Final Polish

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  1. Jackhole

    Jackhole New Member

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    I've heard people talking about it, but can't find any reviews of it or testimonials on here. What product is it interchangeable with, Vanilla Moose?
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Here is my review that is on Autopia:

    I made a trade with Brian (NYDetailer). I sent him 16 oz of Quikshine and a pint of Vanilla Moose in exchange for a quart of Final Polish, a polymer sealant. Brian got the stuff from me first and told me that the combination of Vanilla Moose, Final Polish and S100 (in that order) was outstanding.

    I first tested it on a black 1999 Toyota Solara. I had detailed the car last fall, so I knew other than the interior (owned by a heavy smoker), the car should be in decent shape. I had clayed it when I last detailed it and after washing, it still was real smooth, so I didn't need to clay.

    I used Vanilla Moose first, then the Final Polish. At first, I was using a bit too much and it streaked slightly when buffing off-using thinner coats made it wipe off streak free. It left the paint super slick (much like Vanilla Moose does) and very glassy feeling and seemed to deepen the shine a bit more. Topped with S100, and it turned out great!

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    I also did a red Acura CL Type S a few days later. He just wanted a two step, so this time I tried Final Polish and S100. Again, terrific results. Unbelievably slick paint and a deep wet shine.

    I think these two cars will be a good test for the longevity of Final Polish (they claim 6 months), along with a tan Lexus LS400 I used Final Polish and S100 on later that week. These are all cars I do on at least a semi-regular basis-the Acura I wax every two months, the LS 400 every 3, and the Solara twice a year; so the Solara will be the best test, although slickness and beading will be noted on the other two as well.

    Sorry, no pic of the LS400, I'll try and get one next time, but the area it was parked in and the angle of the sun made getting a good picture impossible.

    Anyway, my first impressions of Final Polish are very good. If it holds up like it is supposed to, it will be great to use on my customer's cars who aren't that good about having them waxed every 3 months.

    http://carpolishes.safeshopper.com/11/15.htm?851

    It is pretty interchangible with Vanilla Moose, both have light abrasives and a similar look, but Final Polish should protect longer. They also work well together. Use Vanilla Moose, then Final Polish and top with a good carnuba and you will have a very wet looking and well protected finish.
     
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    I'm pretty religious about waxing every 3 months, is Final Polish for me? Or should I just stick with the Vanilla Moose/S100 combination?

    Also, if I'm not mistaken, polishes are simply light abrasives, not necessarily protectancts, right? Or is this one different because it's a sealant?
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Both Vanilla Moose and Final Polish add protection, but since Final Polish is a polymer, it should last about 6 months compared to 3 months for Vanilla Moose.

    If you are happy with VM/S100, I see no reason to change.
     
  5. NoXeN

    NoXeN You can find me up on one

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    when you use Swirl Free Polish, it recommends you use a buffer/rotary and buff it until the polish disappears..can this still be done by hand?
     
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    Yep, still can be done by hand. I do it all the time.
     
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    NoXeN You can find me up on one

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    so if i do half my hood i go over it again with the foam applicator the same pattern? it seems like id be hazed by then
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Use a folded terry cloth towel instead. It gives more even pressure (which is important when you use something even with mild abrasives) and a little more 'bite' to the product.
     
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    NoXeN You can find me up on one

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    hmmm but it seems like the terry towel would be wet with the polish still and id just be "going in circles"
     
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    Shockticus I remember having one more drink at the bar... OT Supporter

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    No, because the heat from the added friction of the towel compared to foam would help the product dry.

    (this is me, Scottwax, I just didn't feel like logging out my son.)
     

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