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Old 27-11-2016, 01:21 PM   #1
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Need advice on products for BMW paint please . Newbie !!

I have Been reading up a lot and am confusing my self. Am new to machine polishing and am wanting to start with dual polisher and looking to buy the das 6 pro just not sure what products to buy with it Auto finesse or meguaires ?

I have just recently brought a BMW m235i in solid alpine white it's just coming up to a year old and has fine swirl marks on it Which I carnt get out with hand polishing I just want advise on what products to use as don't want anything to harsh for the paint. Also Is BMW paint hard paint ? Any advice would be appriciated. Thanks
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Old 27-11-2016, 05:57 PM   #2
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BMW paint is normally hard yes. However, when attempting to machine polish the paint, it's always wise to start with a polishing pad and if that doesn't work then choose a more abrasive pad until you find a pad which achieves the desired result.

You'd be better off getting the Meguiars microfibre cutting pads or Lake Country thin foamed wool for best cut combined with Scholl polishes.

You could try a Scholl white spider pad or their navy pad with S20 twenty. However, you'll probably still need to go over a panel 2-3 times to get the required results.
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Old 27-11-2016, 06:51 PM   #3
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Don't take it for granted any paint is hard, especially if your not used to machine polishing. Our Alpine white BMW paint is like granite, the daughters is a year older same model, same colour and is much much softer. Test a small area first with your mildest combo and take it from there.
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Old 27-11-2016, 09:30 PM   #4
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As above ^^^^ always do a test spot or you could be caught out.
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Thanks for the advice guys . So would this kit be suitable ?
Could I use auto glym srp with these pads as already have some of this is it aggressive enough to remove the swirls or is the meguair with this kit ideal or will that be to aggressive I'm trying to use something least aggressive but with results im just not experienced enough to choose the product I need to achieve this and don't want to buy the wrong product thanks

http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/polish.../prod_963.html
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http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/images...-hydrotech.jpg

Take a look at this from CYC, and read the reviews
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http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/images...-hydrotech.jpg

Take a look at this from CYC, and read the reviews
This is the kit I bought from CYC. Great kit but I didn't really get on with the LC pads. Probably because I was a newby to them. I found they clogged up pretty quickly but I was probably trying to do too much with just one pad. I tried the Chemical guys Hex pads with much better results.
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SRP will not remove swirls but for light swirl marks it might fill them quite nicely

I've use Maguire's Ultimate Compound with a green hex-logic style ebay pad on DAS 6 Pro on my Sapphire Black BMW with good results

here's a 50/50 pic of wifes A-Class with same combo... (compounded only)




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SRP will not remove swirls but for light swirl marks it might fill them quite nicely

I've use Maguire's Ultimate Compound with a green hex-logic style ebay pad on DAS 6 Pro on my Sapphire Black BMW with good results

here's a 50/50 pic of wifes A-Class with same combo... (compounded only)



^^^ This works, i wouldn't be diving into the micro fibre pads just yet, hexlogic green pad is exceptional at removing wash marring type swirls in BMW paint, coupled with with meguiars #205, it worked perfect on my carbon black paint, haven't tried ultimate compound on BMW paint but on new shape mondeo it took every swirl out, light & heavier ones, ultimate compound finneshes a treat also, almost isn't a need to refine it
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