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Old 29-09-2017, 06:51 PM   #1
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RX8 polish/pad combo?

Can anyone recommend a pad and polish to remove some light swirling on an RX8 in velocity red please...

Presume being a Japanese car paint is fairly soft and thin?

Not going for show winning correction just want to make it look nicer and glaze it up with black hole then a nice wax.

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Old 29-09-2017, 07:31 PM   #2
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Nice cars them

If it's just light swirls then maybe have a look at Carpro Essence either with a polishing pad or their gloss pad. Essence will correct very fine swirls but also fill slightly then you have the added bonus of protection that comes with it.

You can then apply any wax you want on top but you probably won't when you see what finish and the level of gloss it leaves this will make you red paint really stand out, plus it's not sterile looking. Been using it for a while now and it's probably one of the best finishing polishes on the market.
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Wonderful...thanks

Yes its a late facelift model. Has a good life mechanically but needs some love in the cosmetic department. The cat has just failed on it and it's nice and loud now and spitting flames.
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What machine are you planning to use is it a rotary or DA?

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Soft & thin (Japanese) paint will have me heading straight to Glare products.

Do you have any idea of the car's polishing history? How much clear coat is left for you to play with? Have previous dealers had it polished by a bear with wool mop?

This is probably unlikely and an extreme case but Glare adds to and doesn't remove clear coat so this isn't an issue.

The difficulty is that the importer (Savvyfox) has moved on so it's not so easy to get hold of any more.

This might be of interest:

http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...d.php?t=382399

Steelghost has also posted with his Avensis.

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Another vote for glare.
Why cut when you can fill?!

Glare is perfect for Japanese paints, have used it on Honda paint in the past and works a treat, and at some point soon I'll be using it on my Nissan for winter prep.

Either micro finish or spider would be perfect for just light swirls.



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He's looking to remove swirls not fill them. Essence has some very fine abrasives in it to remove slight swirls so your hardly cutting the paint guys.
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He's looking to remove swirls not fill them. Essence has some very fine abrasives in it to remove slight swirls so your hardly cutting the paint guys.
Yeah, glare removes by filling not cutting
Same outcome just different way of getting there

Great product for softer or more fiddley paints

Essense is a cracker of a product and no doubt would give a fantastic finish, but was just suggesting a different way instead of cutting the clearcoat back, however marginally it would be done

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Can anyone recommend a pad and polish to remove some light swirling on an RX8 in velocity red please...

Presume being a Japanese car paint is fairly soft and thin?

Not going for show winning correction just want to make it look nicer and glaze it up with black hole then a nice wax.

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I've now re read the OP and am a bit confused.

Streeto a couple of thoughts/questions for you......

If there's only light swirls, I don't understand the process of "polishing" to remove them to then use a glaze (Black Hole) afterwards?

If there're fully polished out I'd be cleaning the panel and going straight to applying the "nice wax" and missing out the Black Hole stage completely.

If they're only light swirls then Black Hole by itself should be enough and follow that with the "nice wax" and not polish at all?

Am I missing something?

Personally I would still "fill" the swirls with Glare because it bonds to the clear coat and won't be coming out any time soon. It isn't a "normal" glaze. Micro Finish then Professional Polish + sounds like the way to go.

Erm.....

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Essence is a filler type product that pretty much does the same as the glare offering, preserving what clear is left makes perfect sense, don't remove what you don't need to
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