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    Paint renovation

    Im planning on removing all the swirl marks from my car soon by using scratch x, i know im gonna need to protect it after the treatment. can i just use meguires ntx tech wax straight after or do i need to use polish in between? if so what do you guys recommend.
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    is it metalic?
    Astra Sxi 1.6 X-reg 3dr in polar sea blue

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    yes it is metallic, midnight black.

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    try just #16 from meguiars hard wearing wax. Good for UK
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    Smile ScratchX & NXT, no prob's

    SeXI, I did my neighbours car yesterday! Its a dark green metallic. She'd never ever waxed her car before. Just a monthly wash at one of those car wash outlets!

    It took about 2 & a half hours to polish most of the swirl marks out after I washed her car & noticed them!!! Used scratchX and really worked it in with a back & forward motion. Some spots required 7 to 8 applications till they were gone or scratches were reduced. (Should have used a machine!) My arms were ready to drop by the end. But i got rid of most of them.

    I then put on a coat of NXT & did her wheels/tyres & interior. The next morning another coat & her car was better than new. You don't have to polish or glaze after scratchX. The paint will sparkle. NXT does have some minor swirl hiding ability in it, I reckon.

    When she saw her car she almost started to cry! It looked better than when she bought it in '95...She's such a nice person it made me happy to help her in such a small way. Arms weren't sore after that. Don't be afraid to give it a go... you'll be pleased. C ya.

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    I use step 1 and 3 in the meguiars deep crstal system, basically the paint restorer and the carnauba wax with a deep shine wash mitt. Step 2 you can skip if you put enough effort into it and you get some good results. Scratchx is awesome though!
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    You can't skip no.2 akazoo, as it gives the paint back the precious oils that the paint cleaner removed. It will look no where near as good. A polish with natural oils is needed after a paint cleaner. Scratch x however breaks down to release these oils. its a polish and abrasive but not a cleaner.
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    I've been using Farecla G10 Liqiud compound. Is this the same/better/worse than Scratch x? And where can you get Scratch x? Never seen it before.
    To walk between the lines , would make my life so boring!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by astranova
    where can you get Scratch x? Never seen it before.
    Halfords, or any Meguiars sellers, comes in a small black squeezy type
    tube, like a large toothpaste tube Hmm, I give up, picture below!

    Irmscher parts irmscher-bits.com
    ask 4 Dave & mention Darren SXi 1.8 sent u!

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    I have some light swirl marks and really light scratches on my car.
    It is Black Sapphire, do you reckon this ScratchX will get rid of them?

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