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Old 21-01-2018, 03:52 PM   #11
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I'm quite happy with Af Tripple, gets out small swirl marks and puts a very nice shine on the car, but for more correction I use Menzerna SF3500 with an orange pad, gets out all but the worst of marks.
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Old 21-01-2018, 08:00 PM   #12
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Got decent results from Megs Ultimate Compound , by hand
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Old 21-01-2018, 11:05 PM   #13
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Good morning all,

I’d like to potentially start giving a few different polishes a try on my car. I have an 02 VW polo in a colour I can only describe as solid blue. I suppose it’s a midrange blue, it’s a standard colour but I’ve no idea what it’s called.
The paint code will be under the boot mat/floor. Perl Blue perhaps.
VW used to use clear over base even with solid colours so hopefully there will be something to work with and it saves whatever applicator is being used clogging up with pigment..
Depending on how badly it is marked I have used Meguiars M101 and M205 by hand and achieved good results. I use both for machine polishing anyway so they are always in use.
Autoglym SRP is still good but like all polishes it must be waxed/sealed for it to last at all but it always gives a very even overall finish especially, I find, on light coloured paint.
One panel at a time and don't move on to the next until you are happy with the one you have just completed. It is worthwhile to keep any compounds/polishes away from trim as they can stain and be difficult to remove.
It takes seconds to mask up once you get the hang of it and saves time and aggravation trying to remove residue later.
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Old 21-01-2018, 11:09 PM   #14
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Sonax Brilliant Wax 3 mild abrasive cleanser polish.
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Old 21-01-2018, 11:19 PM   #15
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BH cleanser polish is outstanding.
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Old 21-01-2018, 11:23 PM   #16
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My favourite is still Polish Angel Esclate Lotion. By hand or machine.
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Old 21-01-2018, 11:33 PM   #17
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Sonax Brilliant Wax 3 mild abrasive cleanser polish.
Forgot about this stuff, it's very good, especially as prep for Sonax sealants like PNS.
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Old 22-01-2018, 10:24 PM   #18
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Forgot about this stuff, it's very good, especially as prep for Sonax sealants like PNS.
Yes I like it its a good product, work well as a base for Brilliant Wax 1 too.
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Thought I'd resurrect this thread rather than create a new one. I just sold my DA as I was too scared to use it. I bought back when I had an Octavia where I was the 3rd owner and the paint was covered in chips I did an OK job restoring it, but I've never wanted to use it on subsequent cars, as they have been leases.

My current lease is a white model 3. White is good for me because it's very hard to see swirls, and given I always wash safely, I'm hoping I won't inflict too many.

What I would like though, is a good polish I could try just before applying wax, something like the Dodo Juice Lime Prime, but something that will actually help mask light swirls and boost gloss.

Bilt Hamber a good shout to try?
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I get good results by hand using Autobrite Cherry glaze and/or Auto Finesse Tripple.
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