Need to do some work on the car.. suggestions?

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  1. michael

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    I've been neglecting it the past 6 weeks.. it's probably due for a wax, though I keep it waxed often.. and I've never polished it.. it's 8 months old..

    It's a dark metallica gray (silverstone, for VW Owners..)..I wannna use a very light polish to take off the surface crap, then I'm gonna S100 it.. what polish should I use? and how do i apply it.. i need something I can just pick up from an autozone or discount auto parts type store.

    I am going to:

    1. Wash (zipwax car wash..)
    2. Polish (???????)
    3. Wax (S100)
    4. ???
    5. Profit.

    How's that sound?
     
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    I dont have anything really too bad on the paint.. there's a spot where this worm crawled across and left some yellow residue.. but i'll take that out with #9..

    I just wanna use something light to avoid any chance of swirl marks or the spiderweb scratches.. :hs:
     
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    If you have swirl marks, you might have to hit them out with some DAC/P and SFP. Also, if you've never clayed, you might want to do that. Other than that, I'd recommend either ClearKote's Vanilla Moose or S100 SEPC as a light polish to use before S100.
     
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    I love ClearKote's Vanilla Moose if you have never used this product you should give it a try you will never jsut wax agin
     
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    I dont have swirlmarks.. I dont want to get any.. do they sell ClearKote products at the store?
     
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    If you want something at an automotive store, you can go with #9 and #7. #7 has a real nice look but unless you apply it very thinly, it can be a PITA to buff off. You may be able to find a local Meguiars pro distributer in your area and if so, I'd recommend #81 Hand Polish or #3 Machine Glaze. Both are much easier to use than #7.

    Other options are S100 SEC or ordering Vanilla Moose.
     
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    is this the type of application recommended every other wax?
     
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    Yes. Depending on your vehicle's use, it is usually a good idea to deep polish it once or twice a year and glaze prior to every other wax job.
     
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    Looks like I'm going to have to use #7 cuz I wanna get it done today.. :hs:
     
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    Meguiar's Professional Body Shop line of products.
     
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    Meguiars Mirror Glaze and Body Shop Professional lines. I may just have to make a sticky of the abreviations we use.
     

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