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    need advice.. detailing 'the tank', help/suggestions please

    So my poor old tank needs a decent treatment. I am considering a portercable at the end of the month (the sonus package from autopia i guess).
    Last week i clayed her (with meguiers clay kit) washing before and after with goldclass shampoo, the followed with the meguiers stage 2 and then gold clearcoat wax.
    I know the meguiers stuff is pretty 'mainstream' stuff, but the results it gives over turtle wax (for example) is impressive. I do, however, still have a lot of swirls and webbing, as well as a few deeper scratches...
    heres a few (bad) pics to give you an idea olf the colour, and the swirling on the roof...
    http://bobbycock.com/clayed07/

    So, what do you recommend? realistically i dont want to spend more then about 50~ for some decent cleaners/polish sealer and wax. I already have the microfibre cloths etc. This is just paintwork to worry about at present, wheels need a refurb so they can wait.


    thanks in advance peeps.
    Last edited by easytease; 6th May 2007 at 23:52.
    1999 1.8 SE A4 100% standard tank, all green.
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    any ideas?
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    Coral 10" passive setup - PHD 2200

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    Wow, tight budget for all those steps, but here's an idea. Working by PC, I would firstly go with Menzerna RD3.02 Intensive Polish using a light cut pad. This will cost 16.85. I would then go with Menzerna 85RD Final Finish using a polishing pad. This will cost you 14.95. Finally, I would go with Blackfire Wet Diamond All Finish Paint Protection, which will seal the paint and give a wet and glossy look that will really suit the colour of the car. This will cost you 21.95. Just a few quid over budget, but if you though the Meguiars gear was good then these products will blow you away.

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    I'll extend the budget if needs be, i want to utalise the products i already have, just find a decent polish or something to work out the swirls and spiderwebs. then a decent wax to bring up the metalic a lot more.

    Thanks for the suggestions,wx. I assume these really need PC'd on to get the best resaults? what kinda speeds am i looking to use?
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    Aye, both Menzerna polishes mentioned above need to be machine applied, using light to moderate pressure at speeds 4-5 (after being spread at speed 1). If you want to try to work by hand, the standard version of Menzerna Intensive Polish applied using the white side of a German Pad is the best way to go, but be aware that you won't achieve full correction working by hand.

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    time to order a PC then! wheres best/cheapest to get one?
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    thanks, already ordered with a 15% discount code from them :D

    then ill be raiding the PB store soon for some supplies
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    Helix RS6 - PHD PRO 4070
    Coral 10" passive setup - PHD 2200

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    seeing as the Menzerna RD3.02 Intensive Polish is out of stock pretty much world wide. can you suggest an alternative please. Looking to place an order today/monday of polish, sealant, pads
    1999 1.8 SE A4 100% standard tank, all green.
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    Helix RS6 - PHD PRO 4070
    Coral 10" passive setup - PHD 2200

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    Sadly, very little else comes close, but looking farther afield, Chemical Guys Diamond Cut Polishes are okay, and 3M Perfect-It Machine Polish is also one to check out (and probably easily available from your local bodyshop supplier).

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    the PO85RD3.02 no good then?
    1999 1.8 SE A4 100% standard tank, all green.
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    Helix RS6 - PHD PRO 4070
    Coral 10" passive setup - PHD 2200

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    Still not got any in stock ive got money burning holes in my pocket. Any one want to suggest an alternative bunch of products that are instock in the UK right now.
    1999 1.8 SE A4 100% standard tank, all green.
    Alpine old skool
    Helix RS6 - PHD PRO 4070
    Coral 10" passive setup - PHD 2200

 

 

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