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    first time detailing any input would be much appreciated

    hi everyone I'm new to this forum iv been reading a lot of threads i have a 2016 silverado its silver ice metallic iv been told silver is one of the most difficult colors to make shine the truck has 13k miles on it its only been through one northern new jersey winter. i did just clay bared the entire truck 2 days ago i have a 6 inch orbital buffer. I have meguiars professional mirror glaze show car shine polish #7 and the professional yellow wax #21 saturday is D-day when ill be polishing then waxing any suggestions and or tips would be extremely appreciated this is my first time using a orbital buffer and those 2 specific meguiars products

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    Re: first time detailing any input would be much appreciated

    #7 is a glaze not a polish so it won't clean the paint. Since you've clayed the paint I'd use ultimate polish with a blue polishing pad then continue with the wax on a black finishing pad. Silver can shine very well if the paint is clean, and the metallic will glisten. You're on the right track. You'll have to be careful with an orbital buffer since it's your first time; if you can, get someone experienced to show you how to proceed properly so that you don't do more harm than good - swirls and holograms are common results with an orbital buffer if not used correctly. I've found a DA machine is safer.

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    Re: first time detailing any input would be much appreciated

    the box says 6 inch polisher random orbital. i thought it was a buffer not a polish my mistake i do plan on getting the meguiars MT machine it seems like a great buy for 200 bucks

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    Re: first time detailing any input would be much appreciated

    should i get a polish and then use the show car glaze #7 then the hi-tech yellow wax #26 ? unfortunately i have no funds at the moment for more tools for the polisher/bugger i have multiple micro-fiber bonnets for the polisher along with 2 foam and another one I'm not sure what it is but its a dull yellowish color with big fibers. i have a pic but i can't figure out how to post it

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    Re: first time detailing any input would be much appreciated

    I would recommend ultimate polish over M7. Ultimate polish will polish and brighten up that paint. M7 is a glaze which will fill in defects temporarily.

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    Re: first time detailing any input would be much appreciated

    is the swirl free polish #82 or I'm assuming that only for swirl marks so stick to the ultimate polish

    will it be better to use the ultimate polish then the #7 glaze then the wax ? i already have the #7 i have to go get the polish

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    Re: first time detailing any input would be much appreciated

    Well the first question is what are you trying to achieve? Are you looking to clean up the paint and remove defects? If so ultimate polish would be the way to go. It is an abrasive polish. M82 is similar with the difference being that it is older technology in terms of using diminishing abrasives. Ultimate Polish uses new technology in non-diminishing abrasives often referred to as SMAT. Both will get the job done.

    M7 is a glaze. It does not contain any abrasives. So it will not do any sort of defect removal. It is more beneficial for older single stage paints compared to modern day base coat/clear coat paints. It will still work on clear coat but it's doing mostly filling. It will be temporary as the defects will show up once again.

    No need to follow up with M7 after using a polish like M82 or UP. The polishing oils in either of these two products is all that is really needed. M21 does look good on silver.

    One good thing about silver paint is that it hides defects very well. So it comes down to what you want to achieve.

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    Re: first time detailing any input would be much appreciated

    as far as defects there was very few to begin with but i took care of them with the clay bar so i want to get the paint to shine and poop as much as possible the show car mirror wet look is what i want

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    Re: first time detailing any input would be much appreciated

    Here's info on how to post a photo:

    http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums...zPHGHoTSTHs.97

    I've never been able to get the really wet look on my cars with silver & white paint. The closest is getting the metallic to sparkle in the paint & I'm satisfied with that look.

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    Re: first time detailing any input would be much appreciated

    since i haven't opened the glaze #7 should i just return it ? i have to go back to the store and get polish anyway

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