ever touch my el xr8's paint again....AWSOME!!!!!!

ps meguires products went to be used up on the wifes hyundai...as the cost too much to throw out...lol :D :D
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