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As mentioned in my intro post, i'm a very keen detailer...so a couple pics from todays 6.5hour detail session....my back is killing! :cry: worth it for the end result tho :cool:

Main purpose today was to try out my machine polish and rectify the civic marring and light swirl marks, oh and to try the sample of expensive wax i had

I opted for menzerna 85RD as it was a lite cut, this on a finishing pad would to the business.

I'll apologise for the lack of inbetween pics and 50:50's, but had my hands full with just trying to finish it!! lol

For anyone thinking a new car, means prefect paintwork....think again!!! Look closely at the cars in the dealers and it will reveal this:





You can't hide from the sun!! :mad:

Overall i think i corrected 70% of those, so next i'll be out with the 106 polish as it has a better cut.

I applied a pre-wax cleanser and then my 'special' wax, buffed it all off and took it for a spin to enjoy the last of the sun!










I've still got a bit of marring/wax holograms to sort out, i wasn't 100% happy with the finish...but oh well, that can wait to next time!!!!!

Many thanks for reading!

Look forward to getting my hands on an Alfa, when we get one!! :D

Dan :thumbs:
 

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Nice job DC, always worth the hard work.

what machine polisher did you use?

I was thinking of getting a Porta Cable or Meguiars G220, not to sure which one would be better.
 

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Nice work!

I completely agree with you about dealer prep, people wouldn't believe how badly some dealers can prep a car. It's not just the bottom end of the price range either, at the top end you can see awful swirls/marring/buffer marks etc on £100k+ cars!

What was the wax you used?

Cheers,

Roy
 

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Cheers for the comments :)

Its a sample from raceglaze, one of the pro's from DW sent me a wee bit. Its about 55% carnuba wax by content, and will be circa £100+ per 200ml...its unbelievable, i've never seen metal flake pop like it!!

Hopefully it will hit the market soon?

Dan
 

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Hi Dan,

Ahh the Race Glaze wax, great stuff by all accounts. I think its going to be out at the beginning of March.

Roy
 

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Its a rotary from a germany seller on ebay, had quite good reviews on detailing world, and only cost £50 delivered and came with a shed load of stuff!
Looks a good kit for the money. Is it a random orbital polisher or just rotary?
 
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