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Old 03-10-2017, 12:00 AM   #11
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So, I had a few time issues but now I'm decided to go along with it and make a good winter prep.

Narrowed the list to the following products:

Start with washing and Decon:
-Snow foam: AF Avalanche or Bilt Hamber - Auto Foam?
-Shampoo: CARCHEM 1900:1 500ml or other?
-Clay: Bilt Hamber - Auto Clay Medium (200g)
-Decon: Kenotek Wheel Cleaner Ultra (Iron remover) - already have and AF ObliTARate

Polishing Stage:

-Surface prep: Bilt Hamber - Cleanser Fluid or Dodo Juice - Lime Prime?
-Polishing: Scholl S20 or other?
-Polishing Pad: Scholl Concepts - Spider Pad 140mm (white) only? (how many pads?)
-After Polishing: IPA

Protection Stage:

-Sealant: FK1000P
-Wax: top up with something? or no need to?

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Prewash BH Autofoam.

Shampoo Carchem 1900:1

Rinse and dry.

Decon paint with a good fallout remover first. I'm not sure what CYC has in this department. Gyeon Iron is good if available. I prefer others but I know CYC doesn't stock said items.

Rinse and dry.

Clay BH medium clay.

Wheels If that's what you've got give it a whirl. Address this after prewash stage.

Polishing stage.............. STOP.

Firstly it's already had a recent 2 stage correction. How much paint have realistically got left to play with? Answer you don't know without a PTG. With all the goodwill and suggestions about polish and pad combinations I'd really not be even addressing this yet until clearly you've learned what it takes to correct paint successfully.

As my good friend would suggest if you grab yourself a DA. Get some CarPro Essence and a gloss pad and appreciate that finish until you gain some more experience.

Ceramic coating. As above if Essence does its job and hides the defects there is no reason not to apply a coating at this stage. Essence forms a molecular bond that will pretty much accept any silica based or hydrocarbon based product. If not Fk1000p can be your temporary winter friend.

Rushing a correction and winter protection at this time of year for an inexperienced person could end in massive disappointment bud!
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Old 03-10-2017, 12:40 AM   #12
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I would go with what above has said for the mean time

But it does look like your pro Detailer has left his own mark in picture 4
Trails but these can be easily sorted with Carpro Essence
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Old 03-10-2017, 12:41 AM   #13
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Thanks a lot for the input!

Well, I decided to put aside ceramic coating for now, since I have zero experience on applying any tipe of protection, so will start from the sealant/wax.

You're right, I don't know how much clearcoat I have left (beside from roof and trunk that were painted 2 months ago), perhaps it's better to find it out and decide from here.
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I would go with what above has said for the mean time

But it does look like your pro Detailer has left his own mark in picture 4
Trails but these can be easily sorted with Carpro Essence
Chongo, those trails you mention were made by the paintshop 2 months ago. They are very good with painting but not so good at polishing (I don't know why they did it, I didn't asked for it and only noticed after fillers started to disappear).
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Thanks a lot for the input!

Well, I decided to put aside ceramic coating for now, since I have zero experience on applying any tipe of protection, so will start from the sealant/wax.

You're right, I don't know how much clearcoat I have left (beside from roof and trunk that were painted 2 months ago), perhaps it's better to find it out and decide from here.
Wise choice bud!
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I would go with what above has said for the mean time

But it does look like your pro Detailer has left his own mark in picture 4
Trails but these can be easily sorted with Carpro Essence
What the above has said!!! Charming!
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Today I checked the clearcoat and it's fine, still have "a lot" to play with.

So, back to the choice.

Still lost about what compound/polish to choose. I see people talking about menzerna or meguiar's products, and I found 2 different kits on CYC. Are these better than scholl?

I decided to do a cut stage on the bonnet (that needs more atention) and leave the rest of the panels with 1 step.

Need more options please.
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What the above has said!!! Charming!
I knew would pop up and say that saved me typing it out
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Are you set on ordering from CYC bud? Their range of polishes is a little limited at the moment and would affect my answer.
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