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    Hi guys!

    help needed!

    i have a metallic black Suzuki sx4, 6 years old. Paint was glossy, a little scratched and I wanted to do a cut and polish to spiff it up and pull the shine back again (like to be a hands on girl). Instead, I ended up with a dull car full of marks and patches. I don't want criticism, just some help please.

    I used a rotary buffer & maguiers medium cut. I followed instructions carefully (so i thought). Why is my paint more dull? Few swirly buffer marks. and not glossy. Would love your knowledgable tips guys. Cheers.

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    Re: Dull paint - failed home job maguiers medium cut

    Hi and welcome!
    You won't get criticized.
    Your paint is dull because you need to do a few more steps.
    Can you post pics please?
    You'll be find and most likely it was because of you technique. A rotary can be a finicky Mistress.
    How did you wash it?
    Did you Clay?

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    Re: Dull paint - failed home job maguiers medium cut

    Hi. Thank you i appreciate it.

    I cleaned the car with my usual armoral car cleaning product.

    No I did not clay.

    photos to follow.

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    Re: Dull paint - failed home job maguiers medium cut

    Armoral is stupid, jk.
    but seriously please upgrade to Meg's products in the future.
    Claying is the most important step. It removes all the surface contaminate that hinder paint correction, as your finding out.
    So go get a Meg's or any other clay kit for $20 at your closest store.

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    Re: Dull paint - failed home job maguiers medium cut

    I can't workout how to post my pics. Ok I will do that. So what products would you suggest? And where is the best place to look if I want to make sure I am covering all the steps?

    Will I be able to fix this myself? I am pretty bummed at how dull it looks. I feel like I have ruined my car thank you again!

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    Re: Dull paint - failed home job maguiers medium cut

    Is the rotary the only tool you have?

    What sort of pads were you using? What speeds?

    I doubt it is ruined, but you may have added a lot of fine scratches and marring.
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    Re: Dull paint - failed home job maguiers medium cut

    Yes the rotary is the only tool I have. I used a woolen pad, and a microfibre pad (the standard pads i recieved with the rotary) The rotary that I have only has one set speed.

    The paint was extremely smooth before starting - but lots of surface scratches. After applying, the area looks worse than before I did it. Very dull and cloudy. Is there a crucial step that I missed? Was I meant to follow with swirl remover or polish following the medium cut?

    Could the wash and wax product i used to clean, be a reason for my result?
    Am I correct to pass over the area until dry?
    maybe I used too much product (3 swirls of medium cut on pad)?
    used wrong pad? (Woolen to apply)


    I am happy to go back and do it all again with the right info at hand! Very determined!

    Thanks guys!

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    Re: Dull paint - failed home job maguiers medium cut

    I don't want to spend too much more but happy to purchase more product if I have infact missed anything!

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    Re: Dull paint - failed home job maguiers medium cut

    Here is the way I post my pics from Photobucket.
    This is the old Photobucket but still the same way to upload, copy and paste.
    Creat an account. Upload from your phone or computer. Copy Img code. Paste in MOL


    Here's a little cut away of your paint


    so if a rotary is all have then don't go with a wool pad and defiantly not a MF pad.
    A rotary is an advanced tool but you can correct your paint with it. Hopefully we'll teach you in a few short posts.

    Switch to a Meg's Yellow pad or any other light polish pad.
    DO A TEST SPOT with this pad and this is always the rule. Always do a test spot, always or you'll end up with a whole messed up car rather then just a messed up spot.

    Most likely this won't correct the heaver scratches the wool pad put in there but it will tell you what your working with as in how good this pad will work.
    I'm thinking the wool pad would need to be use again but maybe a little less pressure and a few more passes to minimize the bigger scratches.

    After the wool pad you should have shiny paint but buffer marks and marring.
    the Soft buff yellow pad should take this away.

    Now don't expect professional results by any means but you should end up with a decent shine and not that many buffer marks.
    That's all I can say now.

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