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Forum: Help..! 22-10-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By Mark@PD
Not sure what happened but from my experience...

Not sure what happened but from my experience Gtechniq G1 lasts alot longer.
Forum: Help..! 07-10-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 696
Posted By Mark@PD
Polishes contain oils and fillers I have no idea...

Polishes contain oils and fillers I have no idea what a degreaser from screfix would or would not do to your paint or trim.

People use a panel wipe to prep a panel before applying a ceramic...
Forum: Northern and Southern Ireland 04-10-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,471
Posted By Mark@PD
Try Waterline products in Toome I see they have a...

Try Waterline products in Toome I see they have a big sign up in their window saying they do water resign.
Forum: Machine Polishing 03-10-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,071
Posted By Mark@PD
I wouldn't like to be trying to polish all that...

I wouldn't like to be trying to polish all that out by hand. There may be a member in your local area who might be willing to help you with a DA.
Forum: Machine Polishing 01-10-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,354
Posted By Mark@PD
It's a bit of a steep learning curve I'm sorry...

It's a bit of a steep learning curve I'm sorry that this has happened to you but at the end of the day what's happened has happened.

Just a couple of points for you. You cannot polish orange peel...
Forum: Machine Polishing 20-09-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,045
Posted By Mark@PD
The only way to tell if you have polished your...

The only way to tell if you have polished your paint properly is to wipe down with a panel wipe (not IPA) and inspect the paint under a good light. Polishes in general contain oils that help you...
Forum: Machine Polishing 28-08-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,983
Posted By Mark@PD
I tend mostly to use the Meguiars microfibre...

I tend mostly to use the Meguiars microfibre system for compounding unless the paint is super hard and a white Rupes finishing pad for final finishing with a 3m finishing polish.

The general rule...
Forum: Machine Polishing 22-08-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,739
Posted By Mark@PD
A 3" pad spins slower than a 5" pad as you are...

A 3" pad spins slower than a 5" pad as you are trying to generate heat in order to remove the defect go for the larger pad.

It looks like the scratch is a bit on the deep side so I would guess...
Forum: Machine Polishing 27-07-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,602
Posted By Mark@PD
Try and get yourself to a training day somewhere...

Try and get yourself to a training day somewhere gtechniq are running some they have details on their facebook page.
Forum: Machine Polishing 26-07-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,602
Posted By Mark@PD
The green hex pad is my go to polishing pad, that...

The green hex pad is my go to polishing pad, that said your machine may not be powerful enough.

A few things to consider are shrink your work area, check the speed on the DA don't go to fast and...
Forum: Machine Polishing 24-07-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,692
Posted By Mark@PD
Not sure where you are atin the country but I saw...

Not sure where you are atin the country but I saw a post on facebook yesterday gtechniq are doing a couple of training days if your interested

https://gtechniq.com/customer-service/training/
Forum: Machine Polishing 24-07-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,692
Posted By Mark@PD
I would advise you to try and attend a novice...

I would advise you to try and attend a novice detailer training day somewhere near you. That way you will be able to try a few different machines before you buy one you may not like. Also you will...
Forum: Help..! 13-07-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,716
Posted By Mark@PD
It depends on how much money you are willing to...

It depends on how much money you are willing to pay really.

The more expensive option would be to have it detailed professionally to remove the swirls and scratches and then coated again, coatings...
Forum: Help..! 05-07-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,045
Posted By Mark@PD
If you bought it mail order on the tinterweb you...

If you bought it mail order on the tinterweb you have more consumer rights when it comes to returning goods that if you bought it in a shop. Have a look on moneysavingexpert.com and find out but I...
Forum: Help..! 05-07-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,098
Posted By Mark@PD
Yes those look like sanding marks, but I can...

Yes those look like sanding marks, but I can still see the scratches they look to big to polish or sand out.
Forum: Help..! 05-07-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,363
Posted By Mark@PD
Thats heavy orange peel. The only way to really...

Thats heavy orange peel. The only way to really get rid of it is wet sanding as the foam pad will conform to the peeks and troughs and remove a universal amount of clear from everywhere.

Do you...
Forum: Machine Polishing 05-07-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,129
Posted By Mark@PD
I tend to use the Meguiars Microfiber system for...

I tend to use the Meguiars Microfiber system for correction, they don't last that well if you used only one on a car you would be throwing it away at the end, but you have to balance out the cost...
Forum: Machine Polishing 30-06-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,129
Posted By Mark@PD
I usually only use one pad on a panel change it...

I usually only use one pad on a panel change it and move on.
Forum: Machine Polishing 01-06-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,562
Posted By Mark@PD
I take it you have corrected your car by now, how...

I take it you have corrected your car by now, how did you get on?
Forum: Northern and Southern Ireland 01-06-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 4,334
Posted By Mark@PD
Moneymore Vintage Vehicle Show

If you are stuck for something to do 2nd June there is a vintage vehicle show at Springhill House from 10.00
...
Forum: Detailing Guide 11-05-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,279
Posted By Mark@PD
No, ceramic coatings will not fill in swirls you...

No, ceramic coatings will not fill in swirls you need to remove them before application and use a panel wipe to remove all traces of polishing oils, fillers etc before application.
Forum: Help..! 03-05-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,263
Posted By Mark@PD
Etching takes time that would be type 2/3 water...

Etching takes time that would be type 2/3 water spotting, not sure where you live but in my part of the country we haven't had enough sun in the past 2 years put together to cause this.
Can you...
Forum: Machine Polishing 02-05-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,878
Posted By Mark@PD
No it will be fine just wash it. With clear coat...

No it will be fine just wash it. With clear coat paint you are removing paint anyway its just clear.
Forum: Machine Polishing 01-05-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,265
Posted By Mark@PD
I only ever sand by hand, when using a machine...

I only ever sand by hand, when using a machine you can't feel if you have a piece of grit under the pad as you can doing it by hand, it takes longer but you get a better finish.
Forum: Machine Polishing 01-05-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,878
Posted By Mark@PD
If you have the colour of the paint on your pad...

If you have the colour of the paint on your pad it must have been single stage paint
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