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Post by Esper06 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:56 pm

I have quite a few scratches on my car from leaving it in a rough area for a little while (Managed to get a garage...thank god) and have quite a few new scratches...I was wondering if any of you have used Meguiars Ultimate Compound to get scratches out of your zeds before and whats your opinion on the product was.

I'm worried that it might cause my paint to become hazed. My car is Monaco blue which shows every little paint defect and these scratches are annoying me, I don't think they have gone through the clear coat as I cant feel them with my nails.

Thanks for your help, since I joined the forum I have had nothing but sound advice so thanks for that.

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Post by Smartbear » Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:04 pm

Esper06 wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:56 pm
I have quite a few scratches on my car from leaving it in a rough area for a little while (Managed to get a garage...thank god) and have quite a few new scratches...I was wondering if any of you have used Meguiars Ultimate Compound to get scratches out of your zeds before and whats your opinion on the product was.

I'm worried that it might cause my paint to become hazed. My car is Monaco blue which shows every little paint defect and these scratches are annoying me, I don't think they have gone through the clear coat as I cant feel them with my nails.

Thanks for your help, since I joined the forum I have had nothing but sound advice so thanks for that.
Hi, that’s a decent polish but unless you’ve got a machine polisher you’re going to be using elbow grease for a month of sundays, bmw clear coat is as hard as nails :cry:
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Post by ph001 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:18 am

Yep, as above. You will need a dual action polisher to get any meaningful results.
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Post by bz4kev » Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:13 am

great for removing scratches as above da polisher is a must or you will look like popeye in no time :rofl:
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Post by Confused® » Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:35 am

Ive used it also but to state the obvious you paint needs to be clean and contaminate free before you start to use it or if you get stuck in with a D/A polisher you may end up with more swirls, plenty of how to's on youtube.

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Post by Angelus666 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:45 pm

If you don't want to use a DA, then just go with Poorboys blackhole to 'fill' in the scratches. It does a pretty good job, smells lovely and gives a great shine.

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Post by ph001 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:31 pm

Angelus666 wrote:
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If you don't want to use a DA, then just go with Poorboys blackhole to 'fill' in the scratches. It does a pretty good job, smells lovely and gives a great shine.
...it's also ridiculously easy to apply and remove which makes it a great product for minor swirl marks. You will find it's gone in a couple of washes though and you are back to square one.
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Post by Angelus666 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:26 pm

A bit of sealant over the top after does the job of keeping it locked in! :thumbsup:

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Post by Z4M-2006 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:29 pm

As a filler,Poorboys has been supeceeded .....Although still a good product.

I find 50 cal filler glaze to be much better,but there is a new kid on the block called Autoglanz Supernova. I havent actually tried it yet but reviews look good.

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Post by Nanu » Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:51 pm

Autoglanz Supernova. Just had a look on their own site and gets very mixed reviews .

Will be sticking with Poorboys blackhole and as Angelus66 says a bit of Autoglym sealant over the top to lock it in.

PS Don,t forget to give it a final coat or two of a good quality wax for the showroom deep shine. :thumbsup:
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Post by Esper06 » Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:06 am

Thanks for the help everyone. I do have a DA and will try it on the car this weekend :D

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Post by ClubberL » Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:05 pm

I have used Meguiars on my last couple of black cars and thought it was OK, until I used this
http://www.slimsdetailing.co.uk/polishi ... -1419.html
It made a difference on the first pass, my Sapphire black paint work looks brand new
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Post by ph001 » Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:28 pm

Good find. Sonax cutmax is also hugely impressive. In a different league to Megs in terms of cutting ability but also finishes down unbelievably well. http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/car-polis ... _1410.html
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Post by Confused® » Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:54 pm

ClubberL wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:05 pm
I have used Meguiars on my last couple of black cars and thought it was OK, until I used this
http://www.slimsdetailing.co.uk/polishi ... -1419.html
It made a difference on the first pass, my Sapphire black paint work looks brand new
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Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:28 pm
Good find. Sonax cutmax is also hugely impressive. In a different league to Megs in terms of cutting ability but also finishes down unbelievably well. http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/car-polis ... _1410.html
mmmm, interesting, but are these a little abrasive for swirls?

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Post by ph001 » Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:39 pm

Not on a bmw, you need an agressive compound to get anywhere. I would use a finishing polish after the cutmax though just to enhance the gloss level.
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