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    Hi guys

    I've got a 2001 e46 coupe with loads of swirls light scratches. I'm considering getting a polisher. Anyone got any BMW specific detailing advice or detailed a topaz blue car before? Any products I should use pads/polishes etc?

    Any help much appreciated

    Brodhurst
     
     

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    You'll def need a machine to get those swirls out, won't be able to get them out by hand

    The kestrel das6 is a very good da polisher

    Used with Sonus pads and polishes it will come up a treat!
     
     

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    I feel your pain. I've got Toledo blue and have never had a car like it for swirls. It seems to show up any light marks worse than any colour I've had, including black!
     
     

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    Try poor boys black hole

    Its a glaze that hides swirls on dark cars, its very good

    I use it between machine polishing, and it does cover swirls very well

    Failling that a machine polisher, I use menzerna polish on chemical guys hex logic pads
     
     

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    You need to choose if you want to remove the swirls or just cover them up. To cover them, i find AG super resin good, as is autobrite cherry glaze.

    If you want them removing then you need to either pay a detailer to sort it or get yourself a machine polisher. If you are going down the DA route then the DAS6 is very good. Polish and pad choice is down to you but again Chemical guys hexlogic are good, as are Lake Country CCS. You will need a couple of finishing and polishing pads, and also a heavy cutting pad for the deeper stuff.

    Polish wise i like menzerna (106fa and 203s are good) and meguires 105 and 205.

    One thing i will say is DO NOT assume that you have typical BMW hard paint and work with the lightest pad/polish combo first, going up the abrassive scale to get the results you want.
     
     

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