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3M #2 Machine Polish and Scratches in my paint

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  1. Oct 7, 2017 at 1:35 PM
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    I’ve got to thank @coosbaybaker and the other guy who helped me (I can’t find the thread or remember his screen name, so sorry)

    I have desert pin stripping down the drivers side of the vehicle and a few on the passengers side as well. Coos told me to use 3M Machine Polish and a Dual Action polisher.

    I am amazed that these scratches are now gone. I spent the morning washing and waxing my truck but it was totally worth it. As I was going over the individual panels I could actually see the scratches disappear!! I am so happy with the results, 99% of all the scratches are gone!

    Thank you Thank you to everyone who gave me advice!
     
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    Awesome Aaron!!! That's what makes this Forum GREAT !!!!!....Glad you were able to get THOSE OUT !!
     

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    Yes he does.
     
  4. Oct 8, 2017 at 3:43 AM
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    Post up some picks of that new shine. I used one first time on mine. Bought truck used, heavy swirls and brush scratches. Couldn't believe the results. 20170702_102158_Burst01.jpg
     
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  5. Oct 8, 2017 at 4:17 AM
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    Very nice shine. What product did you use?

    Hey Steve, what do you mean. I was supposed to do another coat of another f’n wa or something. I didn’t know. The first coat about killed me. MAybe I can do a Carnuba Wax shining later today. Because of my back I couldn’t have done another coat of shine if I was paid to.
     
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    Hey Aarron. Used meguires clay bar then compound with orange hex logic cutting pad, 6 slow passes each section, then the griots garage 3 in 1 with hex logic black polishing pad 4 passes each section. Harbor freight da polisher. About 40 hrs total all work. Will be using chemical guys products when I do it again next summer or fall.81kUYnSPoTL._SY355_.jpg p30614z.jpg
     
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    I have some liquid carnuba wax that is designed to be put on with a DA polisher. When the sun comes up I’ll hit her with a coat of the carnuba before she gets dirty again.
     
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    @WarEagleSteve , you were the other guy who I couldn’t remember your screen name yesterday when I was giving praise to you. Sorry about that and thank you again for all your help!!
     
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    @WarEagleSteve , should I apply the liquid carnuba wax by hand or apply with my DA polisher?? and then wipe the excess off by hand??
     
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    I guess I could read the directions on the bottle. It reads a DA polisher is recommended but that you could apply by hand if one wanted to. I’ll use my DA polisher. This am.
     
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    @WarEagleSteve here’s a couple pics this morning after I finished w/ the top coat of wax. IMG_4357.jpg
     
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    looks good Aaron
     
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    Thanks Steve!!




    Thank you very much. It’s not that bad of a job to do as long as you have a dual action polisher. I wouldn’t want to attempt to do it by hand. You should do it to your truck if/when you have a couple hours to kill.
     
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    I apply my 20170610_213358.jpg By hand....i could use a machine.....but I prefer the excercise...im a glutton for punishment
     
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    I don't have a dual action polisher....let alone a place to keep one. it would have to be done by hand.....my hand is already cramping just thinking about it :laugh:
     
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    DYNOMITE !!!...LOOKS SLICK BRO !!!!!... what did you think of the process from start to finish?
     
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    Yeah, mine is cramping and I used the DA polisher.



    Thank you sir!! From start to finish? A lot of f’n work I’ll say. I don’t want to do it again for at least a month or two. I did read online that the finishing glaze I used (It has carnuaba wax in it) isn’t much of a protectant which, pisses me off as I need to put on a more hardy WAX on my truck still.

    I’ve used and have that Meguire’s wax product you showed and I didn’t really like it much. It seemed to wipe off really easy after I put it on the truck. I guess I’m old school where I think it has to be hard to get off after drying to the paint or it’s no good. Maybe that’s not how it is now a days.
     
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    :D it won't be long....i WILL be using the machine ...lol...
     
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    That’s what she said!
     
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    I am old school as well....and I did the yellow Mothers Carnuba paste wax back in March...And after doing the whole truck with that I quickly found out that after years of using the product I needed to look into some newer technology.....HENCE the Ultimate liquid wax I posted.... I myself am a huge fan of this liquid wax. Easy to apply and the water beads insane on my truck. And I thought the same thing that it being easier to apply and it being easier to wipe off meant that it would not last as long. Well that is not the case. Just liquid polymer wax is amazing in my opinion
     
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    The machine you speak of ....requires ..BATTERIES :D
     
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    Steve, what kind of wax do you use? YOu’re the pro. I’ll just copy you, lol.
     
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