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Old 02-06-2009, 07:53 PM
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Tips and tricks on proper paint/plastic maintenance

Is there anyway to get rid of swirl marks on my 03 blue hawk?

What kind of waxes, wash, cleaners, etc... does everyone use?

Anyone use that 'clay bar' technique on their vehicles or bikes?

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Old 02-07-2009, 01:58 AM
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Try a product called Safe Cut. It's made by The Wax Shop. It's a paint and plastic polish that is gentle yet effective. Follow by several coats of good carnauba and you'll be set.
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Old 02-07-2009, 06:50 AM
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I've used Novus scratch and polishes... work pretty well. You may also wanna check a site like Eastwood... they have a ton of products for paint/polishing including foam buffing wheels for exactly this purpose. Eastwood also has a forum, you could probably do a quick search in it to find the best products for you application. I check through it alot for powder coating tips.

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Sweet! keep it coming guys....this would be a good info. source on the site. I couldn't find anything in the few searches I did!
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3M Finesse-It II Finishing Material


I use this stuff daily at work and it's definitely the best finish polish that I've ever used. It works great on metal painted surfaces, plastic painted surfaces, brings back luster to headlights, windscreens, etc. If you've got a scratch in your paint that isn't past the clear coat this stuff will buff it right out. You don't have to use it on a buffing wheel, I usually just dab some on a clean rag and go to town.
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I use a full Zaino kit that I use to detail our cars.
It works great on the Hawk's plastics. Wash / claybar/ z-5 for swirls / finishing polish / then gloss enhancer.
It's expensive but a little goes a loooong way.

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