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Old 05-09-2012, 01:33 AM   #1
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Exclamation Best Polish?

What is the best polish to use on my black camaro? There are swirls EVERYWHERE and I need to get them out!! I have been looking at meguiars ultimate polish or Zaino zp-c. Which 1 will remove them better? Also would you recommend the meguiars clay bar? How many times a year should I polish and use a clay bar? Or if I have lots of swirls should I use Menzerna Intensive Polish?
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Old 05-09-2012, 02:19 AM   #2
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If you have a lot of swirls and want them gone, your going to need a machine to polish
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Old 05-09-2012, 03:24 AM   #3
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I would have to recommend Adam's Polish. Their product line is pretty well developed, and they have very good customer service.
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:12 AM   #4
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There are alot of products out there and here are a few I recommend to you:

Meguiar's Ultra Cut Compound M105

Meguiar's Ultra Fine Polish M205

or

Menzerna POS34a Power Gloss Compound

Menzerna PO83 "Super" Intensive Polish

Menzerna PO87MC Micro Polish

or

BLACKFIRE Scratch Resistant Clear Compound

BLACKFIRE SRC Finishing Polish

or

Poorboy’s World SSR3 Heavy Duty Compound

Poorboy’s World SSR2.5 Medium Super Swirl Remover

Poorboy’s World SSR2 Medium Abrasive Swirl Remover

Poorboy's World SSR1 Light Abrasive Swirl Remover

and last

Wolfgang Total Swirl Remover Kit


Remember these products work great with the right pads and using a PC 7424XP or a Griot's Garage 6" Random Orbital Polisher.
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:41 AM   #5
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How many oz of polish would I need if im basically doing my whole car?
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:48 AM   #6
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It doesn't take much... you'll find most products are going to come in the 12-20oz range with some being offered in larger sizes (typically more body shop type products). You certainly won't kill an entire bottle in one run thats for sure. Most people are surprised to learn how little you actually use if you're machine polishing.


Back to your original question - "BEST POLISH" is like asking "Whats the best restaurant?" its far too broad of a question because there are so many variables.

Its more about what you're trying to accomplish and how you plan to go about it.
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Old 05-09-2012, 03:38 PM   #7
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I use Adam's polishes and they are one of the best!!! I have used some Meguiar's products in the past and they are good also, just not as good as Adam's IMO.

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At least I gave you a few different ones to research for your ride, just Google and read up on them.
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:30 AM   #9
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If you can afford it - have it polished professionally by a reputable detailer,.
In the mean while, learn how to wash and maintain your paint that will minimize
subsequent scratches and swirls.


If you have lots of time, money and motivation, learn to do detailing yourself.
Adamspolishes.com offers kits well suited to the DIYer
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Old 05-10-2012, 06:57 PM   #10
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How many oz of polish would I need if im basically doing my whole car?
That is a hard question to answer, it depends on how much work is needed to remove them on the paint. You can use 2-4 oz or 8-10 oz.
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:26 PM   #11
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M105 and 205 is the way to go. They work amazing and fast for a pc compared to most anything out there.
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:31 PM   #12
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M105 and 205 is the way to go. They work amazing and fast for a pc compared to most anything out there.
Does that work well on chrome?
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Sure does lol! I'm sure there may be some newer things that may be just as good now. I haven't had the time or want to detail on any of my cars in a while I just let someone else do it now.

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Good luck. From what I have seen of these new camaros if you are looking for full correction contacting a professional in your area is the best advice. The 5th Gen paint is rock hard for some reason.
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Good luck. From what I have seen of these new camaros if you are looking for full correction contacting a professional in your area is the best advice. The 5th Gen paint is rock hard for some reason.
Your just soft!
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:14 PM   #16
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Good luck. From what I have seen of these new camaros if you are looking for full correction contacting a professional in your area is the best advice. The 5th Gen paint is rock hard for some reason.
Rock hard??? With as many pits and chips as there are on mine, I would say the rocks are winning!
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Rock hard??? With as many pits and chips as there are on mine, I would say the rocks are winning!
Well I can tell you this, I did some work on a black 5th gen today...and to get 100% correction took M105 and a MF Pad, two rounds in the same area, followed by 106FA and a Medium Polishing pad to achieve the results I was after.

The 3 I have done recently with just doing 1-steps where I cannot cut as much as I want so that I can finish down correctly...my polish of choice only netted about 30% correction.

Hell John has seen my work...he may be a heartless asshole with a car that never seems to move ....but my work is one of the three top companies in GA.

I would quit and shut down my company if I had to work on these 5th gens all the time.
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:36 PM   #18
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When I had my black SS I used the clay bar (Meguiars) at least every 4 mos. This got all the crud off of the paint and prepped it for a good coat of wax (Meguiars Ultimate).

As someone already mentioned, washing your car using the right methods will save your paint from getting swirls from grit and dirt. I would recommend getting a high pressure nozzle from AutoZone or Pep Boys that attaches to the garden hose to remove that dirt and grit that normal pressure can't remove.

Hope this helps
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Well I can tell you this, I did some work on a black 5th gen today...and to get 100% correction took M105 and a MF Pad, two rounds in the same area, followed by 106FA and a Medium Polishing pad to achieve the results I was after.

The 3 I have done recently with just doing 1-steps where I cannot cut as much as I want so that I can finish down correctly...my polish of choice only netted about 30% correction.

Hell John has seen my work...he may be a heartless asshole with a car that never seems to move ....but my work is one of the three top companies in GA.

I would quit and shut down my company if I had to work on these 5th gens all the time.
. You do awesome work I will give you that! But I have a heart!
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