Some swirls and want a deep shine ?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Aido, Mar 29, 2014.

  1. Aido

    Aido Member

    Messages:
    47
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2014
    Location:
    Inverness-shire
    Car:
    C250 cdi amg sport estate
    Hi guys I have not long brought my metallic Palladium silver c250 it has some swirling on roof guess from a car wash or poor washing,

    Anyway looking for a good product to use to remove or hide these and get a good deep shine ??? Will be doing it by hand

    Iam a great fan of meguiars have used it for years but wondered if anything better to try, autoglym ??

    Thanks in advance going to buy tomorrow !
     
  2. Dieselman

    Dieselman Banned

    Messages:
    34,206
    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2003
    Car:
    Peugeot 403 Convertible
    A bottle of polish and a load of elbow grease should sort it.

    Then wax it.
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Aido

    Aido Member

    Messages:
    47
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2014
    Location:
    Inverness-shire
    Car:
    C250 cdi amg sport estate
    Yeah was looking for what makes and products other folk use!
     
  4. Dieselman

    Dieselman Banned

    Messages:
    34,206
    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2003
    Car:
    Peugeot 403 Convertible
    What I meant was use a straight polish, not a polish/wax product.
     
    1 person likes this.
  5. OP
    OP
    Aido

    Aido Member

    Messages:
    47
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2014
    Location:
    Inverness-shire
    Car:
    C250 cdi amg sport estate
    Thanks mate I usually use the meguairs 3 step paint cleaner polish then wax
     
    1 person likes this.
  6. MDC250

    MDC250 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    588
    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2013
    If you are not looking to correct the paint you will want something to 'hide' any imperfections so a product with fillers.

    If you want to save buying multiple products go for an all in one that cleans, polishes and offers some basic protection like AG SRP.

    After that you will need to seal to stop said fillers disappearing to the elements so either a sealant or wax of your choosing...or both! But it's wax over sealant and never the other way round.
     
    1 person likes this.
  7. MDC250

    MDC250 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    588
    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2013
    Oh and hearing good things about the clay mitt you can pick up from Halfrauds, you want as much cr@p off the paint before you polish.
     
    1 person likes this.
  8. OP
    OP
    Aido

    Aido Member

    Messages:
    47
    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2014
    Location:
    Inverness-shire
    Car:
    C250 cdi amg sport estate
    Cheers for advice have read that AG SRP is good so will give that a bash and finish it with AG extra gloss will try the mitt to I think thanks again!
     
  9. MDC250

    MDC250 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    588
    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2013
    3 for 2 at Halfrauds as well I think at the minute...
     
    1 person likes this.
  10. Felstmiester

    Felstmiester Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    1,028
    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2013
    Car:
    Range rover sport
    Lol I've always washes the car in past and just used Ag srp and left it at that. So srp is like a filler polish then you would go over the car again with Ag extra gloss to seal and shine??

    My cars have always looked shiney with just the Ag srp in past tho lol.
     
  11. MDC250

    MDC250 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    588
    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2013
    SRP will leave the paint looking good afterwards just think you will get more longevity with putting a wax or sealant over.

    Hopefully time well spent protecting your hard work!
     
  12. Troon

    Troon Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    1,183
    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2011
    Location:
    Staffordshire
    Car:
    A big one
    SRP is not durable at all on its own, so a few coats to lose the swirls, then a couple of coats of a stout wax like Collinite 476s to keep it in.

    Be sure to get the surface perfect first by claying.

    Read this: ** Swirl Removal By Hand - Test ** - Detailing World
     
  13. Felstmiester

    Felstmiester Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    1,028
    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2013
    Car:
    Range rover sport
    thanks. I'm glad I spent my well earned money on Ag stuff in halfruads at the weekend after reading that.
     
Tags:

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.