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aidank1981
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:40 pm  Reply with quoteBack to top

hello all! have a meguirs DA polisher ive never really used with anything high cut just used it to lazy polish etc etc

what would you lads use so colour restoration and swirl/scratch removal?

i would lean towards 3M stuff as i know its good but how is its shelf life etc? a

any experience?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3m-perf...item2ef7c1253e:g:kA4AAOSwcUBYMyA~

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:18 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I use Meguires Foam cut compound for the first treatment, like this product a lot.

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aidank1981
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:20 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I'll look into that! Don't need anything too harsh really! Would rather long and slow all day than risk going too deep!

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:32 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

aidank1981 wrote:
I'll look into that! Don't need anything too harsh really! Would rather long and slow all day than risk going too deep!


I was as nervous as fook tbh so kept DA on slowest speed.

Do one panel at slow speed and keep checking results.

Cutting compound needs to be high speed on the DA but take your time and build confidence with the machine and product then you can see the results as you go and adjust pressure and speed accordingly.

Get a spray bottle to dampen the surface once it becomes claggy.

I love the results and am fully converted now Aidan

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:38 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I likly be practising on the oil wagon and the family transporter long before the S4 but all good advice! 👍

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:53 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Meguiars 105 followed by 205 has always worked for me.

I normally follow that up with some AutoGlym Ultra Deep Shine, then some Extra Gloss Protection, then loads of Pinnacle Souveran Paste Wax  

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:00 am Reply with quoteBack to top

With a Da you you will struggle to get it wrong if you know what I mean, it's all about prep, make sure your panel is nice and clean and free of contaminants ( give it a good clay)

Then product wise there is many out there. Meguires 105/205 is good, mzerna , Koch chemie, etc etc

Also helps having the correct pads for the compound. The harder the pad the more the cutting. The softer the pad the more fine the correction

If you need somewhere to look for products I recommend www.slimsdetailing.co.uk

They have nearly everything you could ask for.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:10 am Reply with quoteBack to top

all great feed back gents, i was advised by a detailing friend to use the 3M stuff, clearly plenty of options out there

the other options do seem to be smaller bottles! i did have a concern about 1L of each 3M product and its shelf life so may need to look at them all!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:29 am Reply with quoteBack to top

aidank1981 wrote:
all great feed back gents, i was advised by a detailing friend to use the 3M stuff, clearly plenty of options out there

the other options do seem to be smaller bottles! i did have a concern about 1L of each 3M product and its shelf life so may need to look at them all!


Right I can shed some light on this.

You don't need large bottles of product as you will only use 2/3 pea size blobs per panel. A 500ml bottle of say mzerna will do maybe 10 - 12 cars

3m is good stuff but dusts up a lot so you spend a lot of time buffing off. Where as the newer products such as mzerna/ Koch Chemie etc buff off effortlessly

If your free on a sunny Sunday I'd be happy to show you how to etc. I have nearly all brands of products, 5 machines ranging from budget to professional. And happy to give help where I can.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:37 am Reply with quoteBack to top

domparrott wrote:
aidank1981 wrote:
all great feed back gents, i was advised by a detailing friend to use the 3M stuff, clearly plenty of options out there

the other options do seem to be smaller bottles! i did have a concern about 1L of each 3M product and its shelf life so may need to look at them all!


Right I can shed some light on this.

You don't need large bottles of product as you will only use 2/3 pea size blobs per panel. A 500ml bottle of say mzerna will do maybe 10 - 12 cars

3m is good stuff but dusts up a lot so you spend a lot of time buffing off. Where as the newer products such as mzerna/ Koch Chemie etc buff off effortlessly

If your free on a sunny Sunday I'd be happy to show you how to etc. I have nearly all brands of products, 5 machines ranging from budget to professional. And happy to give help where I can.


lovely offer and great advice! unfortunately i fear our locations may be too far away with me being in Shetland however!

i tend to be an autoglym patriot but they don't really branch into this avenue!

good to know my 3M concerns (size wise) were valid! cheers

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:10 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Something like this may make more sence!

http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kit-Buffi...78574234b1bffe7a2ae%257Ciid%253A1

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:28 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Thas not too bad but if you look on slims detailing you can get it for less, they do 105 and 205 for 10 a bottle. The menzerna on there is about 9 each too. Plus 10 percent off

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:51 am Reply with quoteBack to top

So you'd recommend the meguiars Dom?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:54 am Reply with quoteBack to top

It's great stuff used with the right pads. Jump on YouTube if your not sure how long to work it for etc. There is 100's of videos on it. It will certainly do the business

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