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Discussion in 'Detailing' started by tj1978, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. tj1978
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    tj1978 MRX

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    [Apr 9, 2007]
    Hi

    After buying my approved used car one month ago with Auto Glym life shine ! I notice after washing alot of fine scratches on the bonnet...

    I reakon they polished the car up and hid all these blemishes. Now a couple of months on I am spotting a new scratch every weekend...

    Whats the best plan for me to tidy up the front of my car... Bonnet, bumper and maybe the two wheel arch panels....

    I am planning to get the bumper re-sprayed to get rid of the awful stone chips... Can you suggest a plan for the bonnet and wheel arches....

    Thanks

    Tim
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    AutoGlym Super Resin Polish is good stuff for hiding scratches/swirls by hand, and then a layer or two of collinite 476s wax.

    what are using to wash the car?
    do you use one or two buckets?
    do you use a sponge or a wash mitt?
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    thats the thing, I dont want to hide the scratches I want to get rid of em...

    :O(
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    [Apr 10, 2007]
    well you can remove them by hand but it will take ages, sounds like you need it machine polishing but if you are not using the best wash technique you will be inflicting more swirls/scratches every time you wash it

    something like meguiars scratchx will remove them by hand but as i said before it will be a very long job
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    [Apr 10, 2007]
    do the fine scratches on your bonnet look like this:

    [​IMG]

    these are swirl marks caused by poor washing technique or the dreaded automatic car wash
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    [Apr 10, 2007]
    You will probably need a porter cable, also denim blue is a pearl colour not metalic..
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    As above, removal of swirls and scratches by hand on hard Audi paint is going to be an almost impossible job, you will really need a machine to help you (or to get a pro detailer in to do the correction work for you). This guide should help you with basic info on polishing by hand and machine...

    http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acatalog/guides_polish.html

    :)
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    thanks for the info

    yes there are swirl marks but there are also quite a few horizontal and vertical scrach lies about as long as a 30cm ruler !!

    must have been the previous owners washing technique....

    I am using a wool hand mit with auto glym car shampoo...

    I am going to take it to a bodyshop in Hatfield on Monday to get the bumper re-sprayed and I was thinkin of getting the bonnet machine polished....

    Tim
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    [Apr 14, 2007]
    i'd say go to a pro and get the car fully detailed. They should be able to get the scratches out if there water blade damage.
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    thanks

    I have no knowledge of pro detailers with a good reputation.. can you suggest anywhere. I am in St Albans but wouldnt mind travelling if they came highly reccomended

    Thanks and regards

    Tim
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    WX51TXR Polished Bliss

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    I would speak to Nathan at http://www.cambridgeautogleam.com/ - good detailer, good reputation, not too far away. :)

    PS - he's also a member on here, goes by the name Jedi-night, posts up some of his work from time to time.
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    The bodyshop will beable to detail the car for you!
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    i bet not as well as nathan though! :lmfao:
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    Hey I have the same problem as the OP and am looking for a good detailing pro in Dublin.

    Cheers
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    Don't know of anyone in your area; closest person I know who does work for others and whose work I rate is Andy Ollie, one of the regulars on Detailing World. You'll find him on the following forums a lot (usename andyollie), and in the real world he's based in NI...

    www.detailingworld.co.uk
    www.jon44.com

    :)
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