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Posted: 7/12/2010 6:57:27 PM EDT
My '66 Mustang is in need of a good polish.  I wax it regularly, but need to buff out a lot of micro scratches as the paint job is about 16 years old now.  What do you guys use?
Link Posted: 7/12/2010 7:06:37 PM EDT
Different kinds for different kinds of scratches and how deep they are...

Talking polish is not like talking waxes.
Link Posted: 7/13/2010 11:31:43 AM EDT
Zaino AIO, then Zaino, then Z-8 spray
Link Posted: 7/13/2010 4:42:22 PM EDT
Krylon - lol..if you seen my Blazer, youd understand..you guys and your fancy paint and shiney cars.
Link Posted: 7/13/2010 6:12:48 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Regency:
Different kinds for different kinds of scratches and how deep they are...

Talking polish is not like talking waxes.


This. How bad is the damage, what kind of paint is it (single stage or color with a clear on top), etc?
Link Posted: 7/13/2010 7:01:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/13/2010 7:02:18 PM EDT by MrGoodkat]
Originally Posted By SuperMoose:
Originally Posted By Regency:
Different kinds for different kinds of scratches and how deep they are...

Talking polish is not like talking waxes.


This. How bad is the damage, what kind of paint is it (single stage or color with a clear on top), etc?


It's acrylic enamal.  The scratches are very small for the most part - swirl marks and such.  Not visible from 5 feet away or so.
Link Posted: 7/13/2010 7:16:46 PM EDT
I'd go take a spin over to Autopia.org its the ARFCOM of the detailing world. They'd be able to tell you what to use. With swirls generally a semi-aggressive polish will be what you want. But it depends on the pad combination and whether you are using a rotary or an orbital buffer. It is easy to burn through paint with a rotary if you don't know what you are doing with an orbital you sort of need to try in order to do that. Anyway, I suggest checking out autopia and seeing what they have to say. Pictures are always helpful!
Link Posted: 7/14/2010 6:09:15 AM EDT
I like 3M products.  "Finesse-It" polishing compound and "Imperial Hand Glaze" both kick ass.

Dan.
Link Posted: 7/14/2010 8:24:07 AM EDT
finesse it III
Link Posted: 7/21/2010 11:25:30 AM EDT
Meguires.  They have lots of pro-grade products if you find the right auto body supply store.  

I used off the shelf Meguires liquid polish to keep a worn paint job in show quality condition for several years past new paint time.
Link Posted: 7/21/2010 11:48:02 AM EDT
3M hand glaze and machine glaze with a buffer.
Link Posted: 7/21/2010 12:45:06 PM EDT
I use mud and buff it in with tree branches
Link Posted: 7/21/2010 1:37:58 PM EDT
I'm a fan of meguires stuff
Link Posted: 7/21/2010 1:39:17 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/21/2010 1:40:57 PM EDT
I tried Zaino recently and was reasonably impressed. It did a good job and was easy to buff out.
Link Posted: 7/21/2010 1:43:09 PM EDT
Mothers 05550 California Gold Natural Pure Carnauba Wax Paste - 12 oz
Link Posted: 7/22/2010 2:10:47 AM EDT
I recently tried 3m cleaner wax on my 66 mustang and was impressed. Cheap too.
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