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    Deep scratches on headlights are tough, but 2 1/2 hours of work and I've saved myself $2k
    Looks awesome. What products and methods did you use? Did you put a UV clearcoat on it?
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    Originally Posted by mingrey02stg2 View Post
    Looks awesome. What products and methods did you use? Did you put a UV clearcoat on it?
    My method of approach was to sand with 400-800-1000-2000. Spray bottle in hand spraying water every second/2. I spent about 5-8 minutes on each grit. Megs 105 applied with a drill bit hookup, Megs 205 polish applied w/ DA polisher. UV coating to wrap it up.

    I'm actually surprised it came out looking like this. I thought those deep scratches were there to stay. It looked like dry, cracked skin.

    You can also put a UV film protectant on it. Clear or tinted a bit. I may do that.
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    Best scratch /swirl / pinstripe removing method and product? Preferably something that isn't like a 15 step process. It will continue getting scratches as it's my camping rig so I'm not looking for a showroom finish

    Went on my maiden off road voyage, the tree branches were not kind to me
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    Originally Posted by freeburn View Post
    Best scratch /swirl / pinstripe removing method and product? Preferably something that isn't like a 15 step process. It will continue getting scratches as it's my camping rig so I'm not looking for a showroom finish

    Went on my maiden off road voyage, the tree branches were not kind to me
    You mention tree branches so I'd suggest washing with 50% car soap 50% dawn mixture. Clay bar the car to get sap and whatnot off of the paint, then get meguires 205 polish. Apply with a DA polisher and you should get almost all of the swirls off.

    From then on if you want to keep that chit clean then use a sealant or a ceramic coating (you can DIY its not hard) and avoid car washes.
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    Just ordered Cquartz TiO2 (non-UK) for my Bimmer. Can’t wait to polish it and put this stuff on. It should help tremendously, considering my car sits outside 24/7 in the heat.


    Originally Posted by Griggz View Post
    You mention tree branches so I'd suggest washing with 50% car soap 50% dawn mixture. Clay bar the car to get sap and whatnot off of the paint, then get meguires 205 polish. Apply with a DA polisher and you should get almost all of the swirls off.

    From then on if you want to keep that chit clean then use a sealant or a ceramic coating (you can DIY its not hard) and avoid car washes.
    Depends on the depth of the scratches and the condition of the paint. I think something like Griots Fast Correcting Cream would be better. It would remove more defects, has a long working time, and could probably be used as a 1-step polish. I’d look at Megs D300 as well. That is definitely a 1-step polish that will be more effective alone than m205.

    Also, I’d be careful with Dawn. It’s been shown to not be very effective against wax/sealant/fallout removal and destroys your rubber seals/vinyl. I’d go for something else like Purple Power or a dedicated fallout removal soap.
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    Vss scratch and swirl remover did wonders for me today.

    Gave a good wash
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    Claybar 2 passes each spot with maguire spray that came with it
    Maguire quick wax

    Just did a quick job today and it worked really well. Might order a machine and ceramic coat and try to get it on next week. Truck lookin extra shiny. Forgot to take pics tho oh well.

    There's still a few spots that need some real paint correction and the whole car probably another round of cleaning and polishing and stuff but it's better
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    FINALLY done with stage 2 polishing. For a minute, I thought they coated my BMW with liquid diamonds. I needed Megs Xtra Cut Microfiber pads and m100 polish to cut through it. Both are fantastic products, btw. Used m205 with Buff and Shine orange pads today. Those damn pads are nearly indestructible. Id pick those foam pads over Lake Country ANY day of the week.

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    Finally got around to cleaning up my company car this weekend.


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    Overkill...maybe but I drive this bitch everyday as my office and put roughly 45k miles per year on it so I want it to resist bugs splatter and bird chit. Did not use a ceramic for that reason as well, also I don't pay for this and I'm not about to spend hours putting $100 worth of quality ceramic on a car that's sees so much highway time.
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    What is that thing cleaning your wheels? A steam brush?
    I always recommend cleaning the wheels before washing your vehicle. Cleaning wheels first will prevent brake dust and dirty water from splashing onto a clean car. After that you can use steam brush.
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    I fuking hate cleaning my car. I'm actually very embarrassed by that as well.
    A dirty car will spoil your car quick...always try to clean it or you can use cleaning services.
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    Originally Posted by freeburn View Post
    Best scratch /swirl / pinstripe removing method and product? Preferably something that isn't like a 15 step process. It will continue getting scratches as it's my camping rig so I'm not looking for a showroom finish

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    Originally Posted by natypes View Post
    What is that thing cleaning your wheels? A steam brush?
    Applying a standard wheel cleaner to your alloy wheels could damage them. please what types of wheels are there?
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    Did some detailing work over the holiday breaks. First some rock chip repair, wet sand some spots, decontaminated with Iron-X, clay bar, then 3-step polish and applied Avalonking Armor Shield coating. Took about a week to complete, few hours each day.



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