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    Re: Disappointing Afternoon ... Need help with light scratch

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    Meguiar's Ultimate Compound is easy to find locally and we sell it on our store site.



    Ha. Ok. That's what I was using on my DA. I'll try it on a Terry cloth now as you suggest. Thank you!

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    Re: Disappointing Afternoon ... Need help with light scratch

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    How do you feel about meguiars waxes compared to pinnacle or Blackfire?

    I think they are all Top Shelf products, kind of like top shelf Tequilas.

    The most important thing is surface prep. I've shared this story either in the thread or somewhere else on this forum, but a few weeks ago I reviewed the new RUPES BigFoot 21 Mark III polisher using it with a simple, one-step cleaner/wax, Pinnacle Jeweling Wax. While detailing multiple cars and shooting new videos all that week the car was there I had multiple people come into the garage, look at the 2014 red Corvette Stingray and ask me,

    Did you use a ceramic coating?


    And I would say "no", I used a one-step cleaner/wax - properly applied of course.

    The gloss, clarity and shine you see below is from a jeweling wax, not a ceramic paint coating.









    Review: RUPES Mark III BigFoot 21 Polisher by Mike Phillips



    Now don't get me wrong, I coined the term Jeweling Wax. I've seen McKee's use it and a few other companies have now introduced "jeweling waxes", but I coined the term and wrote the definition and while I refer to it above in a kind of matter-of-factly way, a true jeweling wax is MORE than just a mundane cleaner/wax. Nu-Finish is a cleaner/wax, or technically a cleaner/sealant and if you machine apply Nu-Finish to a clearcoated car like the red 2014 Corvette Stingray it certainly won't look the way it does after using Pinnacle Jeweling Wax and it has to do with the thing I'm always talking about and that is.....


    Abrasive Technology


    Even though it would seem that all the car detailing experts disagree with me, at least according to my own poll as most people say technique is the most important thing.



    Car Wax History - I'm not the only guy that knows it but I just about the only guy that shares it.


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