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    Hi, try to make a long story short here. I've been heavy into detailing for a long time, then college, work, moved across country happened out of a house into apartment. As such my car has only been maintained as best I can, it never got corrected. Dealer installed love marks, but not bad and ive managed to keep it relatively clean through 3 Michigan Winters. Good news is i am moving back to TX and a house. So, I have ever so light, slight random swirls here and there, tried to capture as best I could. It will not need a heavy cut, just a light buff will do. It needs a good decon, clay as well.

    Question: What is the lightest product I can try, that will NOT leave residue/oils behind as I intend to apply REFLEX afterward and do not wish to IPA wipe if I can avoid it. A one step polish WITHOUT the +seal..etc in it. I realize things and products have changed a good deal, but I did hang on to my 7424xp. I sold my LC pads, so I will have to repurchase those. I was thinking a light cut/finishing pad, with minimally aggressive polish. I also sold my Brinkman when I moved so, sunlight capture will have to work for now. Thoughts? I track it and drive it, so it will never be 100%, but its say a good solid 80 now, and I could easily get this car to local show standard.





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    Re: re-n00b, light cut-oil free

    Larry really likes to use M205 Ultra Finishing Polish, and in my opinion it wipes off really clean. I hear people say it's oily, but I just don't see it.

    M205 paired with green Buff and Shine pads would probably hit that target too.

    I used some M09 Swirl Remover 2.0 today, which is sort of an old school product that also seems to wipe off really clean. Performance wise, I feel I can accomplish a better finish in less time with M205, but M09 will finish out very nice regardless.

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    Re: re-n00b, light cut-oil free

    Quote Originally Posted by drumdan View Post
    Larry really likes to use M205 Ultra Finishing Polish, and in my opinion it wipes off really clean. I hear people say it's oily, but I just don't see it.

    M205 paired with green Buff and Shine pads would probably hit that target too.

    I used some M09 Swirl Remover 2.0 today, which is sort of an old school product that also seems to wipe off really clean. Performance wise, I feel I can accomplish a better finish in less time with M205, but M09 will finish out very nice regardless.
    Agreed. Of course 105/205 used to be my go to, toss in some over the counter Megs UC from time to time, for a "1 pass" polish. Just wasn't sure what else is out there. In my mind Larry is still going 105/205 all the time, so its probably still the good stuff.
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    Re: re-n00b, light cut-oil free

    Good luck finding a polish that does not contain polishing oils. It is there to act as a lubricating agent between the pad and paint. It does not take much effort to do a prep wipe. You could even do it after you polish a section during the wipe off process. M205 does contain trade secret oils and may require an additional wipe.

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