If I remember correctly. M07 is applied, massaged into paint, and removed while wet, M05 or new car glaze works better in humid conditions. It is allowed to dry to a haze, it's definitely not as popular as M07. As for constantly compounding/cleaning to remove swirls or microscratches, it will eventeually wear out the clear coat and can get tiresome, so I prefer to glaze and hide them instead. It works anyway, so a product that hides swirls isn't necessarily a bad thing in my opinion. However, for real paint correction, it is understandable that some detailers don't like products with fillers and some take advantage of them in a bad way, but for average joes like me, I find fillers useful.
Thanks very much for the response ffboy.
For the second time in this thread, I think I need to slowly convert my way of thinking! Filling / hiding swirls definitiely has its place, and it probably means I would maintain my sanity for longer!
Yep, just did 2 of our cars this afternoon. Both cars I had to apply solvent (kerosene) to remove the high amounts of tar spots (it's been rainy in the past week, and only this week has been dry).
On the car (beige metallic shade), I clayed it after removing the solvent residue, applied M07, NXT 2.0'd the car. Even on light colors, M07 does make a difference, subtle, but enough for me to take that extra step it gives a slightly thicker look and at certain angles and light, does add a level of crispness, and even the metallic flakes seem to be more 3D in appearance. There's a certain darkening and clarity-adding effect, and NXT 2.0 just made it look better. Maybe tom. I'll do something with the wheels and tires.
On the other car (a metallic black SUV), kerosened the body to remove all the tar. You can't see it, but it can be felt and heard as I glide my hand across the paint. I don't recall it getting as rough as this. After removing the residue, applied M07, again not that easy to remove but I've forgetten how good this thing makes dark colors look. It looked a lot wetter, darker, and hid some of the swirls, but to me, M07 doesn't hide swirls as well as I expected but well enough. The shine, depth, richness more than makes up for it. Then, applied a coat of NXT 2.0... pretty straightforward, I like the way it's able to hide swirls. Results were incredible, it still has swirls but NXT 2.0 concealed them quite nicely. M07 added depth and color, the NXT 2.0 added even more depth but "pulled-up" the metallic flakes.
It was a good work out, worth all the sweat, grime and smell from all the items used.
Job not done yet, I plan to apply a 2nd coat of NXT 2.0 or some other wax(I have a couple of collinites) in the morning to complete everything. Certain times, I want to remove swirls. However, as the corrected paint accumulates swirls again( let's face it, it can be unavoidable for whatever reason), i'll move towards hiding and concealing swirls thru a glaze or pure polish or a wax with good swirl hiding abilities. So those waxes (megs, etc.) with fillers that may be unloved by some do make sense. Not all enthusiasts have time or patience in actually removing swirls.
Now rains are inevitable at this season, when it happens I don' know. But I am happy with what I did, when it does rain, cleaning both cars will be a lot easier and will still be shiny.
Finally applied the 2nd coat of wax this morning. 476s on both cars, great results! I should use M07-NXT 2.0 combo more often. Darkens paint even better than 476s, and hides swirls real well. I just hope that when i get to try Ultimate Wax, i will get even better swirl hiding properties.
Thanks for the info FFboy - Forgive me, but you haven't been able to get the Ultimate wax line yet over there? Oh...and what's 476's? I've waxed my car so much this week...and washed it that I need a break. I lost my desire to do it at the moment. lol.
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