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Old 04-10-2018, 05:46 PM   #1
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Marring on Mercedes

A few years ago I bought a DASPRO6 and a beginners Menzerna/Sonus detailing kit. I am far from expert, but I have had reasonable success on the cars I have owned, up until now!

I have bought a 2002 Mercedes with black metallic paint. I used a 3M pad with FG400 and it did a really good job of removing swirls. I then used Bilt Hamber wax and it all looked really good. However, I did the work in my garage, when I took it out into the bright sunlight I saw that I had a lot of marring/hazing. I have never had this before??? I tried softer pads and milder cut but I cannot fully get rid of the marring??

So could someone please suggest the best pad/cutting options and I will order and start afresh as I am paranoid I have dirty pads/old polish/old microfibre etc. I think I just got too complacent.
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Old 05-10-2018, 10:54 AM   #2
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did you use panel wipe after you polished before you waxed?

also sometimes afterwards the waxes still gas off and need another buff with clean microfibre to remove the haze

also worth noting, your pads should always be clean and when polishing to blow them out after a few passes with a compressor (others use a brush but for me it doesnt compare)
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Old 05-10-2018, 11:26 AM   #3
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Which wax did you use? I've read in these forums about people having problems with Bilt Hamber Double Speed Wax on black cars.
Maybe try and remove the wax from a panel on your car, try a wing and see if there is any difference with the wax removed.
Menz FG400 is fairly aggresive and I wouldn't want to be removing more clearcoat if you don't have to.
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I did not use panel wipes nor did I clean out my pads! I know I have probably made many mistakes but I seem to have got away with them until now!

It was Double Speed polish and I think it did cause some of the marring. However, I have used the FG400 again on the boot lid and I still have marring so it looks like it was me/poor technique.

Given that I now have the marring and it is not only the polish, what would be the best approach from now? What would be the best pad/cutting/polish combination to use and I will source all new kit to ensure it is not contamination or poor combination of kit?
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