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broken1
May 31st, 2006, 03:20 AM
Hello,

I live in South Africa, and drive a sapphire black BMW 320d. I became interested in polishing and waxing my car - when I saw how badly not caring for the car was affecting the paint work! I sent my car to a friend found on the local forums, who detailed the car using Meguairs Products. Since then, I have bought myself a couple of products and plan to keep my car super shiney and clean!

I look forward to gaining knowledge on the forum!

Here is a virtually swirl free photo of my bonnet:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v125/rowens/STA70195.jpg

And a pic of my shiney car:

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h73/bkn1/Detail/detail1.jpg

Mike Phillips
May 31st, 2006, 05:02 AM
Hi broken1,

Welcome to Meguiar's Online! :wavey

Your car looks great, your friend appears to know what he's doing. You'll find lots of friendly people on this forum always willing to help with the knowledge and experience.

Here's a little something I put together to share with new members,

List 'O Links

Many of the things we cover in our Saturday Classes are discussed and talked about in the threads found in the sub-forums of the Information Station (http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=82)


First read this,

Meguiar's 5-Step Paint Care Cycle (http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=2409)


Then read these...

How To Remove Swirls By Hand (http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=7011)
How to remove a defect by hand with ScratchX (http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1516)
Using the G-100 to remove swirls with the Professional Line (http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=2965)
Circles or Straight Lines? (http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=6442)
Which LSP is Best for Light Colors (http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=4657)
How to locate Meguiar’s Professional & Detailer products in your hometown (http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1504)
How to tell when a Meguiar's wax is ready to remove - The Swipe Test (http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=2166)
The Dual Action Counterweight "Controversy" (http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=3330)
What are the Differences Between Meguiar's Waxes (http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=3117)
What's the Deal with "Layering"? (http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=2167)
Measuring Clear Coat Thickness (http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=4932)
Rotary vs. PC vs. Regular Orbital Buffer (http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1395)
Glass Polishing...Deep Cleaning (http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=4930)
NXT Tech Wax Cure Time (http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=5052)
Suggested Products for Taking Care of a New Car (http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=7304)
Colored Waxes - Do they really work? (http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=7278)
PC + #83 not "Cutting" it! - The Limits of the Dual Action Polisher (http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=3056)
What it Means to Remove a Scratch (http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=7228)
Why Meguiar’s Recommends Polishing Paint (http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=7058)
A Lesson From White Paint (http://www.bettercarcare.com/articles.php?articleId=39)
Each one, teach one... Ferrari Fiorano 355 F1 Spider (http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=2877)