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    Default Best overall polish for buffing and polishing

    Years ago I picked up a 32 oz. bottle of "True Finish Polish" from the store here and I don't have enough left to buff and polish my latest paint project. It is listed here as "Sure Finish" but I suspect it isn't made anymore or the company was sold and the product's name was changed.

    In any case.... I need a replacement. A one size fits all single product for buffing and polishing a new single stage paint job. I've color sanded down to 1500 and buffed and polished the roof with what True Finish I had left. As usual it came out very nice but I need an equivalent product to finish. Any recommendations that won't break the bank???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Centerline View Post
    Years ago I picked up a 32 oz. bottle of "True Finish Polish" from the store here and I don't have enough left to buff and polish my latest paint project. It is listed here as "Sure Finish" but I suspect it isn't made anymore or the company was sold and the product's name was changed.

    In any case.... I need a replacement. A one size fits all single product for buffing and polishing a new single stage paint job. I've color sanded down to 1500 and buffed and polished the roof with what True Finish I had left. As usual it came out very nice but I need an equivalent product to finish. Any recommendations that won't break the bank???
    Try Wizard's Mystic Cut you won't believe how good it is, we've been using it for a couple of years and love it. It must be the nano technology.


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    I use Meguiar's, They have any grit you would possibly need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Centerline View Post
    Years ago I picked up a 32 oz. bottle of "True Finish Polish" from the store here and I don't have enough left to buff and polish my latest paint project. It is listed here as "Sure Finish" but I suspect it isn't made anymore or the company was sold and the product's name was changed.

    In any case.... I need a replacement. A one size fits all single product for buffing and polishing a new single stage paint job. I've color sanded down to 1500 and buffed and polished the roof with what True Finish I had left. As usual it came out very nice but I need an equivalent product to finish. Any recommendations that won't break the bank???

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    We just found a supplier that sells Mystic Cut in an 8 oz size. It's enough to do a full size car and it costs less than the 32oz bottle.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Len View Post
    Try Wizard's Mystic Cut you won't believe how good it is, we've been using it for a couple of years and love it. It must be the nano technology.

    x2 on the wizards. i love that stuff, great initial cut, nice diminishing abrasive as you go. it's the only compound i use these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmarler View Post
    x2 on the wizards. i love that stuff, great initial cut, nice diminishing abrasive as you go. it's the only compound i use these days.
    X3, Len put me on to this a few years back, I love it. I use to use 3M black label which is a decent product but as Len states that nano tech can't be beat.

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    Question:
    Few years back probably goes to Len, I used as Len suggested a yellow wool pad after sanding clear coat and a white wool pad on the Makita I bought from you for a final finish— both with Sure Finish. All (3) cars have been multiple trophy winners with (2) best in show. So they turned out great obviously. With this new Mystic product (New to me) do I use the same protocol and can I expect the same result?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghackett1 View Post
    Question:
    Few years back probably goes to Len, I used as Len suggested a yellow wool pad after sanding clear coat and a white wool pad on the Makita I bought from you for a final finish— both with Sure Finish. All (3) cars have been multiple trophy winners with (2) best in show. So they turned out great obviously. With this new Mystic product (New to me) do I use the same protocol and can I expect the same result?
    Things have changed so much since back then first off nobody uses will anymore maybe wool foam hybrid second nobody uses a rotary polisher anymore either..

    Look into a rupes bigfoot 21 the newest model and some decent pads from igl.. also nobody waxes cars either it's all about the ceramics pm I can help you with ceramic coatings that arent sold to the public and last a long time..

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    Quote Originally Posted by style View Post
    Things have changed so much since back then first off nobody uses will anymore maybe wool foam hybrid second nobody uses a rotary polisher anymore either..

    Look into a rupes bigfoot 21 the newest model and some decent pads from igl.. also nobody waxes cars either it's all about the ceramics pm I can help you with ceramic coatings that arent sold to the public and last a long time..

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    can those ceramics be used over imron style paints? (polyester urethanes?) i have a boat i did about 15 years ago that looks pretty good still but i'd like to get a few more years out of it cause it's a bear to find a yard willing to let you paint any more.
    i'd like to know more about them anyway.
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    Yes they have one specifically for boats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by style View Post
    Yes they have one specifically for boats.

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    i looked at the website to see how it's applied but they don't really say. i only saw pictures of it being applied with a foam block covered with some kind of cloth. surely this can't be the whole process.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmarler View Post
    i looked at the website to see how it's applied but they don't really say. i only saw pictures of it being applied with a foam block covered with some kind of cloth. surely this can't be the whole process.
    Sry PM me for further questions.

    And our current go to ceramic coating is xpel fusion btw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by style View Post
    Things have changed so much since back then first off nobody uses will anymore maybe wool foam hybrid second nobody uses a rotary polisher anymore either..

    Look into a rupes bigfoot 21 the newest model and some decent pads from igl.. also nobody waxes cars either it's all about the ceramics pm I can help you with ceramic coatings that arent sold to the public and last a long time..

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    Nobody uses a rotary polisher any more? I sure do. I'm curious, if nobody is using a rotary polisher, what are they using? Not trying to say I doubt what you're saying, I'm genuinely curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaintEmIfYouGotEm View Post
    Nobody uses a rotary polisher any more? I sure do. I'm curious, if nobody is using a rotary polisher, what are they using? Not trying to say I doubt what you're saying, I'm genuinely curious.
    Is it only me or is there imperfections in the paint(top of the 1/4)? If so maybe that's why they are there no "polisher" was used. I watched a youtube video on different ceramic products, They applied it to a hood i believe and let it sit out in the weather for a period of time. You could see witch product worked better than the other.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Metallic Mayhem View Post
    Is it only me or is there imperfections in the paint(top of the 1/4)? If so maybe that's why they are there no "polisher" was used. I watched a youtube video on different ceramic products, They applied it to a hood i believe and let it sit out in the weather for a period of time. You could see witch product worked better than the other.


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    Sure looks like there are imperfections to me too.

    I am definitely not what anyone would call an "industry professional", nor am I at all up to date on the latest methods and materials that modern paint shops use, especially high volume ones.. but I definitely question the idea that "nobody uses a rotary polisher any more". If not a rotary polisher, what are they using? Again, I am genuinely curious about this, as I would want to know if there's a superior method for polishing paint. I personally am not aware of one. But if I'm mistaken, I wish to be educated. Seems to me that all the paint and body supply shops, auto parts stores, Summit Racing, etc. all have a large supply of pads and other materials for rotary polishers. Who are they selling these products to if nobody is using them?

    I paint 2-3 cars a year and am just finishing one in the next couple odd weeks. I'll be using a rotary polisher on it, just as I have with every previous paint job I've done.

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