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Old 12-11-2017, 09:20 PM   #11
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Well if you have removed the swirls then your obviously doing something right

If you are left with the deeper straight lines then these are to deep to fully remove. Instead of going over the same area, why not just do a spot repairs on the scratches with a smaller 3" pad, you might not be able to fully remove them but you can smooth off the edges so it makes them less visible in the sun/light.


You are right but I am trying to minimise my time as I dont often get to use my cousins garage and need my car most days, hence trying to machine polish in a day, need decent compound I think


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Old 12-11-2017, 09:22 PM   #12
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Unfortunately i did not


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Might be a good idea to invest in a few spare pads and may be a few harder cutting and a few softer. Gives you something to work up from.

Also just looked at the pic, your almost there. Yeah there are a few straight line scratches but I'd say carry on lightly and they'll come out.

Just bare in mind that clearcoat doesn't go on forever, so if you feel you are going too far then settle for the best you can achieve.

A PTG investment is maybe worth thinking about
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Old 12-11-2017, 10:00 PM   #13
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About 4 minutes left to right, up and down, left to right up and down, very light pressure , one pad was used ,scartches cannot be felt with finger nail, no paint gauge


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From what i can remember, it's been a while......you need to work the polish until it becomes clear, then the polish has been worked fully and can be removed. Also, you might want to think about getting some panel wipe so you can remove all polish residue and get a true idea of what the paint looks like.
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