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318i Paint Correction - First Attempt
30-08-2011, 02:22 PM (This post was last modified: 30-08-2011 02:24 PM by Sankekur.)
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318i Paint Correction - First Attempt
So this morning after I finished washing my car I decided to try out my new Shield DAS6 polisher and attempt to do some paint correction. After about a week and a half of reading up on the subject I though it would be a good idea to put the things I have read to the test. My mission was basically to remove the swirl marks and light scratches that my car has on the bonnet.

I started with washing the car with Megs GC wash, next I clayed the bonnet with Megs clay (the clay found in the smooth surface clay kit), after this I started with the DA. I used the Shield cutting compound which came with the polisher since I don't have anything else, two passes on speed setting 5 and then one last pass on setting 3 with the yellow polishing pad. Then I wiped all residue and dust off with a microfibre cloth. Finally I applied Megs NXT tech wax 2.0 by hand and buffed afterwards with the black finishing pad on speed setting 3 with two passes.

Here is the results, I think it came out better than expected, quite surprised how well the paint is looking now, sorry no before pics:

(Oh and yes I love Megs products and yes I know its not the best and no I don't care Bluebiggrin )

Reflection shots:
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Up close and personal:

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A quick video I also took:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7sB1MS8Gy8

Thanks for looking! Bluebiggrin

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31-08-2011, 07:26 AM
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That looks brilliant! Nice work dude
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31-08-2011, 07:59 AM
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Looks great
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31-08-2011, 09:36 AM
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Well done - looking very good!
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31-08-2011, 01:49 PM
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Looks Great Sankekur !!! Awesome job Thumb
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01-09-2011, 09:52 AM
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Nice! Thumb

Getting the hang of it i see!

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01-09-2011, 12:23 PM
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Looks lovely, fantastic colour too boot!

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01-09-2011, 08:34 PM
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Thanks for the comments guys, much appreciated Bluebiggrin

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02-09-2011, 08:36 AM
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very very nice dude Bluebiggrin

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03-09-2011, 10:19 AM
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It's scary the first time cos you think you going to burn the paint or scratch it or something.Bluebiggrin

But once you use it you realise that it is pretty foolproof and it becomes a lot of fun.

Well done and enjoy.
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