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Old 05-09-2011, 09:33 PM   #1
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some advice

i own a 99 honda civic vti-s pirates black

i have ordered a das6 pro


can you guys give me some advise in the way of pads and polish
swirls and 2/3 minor scratchs thats all the defects

i will be using the following products if it makes any difference

bilt hamber clay
iron x
tardis
collinite 476

am thinking going with meguiars but am open to suggestions
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Old 05-09-2011, 09:41 PM   #2
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just ordered the same machine, both scared and excited at the same time and will 'play' with finishing polish on a wing tomorrow if its not raining. Do you need to use both iron x and tardis? thought they were similar products?
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Old 05-09-2011, 10:59 PM   #3
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I've got the das6 pro with lake country pads and menzerna polish and that works well for me.
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Old 05-09-2011, 11:00 PM   #4
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Iron-x gets rid of iron contamination from your wheels and bodywork.
Tardis gets rid of Tar and organic fallout from your bodywork and wheels.
So yes, you should use them both, as well as clay after them both.
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Old 06-09-2011, 07:27 PM   #5
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any other ideas guys im in a bit of a atm

what polish and pad combo could work


just to see what yea think
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Old 06-09-2011, 10:42 PM   #6
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As it is a Honda the paint should be relatively soft as it's Japanese!
You shouldn't need any heavy compounds, now I'm no expert when it comes to choosing pads and polish as I have only machined a car once and that was with Dodo juice Lime prime on a polishing pad, which did work a treat!
If you want to use proper polishes like you say Meguiars then I would suggest taking a look at this here thread....

http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...ad.php?t=63859

Now, it's a very long read but it will be worth it mate
It explains all about the polishes as well so you will understand a lot more

Hope that helps!
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Old 07-09-2011, 12:31 PM   #7
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iv read most of his stuff

still confused

i supose ill get a soft and medium pads
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Get a finishing pad and a light polishing pad
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Old 07-09-2011, 01:04 PM   #9
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sounds good

but what polish maby a cleaner
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Old 07-09-2011, 03:15 PM   #10
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I use to own a mb6 in p/b and I found that a white Hexlogic pad with PO203s give nearly 100% correction on the paint, then refined and jeweled with a red Hexlogic and PO85RD.
If you work PO203s alot it won't really need refining as such but PO85RD did seem to make it flip alot more.

P/b is still in my eye the best colour i've seen when polished. Lovely flake and flip from black to purple.
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