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    Im about to enter the world of machine polishing,should be arriving tomorow..anyone got any hints n tips??????..what products do you recommend????

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    What colour is it mate? And what condition is paint in. Have a good read through detailing section for top tips or get yourself on to detailingworld.com there's a good how to on machine polishing on there.

    HTH mate and good luck

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    Im liking the Meguiar's Mirror Glaze range of products. They are easy to use and have an easy to read Cut meter on the front, reasonably priced at around £14-£15 for a 975ml bottle. I have #82 and #83 at the moment which is pretty much enough to cover most applications. I'm using Monza pads at the moment which are incredibly good value for money.
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    shes a bright red 03 plate..i've tried to keep on top of the paintwork by hand over last four years but havent been using anything special until i recently started to use autoglym kit..

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    Quote Originally Posted by DasArab View Post
    Im liking the Meguiar's Mirror Glaze range of products. They are easy to use and have an easy to read Cut meter on the front, reasonably priced at around £14-£15 for a 975ml bottle. I have #82 and #83 at the moment which is pretty much enough to cover most applications. I'm using Monza pads at the moment which are incredibly good value for money.

    That's mostly what I use, or #3 and #7, followed by #20 polymer sealant and/or #16 wax. Good stuff. I use the Chemical Guys Hexologic pads.

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    DA or Rotary?
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    No clear coat on that paint, so I would suggest you use a polish with a lower cut and a softer pad, dont be alarmed when it turns red. Take your time with it and have a good read through some threads on DW.

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    Postman just delievered a sealey ms900ps 170mm polisher. Came with 3 mops,white,red and blue. i gotta tube of g3 regular grade cutting compound...nowt else

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    Slide the G3 to the back of the cupboard mate, its a heavy cutting compound. Halfords stock Meguair's Ultimate Compound which is a pretty good light to medium cutting polish and will work ok. The pads that come with it should be soft going through to quite firm sponge?
    Remember you'll be using a Rotary which is a lot less forgiving than a DA polisher. Read this HERE
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    Quote Originally Posted by DasArab View Post
    Slide the G3 to the back of the cupboard mate, its a heavy cutting compound. Halfords stock Meguair's Ultimate Compound which is a pretty good light to medium cutting polish and will work ok. The pads that come with it should be soft going through to quite firm sponge?
    Remember you'll be using a Rotary which is a lot less forgiving than a DA polisher. Read this HERE

    Much appreciated..is the Meguairs not available anywhere else?..ie cheaper than Halfrauds..

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