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Detailing tomorrow...

Tomorrow im going to attempt to detail my car.

I'm starting with a wash and dry, the useing Meguiars smooth surface clay kit to flatten the surface. Then applying Auto Glym super resin polish and finishing with AG extra gloss protection.

Dont know weather to use my orbital buffer to do the Super resin polish though

I would be gratefull for any advice on this.

Of course... they've given rain for tomorrow But will do it in the garage
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Looking forward to seeing the results, good luck mate
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Re: Detailing tomorrow...

Go for it fella
Remember to use plenty of lube for the clay, do the whole car, bumpers, glass and rims etc, the clay will work on everything.

Use the srp by machine and it will work itself down very quickly, giving some great results but may get a little powdery in use, its only dust though, mask off bits of trim etc to make sure they don't get marked.

The egp will seal the finish in and make it last, autoglym are releasing a fine wax in the next wk or two, that will raise a few eyebrows as i bet it will be very good.
Enjoy, and get some pics up when you finish mate
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Thanks

Will get some pics up soon
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I agree, use some masking tape and cover anything you dont want to get wax or polish on!! Saves you a load of hassle afterwards!!
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I wish my garage was big enough to valet / detail cars in, but there just aint enough room in there.
 
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I have a garage big enough for six cars Got to love the warehouse at work
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Re: Detailing tomorrow...

By orbital buffer do you mean a PC/UDM or equivalent, if so I would add some QD to the pad before apply the SRP to stop it soaking into the pad
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By orbital buffer do you mean a PC/UDM or equivalent, if so I would add some QD to the pad before apply the SRP to stop it soaking into the pad
Too late

Just finished.. Took me about 4 hours

Looks good from what i can see but not getting it out of the garage till it stops raining.

Hopefully get some pics tomorrow if its sunny.

Thanks for the advice BTW
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More pics on the image section
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Re: Detailing tomorrow...

Aye! It's nice and clean now..

Did you try any sections by hand and other sections by machine? I'm curious if you noticed any difference, using what I'd call "normal" (readily available) polishes etc.


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Re: Detailing tomorrow...

Generally speaking, I find machine polishes work best eg Menzerna etc. They are more consistent and require a loss let effort. I have applied SRP by machine many times but not for any correction (unless the paint is ultra soft) work but more of a last step product
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Looks nce but all that work.

Gona have mine detailed for Bristol but gona get it done - far easier.

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Re: Detailing tomorrow...

Just tried out my thermo headed, linear polisher on the white machine, pretty good.: Need to get the old hot glue puller on a bonnet dent, as soon as the weather warms up a bit. Looks like a S. Market trolley handle or something similar whacked it.: Makes me wonder if it's worth shining it up?
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A shiny dent's better than a dirty one!
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