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    Cheers Mark, you've just made my day - I thought I'd have to start all over.

    I'll give the bonnet a go at the weekend and put the colli's on tomorrow.

    I'll put some pics up of the beading later - it looks wonderful
     
     

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    look forward to seeing them
     
     

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    Right, I put he 2nd coat of colli's on yesterday and here are a couple of pics as promised.

    I'm quite pleased with the end result but being totally honest I wish I had understand what a cutting agent can do :( I thought it would totally fill the paint with marks etc - doh!

    You see the more I polished and waxed the more blemishes I saw and a good friend came round too look at the car today and although impressed by the work he advised that the small blemishes/marks I can see would have easily been removed by a polish with cutting bits in it (like Poorboys 2.5)

    From a distance the car looks ace but I know some of the marks are there so I'm trying to decide if I should start all over (I think I'm right in saying that if I put polish on wax then the wax is removed so time to start over ) - can I just put polish on the areas with the marks and then wax those again or is it a panel by panel job.

    From what I can see I don't need a strong polish and I thought the Autoglym SRP would have done it all (my naivety no complaint about the product) so what would you guys recommend.

    Also, how do you clean the foma applicators once they have been used to polish/wax or dont you?

    Anyway, onto the pictures:



     
     

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    Car looks great, and yes you can just do the bits again that your not quite happy with, again good work
     
     

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    I think you can chuck micro fibre clothes and pads in the washing on low heat. I have done with my micro fibre clothes but stand to be corrected with the pads... Ps car looks awsum ive got some collinite on order just got to wait for a dry day..
     
     

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    Cheers Luke

    I've made an exec decision, I'm going to buy some sort of swirl remover and do the bonnet/boot lid again- yup a sucker for punishment but waiting until next year to see if I can remove a few swirls and blemishes will really wind me up.

    On the washing front I want to Make sure I don't clog up Washing machine as well - I keep getting confused which pad is for which.
     
     

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    Have you had a look at the 3M products mate? Some can be used by hand to remove swirl marks and are more cheaper/effective than meguiars scratchX. I use 3m finesse-it with a machine to polish out swirls and on a black car it leaves an amazing swirl-free mirror shine

    I normally try cleaning the wax pads with fairy and some water, if they're too clogged up i'll put em in the bin. Not worth putting on fresh swirls for the sake of a couple of quid
     
     

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    Not looked at 3M Sham, I was directed towards Poorboys Swirl remover 2.5 and Menzerna final finish polish.

    I don't have a polisher and really dont plan to go down the route (although having said that I didn't expect to go as far as I have ) so I'd like to stick to a product I can use relatively easily by hand.
     
     

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    I've just had a horrible thought - I haven't cleaned the hood with the autoglym hood cleaner - if I use that now will it remove the wax from the car

    Also, I've bought some Menzenra polish - will it be okay to use the fine stuff on a Honda Jazz Bumper?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onedesi View Post
    I've just had a horrible thought - I haven't cleaned the hood with the autoglym hood cleaner - if I use that now will it remove the wax from the car

    Also, I've bought some Menzenra polish - will it be okay to use the fine stuff on a Honda Jazz Bumper?
    the collinite you've used is pretty durable you should be ok, just do another coat of wax after to be sure, the polish should be ok on any paint pretty much i would have thought if its only fine/finishing polish
     
     

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