Am I using the right products for my car? *pics*

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  1. archangel

    archangel Active Member

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    Its a black 2001 Audi. In the past I would only wash and wax. But from reading the forums i realize that some kind of polish needs to be used...so i picked up #7. Not sure if thats the right one for my car, but i hope so..it says clearcoat safe. #7 got rid of cob webbing that I'd see in the bright sun, but IS it too abrasive for the age of my car? I think my paint is in pretty alright condition for a 3yr old car. My paint doesnt feel glass smooth so I read that a claybar will help that...will pick one up this weekend.

    Finally, I notice some streaking in the bright sunlight when I use the Quik Detailer. So if you guys could prescribe the right products for my car...i'd appreciate it.
     
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    #7 is not too abrasive for your paint... it's mostly oils.

    Re-read the Product List sticky for suggestions on other products to use.
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    #7 will fill light cobweb swirls, #9 (or one of Meguairs Pro grade swirl removers like #82 or #80) will remove them. #7 has no abrasives to speak of and #82 and #80 have diminishing abrasives, meaning as you work them, they break down into a super light polish. They are more than safe for your paint.

    Don't use QDs in the sun and they won't streak.
     
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    ok so should I use a #9, #82, or a #80 instead of #7? :)
     
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    flynfrog Cool isnt Cheap

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    you can use all 3 use 82 then 9 then 7 this is what i do on most of my higer end cars leaves teh paint super smooth
     
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    Use one of them first. Honestly though, all three break down enough that you can go straight to wax if you wish. Of those three, I prefer #80. Just used it today on a BMW 750Li since it needed some polishing. Even though the car looked pretty good before polishing (just some light cobwebbing), you could after doing just half the hood how nicely #80 polishes, paint looked noticably smoother, wetter and deeper.

    You can follow with #7 if you want for an even deeper look. I usually just go to Meguiars NXT Tech Wax after #80.
     

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