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    I'm going to give my car a proper going over during the christmas holiday and i want to try and get rid of all the swirls and scratches on it. I have a variable speed rotary polisher but could do with some new applicator pads and a good cutting compound. I know some people may be reluctant to give advice incase i stuff it up and blame them but fear not. I'm replacing the bonnet soon due to some dents in mine so this will be my test bed to get my practise on, doesn't matter if it goes tits up, i also haave a couple of other panels from my old Omega to practise on as well.

    The bodywork has quite a lot of swirls, not so many scratches. I'm guessing its never had much cutting back done to it.

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    Check out some of the posts and threads in the detailing section by the likes of gleammachine as they are the members in the know regarding this topic
     
     

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    Yep, i've looked at those, trouble is sometime they can be quite baffling "started of with 106Fa on a megs pad but we soon realised this needed to be upped, so we decided upon Megs 83 which knocked back about 80%"

    I know its difficult to recommend stuff with out seeing the car but was hoping they can point me in the right direction ie soft pad - hard pad? aggresiveness of compound etc.
     
     

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    I have PM'd gleammachine to see if he can offer his assistance regarding this thread. He will get the message as soon as he logs on to the forum
     
     

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    Hi,

    I would recommend the meguiars pads as the best allrounders, the yellow polishing pad can sometimes have enough cut alone without the need to use a compounding pad, wouldn't bother with the finishing (tan) pad, as the yellow one will finish down with the right finishing polish.

    http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalo...am_Pads_1.html

    For polishes again the Megs range is very good and not affected by temp,
    #80 is for finishing but has little abrasive content but high on gloss,
    #83 has more cut and will deal with average swirls but less in finishing gloss.
    #105 has the highest cut for more severe defects but will need to be followed by a finishing polish (#80)

    http://www.i4detailing.co.uk/acatalog/polish.html

    The above are the ones I would recommend this time of year but if you are only to get 1 of each then go with #83 and the yellow megs polishing pad, if you work a 2ft x 2ft area at a time and completely break down the polish (takes about 2 + mins each section to give you an idea) you should end up with a finish ready for the lsp (wax or sealant).

    Good luck and have fun.
     
     

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    Great stuff thanks
     
     

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