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    Re: The Challenge of Delicate Paint

    Great info, i had to work on a Subaru Legacy a while back, it was one of the softest paints i worked on, i had a hard time working with it because after getting excelent correction i would make scratches with my microfibers. it was a nightmare!

    then on the other side of the scale i have been hit with audi paint (really hard to correct on some cars) where 105 and megs cutting pad (g-220) wasn't making a dent in the swirls


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    Re: The Challenge of Delicate Paint

    Can I use D151 for delicate paint with rotary? (Pad : Meguiar's Polishing W8...)

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    Re: The Challenge of Delicate Paint

    Quote Originally Posted by Rafael Rakyan View Post
    Can I use D151 for delicate paint with rotary? (Pad : Meguiar's Polishing W8...)
    Yes, you certainly can. But if the paint is really delicate you may struggle to finish hologram free with a polishing pad on a rotary. D151 may do a very good job of concealing rotary swirls due to the wax protection it leaves behind. That does NOT mean it's just a filler product, don't get us wrong. It does an outstanding job of actual defect removal, but what's left behind can conceal to a degree. And that could hide buffer swirls on very delicate paint.
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    Re: The Challenge of Delicate Paint

    According to my body shop I have delicate paint. It is a single stage, not real expensive paint job. I had it done end of last May and it still really does look good. Even, the body shop ( who are friends) said that shop did a good job. It is also not very thick, in fact it's thin.
    Using UQD, and NXT 2.0 and UQW. These three products have kept the paint very healthy and when I run my hand across it it is very glass like. A few little bumps but that's the paint job.

    I am VERY leery to use just about anything else on it. I really don't have swirls, I might have a couple MF scratches but the car is Metallic Beige and they don't show.

    BUT, is there anything that Maguiar's makes that will make it look even better safely?

    I wax by hand using a hand held applicator.

    I have a tendency sometimes to "if it's not broke, fix it till it is", if you know what I mean. I don't want to do that here, it looks to good. If I went to sold it I could get top dollar for it as it also only has 111K mi. on it. It's very clean inside and out.

    Do you think I should just stay on this same routine, it seems to be working great?

    Thanks

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    Re: The Challenge of Delicate Paint

    It would be good to try out the Cleaner/Wax, or ColorX as a step before the wax.

    If leery, you would just do a panel or small area at first, and inspect it. Then move on.
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    Re: The Challenge of Delicate Paint

    Quote Originally Posted by Murr1525 View Post
    It would be good to try out the Cleaner/Wax, or ColorX as a step before the wax.

    If leery, you would just do a panel or small area at first, and inspect it. Then move on.
    Being that I know I am dealing with a thin coat of paint, does this remove any of the paint?
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    Re: The Challenge of Delicate Paint

    No, they are both quite mild used by hand. You can work them in a lot of course, but you can also apply them by just wiping around like a regular wax, just to get a little dirt cleaning.
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    Re: The Challenge of Delicate Paint

    Thanks

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    Re: The Challenge of Delicate Paint

    To prevent any scratches/swirls on delicate paint, better if I use D151 by hand or rotary? Thanks

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    Re: The Challenge of Delicate Paint

    Quote Originally Posted by Rafael Rakyan View Post
    To prevent any scratches/swirls on delicate paint, better if I use D151 by hand or rotary? Thanks
    As stated by Michael above, it may be difficult to finish hologram-free with D151 via rotary on delicate paint. So if that's what you want to prevent, do it by hand.

    Either that, or be prepared to do a second step with a less agressive product on the rotary.
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    I own a silver vehicle and a black vehicle owns me. The black one demands attention, washing, detailing, waxing and an occasional dinner out at a nice restaurant. The silver one demands nothing and it looks just fine. I think the black vehicle is taking advantage of me, and the silver car is more my style. We can go out for a drive without her makeup and she looks fine. If I want to take the black one out, it is three or four hours in the "bathroom" to get ready.

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