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    That looks stunning mate

    Maybe bring it along to the midlands meet on the 6th Feb?
     
     

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    Yes all "Autosmart" start with wash and clay every panel then wipe lower areas with "tardis" tar remover then wash again.
    Then using a machine start with full coverage on each panel using "Evo" cutting compound. Cover the whole car being sure to do every panel that needs it. Wipe down and inspect from time to time. ( mask any indicators lamps or trim that can't be removed before hand).
    Using a spray bottle with warm water, spray and wipe and check finish before next step.
    Next, change machine pads and move on to "r2" compound and do exactly the same process as before.
    When happy,change to fresh pads again and move on to "evo fine" repeat again at this stage checking all areas like door handle scratches ect, and areas of high traffic as this is the final cut, you need to be sure!

    Now once happy, de mask and wash car down thouroughly only use micro fibre cloths to dry n wipe down. This will ensure all compound is removed from vehicle.

    Change pads again and move on to the polish. I used "Auto smart platinum" and applied it at half speed about 600 rpm to only the large areas and used a damp micro fibre to apply to smaller areas.
    Have a coffee, then it's time to buff off by hand as machine is no longer used now.

    Then second polish is done by hand and I use super resin from autoglym. Apply then coffee and smoke, then buff by hand lol.

    Last stage I do more because I'm anal when it comes to my paint work, I apply Autosmart wax, it's so thick it's like putting soft candle wax on lol, and smells gawgus.
    Leave it on for ten mins, then buff off with a soft dry micro fibre cloth.
    I apply three coats of this as I found that it helps my finish last longer and I wax it once a month using that last method.
    Sometimes I just rinse car and dry it and people think I have polished it. The idea is if the car still looks wet, once it's dry then you have achieved the finish you want without any swirls or carwash scratches.
    Treat her like a lady!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewy_T View Post
    That looks stunning mate

    Maybe bring it along to the midlands meet on the 6th Feb?
    U got a deal there!
    Treat her like a lady!
     
     

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    got a load of swirls on my paint from using cheap machine polisher( gggrrrr twat )how can i remove em without a machine please help .......ps lovely car deep shine love it very jelous
    sorry for thread hijack
     
     

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    U need a twin head machine with variable speed and a fine compound to cut with putting little to no pressure during the process. U will never remove them without correct machine use
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    thanks for info gutted as its spoiling my car and worst of all its my fault .. your car looks amazing
     
     

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    Your car looks amazing mate, saw this thread before but never commented

    I've just spent the morning doing mine in the garage using 3m,farecla, SRP and collinite to finish off. Probably won't use the car till Feb now

    Can you recomend any glazes? I've heard of the 3m machine glaze (cousin swears by it and uses it in his body shop) but never really seen any improvements when i've used it myself.

     
     

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    I just use Autosmart products and totally love em, haven't really tried much else, n always finish in Autosmart gold wax all final wax is done by hand.
    Cheers for all the comments guys
    Treat her like a lady!
     
     

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    Just re - read the thread and that paint finish is superb! We'll talk on Sunday, hopefully you can give me some tips on the machine polishing
     
     

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    Would love to dude! No problem
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