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As requested: How to use a polisher to remove swirls

Discussion in 'New A3/S3 (8V Chassis)' started by Itguy, Feb 2, 2014.

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    [Feb 2, 2014]
    Hi everyone

    i promised a little while ago that I would do this video showing the basics of claying, polishing etc.

    so here you are! Our golf has a much more shiny bonnet now!

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    Fantastic Video mate, super job, is that a motorbike i can see in the corner of your garage?
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    You betcha. My wife's Vespa next to my duke 696
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    [Feb 3, 2014]
    Good video, you're good at the polishing and not too bad at film production!
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    Thanks, my first ever YouTube tutorial!
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    [Feb 3, 2014]
    Great Video Mr Itguy thanks for sharing,tell me one thing, why blue masking tape and not the beige one?
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    [Feb 3, 2014]
    Thanks very informative and easy to watch
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    [Feb 3, 2014]
    The blue masking tape is some 3M stuff that I bought from cleanyourcar.co.uk and its a bit thicker and doesn't leave any kind of sticky behind. Not sure of the exact differences but it just works a bit better.
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    [Feb 3, 2014]
    Is this machine easy to use? looks similar to a angle grinder which was my trade mark.
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    [Feb 3, 2014]
    Great for a first Youtube tutorial Will.
    Given your obvious expertise, would be interested to know what treatments you have planned for the S3 in March.
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    [Feb 3, 2014]
    That G220 is a dual-action machine, so it differs from an angle grinder which is just orbital.

    Having said that, a DA machine is much safer in the hands of a beginner, the chances of burnishing or overheating the lacquer are reduced with a DA, much easier to do damage with an orbital machine.

    The pros will always choose an orbital, as they can achieve results quicker (but riskier for the beginner, obviously) - but having said all that the Audi clear coat is one of the hardest in the industry. To contrast, if you owned a brand new Civic - you just wouldn't wash it, the clear coat is that soft it would fall off.
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    [Feb 3, 2014]
    Not sure what I will need to do with the s3 yet. Obviously I haven't ordered life shine or anything from the dealer so it will need sealing as a minimum. Really depends how it looks when I get it.

    I'm tempted to try a ceramic coat but haven't applied one before so would need to gen up first
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