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Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by Renegade, Aug 13, 2003.

  1. Renegade

    Renegade New Member

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    Hey man,
    I still believe that Zaino has the best protection in the market, but I hate waiting times and the cost so I decided that I want to start over. Here is the deal, basically from a far to close distance my car looks really shiny and clean, but as you get closer to the paint you can see swirl marks on the hood. I also have them all of my bumper and trunk lid, because the body shop did it when they replaced the parts after i got rear ended. On the top of the trunk lid I have some fine scratches that scratch X and 3m swirl remover will not get out. I do not have success with 3m swirl remover by hand. Therefore I figured Id dawn wash the car to strip the wax and start all over.
    Here are some quick shots of the car:
    http://f1.pg.photos.yahoo.com/bc/nh...otos.yahoo.com/

    What do you suggest I do to remove the swirl marks and light scratches. After I get that product do I just need to get s100 pre cleanser and the s100? Thanks for the help man.
     
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    Error on the link. You may need to go to something heavier like DACP.
     
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    no intials can u please say the whole words so I know what you mean. Thanks :)
     
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    I'd start with DACP, then go with Meguiars Swirl Free Polish (both from Meguiars Body Shop Professional line), then the S100 SEC and top with the S100 Paste Wax.

    BTW, I'd make the body shop rebuff the car properly if it hasn't been too long.
     
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    can this all be done by hand?
     
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    Yeah, you can do it all by hand, but you need to make sure you work DACP and Swirl Free into the paint until they look nearly clear and dry. Do one panel at a time and wipe off the excess immediately. Use folded terry cloth towels (folded into 1/8ths size so you have a thick pad and can apply more even pressure), and refold for every panel.

    S100 SEC works best using a foam hand pad and S100 Wax has it's own foam pad included.
     
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    instead of swirl free polish could i use 3m swirl remover or no. Also what polish should i use b4 my first coat of s100.
     
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    and what website can i trust to buy the products u mentioned in this post.
     
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    Use the Swirl Free. I'm not sure what you mean by before the S100. You've already used 3 polishes, you want to use another?
     
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    S100 and S100 SEPC are available at your local Harley-Davidson dealership. All the other products are available at carparts.com.
     
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    You can buy Swirl Free online at www.meguiars.com or carparts.com

    If you use the 3M Swirl Mark Remover, then you can follow with the S100 SEC and then the Paste Wax.
     
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    I'd start with DACP, then go with Meguiars Swirl Free Polish (both from Meguiars Body Shop Professional line), then the S100 SEC and top with the S100 Paste Wax.
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    I just looked at DACP and it seems like its just a harsher abrasive swirl free polish. Why would I use that harsh one then go with the lighter one? I picked up the s100 SEC and paste wax and was wondering if I could just do this:

    Wash and dry
    3m swirl remover (push it in hard and buff b4 it dries, work top to bottom no circles?)
    s100 SEC (do you push it in hard and just buff off right after?)
    s100 paste wax
    after these steps do i just continue to apply s100 paste or do i use SEC after every coat.

    If 3m wont remove the swirls do I just repeat the same steps above but replace the 3m with DACP?
     
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    DACP is a heavier cutting abrasive, but it breaks down as you use it. Think of it this way, write on a piece of paper with a pencil, back and forth a lot. Then try to erase lightly. Doesn't go away does it? Erase harder and most of it does go away. Then erase again with a new eraser not as hard and then it will be gone. SMR will fix what is left after DACP to finish touching it up so to speak.
     
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    i see you guys suggest using microfiber towels to get off polish and wax. IS it okay to use 100% white cotton bath fieldcrest bath towels to dry the car and another one to get the polish/wax off.
     
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    im not using 3m SMR for my whole car, just the spots needed, so for the rest will the s100 SEC strip my 6 coats of zaino?
     
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    It will work, but you'll have outstanding results with MF towels.
     
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    I believe it will.
     

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