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Old 04-11-2006, 11:05 PM   #1
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Polishing Advice...

After about 3 days of driving since my last car wash, the M3 is going to take the rest of the week off and stay in the garage. During this downtime I have considered preparing the car for the Zaino process by performing a good polishing, but I will not be able to give it a good first wash since it is going to be raining for the rest of the week.

Would it be a bad idea to use a quick detailing spray to clean off any dust that may have collected, and simply proceed with polishing? Am I asking for trouble by not performing another wash, first, before I begin polishing?

PS: I will be using the PC dual orbital with 3M Perfect-It II Polishing Pad Glaze for the polishing process.
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Old 04-12-2006, 01:29 AM   #2
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Washing is always recommended before polishing.
Claying your car after wash will also help you prep for polishing...
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Old 04-12-2006, 05:37 AM   #3
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I would recommend ordering this: http://www.autogeek.net/optimum-no-rinse.html
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Old 04-12-2006, 09:12 AM   #4
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Washing is always recommended before polishing.
Claying your car after wash will also help you prep for polishing...
I agree wash it again just to be safe, quick detailers aren't 100% safe because of the risk of dry friction (this is where swirls can happen). Clay will also help prepare the surface so its very clean but the polishing will also help remove some contaminates as well. Other than you should be fine, let us know how it turns out.

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Old 04-13-2006, 02:47 AM   #5
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Which would you recommend: application/buffing by hand when using Klasse products(AOI and sealent) or with random orbital buffer?

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