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Ok to use T-Cut?

I'm going to clean my GTA for NAD and I mentioned that I would T-Cut it to a bloke at work as last time I cleaned it I was over generous with the wax. He said that I shouldnt because its lacquered and it would scratch it I have done it once before and it looked fine to me but I dont want to mess it up, any suggestions please as to if I should or if not what to use
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Don't T-Cut do a tub designed for metallic paint cars.
That would be best suited to the lacquer I'd have thought, but I'm sure a load of purists will be along in a minute to tell me otherwise.
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Don't T-Cut do a tub designed for metallic paint cars.
That would be best suited to the lacquer I'd have thought, but I'm sure a load of purists will be along in a minute to tell me otherwise.
Oh right well I'm sure someone will tell me but what you say makes sense to me and ta for the info
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One of my mates t-cut his metal paint bonnet ... he had to get it resprayed ... t-cut is basically a mild abrasive ... so what you're basically saying is should I wet'n'dry my car ...

I thought you had some clay though???
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I did have but I hate using clay its so much bloody hard work Unless I'm doing it wrong which is highly likely
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I used lube (I reasile that sounds wrong )
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why not get yourself an electric polisher ... and just polish out the extra wax ...
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I thought you had some clay though???
Only between his ears....

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why not get yourself an electric polisher ... and just polish out the extra wax ...
I aint made of money sunshine! I would foooooook it up thats for sure and burn the paint
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I aint made of money sunshine! I would foooooook it up thats for sure and burn the paint
They're only about £25 from halfrauds (at least because it's cheap it's more likely to burn out before you burn your paint ) ... you just need to be patient, and not apply too much pressure ...


... or don't over wax in the first place
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They're only about £25 from halfrauds (at least because it's cheap it's more likely to burn out before you burn your paint ) ... you just need to be patient, and not apply too much pressure ...


... or don't over wax in the first place
Will look into it tractor boy
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Will look into it tractor boy

I lied £30 for the 240v one Halfords Car Polisher 240v from Halfords Price £29.99 3 For 2 On ALL Car Cleaning Products ... although it's part of the 3 for 2 offer so if you can find another 2 people who want them then you'll get it for £20
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Aye! T-Cut do a version for metallic paint, where the abrasives are better suited to the clearcoat.

But T-Cut is generally reckoned to be be very aggressive. You can probably get milder polishes that will do the same job but with much less abrasion of the top-coat.

The oft-mentioned Autoglym Super-Resin Polish is about as mild a polish as it's possible to get. It may be worth giving the beast a punt with that and see what you end up with. SRP also contains fillers which can give the appearance that it has reduced any swirling, as obviously you won't be able to get all teh swirls out by hand (short of spending 20 days on the job) so masking the remaining ones is a Good Thing.


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I lied £30 for the 240v one Halfords Car Polisher 240v from Halfords Price £29.99 3 For 2 On ALL Car Cleaning Products ... although it's part of the 3 for 2 offer so if you can find another 2 people who want them then you'll get it for £20
Ok then smart ar$e what stuff do I use with it?
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Ok then smart ar$e what stuff do I use with it?
Don't know haven't got one ... but as your car is already covered in wax I would assume that you just need to polish it off properly (with the finishing cloth provided )...
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Don't know haven't got one ... but as your car is already covered in wax I would assume that you just need to polish it off properly (with the finishing cloth provided )...
KK well wil see what other replies I get, anyway will be getting picked up by RAC and taken to the garage soon anyway.
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I read in a thread on here a while back, that Traffic Film Remover (TFR) will remove wax in a heartbeat. I think it was chemguyuk who mentioned it. He also posted a link to a really handy training video for claying. I recently bought some Bilt Hamber Autoclay which I found easy to use (first time I'd done anything with clay since middle school!) You use water to lube it, instead of detailer. The results were excellent.
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I read in a thread on here a while back, that Traffic Film Remover (TFR) will remove wax in a heartbeat. I think it was chemguyuk who mentioned it. He also posted a link to a really handy training video for claying. I recently bought some Bilt Hamber Autoclay which I found easy to use (first time I'd done anything with clay since middle school!) You use water to lube it, instead of detailer. The results were excellent.
Have just done a search for him and cant find him will have another look
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Yep I was just looking at it thanks for that though a good spot, I think I will go down the RTF film instead ATM thanks Mike.
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TFR will strip the paint of all protection though Jim so you will need to wax it again
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Oh and clay is easy to use you big girl
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TFR will strip the paint of all protection though Jim so you will need to wax it again
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Where you the great Alfa Vincent suggest for buying some RTF?

Yep I watching a vid on Youtube on how to use it and I didnt use enough lube
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