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Old 05-10-2017, 03:23 PM   #1
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Glazed & Waxed my car but now want to machine polish!

I spent 8 hours cleaning, claying, polishing, glazing, sealing and waxing - you name it I did it! The car is a nice deep black gloss but still has swirl marks over the entire car when you get close.

I have invested in a DA Polisher and I am now itching to use it, i guess my questions are:

1. Do I need to "Strip off" all the protection I have just applied.
2. Can I just apply polish straight onto the freshly washed paintwork and the polish/light compound will remove the wax and glaze then get to the swirls so It will do the job but I have to work harder essentially?

Any advice would be great, I am newbie to details but utterly obsessed!
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Old 05-10-2017, 03:28 PM   #2
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You can just polish it (wash it again first though!) The machine will remove the glaze & wax as soon as it moves over the paint.
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Old 05-10-2017, 03:42 PM   #3
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You can just polish it (wash it again first though!) The machine will remove the glaze & wax as soon as it moves over the paint.
Awesome, thanks dude!

Would you suggest working each area twice with the machine, once to get the wax and glaze off then once to polish?
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No need - if you're using an abrasive polish that will cut the paint sufficiently to remove swirl marks, it will take any LSPs (= Last Step Products eg waxes, sealants etc) off as well.

The actual layer of wax left on the paint after you've buffed it is very thin - I have seen estimates of the order of 20nm.
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Looks like I am all set to go then, I am going to use either Poorboys SSR 2.5 or Meguiars ultimate finishing polish.
Its a black car so very very concerned about causing some hologramming hence buying the Meguiars incase the SSR is too abrasive,
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Old 05-10-2017, 04:19 PM   #6
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Get some cleanser polish something like BH cleanser polish and some white polishing pads x2 and this should remove the LSP. After that just use some panel wipe or IPA to remove any of the filling that the polish has left, then the paint is ready to begin to remove the swirls that you have. You need to do this as the polish you use for the removal of your swirls will not be able to work or break down completely because it's mixed with your LSP
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Looks like I am all set to go then, I am going to use either Poorboys SSR 2.5 or Meguiars ultimate finishing polish.
Its a black car so very very concerned about causing some hologramming hence buying the Meguiars incase the SSR is too abrasive,
Have a read of Dave KG's guide on here, watch the Junkman's videos on youtube and above all else, if you can then practice on a scrap panel before you go anywhere near your car paintwork
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youve just well protected your car and with winter coming id be tempted to leave it for now.

id spend winter reading, learning and researching then tackle the motor in early spring.
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youve just well protected your car and with winter coming id be tempted to leave it for now.

id spend winter reading, learning and researching then tackle the motor in early spring.
This is the my dilemma my friend!
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Have a read of Dave KG's guide on here, watch the Junkman's videos on youtube and above all else, if you can then practice on a scrap panel before you go anywhere near your car paintwork
Thanks Muzzer for pointing me to Junkman, what a hero that guy is! So good to see real life "dont fake the funk" vids! I have been watching the Chem guys vids where they start on a perfectly polished car
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