Now just the 147..
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Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: United Kingdom
Have I stuffed up with a DA?
Posted this on DW but just thought there are plenty of experts on here too....
Got a swirled re-sprayed Alfa 159, so decided, from reading on DW and watching on Youtube, that Iíd remove the swirls, give it a good machine polish and glaze over the top.
So bought a 850w DA Polisher, set of sponge pads (Or, Yell, White, Green, Grey), Farecla G3 scratch remover, and Resin Polish and Autoglym Glaze.
Started off by washing the car and claying it all over till smooth. All good
Next step was G3 on a primed orange pad over 2 ft square area, then hand wiped off. Then resin polish on a white pad and hand wiped off followed by hand applied glaze and hand buffed off.
All done on a dull day and all looked good until the sun shoneÖ.then I could see loads of haze deep below and swirls and holograms. Aaargh!
Iím know I have not cut through the clear coat but the base colour ( red) now seems hazy and when initially doing the swirl removal I never got (as some of the videos say) the swirl remover to go clear ( I did 6 passes over a 2 foot square area at a time). Did not go with a softer pads as I had what I thought were quite heavy swirls initially , was this a mistake? Can I go back and work this haze off: I bought a DA polisher on the basis I could not do to much damage or have I not gone deep enough? Iíve read somewhere that DA Polishers may not cut through enough..? I've latterly been recommended to ditch the G3 for something that works with a DAP.
Any advice would be welcome, I appreciate that a description is not the same as seeing, but there may be something that stands out to someone experienced that I have missed.