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    Polishin Gone Bad?

    Alright well I have polished several cars in my days and decided it was time to do my STi (my first black car to polish) since it had swirls. So I went at it with a Meguiars yellow cutting pad and some SSR 2.5 from PoorBoys. I went over the whole car before wiping it down with a MF cloth. When I did... theres no shine at all anymore .. just like millions and millions of scratches nothing deep, it just looks really dull now and almost white in some spots. It took me about 3 hrs to do the car... and ruinded my pad. So Inow 'm waiting on my new pads to arrive so I can finish it up.

    I'm hoping that the next polish im going to use, Meguiars Intense Polish with a yellow pad will remove the scratches the SSR 2.5 made and finally the Meguiars Finish Polish II will remove the remaining of them.

    You guys think I'll be okay or should I just stop and take it to a body shop and have them buff it out?

    I tried taking pictures but the paint looks fine in the pictures
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    take it to a shop !

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    Quote Originally Posted by rr1911
    take it to a shop !
    +1

    No offense but it sounds like your not to good with polishing or something wrong with what your using so I wouldn't try it anymore.

    You said it's white in some places, sounds like you might have burnt the paint up.
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    dude your cars black, black reflects light differently than any other color, your going to get swirls no matter what.. i polished my car about a year ago, its looked awesome for about a week, until the polish started coming off and all the swirls appeared.. just something you gotta live with on a black car
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackrex02
    dude your cars black, black reflects light differently than any other color, your going to get swirls no matter what.. i polished my car about a year ago, its looked awesome for about a week, until the polish started coming off and all the swirls appeared.. just something you gotta live with on a black car
    I think this is beyond just swirls. He made it sound like the paint was seriously messed up. At leats thats how he made it sound. Even with black the paint shouldn't be that dull right after polishing and the "white spots" sound like more than just a swirl issue.
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    its just kinda weird cuz I did a dark green car on saturday and it turned out amazing... nice scratch free mirror finish. im thinking i might just pick a panel and try some Meguiars Intense Polish. I know SSR 2.5 is pretty aggressive but i didnt think it was this bad when I used it on Sat..... maybe b/c its black I can actually see it now.

    I dont think I burnt the paint.. if anything i may have glazed it. I'm just worried about the scratches... wondering if they're gonna come out
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    Quote Originally Posted by doublejz
    its just kinda weird cuz I did a dark green car on saturday and it turned out amazing... nice scratch free mirror finish. im thinking i might just pick a panel and try some Meguiars Intense Polish. I know SSR 2.5 is pretty aggressive but i didnt think it was this bad when I used it on Sat..... maybe b/c its black I can actually see it now.

    I dont think I burnt the paint.. if anything i may have glazed it. I'm just worried about the scratches... wondering if they're gonna come out
    post a picture if you can that will help alot.
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    alright, I'll try to get some pictures when I get home from work. Last nite the pictures looked like the paint was fine.

    Just hoping the dull/scratch part is b/c of the aggressive cut it did. hoping it cleans up.
    hope hope hope
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    I'm not familiar with poor boys but what is the ssr 2.5? is it a wax, or another polish?
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    its a super swirl remover, its pretty harsh stuff. I usually just use it on spots that need it but my car was pretty swirly looking like someone took a scotch brite to it so I used it on my whole car. I never actually got to the real polishes yet..
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    hmm well you might try using a conventional wax. a carnuba wax might work well since its a non abrasive. Taking it to a shop would probably be best at this point though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cavallino333
    hmm well you might try using a conventional wax. a carnuba wax might work well since its a non abrasive. Taking it to a shop would probably be best at this point though.
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    i have always been told to use only finese on a black two stage paint. anything with more grit is going to produce what you described. i say go get some good 3M finese polish and glaze and try again. you ought to be able to work it out, and keep your buffer speed in the low to medium range for a dark color.

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    im quite familiar with ssr2.5 , i have used it on my car with outstanding results.

    your pad was clean, right?

    what cut is the yellow pad? I dont use megs pads, so im not sure.

    what did you apply it with, PC? Rotary? if PC what speed?

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    Actually heres the details on the pad.

    Yellow Compounding Pad - More aggressive cutting action than the white pad. Use this pad to compound older vehicles with a dull, chalky or neglected finish. Use this pad with caution. Compounding can dull the surface (called compounding haze) which will require additional finish polishing to remove

    Now I notice this part that they had listed

    Use this pad with caution. Compounding can dull the surface (called compounding haze) which will require additional finish polishing to remove.

    anyway, yea the pad was brand new and I first applied the polish on at around 3 then turning it up to 4.5-5 to work it in/break it down.

    But after reading the pad description it looks like i did haze it over some.

    I think my other Yellow Pads, White Polishing Pads and Black Glazing/Finessing Pads should come tomorrow. I'm just gonna hope for the best and slap some Menzerna Intensive Polish on with the Yellow Pad then some Menzerna Final Polish II with the White Pad and finally some Meguiar's No. 7 Show Car Glaze with the Black Pad and gonna hope for the best
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