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    Thanks Nick. I have been able to upload pictures to my album, just haven't attached them to the thread yet. I ended up buying a da polisher and pads from Harbor Freight. I used their polishing pad with UP, and it did really brighten the paint up. I didn't notice untill parked to other white cars, and the Jeep stood out.
    Does the M205 or White Wax really make a noticeable difference over the UP? Do they add more gloss or just make the white brighter? The UP did such an excellent job, I can't imagine what the car would look like being brighter and having more gloss. Also when using products like UP. Is there a way to better tell when the polish is fully worked? It's probably easier to tell on darker cars, but being a white car and my first time using the product, it would just disappear on the white. I would have to stop from time to time and change my view point so I could see what was going on. The ULW did the same, only not quite as bad as UP. Thanks again Nick and Guz.

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    Glad to hear you got good results with UP. It is actually a very good polish.

    UP is derived from M205. M205 offers more correction and UP offers more polishing oils. Would one give more gloss over the other on white paint? Well I doubt you would notice a huge difference between the two. But sometimes UP can darken the pain because of those polishing oils. Some people like that and some don't.

    White Wax on the other hand is a cleaner wax. Meaning it will clean, polish and protect in one step. There is some sacrifice compared to a dedicated product. White Wax does contain some pretty potent abrasives in it. It contains the same type of abrasives found in M101 compound but just less of them. So I would give the edge to white wax in terms of correcting paint. For those quick details, a cleaner wax is a good option.

    With regards to the polish on white paint. I will say welcome to the world of white paint. As you have already noticed you have to move your head at various angles to look for defects or in your case remove polish residue. Roughly 5-6 passes is all you would need to work a 2 foot X 2 foot area. But the working time can change depending on the temperature and humidity.

    The good thing about white paint is that it hides defects very well.

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    Happy to hear it worked well! Like Guz mentioned, Ultimate Polish is derived off of M205 Ultra Finishing Polish. M205 does have a more cleaning ability, which is what light colors respond well to, but it is tough to say whether you would notice a difference or not, probably not a huge difference when using these for this purpose of brightening up the light color paint.
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    Thanks again guys. As long as I can keep this car fairly clean, I think I will stick strictly with the Ultimate line for now. It's too good and too easy to deviate from at this point. I need to pick up some UC and try to hone my DA skills on my dads truck. Poor thing has been neglected for far too long. It's starting to rust, plus it's black. So I should be able to see what I'm doing a get a feel for using the different products.

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