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Old 10-05-2008, 05:57 PM   #16
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^ Got that exact same sponge last time I was there.

405 - yes, please!! I tried it again this morning and it just keeps getting worse. Here's the stuff I'm using:

http://www.canadiantire.ca/browse/pr...=1223227720846
yeah that stuff is shit what you need is some farecla g3 rub it out with that then get some polish and buff it back to a shine.
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Old 10-05-2008, 06:43 PM   #17
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What does everyone use for leather? i have a lemon Boston interior very light, almost white in colour..

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Old 10-05-2008, 07:40 PM   #18
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why are you using rubbing compound? This wears down your clear coat. you only need it to remove heavy swirl marks.

If you cannot get the shine back after using it, you need a finer polish.
I asked the person who works there what I needed to remove scratches and he gave me this. The box says "removes scratches & stains".

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yeah that stuff is shit what you need is some farecla g3 rub it out with that then get some polish and buff it back to a shine.
Yeah, I had a feeling it was shit when I saw its price, 4.99. Go figure.
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Old 10-05-2008, 08:44 PM   #19
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What does everyone use for leather? i have a lemon Boston interior very light, almost white in colour..

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i detailed a 07 328xi 2 weeks ago with a very light colourd leather the drivers seat was extremely dirty. I used a leather cleaner and conditioner that you can buy at canadian tire. it's in a brown bottle i think it's made by armorall. But usually i use a meguairs leather foam. Both of these products work well.
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Old 10-05-2008, 09:00 PM   #20
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meguires, all the way. The only pro shit that is cheap but works wonders. Bimmerette, did u fix those scuffs yet? it you want i can fix em, finally got buffer back.
Meguires is basically all i use in my business the gold class wax is the best wax i have used for black cars it leaves the paint looking deep and rich truly is amazing. i have tried many products and out of all of them i still prefer Meguires.

both of these vehicles are wearing a coat of gold class wax then buffed to a shine

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Old 10-06-2008, 01:28 AM   #21
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What does everyone use for leather? i have a lemon Boston interior very light, almost white in colour..

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I use Sonus Leather Conditioner. It's really hard to find, but it's the only conditioner that leaves a completely matte finish. No shine whatsoever.

http://www.autopia-carcare.com/son-610.html
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Old 10-06-2008, 03:36 AM   #22
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Dont use waxes from canadian tire. Really good waxes aren't very expensive. I'm not a detailing nut like some people in this thread, but waxes like s100 (p21s) which is available from any harley davidson dealership (for about 20$) is by far the best wax i've ever used.

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I need to get a bunch of light scratches out of the paint of the e30. What should i use? I have a random orbital, i was gonna try some G3 with an orange lake county pad, but then what do i use to bring out the shine once again? the paint is single stage (no clear, brilliantrot)
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yes, random orbitals will work fine, but you need to experiment with what works best. You should have a white and orange LC pad to give different cuts.

I hear G3 works best with high speeds, I have been using menzerna products, I'm pretty happy with their stuff.

You want to work with the lightest stuff possible, and then work down till you see some improvement. This way you know you have the correct combination for your paint.
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:37 PM   #24
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you do not want to use g3 or g6 with random orbital. RO does not generate enough heat to breakdown the formula to work. They need orbital. If they are not properly broken down, they do more scratches then taking out.
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^^what would you recommend then man? Menzerna like julian said?

This is for my e30, its single stage paint, i gotta get some light to medium scratches out, and polish it cause its really faded. I'm not gonna buy an orbital buffer just for this one job, but i can definatly buy specific pads/products to get this done.

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