Polishing your Paintwork

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Re: Polishing your Paintwork

Post by air_marshall » Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:51 pm

Looking to good Davide! I'm getting closer to getting the stuff in to do this...

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Re: Polishing your Paintwork

Post by Japanred120d » Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:13 pm

Another great article James!!!
Davide82 wrote:Just finished correcting my sapphire black coupe with the dodo juice buff daddy DA

Brilliant little machine and available at a great price!
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Re: Polishing your Paintwork

Post by Blackroc » Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:02 pm

Japanred120d wrote:Another great article James!!!
Davide82 wrote:Just finished correcting my sapphire black coupe with the dodo juice buff daddy DA

Brilliant little machine and available at a great price!
Meg's 105 (orange hex logic)
Meg's 205 (white hex logic)
Topped with dodo juice supernatural hybrid

Blackroc is the go to guy for advice, couldn't of done mine without him!

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Hi! (Tractor is next for the DA ;)! )
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David are you naked in that pic? :lol:
You are welcome....

Although I've just looked at David's pictures and my eyes are burning now! I'm trying to forget the image already ha ha!!!

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Post by Davide82 » Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:02 pm

David are you naked in that pic? :lol



Not naked but admittedly not wearing an awful lot!
That's what 22 hours in a garage does to you when it's hot inside and out!

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Re: Polishing your Paintwork

Post by Japanred120d » Sat Sep 28, 2013 3:18 pm

Davide82 wrote:David are you naked in that pic? :lol



Not naked but admittedly not wearing an awful lot!
That's what 22 hours in a garage does to you when it's hot inside and out!

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Lol @ nakeddave.co.uk Ill have a look at that when the missus is out tonight
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Re: Polishing your Paintwork

Post by Johnny Mac » Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:30 pm

Silly question probably but bumpers... they're just plastic but since they still have paint on them should I polish and wax them too?
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Re: Polishing your Paintwork

Post by Blackroc » Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:10 pm

Johnny Mac wrote:Silly question probably but bumpers... they're just plastic but since they still have paint on them should I polish and wax them too?
Yup - you can clay, decontaminate and use a machine polisher on them too to remove swirls.

Also helps the rear stay a bit cleaner when waxed / sealed through winter :-)

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Re: Polishing your Paintwork

Post by Johnny Mac » Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:34 pm

Merci mon frere :)
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Re: Polishing your Paintwork

Post by Blackroc » Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:04 pm

Johnny Mac wrote:Merci mon frere :)
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Re: Polishing your Paintwork

Post by Harvey321 » Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:33 pm

do you use both autofinesse rejuvenate and tripple or can i get away with just using tripple and then a wax?
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Post by Blackroc » Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:39 pm

Harvey321 wrote:do you use both autofinesse rejuvenate and tripple or can i get away with just using tripple and then a wax?
One or the other fella.

Rejuvenate is designed to clean give gloss (similar to AutoGlym SRP) Tripple has much more masking properties (covering swirls) with an element of protection too.

It leaves a better finish than Rejuvenate and SRP, but affects the performance of a liquid sealant when applied on top because it doesn't bond as well.

If you are using a wax it's not as much an issue :-)

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Re: Polishing your Paintwork

Post by Gary_LB » Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:52 pm

Blackroc wrote:
Harvey321 wrote:do you use both autofinesse rejuvenate and tripple or can i get away with just using tripple and then a wax?
One or the other fella.

Rejuvenate is designed to clean give gloss (similar to AutoGlym SRP) Tripple has much more masking properties (covering swirls) with an element of protection too.

It leaves a better finish than Rejuvenate and SRP, but affects the performance of a liquid sealant when applied on top because it doesn't bond as well.

If you are using a wax it's not as much an issue :-)
That's a great description of the difference between the 2 as I was reading the Auto Finesse website last night trying to get it clear in my head. So if my car has no swirls (or nothing obvious to my untrained eyes) I'd be better using Rejuvinate is that correct? I'll continue with the dodo juice SNH as a wax afterwards
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Re: Polishing your Paintwork

Post by Harvey321 » Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:02 pm

was going to buy dodo juice SNH to use with tripple after seeing the finish it left
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Re: Polishing your Paintwork

Post by Lee_2f2f » Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:48 pm

Blackroc wrote:... they're just plastic but

Yup - you can clay, decontaminate and use a machine polisher on them too to remove swirls.

Also helps the rear stay a bit cleaner when waxed / sealed through winter :-)
Do take extra care using a rotary on your bumpers or any other painted plastics,

The plastics wil heat up quicker from a rotary and you could quite easily burn the paint,

Start the rotary on the slowest speed and take your time, be careful on edges or creases as the paint and clear coat will be thinner. Do not apply too much pressure.

A DAP will produce less heat because of the dual action rotation, but same applies, start on a low speed, mind edges and not too much pressure.it is very easily burnt if you don't pay attention.

Keep checking your paints temperature.


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Re: Polishing your Paintwork

Post by BradBmw118D sport » Sun Apr 06, 2014 1:18 pm

Can anyone recommend good value microfibre cloths.


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