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    Default machine polishing arden blue

    im swaying towards buying a machine polisher to get rid of the light swirls on the car, after hearing about how thin the paint is on the astra js is it worth it or best of keeping the money lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by luke270 View Post
    im swaying towards buying a machine polisher to get rid of the light swirls on the car, after hearing about how thin the paint is on the astra js is it worth it or best of keeping the money lol


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    Know people who have this colour and machine polished them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happypostie View Post
    Know people who have this colour and machine polished them.
    i think i should be okay tbh only light swirls i want to remove so wont be cutting much into the paint and surely it cant be that thin that it cant be machines just wanted to see if any one else had succesfully done it


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    I've just bought a dual action polisher it's not as easy as you think to take a layer of the clear coat away (to remove light scratches)


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    Quote Originally Posted by luke270 View Post
    i think i should be okay tbh only light swirls i want to remove so wont be cutting much into the paint and surely it cant be that thin that it cant be machines just wanted to see if any one else had succesfully done it


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    You shouldn`t do any damage with a DA polisher, i started with a finishing polish with a cut of `2 out of 10` and a soft pad. Removed my arden swirls to perfection mate. Youtube is your friend

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    cheers guys! im going to have a practice off the car first just to get abit of practice in


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    It's funny my polisher is coming tomorrow


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    The rate of clear coat shaved is extremely minimal. You'll be fine. Most da polishers take an age to properly correct paint anyway.
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    Don't guess it, a paint guage is your best friend, a da can do some serious damage with the right pad and hard cut compound

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    Best advice is to watch junkman on you tube , get the technique correct and you will be able to correct the swirls with the a good polish.
    The paint on the J is no thinner than any other Vauxhall about 100um on the roof and 140-160um on the rest off the body work.
    Megs UC and a white hexlogic pad will safely remove swirls .
    megs ultimate compound and megs 205 , Chemical guys white and black pads are all you need to start with.
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