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    Re: clear coat safe rubbing compound function

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    Don't forget to use some type of polish cleaner before waxing because polish leaves behind oils that will cause the wax to not bond with the paint.
    This is generally not required, and definitely not required if using a Meguiars polish followed by a Meguiars wax.
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    I own a silver vehicle and a black vehicle owns me. The black one demands attention, washing, detailing, waxing and an occasional dinner out at a nice restaurant. The silver one demands nothing and it looks just fine. I think the black vehicle is taking advantage of me, and the silver car is more my style. We can go out for a drive without her makeup and she looks fine. If I want to take the black one out, it is three or four hours in the "bathroom" to get ready.

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    Re: clear coat safe rubbing compound function

    any comments on using swirl remover after rubbing compound to polish?

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    Re: clear coat safe rubbing compound function

    Well, the things milder than the Rubbing Compound would be things like the Polishing Compound, SwirlX, Ult. Polish, #9 Swirl Remover and some others...

    They wouldnt be needed after the Rubbing Compound unless some fine marring was left behind.

    You would be just as well to use them for your regular detail next time. They'll have a little more polishing oils than the Rubbing Compound, but nothing that needs that much more time/work right away.
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    Re: clear coat safe rubbing compound function

    The "clear coat safe" part about our Rubbing Compound means that it won't scour the paint like some old school rubbing compounds often do. Still, it is designed to be the initial, heavier cutting part of what is generally a two part process. Part two here would be the use of our Clear Coat Safe Polishing Compound. The primary difference between these two is the amount of cut offered. Because the Rubbing Compound has more cut and is designed to remove the more severe defects, you'll be using more energy (ie elbow grease) to work it in than you will with the Polishing Compound. In both cases you'll want to use a soft foam wax applicator pad rather than any sort of cotton terry cloth applicator.
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    Re: clear coat safe rubbing compound function

    The "clear coat safe" part about our Rubbing Compound means that it won't scour the paint like some old school rubbing compounds often do. Still, it is designed to be the initial, heavier cutting part of what is generally a two part process. Part two here would be the use of our Clear Coat Safe Polishing Compound. The primary difference between these two is the amount of cut offered. Because the Rubbing Compound has more cut and is designed to remove the more severe defects, you'll be using more energy (ie elbow grease) to work it in than you will with the Polishing Compound. In both cases you'll want to use a soft foam wax applicator pad rather than any sort of cotton terry cloth applicator.
    Thanks for the details, my car is 2 years old, the paint condition is not that bad, just some fine swirls and scratches, and it is a black car, so should i still use rubbing compound on my whole car? i'm planning on using cleaner wax as a polisher after, and then wax it again with gold class plus, any thoughts on that?

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    Re: clear coat safe rubbing compound function

    If the paint needs it, it needs it.

    You could try the Polishing Compound first.

    The Cleaner/Wax wont do much to remove swirls/marring, so you still may need both.

    In the future, Cleaner/Wax followed by wax is a great detail.
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    Re: clear coat safe rubbing compound function

    Quote Originally Posted by Murr1525 View Post
    If the paint needs it, it needs it.
    Truer words were never spoken....er, typed.
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    Re: clear coat safe rubbing compound function

    So after all of your helpful advice, I'm finally going to start detailing my car tomorrow (wash, dry, clay, rubbing compound, cleaner wax, gold class liquid wax), but i just realize another problem..my car is parking outdoor since I'm living on my own in a small apartment, and I know that I'm not gonna be able to finish all those steps in one day, so i will have to leave my car out there overnight....i was thinking if it is okay to use the ultimate quik wax after clay barring, let it sit outside for one night, and then i will start with ultimate quik detailer the next day before polishing....

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    Re: clear coat safe rubbing compound function

    No need to use the UQW in beteen. Just QD or UQD in the morning.

    Just in case, UQD is not for claying.

    Wash / Clay is pretty quick, hopefully can try out some polishing while at it.
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