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Thread: Whats your "Go To" Polish?

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    Whats your "Go To" Polish?

    I currently have a Griots 6" DA with a 5 inch backing plate. I'm looking for a polish that I can use for the following.

    1. Swirl Removal and minor defect.
    2. Gloss Enhancement
    3. Easy to remove
    4. One step, no additional polishing needed
    5. Finishes great with Orange light cutting pad

    I have been using HD adapt and although it was a pain to remove, its being discontinued so I need something else. This will be used primaily on "daily drivers" that was to clean up the paint a bit and increase gloss.

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    Re: Whats your "Go To" Polish?

    Speed. Hands down the best.

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    Re: Whats your "Go To" Polish?

    I have HD speed but don't like the longevity of it. I'd like to find a polish with a bit more cut than speed and then I would add some wolfgang deep gloss paint sealant over it to get the longevity I want.

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    Re: Whats your "Go To" Polish?

    Optimum Hyper Polish or good old M205 have been fantastic one-step products with a white or orange lake country pad for us over the years..... though lately we have been using Griot's Correcting Cream a lot It is not as easy to remove as the other two, but has great cutting power for a polish and finishes nicely.
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    Re: Whats your "Go To" Polish?

    Meguiars M205





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    Re: Whats your "Go To" Polish?

    Ultimate Polish, M205, and M86 so1o from Meguiar's. SF4000 (or SF3500 as it's now known), and PF2500 from Menzerna.

    Usually using these with Blue Buff and Shine pads, or Tangerine LC Hydros.
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    Re: Whats your "Go To" Polish?

    I don't really have a single go-to polish. For softer paints, or unknown paints, I start with Meguiars Ultimate Polish. Harder paint gets Blackfire SRC Finishing Polish. In order to cover all bases, I also have the compounding "partner" to each of those products.

    Going forward as I try to simplify my detailing product shelves, I'll probably collapse everything down to the Blackfire polish/compound or possibly Menzerna. The Blackfire polishes are really easy to work with and yield amazing results. I'm pretty confident I could use them on just about any paint I come across.
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    Re: Whats your "Go To" Polish?

    IME Megs M205 has earned so many cool points that's it's going to be tough to ever be knocked off the pedestal.

    Lately I've been giving both Essence and Griots Boss Perfecting Cream every chance in the world to earn some cool points or have that great revealing moment of greatness where I finally see the light and experience the a little piece of the "hype" [for lack of a better word] but that has yet to happen, and I've pretty much given up all hope that it ever will. [that's mostly aimed towards Essence]

    And the Perfecting Cream has yet to darken any paint, provide any significant extra gloss, or anything of note other than smell great.

    If there was a detailing Hall of Fame, M205 would be a 1st ballot HOF product that all others would be judged against. Other than not smelling as good as Ultimate Polish, it's perfect.
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    Re: Whats your "Go To" Polish?

    Check out Sonax EX 04-06. Meets all of your criteria...

    SONAX EX 04-06 250 ml.
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    Re: Whats your "Go To" Polish?

    I've come to really love Optimum Hyper Polish,versatile,easy to use,long working time and finishes well. M205 is great also, been meaning to try the Griots

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