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    OK, my car has a fair few stone chips and the odd scratch etc.

    I am hopefully going to a show on Saturday sunday in the car and dont want to roll up with it look tatty.
    There are swirls in the paint as well

    any ideas on how to get shot of small scratchs, and swirls?

    I dont have a polishing machine and dont have loads of money to blow on really expensive waxs etc?

    All advice needed please, any tips etc? Going to starty on the bonnet and work my way around, see how much I get done for saturday
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by mboon View Post
    OK, my car has a fair few stone chips and the odd scratch etc.

    I am hopefully going to a show on Saturday sunday in the car and dont want to roll up with it look tatty.
    There are swirls in the paint as well

    any ideas on how to get shot of small scratchs, and swirls?

    I dont have a polishing machine and dont have loads of money to blow on really expensive waxs etc?

    All advice needed please, any tips etc? Going to starty on the bonnet and work my way around, see how much I get done for saturday
    HI mboon

    Nice motor

    I belive Meguiars ScratchX has good reviews, I'm sure you can use by hand ( but check 1st ) and AutoGlym Super Resin Polish does a good job of masking scratches because of the fillers in it but won't really remove them.

    As for the stone chips, tell me about it .Nothing but nothing will cover them fully, a respray on the offending panel is unfortunately the only sure fire method.
    You could finish off after polishing with something like Collinite 476 wax which gives good protection, or Dodo Juice Blue Velvet wax which is for dark coloured cars.
    The colonite is about £17 and Blue Velvet £30.
    If you need a quick shine for the show I'm sure someone will be able to point you in the right direction, all the major players seem to do a "spray detailer" of some description, but it wont last, proper wax is the only way to do it.
    Do your homework on products before you buy, its no good buying a wax if your shampoo tries to wash it off
    I'm sure glimmerman will help you out in the long term, he's always posting some great tricks and tips
    I've tried to do mine, it looks great from 3 yards away then all becomes aparant, its Jet Black in colour and all these methods and products have been recommended to me
    http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/...ndex.php?n=386
    I'm sure if you try and clean it the best you can no one can knock that, even the top detailers had to start somewhere and I'm sure like me your trying to undo years or poor washing, waxing etc,etc.
    Also on recommendation I got a lambs wool wash mitt, drying towel and I use the 2 bucket washing method in the hope that I don't make the paint work any worse

    never mind the paint, make it shiny
    Last edited by SlowTech; 14-05-2009 at 12:17. Reason: spelling !
     
     

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    Thats a nice shine on the bonnet, well done.

    Pretty much word for word someone has said the same as you on another forum! Great advice, just about to go get the Scratch X with some nice items to apply and remove the stuff with, going to use the autoglyn stuff as well.

    Just got up and cleaned the car at 6.50am lol next door think I am mad
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by mboon View Post
    Thats a nice shine on the bonnet, well done.

    Pretty much word for word someone has said the same as you on another forum! Great advice, just about to go get the Scratch X with some nice items to apply and remove the stuff with, going to use the autoglyn stuff as well.

    Just got up and cleaned the car at 6.50am lol next door think I am mad
    Aren't we all
     
     

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