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    Lightbulb car to polish with no clear coat

    need some help !!!!

    i have got a mk1 zepher to cut and polish
    the car would be about 30yrs old
    what would be the best product to use as the car has no clear coat as it is that old
    the owner said it has not been polished for about 10 yrs
    so you could imagaine what it is like

    chers smurf

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    Meguiars products work great on both clear coat paints and single stage paints.

    What products do you have on hand already? Are you working by hand?

    Give these a good read over first:

    Meguiar's 5-Step Paint Care Cycle

    Step 1 Wash

    Step 2 Clean

    Step 3 Polish

    Step 4 Protect

    Step 5 Maintain

    Why Meguiar’s Recommends Polishing Paint

    Suggested Products for Taking Care of a New Car

    What it Means to Remove a Scratch

    How To Remove Swirls By Hand

    How to remove a defect by hand with ScratchX

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    i use a cyclo buffer
    can the clay be used on it ????

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    being the owner of Single Stage paint car, you need to know that removing imperfections are alot easier than that of a BC/CC type car. Remember to do a test spot to see if what you are using is giving you the desired results you want.
    As i just typed on another thread ... take mikes advice and use the least aggresive product to get the job done. That way if your not getting the desired result then move up a level of aggresiveness.

    out of curiousity what colour is this car?

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    Originally posted by smurf
    i use a cyclo buffer
    can the clay be used on it ????
    yes you can safely use clay, it still removes above sufrace contaminants. Make sure you have plenty of towels with you and that you clean your pad between each panel as you will get the colour of the paint come off in your pad and towels.

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    It is a light blue
    it is booked in for next week to be done
    so the clay will be fine will it ????

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    Originally posted by smurf
    It is a light blue
    it is booked in for next week to be done
    so the clay will be fine will it ????
    yes the clay will be fine just remember to lubricate the bar and the paint well.

    have a read of this thread by Richard aka Octaneguy
    its on a Single Stage mustang.
    he has great write ups and results

    http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/sho...threadid=11040

    dont forget to take some pictures to share with us

    PS - heres a direct quote from Mike ... "Just a note of caution... be careful around all the raised body-lines, edges and corners as it can be very easy to burn through these areas even when working by hand."
    Last edited by SprintKing; May 8th, 2006 at 07:29 AM.

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    Yes, you can absolutely clay the car.
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