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Old 13-07-2019, 10:11 AM   #1
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Glossy Shine Without Machine Polishing

As a complete Newb to the world of detailing I wonder if it is possible to get a good gloss shine on a new car without machine polishing.

So far I am happy with a Citrus pre wash and just got my foam lance from In2Detailing which I used for the first time with Bilt Hamber Autofoam. After rinsing that off I shampoo with EZ Cherry Bomb shampoo, rinse and dry. So far I am happy but where do I go next, up until now i have been alternating between Autofinesse Aqua Coat or EZ Gloss Boss because the car is new and I am getting quite good results. But it could be glossier, so is it possible to get a good glossy shine or is the only answer paint correction and machine polish.

Just wanted to check before I invest more money
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Old 13-07-2019, 10:31 AM   #2
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Done and dusted sio2 edition,awesome stuff especially on my black cars
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Old 13-07-2019, 11:13 AM   #3
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I started my journey by hand polishing a Volvo estate - excellent results can be had
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Old 13-07-2019, 06:13 PM   #4
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Thanks for the suggestions.
I checked out the review of Done and Dusted sio2 on the Forensic Detailing channel, it looks really good, might give that a try
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As a complete Newb to the world of detailing I wonder if it is possible to get a good gloss shine on a new car without machine polishing.

So far I am happy with a Citrus pre wash and just got my foam lance from In2Detailing which I used for the first time with Bilt Hamber Autofoam. After rinsing that off I shampoo with EZ Cherry Bomb shampoo, rinse and dry. So far I am happy but where do I go next, up until now i have been alternating between Autofinesse Aqua Coat or EZ Gloss Boss because the car is new and I am getting quite good results. But it could be glossier, so is it possible to get a good glossy shine or is the only answer paint correction and machine polish.

Just wanted to check before I invest more money
IMHO.. you will need to do 'something' to the paint as well as just lathering it with shine enhancers.

Clay bar and if you are really pressed for time/money... one of those spray wax cleaners (maybe Turtle Wax one?) - that give a sort of spray on wipe off outcome.

Then wipe down the residue with an IPA solution. And seal it with a nano or SI02 product to 'help it on its way'

But really... you know the answer, either a a long time polishing by hand or splash on a machine and some decent compounds/jewelling polishes.
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Old 13-07-2019, 09:30 PM   #6
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IMHO.. you will need to do 'something' to the paint as well as just lathering it with shine enhancers.

Clay bar and if you are really pressed for time/money... one of those spray wax cleaners (maybe Turtle Wax one?) - that give a sort of spray on wipe off outcome.

Then wipe down the residue with an IPA solution. And seal it with a nano or SI02 product to 'help it on its way'

But really... you know the answer, either a a long time polishing by hand or splash on a machine and some decent compounds/jewelling polishes.
Yeah I think I know that already, lol, if it's not glossy to start with then enhancers will only have a limited effect
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Old 16-07-2019, 06:59 AM   #7
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As others have said:

Your paint will have swirl and scratches. To improve gloss, you either need to remove them by abrasive polishing, fill the scratches to mask them of a combination of both.

So

Abrasive polish and correct entirely
or
Glaze with abrasive qualities (e.g. SRP or Bilt Hamer cleanser polish)
or
Glaze (e.g lime prime light, Prima Amigo)
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Old 13-07-2019, 07:11 PM   #8
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Autoglym's new 'Coat-It' leaves a really nice gloss behind. Simply spray it on with a foam lance, rinse it off and dry.

This was just after the first time i used it

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Old 13-07-2019, 07:14 PM   #9
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Autoglym's new 'Coat-It' leaves a really nice gloss behind. Simply spray it on with a foam lance, rinse it off and dry.

This was just after the first time i used it

204 by Dave Clarke, on Flickr


Got to say that’s impressive. I love this stuff.


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Old 13-07-2019, 09:27 PM   #10
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Autoglym's new 'Coat-It' leaves a really nice gloss behind. Simply spray it on with a foam lance, rinse it off and dry.

This was just after the first time i used it

204 by Dave Clarke, on Flickr
Wow that's impressive, but have you already had paint correction done?
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