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Old 10-11-2017, 10:34 PM   #1
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Car - Bmw Estroil blue.

I tried to correct my paint today but wasnt happy with the results and not sure what has went wrong. I will explain what I done during correction stage and if I could get some advice on what would be better, I will try again in summer now.

Das 6,

First compound was meguaires 1,2,3 , using step 1.
Second compound was angel wax heavy cut
Third was meguaires ultimate compound.

Tried on two different sides of bonnet, some of the swirls did disappear but most of the straight scratches remained , no matter how many pssed I used

Pad used was yellow lake country.

I am guessing my compound might not have been the best
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A few things:

How deep are the scratches that still remain (a picture would be good)?
Have you used the DA before and have a good technique, or was this your first time using the DA?

One last thing, "no matter how many passes you did", do you know how much paint you have to begin with before you do a tonne of passes with a cutting compound and pad?
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Can I just add, you've stated 3 difference compounds but only one pad?!

Did you clean that one pad thoroughly after each use and before the product change, or did you have multiples of that one pad variety?!
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How long did you work the polish for? Did you apply any pressure to the pad or just let the pad skim the surface? As others have said, how deep are the scratches and do you know how thick your paint is? Did you just use one pad?

There are many reasons the straight scratches might still be there
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Car - Bmw Estroil blue.

I tried to correct my paint today but wasnt happy with the results and not sure what has went wrong. I will explain what I done during correction stage and if I could get some advice on what would be better, I will try again in summer now.

Das 6,

First compound was meguaires 1,2,3 , using step 1.
Second compound was angel wax heavy cut
Third was meguaires ultimate compound.

Tried on two different sides of bonnet, some of the swirls did disappear but most of the straight scratches remained , no matter how many pssed I used

Pad used was yellow lake country.

I am guessing my compound might not have been the best
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.
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And get a picture up.
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A few things:

How deep are the scratches that still remain (a picture would be good)?
Have you used the DA before and have a good technique, or was this your first time using the DA?

One last thing, "no matter how many passes you did", do you know how much paint you have to begin with before you do a tonne of passes with a cutting compound and pad?


Picture added, First type properly using a Da

I didn’t know the paint depth no.


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Can I just add, you've stated 3 difference compounds but only one pad?!

Did you clean that one pad thoroughly after each use and before the product change, or did you have multiples of that one pad variety?!


Unfortunately i did not


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How long did you work the polish for? Did you apply any pressure to the pad or just let the pad skim the surface? As others have said, how deep are the scratches and do you know how thick your paint is? Did you just use one pad?

There are many reasons the straight scratches might still be there


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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