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Old 04-05-2012, 12:36 AM   #26
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Polishing=paint correction..

I'm new at this, but I thought that the Severe Swirl Remover and the Swirl and haze Remover were the actual paint correction, and that the Fine Machine Polish was to make the paint glossier. So does it hurt anything to use the FMP without using SSR/SHR first? Is it a waste of time?
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:01 AM   #27
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I'm new at this, but I thought that the Severe Swirl Remover and the Swirl and haze Remover were the actual paint correction, and that the Fine Machine Polish was to make the paint glossier. So does it hurt anything to use the FMP without using SSR/SHR first? Is it a waste of time?
It's all paint correction- that's where shine comes from. Think of it this way. The SSHR and the SHR knock down the clear to level out scratches, but to do so they have some larger abrasives in them. This leaves behind micro-marring which can leave you with a hazy or dull finish. The FMP corrects that by further polishing down what is left.

To answer your second part, no and no. Ideally, you want your wash process to be good enough that you only ever have to use FMP again. You should only need the SHR once- to do your initial correction (of course, life happens and you might need to break it out every once in awhile, but you get my point). After that, you should be able to maintain it with just FMP a few times a year as needed. If you find yourself needing SHR regularly, you've got a problem somewhere in your process where you're causing damage.
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:23 PM   #28
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if the car is just slightly dusty I can wash and dry in 30 minutes, that includes drying the rims and dressing the tires as well. got a system and over time have gotten it from an hour to 30 minutes with practice and experience. now if we are talking a full detail like I will probably do this weekend we are talking 5-7 hours depending on how I feel. will break it in to two days if need be.
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