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First, I've been suggesting a hand application, (archive)

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Posted by Paul E on June 26, 2000 at 09:52:37:

In Reply to: Boy I gotta tell ya that sounds dangerous posted by //MMMGood on June 26, 2000 at 08:50:32:

: I have never heard of anyone saying that you should try to take scratches out with force instead of multiple applications.

: I would suggest a detailer to use a rotary to put medium cut down to cut the rest of the paint down to the level.

: Or you can try a porter cable machine to do this.

: You should go to autopia car care on the link above and ask there...

: Sorry to say but the solutions that people are offering here are huge invitations to disaster.
: Using a lot of pressure when you detail is a bad idea.

: Not to say it wouldn't work...but it might not work for you.

: Peter Hsu

NOt machine. My method involves wrapping a 5 - 7" long hard rubber sandinb block with a thin cotton terry towel. Apply the 3m Moderate Strength Cleaner Wax to the applicator, and then, in long firm strokes, using as much weight as required, slowly, go back and forth, with the weight applied in the forward stroke.

I have been able to remove clear coat scratches with this method that all the other products mentioned, plus others, applied either by hand or with Orbital Polishers, have failed to touch. And, unlike some of the other polishes or cleaners, this product does NOT leave any telltale scratching of its own. So there's nothing 'dangerous' about it when used in this method...What...I'm going to tell everyone to ruin their paint? Look, I'm sure I've spent at least as much time on surface beauty of my M3 as anyone...And if I've come up with a process which works, after trying all the others,I'm going to tell people about it....

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