Need Help!!! (sort of long)
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05-05-2006, 05:18 PM #1
Need Help!!! (sort of long)
OK, here is what I have:
Brand new Lake Country Yellow (heavy cut) and White (mild Cut) pads
Meguirs #2 and #9
Zaino PC-Fusion, ZFX, Z2, Z5, Z6 and Z8
Here is my problem. I am trying to get my car back to looking like it rolled out of the show room (if possible). I am brand new to using a DA polisher and the methods. I have looked on the internet and read a lot but, I am not getting the results that I thought I would.
I started with the yellow pad and Megs #2. According to the internet and a application guide that I got from 'Classic motoring Accessories' I compounded the vehicle. This seemed to diminish some of the scratches (surface only) in the vehicle but, did not fully remove then. Plus it left the surface dull (to be expected which is stated in the application guide). The dull surface stems from very tiny swirls in on the surface made by the pad/compound combo.
Now I went back with the white pad and Meg #9 and it restored the shine. But, when I look at the surface in incandecent light, I still see some fine swirls and scratches on the surface. I tried the PC-Fusion and it seems to lessen the fine swirls a little better.
So, what did I (or doing) wrong? Will Z5 eventually hide the swirls (which I doubt) or do I need to keep at it with some pad/polish combination?
My ultimate goal is to have the vehicle as swirl/scratch free before I Zaino. The car was clayed and washed prior to any compound/polishing was started.
PLEASE, do not make this into a Wax war or Zaino bashing issue. I am dead set on finishing the car using Zaino and willing to only use Meguirs for prepping the car.Only 33K miles and still counting (that's from Sept '97)
05-06-2006, 03:45 AM #2
You'll have to go over it another 1 or 2 times with the #9 or the PC-Fusion . Keep at it. It will get better....2000 NBM WS6
05-07-2006, 01:53 PM #3
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- 98 ta
One purple owner to another, this purple is tough to keep clean. it shows everthing , ever little thing.
when i got my car it had tons of clear coat scratches and everone showed.
i had the car wet sanded and recleared and that was the only way it clean it up.
I tryed everthing before that.
be very careful , i had paint to come off when sanding and had to repaint , the paint just peeled off.
i think this is the reason GM stop useing BPM paint..
Last edited by 98bpmta; 05-07-2006 at 02:27 PM.
05-08-2006, 03:08 AM #4Originally Posted by 4get gto
05-08-2006, 03:09 AM #5Originally Posted by 98bpmta
05-08-2006, 04:31 PM #6Originally Posted by 98 Purple TA
05-09-2006, 05:10 AM #7Originally Posted by 4get gto
05-09-2006, 04:41 PM #8Originally Posted by 98 Purple TA
This is where things go wrong sometimes when you change product AND pad at the same time. When you can get different abrasiveness by using the same polish and switch the pad type.
Hope it helps you out........
05-12-2006, 02:35 PM #9Originally Posted by 98 Purple TA
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