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Polishing compounds in bodyshop

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  • #48041
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    Alexander
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    Hello everyone,
    I was wondering if the US collision repair shops use waxes after polishing/compounding jobs?
    In Europe painters tend to use one-step systems or maximum two steps. Nobody uses waxes. When I say “waxes” I mean protective glaze or sealant. Do not confuse with swirl removing product.

    Regards,

    Alexander

    #48043
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    Jon
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    No, generally you want to wait 30 days before putting on any type of wax so the solvents in the paint can fully come out before sealing it with a wax

    #48044
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    matthew mcintyre
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    [quote=”Jonas” post=36513]No, generally you want to wait 30 days before putting on any type of wax so the solvents in the paint can fully come out before sealing it with a wax[/quote]

    Second that

    #48448
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    David Ryan
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    Hi Dear.. Its your choice to perform polishing or detailing go hand in hand or one after another. But, ploishing and detailing are both equally important.

    #48475
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    paul
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    Most clears have a 90 day full cure period ,I advise not waxing them until that period is up ,machine glaze is different and allows the paint to breath but is only a temporary out the shop finish and will be washed off easily unlike true waxes which seal over and create a more durable protective layer

    I use a one step product menzerna FG400 , I haven’t used anything that comes close to it

    #48488
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    ron
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    The FG 400 is an Aggressive compound? I have not used it would it be the choice for fresh paint that is 1500 sanded?
    What sponge is used and what type of polisher?
    Cheers,

    #48492
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    paul
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    Rotary polisher white g mop then black on fresh clears sanded back with 1500

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