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Old 27-09-2018, 08:45 PM   #1
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Correcting hard Audi paint

Good evening peeps,

Can anybody advise me on the best compound and pad combo the purchase. I have a 2012 Audi S5 with some heavily swirled paintwork.

I have a Das 6 pro and 5 and 6 inch backing plates.

I already have everything for the decon stage, but could do with some recommendations for some new microfibres and a good quality drying towel.

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Old 27-09-2018, 08:49 PM   #2
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Dont assume its hard. I work on a ton of Audis, and this is a common misconception.
Stick to the process, start low and work up. Make sure that if you aren't getting the results you want it is actually due to hardness and not technique
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Dont assume its hard. I work on a ton of Audis, and this is a common misconception.

Stick to the process, start low and work up. Make sure that if you aren't getting the results you want it is actually due to hardness and not technique


Cheers for the reply, I have not tried anything on this car as of yet. From the reading I have been doing on the forum everybody seems to suggest that it is hard paint and difficult to get good results from.

I just want to be sure if I am spending a few days on the car I want to get the best results possible.


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Cheers for the reply, I have not tried anything on this car as of yet. From the reading I have been doing on the forum everybody seems to suggest that it is hard paint and difficult to get good results from.

I just want to be sure if I am spending a few days on the car I want to get the best results possible.


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Yes its something "people" say a lot, along with a lot of other things, alas forums are full of repetition.

Its your car and they will be quiet should you make any big mistakes due to assuming its hard. Stick to the process, if it IS hard you have only spent a short amount of time finding out for sure. If its not, and you go in like it absolutely is, you will spend longer finding that out.
Nothing is absolute when polishing cars
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Yes its something "people" say a lot, along with a lot of other things, alas forums are full of repetition.



Its your car and they will be quiet should you make any big mistakes due to assuming its hard. Stick to the process, if it IS hard you have only spent a short amount of time finding out for sure. If its not, and you go in like it absolutely is, you will spend longer finding that out.

Nothing is absolute when polishing cars


Thanks for the reply! Im thinking of going to the Meguiars Microfibre system, I don’t think it is a bad price at £70.


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This is exactly what Kevin Brown mentions the notion of hardness in comparison to technique, that test spot as Matt mentioned is key.

You can always, go up the pad scale towards wool..plus the benefit of progressive compounds.

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Old 28-09-2018, 02:44 AM   #7
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The Meguires Microfiber Kit will do an excellent job on your Audi.
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I've read in the past that Audi Orca black is like butter and scratches just by looking at it.
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I've read in the past that Audi Orca black is like butter and scratches just by looking at it.
Same goes for Navarro Blue so you have to test spot each time to do the job properly.
I found Detailing Kingdom 1.1 on a CG Green Hex Logic pad works well for me.
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Same goes for Navarro Blue so you have to test spot each time to do the job properly.
I found Detailing Kingdom 1.1 on a CG Green Hex Logic pad works well for me.
This combination I've used many times as a 1 stage enhancement detail works great on hard paint if it's only got light swirls, but as mentioned above do a test spot first
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