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    Ive done a bit of retail therapy, and gone for carlack 68, nano systematc care paint cleaner/polish, and chemical guys wet mirror finish glaze. will report back on the results.
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    Bilpolish....haha...I know that a bil is a car but translated in dutch its funny!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric View Post
    Bilpolish....haha...I know that a bil is a car but translated in dutch its funny!!!
    Dutchman as I am, I know!:-D
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    Talk talk talk! No pictures!
    What's up with you guys??

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    Quote Originally Posted by black olive View Post
    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 ??
    The proper way to get what you want is called colour sanding and you need to use a 1200 grade wet and dry paper with a good sanding block, you flatten it until it perfectly flat and dull then polish it using a proper polishing machine and start with G3 then G10 polishing compund finish with a machine polish then hand wax.

    its quite a daunting process the first time but will give a better finish than any high cost paint job, I used to do it for a living manay years ago, very satisying and you can get a real mirror finish flatter than any wet finish.

    For a few hundred pound you can buy a decent starter kit

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaiser View Post
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    I got the Meguires DA Polisher complete kit for Xmas. Just waiting to test it (experiment) on my Sons Clio which has very poor paint.
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    Black Olive
    I would be very careful about tackling your paintwork on the RS
    Leaving a car covered with blankets for all that time is not necessarily a good thing
    They can sometimes absorb water, particularly if the garage is damp
    Please check out the paintwork for dampness and micro-blistering before you dive in
    Dave

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