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Re: Polishing Advice

I purchased a Porter Cable kit from chemicalguys.com which included various pads and microfiber towels. joenjulie, so far every article and site I have read coincides with what you have said, start light.

I am going start off with a light pad and Meguiar's Ultimate polish then work my way up.

From my read I believe what may have caused the scratches are a combination of the wash brush and the wrong microfiber cloth. I always thought a microfiber cloth is just a microfiber cloth and never realize they would go bad if improperly cleaned.
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Old 03-04-2014, 12:32 AM
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Get your finish SUPER clean before you turn lose with any power tool! And don't touch the polishing pads with ANYTHING that isn't clean paint. One grain of sand can do a lot of damage before you see it! CLEANLINESS!
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You sound like an intelligent guy. Just use common sense, always go with the least aggressive cut that will do the job, and read and learn as much as you can....There's a ton of information out there which will have you maintaining your finish as good as a pro detailler in no time....actually BETTER THAN A LOT OF THEM!
Enjoy it! I actually consider maintaining the finish on my cars more of a hobby than a chore
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I remember someone said that to me once...or maybe it was a dream...yeah it was a dream.
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Just promise us you'll never use a brush on your Jeep's paint again!
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Just promise us you'll never use a brush on your Jeep's paint again!
After spending nearly 6 hours claying, polishing and waxing to be ruined by a stupid move on my part, I will never touch another wash brush.
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After spending nearly 6 hours claying, polishing and waxing to be ruined by a stupid move on my part, I will never touch another wash brush.

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After spending nearly 6 hours claying, polishing and waxing to be ruined by a stupid move on my part, I will never touch another wash brush.
I don't know about you, but I find that the lessons I learn from my mistakes are the lessons I learn the best. Glad your damage was "correctable"!
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I don't know about you, but I find that the lessons I learn from my mistakes are the lessons I learn the best. Glad your damage was "correctable"!
This is so very true for me too.
It started at a very young age with my mom telling me that the stove was hot
BTW proving that a blind squirrel can find a nut. This is a mistake I made a long while back with my Brilliant Black Magnum.
Someone...OK everyone said don't take your car to a car wash.
I took it to a car wash and the brushless brushes (the what?) stopped right over my rear wheel and just kept spinning there until I drove out.
So I give you the mistake with the correction
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