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    Questions; Cleaners and Professional series polishes and glazes.

    Hey all,

    Recently purchased a bottle of DC paint cleaner here in New Zealand which I now understand is discontinued.. I use liquid paint cleaners in conjunction with clay as they do slightly different things.. What current products replaced it? Ive always been a little confused on SwirlX and ColorX but believe they have cleaning ability? What is the major use behind the two and are they to be used prior to polishing such as a cleaner?

    I have also seen the recent release of M210 "Ultra Pro Finishing Polish" in the professional series product range, I have always wanted to use some of the professional range products but am slightly confused as to where the products sit in relevance to the consumer series (Ultimate Compound, Ultimate Polish etc.) I have used UC and UP before several times but am after a pair (or more) of polishes that sit on either side of UP in terms of abrasiveness and polishing ability. I.e starting with something slightly more abrasive than UP and working my way towards the finest finishing polish before glazing etc. Any information of the pro series product range is greatly appreciated.

    Cheers again guys!

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    Re: Questions; Cleaners and Professional series polishes and glazes.

    From my understanding, UP would sit in between M205 and M09 in terms of abrasiveness, is this correct? and then M07 would be a pure polish to finish up with prior to wax?

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    Re: Questions; Cleaners and Professional series polishes and glazes.

    It looks like D166, an All In One is available in Car Enthusiast in NZ.
    http://carenthusiast.co.nz/search?se..._fulltext=d166

    Here is information on this product released about a year ago.
    https://meguiarsonline.com/forums/sh...highlight=d166

    I did not see White Wax or Black Wax on the NZ site. They both have substantial cleaners and some minor correction ability.

    There is a new product called Meguiars 3 In 1 Wax that was released at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas last week.
    Possibly a call to the Auckland Meguair's folks could let you know if it is coming to your beautiful country.
    https://meguiarsonline.com/forums/sh...r-s-3-in-1-Wax

    Also, let the Forum know if your are working on single stage paint or if there is a clearcoat over the base coat. Let them know if you are working by hand, dual action polisher or rotary buffer.

    Here is the Contact Us link for the Car Enthusiast NZ site.
    http://carenthusiast.co.nz/contact

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    Re: Questions; Cleaners and Professional series polishes and glazes.

    Cheers Old Bear, I was trying to avoid AIOs but any product information is always welcome, D166 looks great and so does the new 3-in-1 which I believe is very similar to D166 but aimed more at hand use.

    The vehicle in question is a 1998 Nissan Silvia in Jet Silver, paint has clear-coat over base/color layers. The Silvia has been garage stored for most if not all of its life but is 20 years old so there are some minor imperfections (Light staining, oxidation, very light scratches etc..) I have used UP and UC in test spots on the bonnet and it worked wonders, the bonnet has the worst imperfections and I dont believe UC is required on the rest of the surfaces, but something slightly more than UP would be desirable.. Although the UP itself did a pretty amazing job it looked better in the test area that had UC applied first.

    I was planning on purchasing a DAPS, I have worked by hand in the past with good results but want to step it up to get the full potential out of these products.

    Cheers again!

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    Re: Questions; Cleaners and Professional series polishes and glazes.

    If you're looking for something with cut between UC and UP, just get some M205. You can tailor the aggressiveness by pad choice from cutting almost as much as UC to finishing as well as UP. Personally, I wouldn't be afraid of using UC anywhere you need to, except on older paints that have been repeatedly compounded to the point where the clearcoat thickness has been compromised. UC, while not truly a "pro" product, is my go-to for much of my work using a D/A polisher. If a defect is too much for UC, which doesn't happen often, then it's time for D100 or D300 and a microfiber pad.

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    Re: Questions; Cleaners and Professional series polishes and glazes.

    Quote Originally Posted by BillyJack View Post
    If you're looking for something with cut between UC and UP, just get some M205. You can tailor the aggressiveness by pad choice from cutting almost as much as UC to finishing as well as UP. Personally, I wouldn't be afraid of using UC anywhere you need to, except on older paints that have been repeatedly compounded to the point where the clearcoat thickness has been compromised. UC, while not truly a "pro" product, is my go-to for much of my work using a D/A polisher. If a defect is too much for UC, which doesn't happen often, then it's time for M100 or D300 and a microfiber pad.

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