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    Hi all,

    I need some advice please. I recently (lightly) used some non metallic T-Cut on my sapphire black metallic finish to remove a few small scratches - I wasnt aware there was a specific metallic T-Cut until much later.

    Anyway, I now have a few cloudy patches in the finish. It looks like the clear lacquer is scratched. So how do I restore it? Can it be polished out,if so what products do I need? thanks
     
     

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    Hi, you need to use an abrasive polish to bring the gloss back, although it could be difficult to do by hand as you will need a fairly harsh polish. You could try Megs ultimate compound by hand. What products do you already have? One might work but just take a while.

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    ferecla g3 and a polisher should do the trick
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by gwc View Post
    Hi all,

    I need some advice please. I recently (lightly) used some non metallic T-Cut on my sapphire black metallic finish to remove a few small scratches - I wasnt aware there was a specific metallic T-Cut until much later.

    Anyway, I now have a few cloudy patches in the finish. It looks like the clear lacquer is scratched. So how do I restore it? Can it be polished out,if so what products do I need? thanks
    it shouldn't do that tbh, bmw paints notoriously hard, try some poorboys blackhole glaze or some clearkote red moose glaze to bring it back up
     
     

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    Thanks for the replies, Ill have a look at those products and chose something that seems like it will do what I want. What do you think of the Halfrauds polishers?

    http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...sher&width=800
     
     

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    Poorboys black hole did the job nicely, even by hand. Going to get a machine polisher tomorrow and do the whole car! Thanks for the recommendation!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by gwc View Post
    Thanks for the replies, Ill have a look at those products and chose something that seems like it will do what I want. What do you think of the Halfrauds polishers?

    http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...sher&width=800
    Dont get that polisher!!!! waste of money, better by hand than that crap

    you want a dual action or rotory polisher

    The trouble with black hole is, that it will wash off after a period of time, you have not fixed your paint, you have just covered it, you need to polish it to restore it
     
     

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