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    Re: Ultimate Polish Review!!

    Nice videos Shawn! The 4 inch polishing pads probably worked better because they are polishing pads, where as the hand pad is more of the consistency of a finishing pad, so the 4 inch polishing pads provide more cut.

    Thanks for the great videos!

    I once put swirls in my paint just to see what it looked like.

    I don't always detail cars, but when I do, I prefer Meguiar's.
    Remove swirls my friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tafner View Post
    Hey Shawn, thanks for the review. I was just looking for this exactly comparison!
    After seeing the vids I noticed you saying that although the paint gained a lot of gloss there was not much "correction" of the swirls. Care on extending that ?

    Thanks one more time!
    The paint was darkened significantly with Ultimate Polish and the paint gained a lot of clarity. This was despite the fact that a vast majority of the original swirls were still in the paint after the application.

    I think Ultimate Polish knoecked the hard edges off many of the swirls which caused increased gloss and clarity and then added rich polishing oils to the surface which helped more.

    Does that help?

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    Re: Ultimate Polish Review!!

    Does the Ultimate Polish have fillers in it?

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    Great review, Shawn, and very nice videos.

    You compared side by side three very popular products: SwirlX, Ultimate Polish and M205. That hand pad holder looks like a very good choice for even hand application.

    You improved the swirls big time. At the beginning they were very visible.

    I'll give UP the first ride soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy Fuller View Post
    Does the Ultimate Polish have fillers in it?
    As far as I could tell, this product was not designed with the intent to fill by any means. Does it have polishing oils? Yes. Does it darken the paint? Yes. Does it fill? I could not say that it filled since I could see almost all of the swirls that were there before the application after 2 passes with the Ultimate Polish. However, clarity and richness was added to the paint.

    Ultimate Wax on the other hand does a great job of hiding light swirls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greg0303 View Post
    Great review, Shawn, and very nice videos.

    You compared side by side three very popular products: SwirlX, Ultimate Polish and M205. That hand pad holder looks like a very good choice for even hand application.

    You improved the swirls big time. At the beginning they were very visible.

    I'll give UP the first ride soon.
    Thanks Greg!

    UP has, I would say, just about the same cut as M205 but slightly less than Swirlx.

    Many, including Mike Stoops, have said that UP has less cut than M205 but I found them to be very similar if not exactly the same in cut. If there is a difference, it must be only slight.

    Another thing I noticed is that UP has a smoother application than both M205 and Swirlx.

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    Great review Shawn! Thanks for taking the time to do that.
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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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    I'm facing a similar issue on a black '99 Cherokee. The hood is swirled from a detailing done at a dealer. There are no scratches but the swirls are easily seen. I just bought some SwirlX but not sure what to do now as far as the hazing & minor removal of the swirls in the video. I have clay, the SwirlX, deep crystal paint cleaner (step 1), cleaner wax, #7 glaze & #26 yellow wax available; I'll be working by hand.

    So Shawn, did the hazing come out with an application of UP afterward? Given what I have available, would you suggest still using the SwirlX then following up with UP or maybe using some of the other stuff I have? Don't wanna put you on the spot, & I'll do some test spots first, but if I need to buy some other stuff like UP I'd like to have it on hand before I tackle the job. You other guys can chime in too with your opinions. Thanks.

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    Re: Ultimate Polish Review!!

    I have had this problem ONLY with Swirlx only on my 2010 Black Honda Civic. I think that is because the paint is just ridiculously soft.

    I would say that Swirlx will do a fine job of tackling light swirls on your car. However, you may want to pick up some Ultimate Compound as the swirls may be too much for Swirlx to handle.

    I assume you will be working by hand.

    Whatever is your first step, whether it be Swirlx or Ultimate Compound, I highly recommend following up with Ultimate Polish. It really adds richcolor, gloss and clarity to the finish.

    Are you working by hand?

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    Yes, working by hand; not sure how soft/hard the paint is on this Cherokee. I'll get some UP before I start. Thanks for your reply.

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