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Posted by Derin on June 09, 2001 at 18:52:36:

In Reply to: I've wondered about... posted by Jon on June 08, 2001 at 17:02:59:


Colored waxes for Alpine White. Normally I'd steer clear of "miracle scratch remover" type products but since AW is a non-clearcoat, non-metallic paint, I've wondered if one could get really good results with something like that. Maybe it would cover fine scratches? It definitely wouldn't work w/ a clearcoat or metallic paint.

As far as a "foot-deep shine" goes, that could be hard to get on a white car. Easy w/ black obviously.

I've heard good things about Zaino as far a shine goes. How deep is this Zaino shine?

-Jon

I have a '91 M3 with the Alpine White II original paint color. The paint is really in great shape and is as smooth as glass with little to no (major) scratches or chips. Only very small chips or fine fine scratches exist on the paint.

Since I tend to be a perfectionist, I really want a super deep shine out of the paint, but haven't found the right combination of products.

On the last wax job I used:
Stage 1: 3M Rubbing Compound
Stage 2: Meguiars Paint Cleaner
Stage 3: Meguiars Swirl Remover
Stage 4: Liquid Glass Polish

To most people the car looks great, but I can only get about 9" of 'depth' when I hold a ruler to the paint. I want a 'foot deep shine' with glossy/blinding results, but how do I achieve that with a white car that has no clear coat?

What products do you other owners of Alpine White cars use? [FYI: I've also used other products like Mother's and Meguiars caruba waxes with mediocre results (compared to Liquid Glass)]

Any suggestions or recommendations (Zaino, Zymol, Wax Shop)?

HELP!

Thanks,
Drew






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