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    i seem to be getting more and more scratches on my car what is the best way to get them out is avus blue
     
     

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    Do you mean swirls & random deep scratches? Or full on key or ring scratches?

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    yeah just random deep scratches not down to the metal just on the lacquer
     
     

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    Machine polish mate, either that or alot of work polishing by hand...

    valeting interior

    Have a quick look at post no.7 on this thread I just gave another bloke the same advice... If your budget can stretch that is.

    EDIT: Also have a read of my detail thread for my own car, It may help you out a little: E46 325Ci - Full Winter Detail.

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    dont use T-cut, thats my 2 pence. i used it the other month and left haze on the paint.
    got some Auto Glym super resin polish and after 5 mins hand polishing with that it took off all the haze. Works well on swirl marks etc aswell.
     
     

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    I agree with 318i, that by hand polishing with t-cut will leave hazing due to the fact that its quite a harsh cutting compound, however it is designed as a cutting compound and a finishing compound should always be used afterwards...

    However, although I do rate AG SRP, this is more of a filler polish and paint cleanser, so even though it will give the desired effect, it will not be permanent and will never compete with a completely swirl free finish unless you are willing to spend at least 15-20 hours just on the polishing stage. A true reflective image is obtained by cutting down the paintwork to just below the level where all the swirling and rds appear, and then using a finishing compound to buff away the hazing left by polishing.

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    My advice based upon experiance of just about all the polishing products on the market over the last 35 yrs is for what its worth
    Do not attempt to do it by hand!!
    Do not use a rotary polisher, instead use a DA like the Kestral DAS6
    I find Menzerna products to be excellent , clean and easy to use and very forgiving - Menzerna PO85 RD3.2 power finnish for the scrtaches and then PO85 RE5 Final Finnish for the swirls and light scratches , You may need to concentrate on some of the deeper scrtaches a bit more and do the panel a few times but you will have to be a real ham fist to break through the laquer with these products .... caution at all times though and take time !!
    Final covering a hand application of Blackfire Wet diamond and you should then have a mint car... I have used this method on mine and all my mates cars and a small contribution from your pals goes towards the initial outlay of the kit , which I would not be without

    I Guarantee that if youy clay the car first and apply the above process you will not be disaapointed - Rich

    here is the evidence

     
     

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    Good info Rich and great looking motor
     
     

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    sound good thanks
     
     

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    Meguairs 3 Stage Polish.

    Has paint repairer as 1st stage.

    Very good stuff recommended to me by a forum moderater........wont use anything else.

    Amos
     
     

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