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  1. B6lee

    B6lee Community Leader

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    Well it's time to make a start. New car so new thread :)


    When I picked the car up I knew this first job would need doing. The paint was well um... Flat and uh flat, grimy chalky and uh did I mention it was flat lol :)

    So local valeting friend of mine brought his rotary polisher round and after about 4hrs hurray nice shinny white paint again :)

    Will get some end result pics at weekend once I've had chance to wax it :)


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  2. Nickygixer-k5

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    Whats he using G3?
     
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  3. evogeof

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    Looks like a rotary to me :D
     
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  4. B6lee

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    Yep, medium pad then soft pad with finesse :)
     
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  5. Nickygixer-k5

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    You wouldn't know a rotary to a cylinder mower:razz:
    Finesse polish?
     
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  6. B6lee

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    Yea it's a light polish which sorta removes any lines left from the first cut.

    I've heard of body shops using this :)
     
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    I know bodyshops use G3 but it leaves holograms as it's compound. haven't heard of bodyshops using auto finesse though. I have a bottle of tripple, but I am assuming he used something like revitalise no.3 for finishing off though:)
     
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    It's not auto finesse. That's just the term used :)
     
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    Good job come do mine next lol
     
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  10. Nickygixer-k5

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    Lol was thinking thats a bit upmarket for a bodyshop using auto finesse:D So 2nd pass was with a finishing pad and spritzed G3 that makes more sense:)
     
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    Good enough ? :)
    What to do next though, super resin or straight on with the wax ? :)
     
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    Super resin will hide any marks but if it's machined to remove all the swirls etc. I would go with straight wax.
     
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  13. B6lee

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    Sealant ?

    Looking at buying vp citrus pre wash. Is G101 the same thing ?
     
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  14. Nickygixer-k5

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    It's different in that G101 will strip your wax or sealent although vp is TFR so wouldn't want to use it regular:)
     
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    But you can use vp citrus pre wash regular yea ? :)
     
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    Well so they say but as it's TFR I wouldn't want to use it too often
     
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    So in effect, no different to using G101 then :)
    Surly if you wax regular then not much of an issue ?
     
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    Do I buy citrus or use G101 ? And a wooly mammoth :)
     
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    Citrus would be safer to use but tbh my detailer uses g101 in a snowfoam lance before detailing but it's always polished and waxed after.
     
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    Why do you want a pre wash though?
     
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