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Old 03-06-2018, 09:39 AM   #1
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Question Polishes and compounds for hand use only.

Hi,

Just joined up to the forum, and while I am now coming to the conclusion that for any serious paint correction, a machine is a requirement, I am wondering if there are any good compounds or polishes that can be used by hand only?

I'm sure this question has been asked before, so apologies for any repetition, but if you all could give me some direction, I'd appreciate that.

FWIW, I bought some Meguiars Ultimate Compound yesterday....is this ok to use by hand, or should I bring it back and change it for something else?

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Old 03-06-2018, 09:53 AM   #2
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Megs UC is very good by hand
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Hi and welcome

I've used AG SRP by hand for years and been very pleased with it, the new version is less dusty apparently.

Megs UC is good by hand - the G3 applicator pads you can get from Halfords are supposed to be very good and the white one for applying the UC would give it a bit more bite.
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SRP works well by hand for small areas, gloss piano black bits etc, but I do find it a bit dusty and tendency to mark rubbers etc.

Effective with filler though. Fir a while.
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SRP works well by hand for small areas, gloss piano black bits etc, but I do find it a bit dusty and tendency to mark rubbers etc.

Effective with filler though. Fir a while.
If you use a damp applicator, this helps reduce dust, also new version itself is less dusty than the older version...
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If you use a damp applicator, this helps reduce dust, also new version itself is less dusty than the older version...
Thanks, good tip, My SRP is a few years old. Maybe time to try the new formula.
It was recommended to use for interim (between da sessions) work on the butter soft gloss black exterior bits on my car.
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+1 for the farecla pads they are very good and the white one offers more bite and for me gives a better finish.

Depends what your wanting to do with the car but I have used those pads with Bilt Hamber cleanser polish before and the cat came up very nicely

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...the white one offers more bite...

Depends what your wanting to do...

...the cat came up very nicely
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Thanks guys. I'll try and get hold of those G3 applicator pads to use.

I heed the comments on AG SRP, and that was on my list too, but I think the Megs UC is a little more abrasive??
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If tour trying to correct a car by hand you will be some time. That's why a glaze / polish would be better

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