Phil, I posted this question in the main page and I got a great reply from a member to post my question in here too. About a week ago I decided to detail my car. I did clay the car and than applied Meguiar's 205 polish all over due to some swirl marks. I applied it by hand and removed it with a microfiber cloth. The paint looked amazing in the garage. Than I applied a coat of Pinnacle Liquid Souveran Wax. When I pulled out from the garage into the sun to see the final result I noticed the paint looked hazy all over back and forth lines not swirl's (the way I applied it). So from reading a few forums I guess I did not work in the polish? So my question is do I have to re-clay and re-polish the car in order to get the hazy swirl marks out? I have never used a polisher but I have one. Its a Craftsman 6" orbital 2 speed 1400 and 1650 RPM. What king of Backing Plate do I need and what pad do I need to use. I order 90% of my stuff from DetailersDomain and I know that they have the Mequiar's 6" backing plate and different pads. I am not sure that it would work with my Craftsman. It would be my first time using the polisher if I really have to. Any help would be great because I hate looking at my car now. I will try and get some pictures up once I wash the car
It's been quite a while since I've posted in here so bear with me. Anyway, I just picked up a shadow blue metallic 2012 GTi, that looks like it was washed at the dealer with a stiff broom and soap, ughhhh. I guess the fact that my last 2 cars (non VW) have been silver had me a little spoiled.
I'm soooo tempted to take it and have it done but I'm not sure there is anyone in my area that I would trust to do it, I'm veeeery picky. I still have my trusty PC, 10 years coming up in June, but would need some suggestions on polishes/pads if I do attempt it. The whole car looks like ass so it's going to be some work. The paint from my last VW, an 06 Rabbit seemed to be pretty hard/difficult to work with, maybe that's just me. This paint seems fairly soft as I can run my finger across he paint and watch it make a mark, this should be fun.
As I said, thoughts on polishes/pads would be appreciated!
Phil, no pics yet. It looks similar to a new Golf R that I saw you did on the DB site. I gave it a quick coat of Eisnzett Metallic Polish today, more to just clean it up and a tad bit of protection/filling. If I decide to do it myself, I was leaning toward either 203S or M205. I'll see if I can get some pics that show the mess.
Ok .. not forever stained .. just hard to remove ... bugs if left can be really hard to get off ... Ihave to make a 30 mile trip every day and I just clean the windshield when I get home .. takes 3 min ... A dampened car wash mitt and a drying towel is all I use.
If dried on use a yellow/green kitchen sponge ( green side ) and a light mix of dish wash soap then wash as usual.
Quick question about water spot drying.
When I wash my car and it's time to dry. I do tend to take my take my time on one half of the car. In doing this, I notice when it's time to dry the other side of the car i tend to get water spots. are there any product I can spray on the wet car to help keep it wet so it doesn't dry so fast.
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