apologies for no photos (yet), I'm on a bit of a crap run of shifts and, although I had the opportunity yesterday, my mind was focused on the task in hand:
[Copied from the "What have you done...." thread]
Yesterday I had my first tentative foray into the detailing realm. The recent bright sunshine brought all the swirls to prominence, and the bonnet has quite a nasty road rash (which i knew about).
After watching several hours of youtube videos, I decided to take the plunge and bought a rotary polisher (yes, I know it's risky for a novice, but in for a penny and all that :P).
I also bought some meguires ultimate compound, which seems to be highly recommended.
2 hours later, I'd done the bonnet and n/s front panel; somehow without burning/removing any paint, and the vast majority of the swirls had gone and the road rash was reduced (still needs work) I then used AutoGlymm extra gloss and gave it a buff.
I've never been so proud of myself (shiny-wise) since polishing my dress boots for the Cavalry Parade in Hyde Park in 1991! It looked stunning.
I did have an issue though, After the Ultimate Compound, I used the Ultimate Polish, which I found really difficult to remove, even though i only did a couple of passes, on a small area, each time.
Was I doing it wrong, or is it known to be like this?