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Old 05-23-2015, 06:04 PM   #4076
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Hey quick question... My cars a 2008 and the paint has many small swirls and scratches... I plan on using a clay bar, rubbing compound, swirl remover/polish, and finally wax... My question is do i use rubbing compound on the entire car or just the scratched areas?
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Old 05-23-2015, 06:27 PM   #4077
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Hey quick question... My cars a 2008 and the paint has many small swirls and scratches... I plan on using a clay bar, rubbing compound, swirl remover/polish, and finally wax... My question is do i use rubbing compound on the entire car or just the scratched areas?
Try the swirl remover first. You always want to use the least aggressive option possible. If some areas do not have scratches or swirls a light polish would likely still help those panels pop

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Old 05-23-2015, 07:21 PM   #4078
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Try the swirl remover first. You always want to use the least aggressive option possible. If some areas do not have scratches or swirls a light polish would likely still help those panels pop

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Will a swirl remover and polishing product combined be as good as a dedicated swirl/scratch remover and a dedicated polish?
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Old 05-27-2015, 12:08 PM   #4079
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Will a swirl remover and polishing product combined be as good as a dedicated swirl/scratch remover and a dedicated polish?
I like to say just like a shampoo and conditioner the compound and polish would give you better results there would be no compromise.

so compound and then polish
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Old 05-27-2015, 02:08 PM   #4080
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I have an 09 civic that has really hazy headlights. I'm planning on trying some Meguiar's plastX clear plastic cleaner and polish. Then I have a 3M headlight lens restoration kit with protectant (drill option).

I was also considering putting on some opti-lens headlight coating after using the other products. Do you think this is a good course of action? Also, do you recommend using the opti-lens on my 2015 WRX's headlights to go ahead and protect them?
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Old 05-28-2015, 05:00 PM   #4081
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I have an 09 civic that has really hazy headlights. I'm planning on trying some Meguiar's plastX clear plastic cleaner and polish. Then I have a 3M headlight lens restoration kit with protectant (drill option).

I was also considering putting on some opti-lens headlight coating after using the other products. Do you think this is a good course of action? Also, do you recommend using the opti-lens on my 2015 WRX's headlights to go ahead and protect them?

That actually sounds like a great plan since meguiars doesn't have anything that prevents UV Rays from destroying your headlight lenses. Definitely using the opti-lens coating would protect against those UV Rays once you have cleaned them up with the meguiars. Another alternative you could do is put headlight film on there to protect the lenses against the elements but of course that's a more expensive option.
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