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Monkeynutz
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

e92 wrote:
Robertb wrote:
Its all about finding the time. I recall once putting the final coats of wax on my car at 2am. Mrs B not amused. I remember the look on her face when she came into the garage to see why I'd not come to bed, it would have been better if I'd been with another woman haha!


Floor Floor this made me laugh. Need to show this to my Mrs to show her I could be a lot worse. Saying that she does say my car is like another woman.

I am thinking of polishing my car with a dual action polisher. Only thing that I'm concerned about is not knowing how thick the clear coat is. My car is 16 years old and I'm sure it would have been polished in the past. Should I be concerned or do you guys think it will be fine?


With a DA you will be fine I believe.
https://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/auto-detailing-101/20637-buffing-away-clear-coat.html

It's not something you will be doing every week or month. Although that link is to an old thread there are numerous highlights to 'prevention is better than cure'.

I will probably end up using mine more for sealant, glaze or waxes more than for paint correction. Correction is something I only intend to do a couple of times over the next couple/few years.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You would have to be quite careless to do damage with a DA polisher. Their action reduces the risk of burning that you have to watch when using a standard rotary.

Wetting the pads will also help keep you safe!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At the moment I use snow foam, two bucket with a wool mitt for washing, and only use Micro fiber clothes and spray wax when drying. Until now I have just used glazes and wax but I can still see tiny swirls. Like you guys I only really plan on doing the correction once. I have another car which I use as my daily. I will probably practice on that first. thumbsup
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was in the same boat as you and just bought myself the das6 pro plus with meguiars microfibre pack from cleanyourcar.

Had a trial run on our old Audi before cracking on with the 911.

Washed with BH
Removed tar (some old turtle wax bug and tar remover works a treat)
Ironx, though it's not long since it was done so stopped after a couple old panels
Clayed
DA'd with meguiars (cutting first pass, finishing second pass) - junkman videos on YouTube are great.
Then finished with 2 coats of Finish Kare 1000P

Looks fantastic. Still one or two marks remain and I may try again some time but I'm very pleased with the results - thanks to folks like CarreraMonkey for giving me the info and confidence to have a crack at it. Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Claying is indeed some next level s*&t!

The DAS6 is so easy to use and that CG Jet Seal is brilliant!

As well as the clay being an eye opener so has the really good microfibre towels!

Very rewarding! Smile
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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

First time I used clay I was completely blown away - it's just amazing - especially first time you use it on a car that you think is clean Surprised .
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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 6:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have just taken the plunge and orders the DAS-6. I have ordered a few cutting an finishing pads. I think I will just use the finishing pads for glazes, wax and sealant for now and will try polishing at a later date when I get used to the technique. I had a look at junkmans videos which are pretty informative.
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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I won't go into detail (excuse the pun) on how to clean the car. But in my experience, the best thing you can put on it is a Gyeon Q2 MOHS coating.

I used to spend days in the garage detailing & waxing, & now after applying Q2, the car still beads after 2 years! All it needs is a top up once a year with Wet Coat.

Its a lot of work to begin with, but the results are amazing.
I cant see myself going back to waxes any time soon!
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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clanky wrote:
Well, I won't go into detail (excuse the pun) on how to clean the car. But in my experience, the best thing you can put on it is a Gyeon Q2 MOHS coating.

I used to spend days in the garage detailing & waxing, & now after applying Q2, the car still beads after 2 years! All it needs is a top up once a year with Wet Coat.

Its a lot of work to begin with, but the results are amazing.
I cant see myself going back to waxes any time soon!


How well does it prevent swirls?
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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

e92 wrote:
Clanky wrote:
Well, I won't go into detail (excuse the pun) on how to clean the car. But in my experience, the best thing you can put on it is a Gyeon Q2 MOHS coating.

I used to spend days in the garage detailing & waxing, & now after applying Q2, the car still beads after 2 years! All it needs is a top up once a year with Wet Coat.

Its a lot of work to begin with, but the results are amazing.
I cant see myself going back to waxes any time soon!


How well does it prevent swirls?


Great so far, as it is a harder coating than the actual paint. Defo worth the while doing!
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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great, exactly what I was after. I will order some. Thumb
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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

e92 wrote:

I am thinking of polishing my car with a dual action polisher. Only thing that I'm concerned about is not knowing how thick the clear coat is. My car is 16 years old and I'm sure it would have been polished in the past. Should I be concerned or do you guys think it will be fine?


I had a job cancelled today, so decided to break out the Das6 Pro DA polisher and give it a trial run on the daily driver Merc as a sort of testing session Grin

After a good 2 bucket wash, Farecla G3 clay mit and paint brush cleaning of all the nooks and crannies around lights, door handles and whatnot, I decided to go carefully with a soft finishing Hex-Logic pad and Zymol cleaner wax ( a sort of light polish and Carnuba wax all in one product ) and was impressed with the results and speed of use. She is never going to be a concourse winner, around 1000 miles per week sees to that, but the DA polisher does make things a lot easier and quicker than polishing by hand Thumb ( and you can`t really do any damage to the paint/laquer with it if you start off with a gentle pad and compound ) thumbsup



I`m going to tackle respraying the wheels tomorrow as I have turned the phone off so don`t have a job to do, lol Grin

I`ll pop some photos up when she is all completed Thumb

This is all in preparation to detailing my mates Audi A4 Cab that she bought at the weekend ( after my inspection of course ) and yet more wheel painting Sad


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