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Problems with polish

Hi all - santa got me a DA for xmas and i finally got round to using it a couple of days ago - I'm using Meg's ultimate compound, polish and wax, my car is a 75 spider with paint that was done at least 15 years ago, its blooming so I thought i'd have a go at cutting it back. The compound works brilliantly but when i try and use the polish it "sticks" and is really difficult to buff out with DA or microfibre, even then it leaves marks; as an experiment I applied the wax on top and all the marks came off giving a brilliant finish, so the question(s) are
Why is the polish so difficult to remove? (cold dry day no direct sun)
Can I just cut and then wax and leave the polish out altogether?
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Oh yes forgot to say when applying the polish its still taking paint off

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Not sure about the paint coming off, I guess that there is no clear coat?

It might help to use some detailing spray as a lubricant and check the speed of your polisher - might be a idea to google and check some youtube vids to see if you find the same problem you are experiencing as a way of getting some tips?

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Thanks - I've trawled google for info but much of it is contradictory and everyone seems to have a different opinion, not to worry i'll just do what works and avoid the polish - no clear coat
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The most obvious candidate is that it is too cold for the polish. Look at the spec sheet and see what it says about operating range.

If problems persist, try something like Detailing Kingdom 3.1 or 1.1 which have very long work times and do an excellent job, or the Koch Chemie range.

Both are superior in terms of finish (in my estimation) to the Meg's anyway, and a darn sight easier to work with.

What pad are you using?

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I'm using the softest pad to apply with the DA but have also tried the Meg's hand pad, same result, I'll check the temperature but the panel was warm - not hot - to touch, going to see what happens on my moderns with clear coats - thanks
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On older paints, one very good starting point would be to get a bottle of Meguiars No7 Show Car Glaze https://www.autogeekonline.net/forum...-phillips.html On single stage paints, especially older paints this stuff is amazing and has been around for many decades. Give the car a good clean and then apply as directed by the article. It is not the easiest product to work with but it is worth the effort
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