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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-18-2009, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys, my trans is out and truck will be down for 2 weeks so i am going to do a cleaning.

I started by washing and now fine cut cleaner on the paint to bring the white back to even whiter. its working well, I used the maquires stuff, However you spell it, lol


What is the absolute best stuff to get out scratched and swirls? The owner before me owned a construction company so it has TONS of light scratches you can only see at certian angles but I would like to get out, im tired of spending 25$ on somthing and it not working so thought i would get some opinions.

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Adams swirl and haze remover. A long with some of their wax products..and a few passes with the buffer.

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Professional clay bar, then polish and wax.

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The only way to remove scratches and swirls is to polish them out. As to what polish is best - that sort of depends on who you ask, because much like ice cream, everyone has their favorite. The stuff I use the most is made by Menzerna; if I had to pick one, it would be their Power Finish compound. You can use it with a number of different pads to achieve the level of correction that you're after.

I've used some of the Adam's products and liked them; however, I've never used any of their polishes, so I can't offer an opinion on those.

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The only thing about adams is i can find the only way to get ahold of it is order it, I havnt found anywhere that sells them.

What kind of buffer do most use? and where do you get it? i borrowed one from a buddy, but its a sander/buffer combo, very big and i cant find the right pads for it either...

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Kenny, Userma3648 I believe sells Adams. PM him and see what's up. I'll be up his way tomorrow (going to Cabellas ) and I'd be happy to grab you some stuff if that is the case.

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The only thing about adams is i can find the only way to get ahold of it is order it, I havnt found anywhere that sells them.

What kind of buffer do most use? and where do you get it? i borrowed one from a buddy, but its a sander/buffer combo, very big and i cant find the right pads for it either...
Get there orbital kit... That is what I use. It is a lot of work, but your truck will look brand new when you are done...
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Professional clay bar, then polish and wax.


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I use some evercoat, 3m, and adams stuff. For the scratches like your talking about I usually use 3m imperial rubbing compound with a evercoat foam compound pad. But unless you have done this alot or know someone who can teach you how to this can also destroy a paint job easily is not done right. The buffer that adams has is MUCH more forgiving than a rotory buffer. Remember too once you have used any type of rubbing compound on that pad only use it for that. Then after that I use a polish type wax, then finishing glaze and your back to new again. I do clay bar right after washing just to make sure you get all the junk out of the paint. Some detail guys think this is a wasted step, but I am afraid of having something embedded in the paint and come loose with the buffer and create you more work. This also is not as much of an issue with the orbital buffer but still is to an extent.

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Buy a Porter Cable 7424 and some pads. You wont be disappointed, and even an amateur would have a hard time screwing up their paint with it. Especially white.

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