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millfischk69

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PostSubject: swirl scratches after using cutting compound and t-cut   swirl scratches after using cutting compound and t-cut EmptyTue Mar 15 2011, 12:16

My gf had her car keyed a while back and about a week I spent a few hours with cutting compound and got rid if most of the scratch, I then used t-cut after to help shine the paintwork as naturally it was dull after cutting compound.

What stuff do I use after t-cut as I normally use auto glym super resin polish but I believe this doesn't help with scratches and imperfections.

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PostSubject: Re: swirl scratches after using cutting compound and t-cut   swirl scratches after using cutting compound and t-cut EmptyTue Mar 15 2011, 13:04

I never use t-cut for that reason, I have had good results on miine with the megs paint cleaner solution. Its stage one of three in a like of correction, polish and wax that they do.
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PostSubject: Re: swirl scratches after using cutting compound and t-cut   swirl scratches after using cutting compound and t-cut EmptyTue Mar 15 2011, 22:32

Are we talking lacquered paint or just a gloss paint??
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PostSubject: Re: swirl scratches after using cutting compound and t-cut   swirl scratches after using cutting compound and t-cut EmptyTue Mar 15 2011, 23:36

Not sure if I'm completely honest, its a 2000 mk1 focus very similar to the mk4 golf indigo blue. How do I tell if its lacquer or gloss as I'm not very experienced at all when it comes to paint etc
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PostSubject: Re: swirl scratches after using cutting compound and t-cut   swirl scratches after using cutting compound and t-cut EmptyWed Mar 16 2011, 06:07

Is it metallic or not?

I use ultra fine polish which eliminates swirls and holograms. Done using my mop with the correct head.

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PostSubject: Re: swirl scratches after using cutting compound and t-cut   swirl scratches after using cutting compound and t-cut EmptyWed Mar 16 2011, 07:15

From what I can remember its not metallic. I haven't got a polishing machine I do all mine by hand with stockinette and microfibre cloths. I've got a mini grinder is it right you can get the heads to go on that and would that give better results.
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PostSubject: Re: swirl scratches after using cutting compound and t-cut   swirl scratches after using cutting compound and t-cut EmptyWed Mar 16 2011, 09:03

Don't use a grinder. You can't adjust the speed on them. That colour you mean is a right pig to do so there's no way you'll get it nice by hand. It takes time with a mop

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PostSubject: Re: swirl scratches after using cutting compound and t-cut   swirl scratches after using cutting compound and t-cut EmptyWed Mar 16 2011, 13:07

What's the best way to get it a little better than it is now then?
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PostSubject: Re: swirl scratches after using cutting compound and t-cut   swirl scratches after using cutting compound and t-cut EmptyWed Mar 16 2011, 13:22

millfischk69 wrote:
What's the best way to get it a little better than it is now then?

Get a pro to do it like me. It's my job

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PostSubject: Re: swirl scratches after using cutting compound and t-cut   swirl scratches after using cutting compound and t-cut EmptyWed Mar 16 2011, 13:29

Tbh its a mk1 focus and my gf is only going to run it into the ground so its not worth heck of alot and not worth paying anyone to detail it.
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