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    Pre paint? What's that and what does it do?

    So where did I go wrong in the first place? I thought I'd spent enough money and time of the car the other day when I did it! lol

    So annoying!
     
     

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    yea iud like to know what pre paint is and some examples of a good polish and sealent would be usefull aswell

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    Hi guys pre paint or panel wipe as it is also know is used by bodyshops to remove dirt and debris from bodywork before painting,you can obtain it from places such as brown bros/tms or partco,3m hanglaze is a quality polish used to finnish off your paintwork and removes any swirlmarks etc,but do not use in direct sunlight as it can be a pain to get off,as stated before a little goes a long way,hope this helps!
     
     

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    Does the pre paint technique do the same as the claying?

    Any ideas whey I've had such a bad experience with my car after I have....

    1. Washed it from top to bottom including in the sills and doors etc.
    2. Dried off using a Meguiars Supreme Shine Microfibre
    3. Used Meguiars Scratch X on scratches
    4. Polished using Autoglym Ultra Deep Shine
    5. Used Meguiars Smooth Surface Clay
    6. Used Meguiars Cleaner Wax

    After doing all this I've neded up with the hollograms in the paint work.

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    i,ve seen this before,but it usually caused by actually overpolishing would you believe,for a metallic paint you should probably detail your car in this way perhaps at the most 3 times/year,yes pre paint effectively takes all old polish etc off the car leaving the original finish ready for keying and painting,another way to do it is to compound the paintwork with something like g3 which again cuts through dead or flat paint and gives you back a quality paintjob to start again,if your not confident doing this yourself then get your local valeter to do it for you,expect to pay about £20-£30,for this!
     
     

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    I use the jet wash to wash mine but if i dont shammy it after a while i get alot of ugly watermarks, so the only thing i use to wax it is Autoglym Super Resin Polish, its the best stuff ive used and wont try antything else, does the trick on swirl marks, and gives it a show room shine, take a look at another video ive just uploaded on youtube, ok it was a really sunny hot day, but my car just looked like a mirror.

    click the HQ high quality button

    Plus ive noticed the other day a bird shat on parts of it i was worried because last summer i left it on to long and its burnt into the paintwork on the roof, but normally most bird sh*t wont start to burn for a while, but when i got out and wiped it off ,it had burned right away ,was kinda pissed off, so their an then i got out the resin polish and remarkably with a little rubbing it all came out no damage to the paint work, was impressed.

    Ok dont worry bout the cracks in the bumper i reversed it into a parked car lol oops.
     
     

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    i never realy get a problem wiv polishing cleaning my car i always keep it clean and polish was/ 1c a month realyi just use car shampoo, wax and autogylmm deep shine

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    Whatever you do DON'T pay 20-30 pounds for a machine polish!! I would reccomend a full paint correction,as to the degree of correction required it's impossible to tell from a photograph, But expect to pay upwards of £250 for a quality paint correction. I spend all my working life correcting Cheap machine polish jobs done by the local valeter or bodyshop.You are not the first person to damage their paintwork while cleaning it and you certainly won't be the last!! It's very easy to get it wrong!! I't can easily take 8 hours upwards and should only be undertaken by trained and experienced Detailers!!! Once it's been done a good detailer will also spend a little time informing you how to maintain the finish!
     
     

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    If you want to pay £250 for detailing then by all means fill your boots!,what i,m saying is that any DECENT valeter/bodyshop technician can cut and compound your car and bring your paintwork back to life for £20-£30,you could also finish it off with a decent sealant like lifeshine,supagard or diamondbrite,all of which you can obtain on ebay!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by roos1974 View Post
    If you want to pay £250 for detailing then by all means fill your boots!,what i,m saying is that any DECENT valeter/bodyshop technician can cut and compound your car and bring your paintwork back to life for £20-£30,you could also finish it off with a decent sealant like lifeshine,supagard or diamondbrite,all of which you can obtain on ebay!
    Thanks for your input mate. just wondering how long a decent valeter/bodyshop technician would spend on a vehicle for £20-£30? Would they thoroughly wash and clay it then use a spend time removing all the holograms that they create with a combination of polishing heads and finishing compounds? Probably not! Some people like the sealants you mention, some think they are a waste of time and money.One thing is for sure, nothing will protect your car as well as regular waxing.
     
     

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