QUOTE(Axile @ Mar 14 2016, 11:24 AM)
I have cleaned my car > clay > polish.
During the polish process, I used Soft99 Cleaner & Polish (blue tin). I found out that the sponge is dirty with black dirt. My question is, I thought claying process already removed all dirt but why during polishing, I can see my sponge becoming black.
Claying would 'shear off' contaminant embedded ON TOP OF the surface of the paint. It does not remove contaminant inside the pores of the paint. The sponge is dirty because by polishing, you're removing those contaminant.
QUOTE(mot88 @ Mar 14 2016, 10:01 PM)
Thank you for the tinkle but it has been discussed before and it is Mark 1 (first generation).
Rupes LHR 15E - 15mm orbit (Mark I) RM 1400 [special offer]https://forum.lowyat.net/topic/3334337/+2580
Regardless, the 'Mark I' LHR15E is more than good enough for pro or pro-sumer and RM1400 is a very good price indeed.
QUOTE(Edlois @ Mar 15 2016, 12:01 AM)
Hi gus/sifus!!! i just wash clay and wax my car the other day, i found out that on my roof and bonnet i saw alot of swirls marks. i was terrifies of polishing my car because:
1. im not a experience detailer, polishing will only create more swirl mark.
2. i dont have any polishing machine.
i know there's some type called polish and some called compound. i know polish is removing a thin layer of dirt/defected clear coat to review the fresh under layer. Do regular polish will affect the clear coat alot ?
im having a 2011 vios E
any suggestions ? advice for any product that affordable lah~ haha College guy here.
currently having a fresh layer of Wax.
If you don't know what you're doing, better send it to the pro. But if you can't afford to and still want to do it, go slowly, learn about the steps, products, methods, etc. before you start so that you don't create more harm than good. You can start by learning how to apply a sealant (liquid). Then look for a mild polish and try it out since polishing and applying sealant utilise the same techniqe except for the pressure during 'application'. When you've achieve a satisfactory result with a mild polish then you can start looking into using a compound to remove the rest of the deeper defects.