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    making a silver car shine

    I have a silver audi a4, as with most silver cars i have an issue really getting it to stand out like a nice dark colour. Has anyone experimented with say #3 machine glaze or
    nunber 7, or something in their regiment to try and really add to the shine. I’m going to try the m110, m210 and #3 or #7 but not sure which order to do the glaaze/polish, might follow with some p21s? Any suggestions would be great!!

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    Re: making a silver car shine

    It's all about chem/mech decon and great compound/polish/pad combo...PREP...PREP...PREPmaking a silver car shine

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    Re: making a silver car shine

    I doubt you’ll get much more gloss from a glaze after polishing,best bet is to keep it clean/ protected and add a liquid detail spray or gloss enhancer. The few silver or light color cars I work on I find CarPro Elixer, Griots Ceramic Detail spray or BeadMaker adds some gloss to the paint.

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    Re: making a silver car shine

    Your climbing a very steep hill... Appreciate silver for what it is. If you want it to look like black (or another dark color), trade it in.

    Your 110/210 are solid choices for polishing followed by protecting with whatever LSP you choose.

    As for the #3 or #7, I'm not sure they would add anything beyond what the 210 has already provided. And even if they did marginally improve the gloss over what the 210 provided, as soon as you top them with the P21S, the P21S will become the determining factor.

    #3 and #7 are great choices when used as a LSP on show cars, but on a driver that needs wax/sealant/coating protection, I think you'll be wasting your time.

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    Re: making a silver car shine

    Only so much you can do to silver or white, it may look better than others of the same color but will never look as good as a darker color.

    People say the new P&S dream maker adds a lot of gloss, I haven’t personally tried it nor do I plan on doing so. After using bead maker and brake buster I don’t feel like buying anything else from P&S.
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    Re: making a silver car shine

    I would suggest moving into the 21st century with your polishes. The Griot's Garage correcting cremes would be a great start. I polished my own car last June using 303 Compound and Polish with my GG3 and orange pads (IIRC) and it still looks great! I even using Euro-fiber pads and 3D Speed on my buddy's pearl red RX-7 and that one step made a HUUGE difference. Now I know I mentioned colored cars but with a great polish/pad combo that silver will SHIMMERmaking a silver car shinemaking a silver car shine

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    Re: making a silver car shine

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    I would suggest moving into the 21st century with your polishes...
    Are you referring to the 110/210 combo? Or the P21S?

    I have no experience with the P21S, but 110 & 210 are certainly solid performers.

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    Re: making a silver car shine

    No not directed at you but I was seeing all these #'s and know that stuff is old, plus a glaze is like a band-aid...I want all killer and NO fillermaking a silver car shine

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    Re: making a silver car shine

    Skip those glazes. They won't do much. There is only so much that can be done with silver. After polishing go ahead and use whatever form of protection you like.

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    Re: making a silver car shine

    Agree, glazes are a band-aid at best.

    To get silver looking it's best, you need to polish it out the best possible. That will bring the most out of the shine, but you won't get the same depth you do from car with color. A wax will give silver a nice warm glow, while many sealants and coating will give it a reflective glass-like shine.
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