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Old 23-08-16, 08:23 PM   #1
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I do try and keep my car in good condition.She gets washed regularly and a quick Maguiar's Detail Wax wipe over.
However, twice a year she gets a more thorough going over using my old trusted method as follows:

Rinse with pressure washer
Devil's Snow Foam (easily obtainable)
Meguiar's Gold Class Car Wash Shampoo & Conditioner - two bucket method using woolen mit
Maguiar's Water Magnet
Klasse All-in-One
Klasse High Gloss Sealant Glaze
Colinite 915 Paste

I was wondering if somebody might suggest some newer products that might get me a better finish.
Two further bits of advice I am interested in:
1) best product for eliminating swirl marks
2) should I get an orbital polisher to make the job easier (getting old)
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Old 23-08-16, 08:31 PM   #2
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Your car looked well nice to me

And i don't remember you looking old

But i would be interested too
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To get rid of your swirl marks there's a professional product that will do just that carefully.It's 3M Perfect-it III Ultrafina SE.
I use it and it's brilliant!

Yes i'm 50 now and and can't abuse my shoulder and arm like i used to so a polishing mop is essential.If you buy one and
learn to use it sensibly (quite easy actually) you will wish you bought one earlier than you did.


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Thanks for that info.
Any suggestions on which one (polisher)?
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Thanks for that info.
Any suggestions on which one (polisher)?
I was only talking to a professional Detailer a couple weeks ago at a local classic car event to me and forget when we started talking about polishers what he recommended. Tell you what, i will try to get hold of him tomorrow and relay the info on here. Let's hope he's at work.

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Many thanks.
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Ordered one of these today on advice from a friend

http://www.qpaints.co.uk/valeting/to...850w-14mm.html
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Apologies for not getting back. Advice i was given was a flex or a rubix.
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You could also use Farecla G10 to remove swirl marks, in fact thats what its for.
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Ordered one of these today on advice from a friend

http://www.qpaints.co.uk/valeting/to...850w-14mm.html
That is a rotary polisher (as opposed to an Orbital). If you haven't used one before be very careful - it is very easy to burn through the paint with a Rotary. The whole reason for an Orbital polisher is that even if you stop it moving over the panel, it still doesn't concentrate on one point and burn through.
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