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Old 10-07-2013, 10:24 AM   #18
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OP, glad to hear you've decided to make the investment to take care of it yourself!

We like that option around here.

Keep up posted on your results and if you have any other questions, feel free to shoot me a PM. I'm happy to help.
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Old 10-08-2013, 04:34 PM   #19
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Quick question, after I'm done with my final go of polishing with the Maguire's 205, will I need to apply a wax or sealent to protect the paint? I'm guessing yes lol, but want to make sure
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Old 10-08-2013, 04:57 PM   #20
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Yes, I would use a sealant, then glaze it and finally throw some good wax on it
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Old 10-08-2013, 09:57 PM   #21
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Yes, I would use a sealant, then glaze it and finally throw some good wax on it
With Adams, yes. Everything else Glaze, Seal then wax.
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Old 10-08-2013, 10:00 PM   #22
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If you did your polishing properly there's no need to touch a glaze.

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Old 10-14-2013, 08:23 PM   #23
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Ok guys so I started my paint correction today. Went step by step as per junkman's video, thought everything looked great, then I shine a light on my work and there are like phantom marks left by the polish, I wiped it down with the detail spray and nothing changed. I'm not sure what I did wrong, I followed the directions to a T. The good news is that the original scratched left by the rubbing compound are gone, but now I have this new problem to work out :(


Is it maybe because I did not work the polish in long enough?

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Old 10-14-2013, 08:49 PM   #24
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Are you sure you wiped it all off? May want to try an IPA wipedown.
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:16 PM   #25
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Which polisher did you end up using?
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:45 PM   #26
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The PC 7424. I wiped it down as best I could with a waffle weave towel and the detail spray.
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:46 PM   #27
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The PC 7424. I wiped it down as best I could with a waffle weave towel and the detail spray.
Like the guys said, try some IPA. You might just have polish left over. It'd be pretty unusual for you to have left any buffer trails with a PC.

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Old 10-15-2013, 11:17 AM   #28
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Wiped down with the alcohol, looks a little better. Now that I got it in direct sunlight it just looks like I didn't do a good enough job polishing. There are still swirl marks and micro scratches.
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Old 10-15-2013, 11:49 AM   #29
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Well there you go. Now you at least know what to do

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Old 10-15-2013, 01:44 PM   #30
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Keep that pad as flat as you can on your paint surface. Try not to lean too hard on the edges or the pad edges either. Finally, when you turn off your machine between applications, be sure to leave the pad squarely on the paint surface and wait for it to stop rotating before you remove it from the surface.

Glad it's proceding. Sounds like you're making good progress.
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Old 10-15-2013, 05:09 PM   #31
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Remember the porter cable isn't a rotary. You see people with a rotary buffer using it's edge. Don't. Keep it as flat as you can on the car surface.
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:19 PM   #32
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Ok I just gave a section another try, and there is still micro scratches! I'm pretty sure my technique is good, I'm keeping it flat and going slow. Should I keep polishing and going over the area with one application of polish or should I wipe down after a go, then reapply polish and start over?
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:26 PM   #33
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How many section passes are you doing? A pass is usually defined as going over a block of area usually around 2' x 2' vertically and horizontally once. Expect between 5-8 passes required.

As for the polish, it depends what you're using but after 5-8 section passes, wipe off the area, clean your pad if necessary, then reapply polish, 2-4 dime sized peas.
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:54 PM   #34
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Ahhh, I've been doing 1 pass horizontally and 1 vertically then wiping down. Getting there slowly but surely lol.

For sections of my car that are in pretty good shape, no really noticeable scratches or swirls, can I go directly to the M205 finishing compound?
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