old del boy wrote:
This is a particular favourite wax of mine , leaves a lovely warm shine ,
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HARLY-WAX-car ... 563aebeffe
Hmm, I have actually seen that Harly wax elsewhere, when talking about Black cars in specific! I will have to try the Carnuba, some day, maybe when I run out of polymer/liquid!
I've managed to figure out how to get rid of the water marks now, consistently. I have to rub each spot individually, by hand it seems, with the TW polishing compound. I tried going over it with a terry bonnet on a small 6" DA buffer and it just doesn't seem to cut.
I am a bit concerned about using this rubbing compound, now, as I still haven't gotten rid of the millions of fine scratches in the one corner where I really hit it with the stuff...
After ridding the entire bonnet of the water spots, it seems I am still having trouble getting rid of all the very fine scratches.
I definitely see improvement, but not a complete elimination. I imitate the Meguiar's videos on Youtube but just can't seem to find the same success, at this point.
I feel I should be at a stage where I am seeing finality in some areas.
It looks fantastic, from the right angle:
I thought that maybe it could just be shoddy terry towels or buffer fittings; so I got new ones, but that didn't seem to make any perceptible difference.
I tried making sure that everything was very, very clean, with little progress.
I realized, after buying the Meguiar's rubbing compound, that I already had the polishing compound of that type.
I see very, very little difference with either of them.
Basically I spent about 2.5 hours on the bonnet today (Roof and boot are by far the worst, especially at this point) and it DOES look very, very good....from the right angle. I just think, I KNOW, it can be better.
Should I hit it again with the rubbing compound for consistency, and then go from there? Like I said, I certainly felt the grit with the rubbing compound, should I just continue rubbing it in until it "smooths out"? I certainly didn't do that. Once I really felt it "bite" I backed off tremendously and then wiped it off with a damp cloth.
Thanks a ton for the input guys, this site has been an invaluable resource all around, not just for things specific to this rare beast!
On a side note, what actually IS the paint type on these? I remember frequently hearing what I think equates to an "Urban Myth" they are nearly impossible to repaint, short of stripping to the bare metal and starting over. Any truth in this/source of the myth, maybe?