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Old 11-15-2012, 10:41 PM   #1
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Default Product Showcase: Menzerna Fast Gloss 400

We were able to get some Menzerna Fast Gloss 400 in to test out. Take a look at the results below.



Manufacturer's Description

Menzerna Fast Gloss FG 400 the very latest outstanding compounding polish from Menzerna.
Menzerna Fast Gloss FG 400 contains even more ultra fine abrasive so can now remove sanding marks up to 1200 grit whilst at the same time producing exceptional levels of gloss. We have found this to be a truly exceptional product when used by either Dual Action or Rotary polisher, quickly removing swirls and scratches even on tough paints leaving a truly exceptional level of gloss for such a correction compound.

Like all products from Menzerna, Fast Gloss is free of silicone and fillers so therefore results are permanent.

Product Highlights:

- More abrasiveness: Elimination of sanding marks of grit 1200 ultra fast
- High gloss: Within one-step process creation of impeccable high gloss
- One-step polish: Saving time due to one-step process with high abrasiveness and high gloss
- All-purpose: Suitable for all types of clear coats

Now onto the results:

Subject: 2011 BMW M3 Competition Package - Jet Black

Tools used:

Griot's 6 inch Random Orbital Polisher

Uber Vented 5 inch backing plate
Uber Microfiber Cutting Pad 5.25 inch
Uber Microfiber Towel 16x24
Menzerna Top Inspection

Car was brought in to us after Hurricane Sandy for a clean up. We decided this would be a great test for Menzerna FG 400. We figured this would be 2 steps on this car, start wtih Menzerna FG 400 and finish with Menzerna SF 4000 or Sonax Fine Abrasive or Sonax Nano Polish........well we were a bit surprised take a look.

Before - pretty beat up after Hurricane Sandy/the Noreaster/and just bad car washes



Won't go too much into this part but Prep including: wash/decon/autoscrub/wheels...
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:42 PM   #2
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Menzerna Top Inspection wipe down




After the wipe down we found a few more rids, we took care of them with few passes of FG 400 and we got to a last step ready


Repeat the above and this was what we got. Some great results with just about zero dust.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:42 PM   #3
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Here are some split shots of what FG 400 can do

Trunk

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Passenger side door 50/50



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Old 11-15-2012, 10:42 PM   #4
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After



Rear fender




Completed in about 15-20 minutes with the Griot's/Uber Cutting Microfiber Pad/Menzerna FG 400

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Old 11-15-2012, 10:43 PM   #5
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Results - WOW - In the sun (we spotted no holograms)






We rinsed down the car to ensure all dust was gone we went right into the last step.




Any questions please feel free.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:42 PM   #6
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Menz FG400 seems promising! could you technically use the product to replace both a compound/polish step? or it'll leave finer swirl/scratches in some areas?
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:46 PM   #7
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Menz FG400 seems promising! could you technically use the product to replace both a compound/polish step? or it'll leave finer swirl/scratches in some areas?
for this car it didn't leave any marring or holograms. I was speechless.

however I would still probably finish it down as it is a compound.
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:49 PM   #8
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thats awesome to hear how would you compare this product to the auto finesse tripple that you just posted up. i've just seen your other thread and it looks like a great product at a great price also
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:27 PM   #9
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sure thing this is a compound that is used with an orbital polisher. this will remove the defects not hide them.
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:43 AM   #10
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How does this product stack up against M105,D300,Si1500 and the PG1000.Right now I'm using Meguiar's Ultimate Compound finishing with SF 4500 not getting the results I'm looking for still have swirls and scratches by the next wash everything is back again.
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:45 AM   #11
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I've been using M105 and D300 of late because I felt they were better than PG1000 for sure.

But with the intro of FG 400 I'm definitely in love with or in lust with it ; )

I still would like to test it out a bit more but I'm 100 percent sure its better than PG 1000. It dust less than the others (M105, D300, PG1000)
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:52 PM   #12
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Very nice. I've purchased several Menzerna products from you folks. Even their simple paint sealant product gave me remarkable results.
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:20 PM   #13
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i'm with nwgc8 on the Meg's UC. worked good on my car but i find it mediocre at best. this product or m105 might be my next go to compound.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:32 AM   #14
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i'm with nwgc8 on the Meg's UC. worked good on my car but i find it mediocre at best. this product or m105 might be my next go to compound.
I found it to be just the opposite. However, if you're looking for UC to cut as well as M105, you will be disappointed. It's a good product that lies somewhere between M205 and M105. .....closer to M205 if you ask me.

In either case, I find it finishes well (via DA) for the level of correction it provides. Its one of the better off-the-shelf polishes available currently IMO/IME.
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:46 PM   #15
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maybe i'm not working the product enough into the paint via DA or something. it gave me pretty good results on my black gc8 paint but on this blue accord i did, i could still see bunch of swirls when i finished up the car at night.

sorry for threadjacking btw DD :P i promise i'll buy some of your products soon.
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