I've had another go in detailing another white car in addition to my own A3. This time it's an A6, a lot bigger than I thought but the results were very pleasing. For those who would like to have a go themselves on Audi's 'hard paint', I used a dual action polishing machine with Lake Country compounding pads along with Meguiar's 105, it did correct the light/medium swirls but the deeper scratches wouldn't budge one bit, I didn't have a more aggressive pad at hand or polish at hand sadly. Plus I found the paint quite 'thin' generally reading about 100-120um so I didn't really want to take off too much paint anyway just to correct for some of the deeper scratches.
If you're reading this, please could you share what polishing machine you use, along with pad choice and polish choice to correct these Hard paint.
So here goes: Car was soiled a little bit
Iron deposits were invisible but Iron-X readily dissolved it. These were more evident on the front but mainly on the rear of the car and the alloys.
Exhaust tips polished with meguiar's metal polish with fine wire wool. They say Meguair's metal polish is a light polish but it did wonders to these neglected parts of the car.
Here are some before and after shots, white cars don't really show up swirls and scratches like darker cars but they are there.
And after a lot of elbow grease, here are some photos in all it's glory
These are my favorite night shots, the paint work was protected with Blackfire wet diamond sealant, I know it's generally used on Darker paints, but on white you can still achieve that 'wet' look. But I did find it leaves behind an oily residue after buffing it off after it hazes up (which was quite easy), but without proper lighting, I don't think I would've been able to see this oily residue left behind, which required a new microfibre cloth just to buff it off again, do people experience this as well?.
And that's it! please enjoy and comment, more importantly please share which polish machine/pads/polish you personally use on your own Audi that can get the job done perhaps with a bit more ease.
Thanks for reading,