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    You've put in holograms mate, did you use the machine by starting slow then increasing speed and then going down slowly? To get rid of holograms you can use AG UDS (i think) check halfords website and get the one that removes holograms and use it BY HAND.

    failing that your going to have to compound it, cheap and effective proven products like g3 that the trade use. Most of this other stuff on the market is a gimmick or the same thing at a silly price
     
     

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    il go buy the autoglym usd, how could i prevent this from happening again?
     
     

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    I've just read through the whole of this thread and to be honest there's a few dubious (at best) bits of information. I say this as a hobbiest detailer but with a fair bit of machine polishing behind me.

    First off the Megs three stage polishing system is a bit limited in what it can achieve. BMW paint for the most part is quite hard and it takes a polish with a fair bit of cut to remove swirls completely. In my humble opinion forget your fareclas, your T-cut and your swirl x. Someone above mentioned Menzerna and this is a good place to start although there are many good polishes out there. Menzerna 3.02 for example will make a decent fist of removing the swirls as long as you use a polishing or compounding pad. 3M also do a good polish which has a bit more cut and its called fast cut plus. After correction you may need to refine the finish with a polish such as Menzernas 106FF or FA. 3Ms ultrafina is an excellent polish too, will remove holograms and increase gloss if used correctly with a finishing pad.

    For those working by hand your best bet is AutoGlyms Super Resin Polish which although having only slight cut, also fills light scratches. Use firm pressure and an applicator pad to work the product into the paint in small sections. You'll end up with arms like popeye especially if you're able to give it a second and even third going over but the results will be worth it. Seal the finish in by adding a coat of Extra Gloss Protection to increase the durability. I would at this point like to add that in my and many others opinion, you colour magic type products are a waste of time and effort as the effect is very short lived.

    However, removing swirls by machine (DA in this instance) it is worth remembering that it's not just quite as simple as applying some product and achieving a perfect finish. It requires a certain amount of skill by the operator and a knowledge far beyond just applying product to paint with a machine. That's why top detailers don't come cheap. I hope this helps some of you.
     
     

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    http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums...ad.php?t=12474

    Just a little more to add. a few pic and inf
     
     

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    e92 doug thank you for that very helpfull post, the memzerna you mentioned, is this the one

    http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalo...2_250ml_1.html

    out of menzerna and fast cut plus, what would you recomend me to buy?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by mistikempire View Post
    e92 doug thank you for that very helpfull post, the memzerna you mentioned, is this the one

    http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalo...2_250ml_1.html

    out of menzerna and fast cut plus, what would you recomend me to buy?
    Yeh, that's the one. 3M Fast cut plus has a bit more cut to it but doesn't finish down quite so well and will probably require going over with a finishing polish like 3M ultrafina to bring up the glossy finish therefore I'd recommend the Menzerna as it finishes down better. When polishing the paint it is always best to start off with the least aggressive method and work up the abrasiveness till you get the cut (correction) required. This way you don't remove more paint than is nescessary. Also if you don't get rid of all swirls first time round you can always give it a second going over. There are many techniques to polishing and it would take forever to write about them all here, but I've posted up a you-tube video of the Junkman who I find quite entertaining to watch and although he uses different polishes it's interesting and helpfull to the beginner to watch his process.

     
     

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    Any chance of getting some pictures up so we can see what your talking about??
     
     

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    owkiiiiiii guys, just purchased online the menzerna polish you told me doug
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