What's the best scratch/nick remover?

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  1. Perfect Speed

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    I just bought a C5 and it has tons of little scratches/key marks on it.
    I have an orbital but I would like to know what compound works best.
    Not sure what other info you need but let me know and I'll provide it.
    Thanks
     
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    Obital and a C5? You need Meguiars #105.

    These threads should really help you: http://www.autopia.org/forum/machine-polishing/116509-kevin-brown-method-my-understanding.html

    http://www.autopia.org/forum/car-de.../116222-new-m105-kicking-but-w-kb-method.html

    Meguiars #105 with this method is practically liquid sandpaper without the wetsanding marks. You will need to follow with a lighter polish like Optimum Polish II or Meguiars #205 (it will dust a bit, OP II won't) before you wax.

    BTW, I hope the orbital you have is at least a PC 7424. A large. cheap orbital isn't meant for anything other than applying wax. Most have 1 amp or less motors. The PC 7424 has a 3.7 amp motor and the Meguiars G110 has a 4.2 amp motor. There is a new PC coming out, the 7435 which has a 4.5 amp motor and 6800 opm (oscilations per minute) vs 6000 for the 7424.
     
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    Thanks Scott.

    It just like a harbor freight one... I think it's more than 1 amp but I don't think its 3.7amp thats for sure.

    Where can I pick up a good orbital for less than $11ty ? I don't know a whole lot about detailing admittedly but the C5 is kinda my dream car so I wanna keep care of it.

    *edit*

    Evidently after reading a little of those two threads I should ask where to buy good pads too.
     
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    Sounds good man... Thanks
     
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    Hey scottwax, one other thing occured to me...
    The car has a coat (maybe two) of wax on it already, what should I use to remove it?

    Also what system should I use then to re-wax it?

    Thanks again
     
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    Claying and polishing will remove the old wax.

    Use whatever wax you like. :dunno:
     

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