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Old 01-10-2019, 09:51 PM   #1
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which type of compound

Hi Guys

i'm new to detailing and wondered which compound and polish would you suggest i've got a new DA polisher, i've never used one before should be interesting. i have a italian racing red car that has intermediate hardness paint. The car has swirl marks which i would like to remove. i'm not to sure the difference between polish and glaze and which to use and when.

I have some diamondbrite ceramic glaze to try also but not to sure what process to use i.e remove wax, clay, polish then ceramic glaze.
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Old 01-10-2019, 11:05 PM   #2
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You'll get plenty of recommendations on here / looking through the forum.

I'm a bit of a novice myself, had little to no success with 3 or 4 compounds until I tried ZviZZer HC4000 with their heavy cut (red) pad. The results are incredible after one pass.

I have also seen some really positive reviews of Koch Chemie and Scholl products... would recommend you look on the Forensic Detailing channel.

In terms of the order, I would wash, decontaminate (iron/tar/apc), clay (if necessary), compound, refining polish (containing fillers if needed), ceramic glaze. In theory you could add a wax on top of a ceramic glaze but can't say for sure whether this will have any benefit...

Best of luck!

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Old 02-10-2019, 03:05 PM   #3
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take a dart, throw it at a pile of new products... done.

Personally Id start with Meguiars - the multi step process is here, buy cheap on amazon or ebay

They are VERY forgiving products and a benchmark in my opinion ive used tonnes of them!

Clay it with a bilt hamber claybar as it just uses water

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Old 02-10-2019, 08:03 PM   #4
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Anything from Scholl, Koch chemie, rupes or menzerna will do the job. As to which one only you trying a few out will find that out for you.

Before machine polishing though you need to decontaminate the vehicle with tar remover, fallout remover and clay.
The differences between polish and glaze. Polish is abrasive...some of them more than others. So dependant on paint hardness you may find that polish on a polishing pad will remove lighter defects, ie light swirls and scratches for example
A pure glaze, such as megs #7 is non abrasive and provides a wet glossy look to the paint through filling defects that haven't been removed, and due to the oilyness of the said glaze. Some people say you shouldn't need a glaze if you've carried out a full correction, my view is a decent oily glaze adds to the finish. You would apply a glaze just before your lsp
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Old 05-10-2019, 10:07 PM   #5
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You would apply a glaze just before your lsp
Ummmm...not if you want the lsp to have any longevity you won't. Wax or Sealant.
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Old 05-10-2019, 10:50 PM   #6
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Megs 105 and 205

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3M™ Perfect-it™ III Extra Fine Compound / 3M™ Perfect-it™ Ultrafina™ SE

Will be a good place to start, but remember Compound is only 50% of the battle, think also about your pads.
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Thank you all for the replys i will take on board what you all had said. Ste T mentions pads what are your thoughts also Meguiars or Bilt Hamber.

Thanks again
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Ummmm...not if you want the lsp to have any longevity you won't. Wax or Sealant.
I've had three months out of sv Bo's on top of a glaze which is fine by me!!
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As above, wash, decontaminate...then try some test spots with least agressive combo first. Mask off some test areas then ,try with different polish and pad combo's.

Remember your can't put your clear back on uness with an expensive respray.

I personally use Menzerna polishes. Contrary to what others say I use ebay pads, and have come up with great results. Although if you want heavy cutting pads then ebay pads are not the best choice.

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Old 14-10-2019, 09:33 PM   #10
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I've had three months out of sv Bo's on top of a glaze which is fine by me!!
That 3 months wihthout top ups of QD or wash and wax shampoo or anything else.

Like fat people dont count all their daily calories.
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