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    Todays machine clean - pictures on page3

    Right, 1st of all, apologise for pictures. Getting 50/50 shots was impossible, sun kept going behind clouds, and I have no bright lights. So there is only 1 50/50 lol.

    I started around 9AM and finished just before 4PM, so 7 hours in total and not everything was done. Every single muscle in my body is now aching though

    As it stood this morning, looking nice and clean





    Start off with some snow foam - a mix of Auto Rae Chem + a little chemical citrus wash





    This was left to drip, while I got the bucket + water ready



    Chemical Citrus Gloss - decided to use this as it would strip off most the old wax. Didn't bother claying the car as it was only done a few weeks ago.



    The car was then pressured washed




    Then hand cleaned


    And dried with my new towel - its very good, about £9 on offer at cleanyourcar


    Masked up ready for a 50/50 which I failed at



    The machine - Meguiars G220 with Sonus pads + polish. I started off with just the final finish polish and pad to see what could be done. Wasn't aggressive enough though so started with the SFX1 pad + polish.





    Lots of swirls on roof



    My only 50/50 shot, swirls at top, polished at bottom


    Nearly all swirls gone


    More swirls






    I then forgot to take any pictures, but whole car was done with SFX1 polish + pad, and then done again with SFX3 final finish pad + polish

    Car was then washed again to remove dust + bits of polish that had spun off the machine. this time round I used Chemical guys bodywash and wax.



    Was then dried again, using the same towel as the first time - it really was that good. I had to use a second towel to finish off the last panel or two. But drying the whole car twice with one towel is good going, especially as there wasn't any wax on the car the 2nd time round and not a lot the 1st time.



    Quick reflection shot


    Then onto the wax - Dodo juice blue velvet. I applied this, and then went round and dressed the tyres with Meguiars high endurance




    And buffed off







    Was a long and tiring day lol. I didn't polish below the doors bump strips or the sideskirts. Both of these will need doing another day as I was aching to much and had nothing to kneel on

    Overall was pretty impressed with the G220, scared me at one point as it stopped working after just panels. No idea why, took the back off where the power cable terminates to check the wires hadn't fallen off, all looked ok so screwed it back together, switched it on and it started working again
    Apart from that it all went smoothly

    Comments welcome as are any tips. Hopefully I will take to a multistory car park later tonight for some more pictures to try and show the finish a bit better

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    Looking excellent mate, fancy doing mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by cornishtaz View Post
    Looking excellent mate, fancy doing mine
    Cheers, hehe think after all the polishing Ben has done on yours the machine won't make much difference. Silver covers swirls mark pretty good anyway lol.

    Cheers for your signature as well mate

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    great work dave.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buckle View Post
    Cheers, hehe think after all the polishing Ben has done on yours the machine won't make much difference. Silver covers swirls mark pretty good anyway lol.

    Cheers for your signature as well mate

    i havent polished barries yet.
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    No probs mate, would be nice to get the swirls off my car though

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    Mate you really shouldn't have put those pics up!! You're potentially going to cost me a bit of money lol.

    I like how you've gone from your barrel of Qs, to picking up the kit & using it bringing out those results. Very impressed.

    I like what i see. I've plenty of swirl marks on mine, but more than that, i wonder what that bit of kit could do for the fine scratches that are on my car right now.

    Especially the damage that was left by de-badging.

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    Top work there Dave, glad you got on ok with it all in the end mate.

    Looks nice and shiney
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    that looks amazing mate, the colour of your car looks awsome polished up. Paint looks really deep now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev_83 View Post
    I like what i see. I've plenty of swirl marks on mine, but more than that, i wonder what that bit of kit could do for the fine scratches that are on my car right now.
    I think it would remove them ok, i didn't want to risk trying to remove scratches on my first time using it. But the scratches that were on the car are a lot more dull now and blended into the paint much better.

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