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    its been painted with 2 pack in a solid colour, then left covered over with blankets for 13 years, so its not swirly but will be dusty and maybe some surface oxidation. I want it as shiny and wet look as possible. best course of treatment guys ??
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    A good t'cut with wet cloth in straight lines no circles when cutting back it take takes lots of time one panel at a time (not in the sun) then 2 or 3 polishes with a good quality polish a panel at a time and a really good buff. I normally t'cut and polish the same panel before going to the next so you can see the difference between the polished and the unpolished panels and it spurs you on.
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    I've used Farécla cutting compound before and got some great results and was put onto the stuff by a friend of mine who worked in a body shop. They have trade or consumer products. There's a few good video demo's on the site as well.
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    Wash, clay, try a medium clay first see what that does, ironX, good polish even a light cutting polish/compound then a good layer of wax, stay well away from Tcut
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    cheers Paul, any recs, I need new polish and wax, Ive got a paste wax and its damned hard work !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by black olive View Post
    cheers Paul, any recs, I need new polish and wax, Ive got a paste wax and its damned hard work !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by black olive View Post
    cheers Paul, any recs, I need new polish and wax, Ive got a paste wax and its damned hard work !!
    I don't know who Paul is but, I use R222 wax. Goes on very easy and does a great job. Perhaps buy a dual action polisher. The megs one I have has been upgraded now and is great for going the whole car as polishing and waxing can take all day.

    AG super resin polish is always a good bet. Has fillers in so covers small scratches to a point.
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    What colour is the car? If it's dark AG Ultra Deep Shine will produce a deep shine. Apply using a damp sponge and it doesn't produce too much dust.
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    signal amber, And Peter not Paul, d'oh !!
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    I have been using this brand for several years and always had a good result and is very easy to work with!.:-)
    As the car is old I'd use light rubbing(by hand), then polish and last but not least the wax.
    I use a eccentric grinder with a medium hard foam pad when I polish my car and am pleased
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    Don't know if you have this brand in England though.
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