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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 10:03 am 
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Hi,

I recently bought a Monaco Blue BMW Z4, and the paint was heavily heavily swirled.

I went through a two stage process using a rotary silverline (very cheap) polisher. After washing and clay baring I using:
Scholl S30
Sonus SFX-3 Finnishing polish
CG orange and green pad


The results, most of the swirl marks have gone, however I have a lot of buffer trails in the paint work now. Also when polishing I seemed to make a lot of mess with polish spraying off everywhere and suffered with not being able to control the rotary polisher on the body side of the car.


Any advice as to what I am doing wrong?

I would like to have another hit at doing this, however I have waxed and sealed the paint, would I have to remove these layers with something like dodo juice lime prime? Or can i polish over the top?


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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 3:45 pm 
2 things spring to mind.

1. Are you priming the pad and keeping it moist with a spray of water thereby stopping the polish is drying out and allowing it to work properly.

2. I get the feeling that you may not be working the polish for long enough. Start off at a slow slow speed when you're spreading the polish then step it up a few notches to work the polish and then finally wack up the speed whilst at the same time releasing most of the pressure and slowly work over the polished area backwards and forwards time after time.


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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2016 9:07 am 
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Hi, thanks for the reply.

Yes I have been using a spray of water on the pad before applying the polish and one if necessary whilst polishing. I think I am not working the polish for long enough, like you said.

I'll give a panel a go over the weekend and see. With regards to my paint having been sealed and waxed from my previous session, can i polish straight over this or is a paint cleanser recommended?

Thanks


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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2016 1:26 pm 
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A machine polish will remove 'most' coatings.

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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2016 5:48 pm 
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Work your way down to the slowest speed with the finishing polish and lift off the presser on the last 4-5 passes. Dark coloured paint seems to show holograms more unless you slow the machine way down towards the end. Been there had that problem :wink:

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