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    I went to the extremly helpful "Clean Your Car" at Huddersfield on Wednesday. Been plenty of times before and the service has always been first class despite the fact that I just turn up.

    Well I bought a "Clean Your Car" rotary polisher Based on the Kestral. Plus a smaller backing plate on smaler white sonus pad. I have had a Megs G220 for 18 months (the latest one for only 3 months as the first early model died.)

    Well I started yesterday lunchtime and stopped at 5 this evening having a full day today. I still have the nearside doors to do - the rest I have done a full correction on - although the swirls and light scratches were minimal.

    I am really impressed with the machine - it cost £59 with a 5" backing plate. I've used it with the white sonus pads and Megs 80 and it has sorted the lot out.

    I have to say although that compared to the Megs G220 it is really hard work on the arms. I stopped tonight due to fatigue - They do not behave like the megs does in terms of stopping where you put it or where you want it to go.

    The Megs - as good as it is will be going on ebay as I am now converted to the rotary over the dual action. Although as I learnt on a small section on the front bumper - the dual actions are so much safer on the paintwork.

    Will post some pics up when I have finished - can't decide what to do the last polish with on a finishing pad - I have som e SRP, Meg's Carnuba wax and lots of Mir. Which would you go for. It will be the 476 that goes on for LSP.

    Thanks for reading

    Martin

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    so you would put wax on top of wax - (carnuba followed by 476) - imo not needed.

    from the list I would use SRP followed by 476s - espec because its getting wetter.

    the SRP will give the shine and 476 will seal it.

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    Thanks for the reply - I do like the megs carnuba for giving the deeper shine - but on past history it doesn't last two minutes (especialy through the winter).

    I've not used SRP for along time as I always saw it as a filler polish - will give it a try

    I understand that the LSP likes to stick to the paint, does a coat of carnumba followed by 476 inhibit this. I do tend to put at least 2 to 3 coats of 476 on when I have the finish I like. Does the 476 just add to the fisrt coat of 476 making it more durable.

    Thanks for your help

    Martin
    Last edited by mcwharam; 23rd October 2009 at 18:38.

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    i put ag srp on then 2 coats of colli 915 and it is still beading 3 months down the line with just a weekly wash with ag shampoo .

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcwharam View Post
    Thanks for the reply - I do like the megs carnuba for giving the deeper shine - but on past history it doesn't last two minutes (especialy through the winter).

    I've not used SRP for along time as I always saw it as a filler polish - will give it a try

    I understand that the LSP likes to stick to the paint, does a coat of carnumba followed by 476 inhibit this. I do tend to put at least 2 to 3 coats of 476 on when I have the finish I like. Does the 476 just add to the fisrt coat of 476 making it more durable.

    Thanks for your help

    Martin
    It goes like this:

    clean
    clay
    polish
    wax

    wax only really seals - the finish comes from the polish.

    yes srp fills minor swirls but that helps the finish.

    I used srp followed by egp and I got a really good finish - very impressed.

    I just bought zaino z8 and that really works well.

    for best advice go onto the polishedbliss website - they have a really good info.

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    Thanks again - both of you.

    Zaino - will probably be a way that may go when I have used the already too large stock of finishes.

    Martin

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