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Old 26-03-2018, 07:32 PM   #11
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How much correction available from a DA?

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I'm just up the A5 from you in Milton Keynes


Just had a look at your gallery! Nice work!!


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Old 26-03-2018, 07:34 PM   #12
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Some cracking advise above as always, however i would have stuck to my guns and made the dealer sort it you havent purchased a cheap car is should be presented to you as you would expect.

Its a funny old world we live in we have some customers who will kick up a stink over next to nothing and others who take utter rubbish from dealers and just take it on the chin.

I had a 360 in the same red and it was a nightmare to look after would mark up with the best wash i could give it, anyway good luck hope it goes well for you which ever route you take,
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Old 26-03-2018, 07:47 PM   #13
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Doesn’t look bad in this photo but up close under the lights it’s shocking. Several people have said to me that the Ferrari paint marks really easily. Will a decent wax help prevent swirls or should I be really considering a ceramic coating?
I’m thinking I’ll have a crack with the DA over the weekend and see what I can achieve with that first.


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Old 26-03-2018, 07:57 PM   #14
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I don't use Menz polishes - I'm sure you'll get excellent advice from those that know them really well - but from reading the CYC website:

FG500 - I think is too aggressive

PF2500 is medium cut - probably still too aggresive

PO106FA - looks promising - described as cut 3/10.

PO85RD - looks like the best option -described as cut 2/10.

Compare this to Scholl S40 which is described as cut 1/10 and

Sonax Perfect Finish which is cut 4/10 but the polish breaks down to give the end result.

All get really good reviews which suggests technique is the key - Junkman anyone.

I'd give the PO85RD a go on a "test" car and see if you can get the results from that.

Use the Crimson pad to start with. You can always go a little bit more by using the orange pad if "nothing" is happening.

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Old 26-03-2018, 09:07 PM   #15
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I don't use Menz polishes - I'm sure you'll get excellent advice from those that know them really well - but from reading the CYC website:



FG500 - I think is too aggressive



PF2500 is medium cut - probably still too aggresive



PO106FA - looks promising - described as cut 3/10.



PO85RD - looks like the best option -described as cut 2/10.



Compare this to Scholl S40 which is described as cut 1/10 and



Sonax Perfect Finish which is cut 4/10 but the polish breaks down to give the end result.



All get really good reviews which suggests technique is the key - Junkman anyone.



I'd give the PO85RD a go on a "test" car and see if you can get the results from that.



Use the Crimson pad to start with. You can always go a little bit more by using the orange pad if "nothing" is happening.



Good Luck.



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What could possibly go wrong?


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Old 26-03-2018, 09:09 PM   #16
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The fact that you have done correction before with very little success on a mx5 with the blue pad and FG500 tells me your technique is all wrong

But it not the end of the world. If you decide to do it yourself then pick a panel on the Mazda and use Menzerna 2500 (good for 1 step correction polish on soft paint) with the orange HT polishing pad. Just ensure you fully work the polish through its cycle, you will see the polish become transparent then it's broken down and hopefully corrected the paint, ensuring you have used some sort of panel wipe

If that fails then it's 100% your technique

Secondly if all fails contact Richard from DetailR and he will definitely sort you out
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My mistake just didn't read the first post correctly and now seeing your car I would definitely go to a professional Detailer like DETAILR

You could be dealing with difficult paint to correct
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Old 28-03-2018, 03:33 PM   #18
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Awesome car health to enjoy driving it.

Just my 2p worth but if I could afford to drive a car like that then I would pay to have it professionally detailed. There is a big difference in what a professional can achieve and what you can do yourself. If you wouldn't be happy painting it why would you be happy machine correcting it?
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The fact that you have done correction before with very little success on a mx5 with the blue pad and FG500 tells me your technique is all wrong

But it not the end of the world. If you decide to do it yourself then pick a panel on the Mazda and use Menzerna 2500 (good for 1 step correction polish on soft paint) with the orange HT polishing pad. Just ensure you fully work the polish through its cycle, you will see the polish become transparent then it's broken down and hopefully corrected the paint, ensuring you have used some sort of panel wipe

If that fails then it's 100% your technique

Secondly if all fails contact Richard from DetailR and he will definitely sort you out
If he try's and fails it then leaves less clear coat to put it right
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Hence my liking for Glare.

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