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    Default Paint work! done loads, what you suggest next!

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    So i like to think myself pretty dam keen on paint work and detailing! Although i'm sure i could do even more than i do, after reading this section, and some detailing sections on the web!

    Anyway, my car, i believe is saphirre black with a lovely metallic sparkle. When i bought it, the car had been looked after semi enthusiastically with a spray on polish of sorts, far from my standards!

    But when i purchased it, there were dots of white paint all over.. very fine, but annoying all the same! So using some meguiars applicators and black colour match t-cut i detailed the car all over to rid it of them. I then polished it up with meguiars tech-wax... came up really nice!

    However, not enough i thought, so Friday i gave the car a clay rub all over, then polished with meguairs carnuba, then a coat of auto glym super resin... it looks sweet now!

    What would you guys do next? The paint is lovely and soft, but there are still the odd faint scratch lines... no circles as luckily previous owner polished in straight lines like i do! I want it to gleam even more though!!

    But what else could i try? Am i using the best stuff with meg carnuaba, tec-wax and super resin by auto glym?

    Always keen to learn and be ahead!

    Cheers

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    If you did it how you did. You did it the wrong way round. The AG srp is a polish and would take the Megs Canuba wax off. How you do do it is in your case with the products you used is T cut then AG srp ( polish) lastly Megs canuba (wax) You see the T cut removes the bad scratchs then the AGsrp the finer scratch,s and the Megs canuba Wax (or any wax come to that) goes on last, it is known as a finishing product and is put on last for protection. Hope all that makes sense to you.
    PS you will find a lot of us on here rate Collinite 915 very highly. I think it is one of the best wax,s for the money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed taylor View Post
    If you did it how you did. You did it the wrong way round. The AG srp is a polish and would take the Megs Canuba wax off. How you do do it is in your case with the products you used is T cut then AG srp ( polish) lastly Megs canuba (wax) You see the T cut removes the bad scratchs then the AGsrp the finer scratch,s and the Megs canuba Wax (or any wax come to that) goes on last, it is known as a finishing product and is put on last for protection. Hope all that makes sense to you.
    Think it does, so your saying the autoglym super resin wasnt really necessary after the carnuba?

    I did the tech wax a few weeks back when i t-cut it! But friday just gone basically:

    1. Washed car.
    2. Dryed car.
    3. Clay rub kept wet with a detailer spray wax.
    4. Carnuba.
    5. Super Resin. (CORRECTION! SHOULD SAY EXTRA GLOSS PROTECTION!)

    So i should have stopped at number 4? Should i redo with Carnuba? Or something else for even better effect?

    Cheers

    Mike
    Last edited by MCD; 9th March 2009 at 16:16.


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    HANG ON SORRY!

    Correction.... didnt use AutoGlym super resin!

    It was AutoGlym Extra Gloss protection LOL! Wiped it all over and left it for 1 hour after i had Carnuba waxed it!

    Sorry wrong imfo above!

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    I can not comment on the AutoGlym Extra Gloss portection ( as you call it). But I think you will still find Detailers put a wax on last. Unless they are using a sealent ( to which this stuff you used might be) As a sealent is a finishing product too. But as far as I am aware not too many things will adere to wax anyway.

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    Cheers for that!

    So the end product in my case would be the carnuba wax!

    Thanks for your help!

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    lol I'm a bit confused as to what you used but FWIW after trying loads of combinations I used (after the polishing stage). Poorboys Black Hole Glaze and Pete's Black Pearl as the wax.

    Both for dark cars and mine is Sapphire Black too.

    Should look something like this.



    EGP is a great Sealent BTW and as Ed. said you can apply a wax on top to finish off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevel View Post
    lol I'm a bit confused as to what you used but FWIW after trying loads of combinations I used (after the polishing stage). Poorboys Black Hole Glaze and Pete's Black Pearl as the wax.

    Both for dark cars and mine is Sapphire Black too.

    Should look something like this.



    EGP is a great Sealent BTW and you can apply a wax on top.
    That looks spot on... looks the same as mine is now! Just im being picking and wanted to do even more! Might have a go at the stuff you mentioned!

    To clarify, rather than steam in like i always do with an unthought post!

    Two weeks ago.

    1. Wash (always us meguiars)
    2. Dry.
    3. Black T-cut.
    4. Meguiars tech wax (cause i was out of carnuba)

    On friday.

    1. Wash.
    2. Dry.
    3. Clay with the megs gear.
    4. Megs Carnuaba.
    5. Auto Glym Extra Gloss protection (cause i had it in) This Stuff..
    http://www.theultimatefinish.co.uk/S...?ProductId=617

    It does look fantastic... just, i recon it could look even better! Poorboys Black Hole Glaze and Pete's Black Pearl sound interesting.. will have a search!

    Cheers

    Mike


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    Using a glaze is an old trick to get a bit of extra bling. The light on the car for that Pic. was across the front of the but I found another one in smoother light.

    Confusingly this time the glaze was Megs #7 but Black hole is a lot less fussy. No machine polishing in this one.


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    i wouldnt t cut all the time... it removes paint !..
    once you have tcut..then you shouldnt nee dto use it again really...
    you should only polish 2-3 times a year,,, as this removes paint.. basically taking the top layer from the clear coat/paint...
    once the paintwork is treated, then you seal (ag extra gloss) if you so wish... and then wax...
    after that, as long as you keep on top of it, then all you should have to do is wash... and a a wax top up!

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