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Old 05-29-2013, 05:50 PM   #1
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Question regarding 2nd polish

OK - the experts needed here - This is a new camaro 2SS delivered last week.

I did use Meg's 205, on a Griot's 6 and Blackfire sealant and it came out great -the paint is cured of water spots...

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=297657

Now it's a week later and I'd like to jewel it a bit (and I like doing it). I plan to hit it with Menzerna 4500 finishing polish and a softer pad and then back to blackfire sealant.

The question is - the surface feels slick and I did clay it last weekend...I have a new "fine" speedy prep towel - should I use it, or go straight to the 4500? Can you clay too much?

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Old 05-29-2013, 05:54 PM   #2
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Clay. First, this is better safe than sorry. Second it will assist in removal of old LSP that your strip wash leaves behind.

Its not an abrasive process so don't worry about doing it too much.

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Old 05-29-2013, 05:56 PM   #3
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Thanks Matt...what is your experience with clay vs elastomeric sponge vs speedy prep towel - do they have any differences?
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Have not used a sponge. The speedy prep towel blew me away so much that I haven't touched a piece of clay since.I have a thread on here with a pretty in depth review. Its usually up near the first page.

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The sponge is an Ultima product and seems to be the same "grade" as the fine towel. Looking forward to using it saturday. Jeweling paint is such fun and the pay off for the work that comes before it....
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The sponge is an Ultima product and seems to be the same "grade" as the fine towel. Looking forward to using it saturday. Jeweling paint is such fun and the pay off for the work that comes before it....
Roshan uses the sponge and loves it. I just see no need to purchase something other than my towel right now.

Completlwy agree with you on jeweling. Only 1% of people would ever tell the difference, but to us it makes all the difference.

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Roshan uses the sponge and loves it. I just see no need to purchase something other than my towel right now.

Completlwy agree with you on jeweling. Only 1% of people would ever tell the difference, but to us it makes all the difference.

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I used the sponge for about a year..it was ragged...LOL....
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Just another option, since you already threw a coat of wax on it you can try and do a Spit Shine instead. That is imagining that your previous detail work was flawless. It is rarely done because it takes a butt load of time but I find it more rewarding than jeweling/burnishing.

If you go with the jeweling/burnishing and you use your griots make sure you let the 4500 break down to a nice transparent film.
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I used the sponge for about a year..it was ragged...LOL....
I use the nanoskin sponge. I believe you are talking about the Ultima one.

They are different.
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