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Old 01-08-2006, 09:19 PM
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Please forgive me for asking probably a question that is asked a million times, but I need some help on the following please:

My project is a 72 TR6, which has been painted red base/clear. I did all the wet sanding, starting with 1000, 1200 and 2000 sandpaper. Today, my friend that has a paint/bodyshop helped me polish my car. He got the car done, the hood and trunklid are almost perfect, but the sides of the car still need some work. I have an orbital PorterCable polisher, but now I need some help please:

My friend started with 3M Perfect-It III Rubbing Compound. Do I need that now that the car has a decent shine? The problem I have is some 'cloudiness' if you will. Will this rubbing compound be to aggressive?

From what I have read, once the car has been done with 3M Perfect-It III Rubbing Compound, I should followup with 3M Imperial Microfinishing Rubbing Compound. Next would be 3M Perfect-It Foam Polishing Pad Glaze. Last, I should use 3M Imperial Hand Glaze. The last one should be done by hand.

Guys, is this the way to go? I really could use some help here, and maybe one of you experts could direct me in the right direction.

Finally, what is 3M Perfect-It III Machine Glaze used for? Is this a replacement for any of the above products, or should I stay away from this?

Please, any help would be highly appreciated.


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I think you're on the right track. I haven't used those products but
think you're right, you don't need something as aggressive as any
rubbing compounds.
Any mid-range polishing compound will probably do
what you want, You may only need to go over it
with a "swirl remover". Hard to say without seeing it.
Use a foam pad, you'll be safer.
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