Best "off the shelf" aggressive polish?

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  1. Abraxis

    Abraxis Denny Crane.

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    Want to buy something local, not ordered to get the Spring cleaning kicked off. Need something pretty aggressive. It'll then be followed by Blackfire polish and AFPP, and then P21S. I'll probably clay bar to start off. I want to get a fresh surface to start off with, but I want to get something I can just pick up locally at the usual stores, not wait for internet orders, then go with what I have. Ideas? Is there any such thing?
     
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    gandhibrokemyskates slangin beer

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    go to your local paint and body supply store and see what they have in stock. Most likely you can order through them and have it and have it the same day or the next day if they have it in their warehouse.
     
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    Abraxis Denny Crane.

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    Hoping for a quick walk in and pick up, but thanks for the suggestion. :)
     
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    3m sells decent stuff at NAPA.
     
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    Meg's DACP (Dual Action Cleaner Polish)
     
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    Abraxis Denny Crane.

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    Haven't seen DACP at Auto Zone-like places.
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Some Napas carry Meguiars professional level products. 3M has some decent swirl removers that I've seen at Pep Boys.
     
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    Abraxis Denny Crane.

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    Ok, I'm breaking down and ordering since I need some other things.

    I've narrowed it down to:
    3M Perfect it #39002
    Autoglym Paint Renovator.

    Not crazy about shelling out $18 for DACP since it's not something I'll use often, and these are around $10/ea., just about right. I want something as aggressive as possible for this 14 y/o paint. Paint doesn't seem thin, so I'm assuming it'll be ok.

    Preferences?
     
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    Abraxis Denny Crane.

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    I went ahead with the 3M since CMA had it and they've always done well for me.
     
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    Boosted_AWD_ 10,000 Watts RMS

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    Abraxis Denny Crane.

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    Used the 3M over the weekend. Not bad. Got most of the swirls out, but not the regular scratches on the hood. I guess there's only so much you can do for 14 y/o paint. Looks great except up close at an angle under the cruel light of the halogen lamps in the garage. :rofl:
    Took off Friday to start on this. Then the 30% chance of rain Sat lasted all DAYUM weekend. Almost took off today to finish it. I'll have to start again this weekend.

    3M and Blackfire polish only, the rest will come this weekend:

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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Looks like you are off to a really good start!
     
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    watch out for the edges while using a aggressive compound. Those hump days can be petty aggressive on a hood, Be safe use hood protection

     
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    Abraxis Denny Crane.

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    Thanks, I neglected the car over the last year, I'm glad to see it's coming back. If only this pollen could have held off a few weeks. That makes it even more difficult, even in an enclosed garage. The CA duster's getting a workout. :big grin:
     

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