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    Default T-Cut opinions?

    Tried searching for 't cut' but i think as both words are under the character limit, it won't let me search.

    Anyway, what are the general opinions of using t-cut on your bodywork?

    I recently gave my car a t-cut treatment after a wash, and was pretty impressed with the outcome. It gave a good polish/shine and did a good job of removing fine scratches and covering up the slightly deeper ones.

    I once heard caution of using t-cut because it apparently cuts away at a layer of lacquer.. is this a cause for concern?

    Also an unrelated question.. what's best to dry a car off with after a wash? Leather chamois? Synthetic chamois? or something else?

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    it's a bit harsh, and i wouldn't use it.. for bad oxidisation i use farecla G4 paste, and for lighter stuff i use meguiars scratch-x...

    for drying off, either a sythetic chamois or a megs water magnet..

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    Autoglym just launched new product called aqua wax which works very well.

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    I wouldnt bother with t cut get some autoglym srp then some egp and top with a decent quality carnuba wax, for drying invest in a microfibre waffleweave towel and also have a look at www.detailingworld.co.uk

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    I think T-Cut is mildly abrasive, sort of like a polishing paste. For that reason alone I don't let it near my cars unless I don't actually care (by which time I can't be bothered to T-Cut )

    Each to his own though, if you've got good results then so be it. Wouldn't do it too often though?

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    I've only used it once on my car, primarily to help cover up mild scratches.

    I'm not really going to be using it again, I'm looking out for some polish or wax to buy so I can use that instead every few months to give the car a facelift.

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    T-Cut is really good if someone has been generous enough to leave some of their paint on your car, like a very mild scrape, but use with caution as it softens the paint to remove the scratches, so in effect you are melting a fine layer of paint or laquer off the car and washing it away. For very minor stuff use Meguairs Stage 1 Paint cleaner, works a treat as this removes muck thats severely stuck to the paint. If you want to go better, try claying the car to give a mirror feel surface. Only if youve got loads of swirls and it bothers you a lot would i suggest using a cutting compound, and this is best applied using a mechanical polisher like the Porter Cable.

    For a quick wax every other wash, try Speed Wax. You dry the car as normal, but yiu dont need to get it totally dry, and apply the spray wax like normal and buff off. Its great at restoring / maintaining the shine a full detail gives and tops up the expensive wax you put on.
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    Thanks for the info Ian.

    I sound silly asking this, but what's the difference between a wax and a polish?

    The car shampoo I use, turtlewax, claims to have some type of wax in it which protects the paint?

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    Hi Faz,

    A polish is what brings out the colour of the car, it has no protection abilities at all and purely there for the look. A wax will add to the shine and protect the paint from tree sap and other contaminants which dull the car. Its sacraficial, so needs to be topped up once in a while. The likes of turtle wax and autoglym do some very nice combined procucts, like the Autoglym Super resin Polish is also a paint cleaner, whilst Turtle Wax is a polish and wax combined. They do give half decent results, are very reasonable to buy and save time. But like anything, if you have a product thats a master of its function, then it should perform better than a "Jack of all trades" type thing.

    If you want to try the seperate stage thing, you cant go far wrong with the Meguairs Stages 1-3, or substitute the Stage 3 wax for a better one, which is what generally gives the most obvious difference. If you can make it, see if you can pop up on Saturday to the detailing day (see North West Section). Even if you dont have your car detailed you can watch, learn and ask questions - Its definetely worth the trip.

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