What Pads, Compound, Wax and Extra's- Z4 Coupe Ruby Black?

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Post by mgrlane » Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:25 am

Morning Ladies and Gents,

Starting to get a little into the detailing side of things and I am about to pull the trigger on a DAS-6 PRO.

The research I have done so far (hours on youtube and this forum) is I need the following:
-Clay Bar
-IPA
-DA Polisher
-Compound + Pad (5inch and 3 Inch)
-Polish + Pad (5inch and 3 Inch)

Questions and Items I might need:
-Addition buffing cloth (I have loads of microfiber clothes- will they do?)
-Something to protect the pain after cutting and polishing?
-What are the recommendations for compounds and pads? I read on here that the top coat is rather strong and will need alot of passes?

Any advice for a newbie would greatly be appreciated.

Mike

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Post by Angelus666 » Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:05 pm

I’d suggest micro fibre pads are the way to go. If you’re new then the scholl 20 is a good all in one product. If you like to clean and polish regularly then go for a sealant then a nice carnuba way. If you clean once a month then maybe go with a ceramic coating,

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Post by AnilS » Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:54 pm

I use as DAS6 pro with meguires mf pads.
I also use their cutting compound as they are designed to compliment each other.

Once cut, I use Megs ultimate polish, followed by Finish Kare 1000p sealant.

Each stage buffed with a fresh MF cloth.

I find the paint very difficult to correct so the polish helps by filling in minor swirls.

I bought all of my stuff from CLEAN MY CAR.
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Post by mgrlane » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:10 pm

Angelus666 wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:05 pm
I’d suggest micro fibre pads are the way to go. If you’re new then the scholl 20 is a good all in one product. If you like to clean and polish regularly then go for a sealant then a nice carnuba way. If you clean once a month then maybe go with a ceramic coating,
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Post by mgrlane » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:23 pm

[quote=AnilS post_id=1701531 time=1575208
I got a bit giddy in the end and bought the following in a "pack"

1 x DAS-6 PRO Dual Action car Polisher
1 x Meguiars #105 Ultra Cut Compound 8oz
1 x Meguiars #205 Ultra Finishing Polish 8oz
1 x Chemical Guys Orange 5.5" Hex Logic Pad
1 x Chemical Guys White 5.5" Hex Logic Pad

Then I got the following:
SHINEMATE 3.5" DUAL-ACTION BACKING PLATE
CHEMICAL GUYS - ORANGE 4" HEX-LOGIC PAD
CHEMICAL GUYS - WHITE 4" HEX-LOGIC PAD
LAKE COUNTRY - SNAPPY PAD CLEANERS
CARPRO ERASER - INTENSE OIL AND POLISH CLEANSE
VALET PRO - INCH ROUND WHEEL BRUSH
VALET PRO - BLUE HEAVY CLAY

By the looks of things I need to get a tar and fallout remover and something else such as Maguire's wash plus (or equivalent- need to research more) and I think I am good to go for some cutting and polishing.

I also bought some Meg's Ultimate wax to finish everything off.

If I have forgotten anything then please do say

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Post by mgrlane » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:24 pm

AnilS wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:54 pm
I use as DAS6 pro with meguires mf pads.
I also use their cutting compound as they are designed to compliment each other.

Once cut, I use Megs ultimate polish, followed by Finish Kare 1000p sealant.

Each stage buffed with a fresh MF cloth.

I find the paint very difficult to correct so the polish helps by filling in minor swirls.

I bought all of my stuff from CLEAN MY CAR.
Car looks amazing. Are you pleased?

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Post by AnilS » Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:20 am

Yes. I'm pleased but there are some bonnet scratches I can't correct.

I'm a bit of a perfectionist so I'm never truly happy.

I detailed my Arteon with the same kit and procedure.
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Post by Angelus666 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:40 pm

The microfibre pads are a lot better than the foam ones and I’d think about changing what you have over.

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Post by mgrlane » Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:10 pm

Angelus666 wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:40 pm
The microfibre pads are a lot better than the foam ones and I’d think about changing what you have over.
Are they just better? Whats the difference?

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Post by AnilS » Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:16 pm

More effective and easier to control IMHO

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Post by Angelus666 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:44 pm

The paint on these Z's is so hard that you'll need a good 4 or 5 days to do a full correction (as a beginner) with foam pads. The microfibre will cut that down to 1 to 2 days.

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Post by Matt.13 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:21 pm

Check out the forensic detailing channel on you tube, it has all the info you will need on what you need
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Post by bearded_ed » Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:24 pm

Can't comment on the pads etc but if you're looking for clay bar stuff... Having tried the actual clay and then this clay mitt, the mitt is a 100% easier.

https://www.halfords.com/motoring/car-c ... -clay-mitt
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