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As mentioned in my intro post, i'm a very keen detailer...so a couple pics from todays 6.5hour detail session....my back is killing! worth it for the end result tho

Main purpose today was to try out my machine polish and rectify the civic marring and light swirl marks, oh and to try the sample of expensive wax i had

I opted for menzerna 85RD as it was a lite cut, this on a finishing pad would to the business.

I'll apologise for the lack of inbetween pics and 50:50's, but had my hands full with just trying to finish it!! lol

For anyone thinking a new car, means prefect paintwork....think again!!! Look closely at the cars in the dealers and it will reveal this:





You can't hide from the sun!!

Overall i think i corrected 70% of those, so next i'll be out with the 106 polish as it has a better cut.

I applied a pre-wax cleanser and then my 'special' wax, buffed it all off and took it for a spin to enjoy the last of the sun!










I've still got a bit of marring/wax holograms to sort out, i wasn't 100% happy with the finish...but oh well, that can wait to next time!!!!!

Many thanks for reading!

Look forward to getting my hands on an Alfa, when we get one!!

Dan
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Re: Non-Alfa - My Civic

Nice job DC, always worth the hard work.

what machine polisher did you use?

I was thinking of getting a Porta Cable or Meguiars G220, not to sure which one would be better.
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Cheers.

Its a rotary from a germany seller on ebay, had quite good reviews on detailing world, and only cost £50 delivered and came with a shed load of stuff!

Buy from his germany store - its cheaper!
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Nice work!

I completely agree with you about dealer prep, people wouldn't believe how badly some dealers can prep a car. It's not just the bottom end of the price range either, at the top end you can see awful swirls/marring/buffer marks etc on £100k+ cars!

What was the wax you used?

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Cheers for the comments

Its a sample from raceglaze, one of the pro's from DW sent me a wee bit. Its about 55% carnuba wax by content, and will be circa £100+ per 200ml...its unbelievable, i've never seen metal flake pop like it!!

Hopefully it will hit the market soon?

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Hi Dan,

Ahh the Race Glaze wax, great stuff by all accounts. I think its going to be out at the beginning of March.

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Its a rotary from a germany seller on ebay, had quite good reviews on detailing world, and only cost £50 delivered and came with a shed load of stuff!
Looks a good kit for the money. Is it a random orbital polisher or just rotary?
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Looks a good kit for the money. Is it a random orbital polisher or just rotary?
Just a rotary matey.
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