Polishing Black Cars - Advice please

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  1. Bones126 Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Hi

    I'm in the process of polishing my black FR-V, doing a panel at a time each night. I am T-Cutting the really bad cracks and scratches, then Autoglym Restoration, and finishing with Super Resin. The problem I am getting is that there are some really heavy cracks in the paint on 2 panels for some reason, may be sun damage, that I can not get out. So I have flatted them the best I can and happy to go down to but when I add the Super Resin Polish it leaves white in it so it enhances the cracks more :-(

    Apart from respraying them, which I think I'll look at in the new year. Is there something else I can do? Is there a really good black polish I can use rather than the white Autoglym?

    Thank you for any help and advise, cheers
    Dave
     
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  3. Bones126 Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Thanks @Nels , will take a look. Cheers.
     
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  4. Duc de Pommfrit Moderator Staff Team

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    When the Garage used a bush to clean my car :Rant:, poorboy black hole did a good job correcting it.
     
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  5. Bones126 Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Poorboy seems to be well regarded looking at the net, will give the T-Cut treatment first and probably move on and try Poorboy later.
     
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    mate have you got some close up photo's of your paint work, these is some cutting compounds that are not to abrasive so they will not cut deep in to the paint and they also don't contain fillers which some polishes do have...
    Thanks
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    Will get some later :Thumbup:
     
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    no problems mate :Smile::Thumbup:...
     
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  9. Bones126 Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    69347494-2A6A-47E6-90C6-158F5A634AD6. 25186751-F80E-4552-8031-6DA697A82EB6.
    OK pic of scratches/cracks, these are enhanced by the white resinh polish in them.
     
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  10. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Has that been re-sprayed?
     
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    mate the white of the resin sure shows in them, can you feel them mate, I just wonder how deep they are as some times with a decent compound they might blend out..
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    I suspect this side has at some point as the other side is ok.

    Yep, you can feel them if you run your nail over them. I also used fine finishing lab on them too.
     
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  13. Mugen_fd2 Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Personally I wouldn't try to tackle them without paint thickness gauge, as you can remove too much of the clear coat. I had experience with nissan in the past and its very easy to get to bare paint especially when using aggressive compound on VERY soft Honda paint.
    Its better to live with those scratches until next year respray, than do it next week.(IMHO)

    ps. Im using cem dt-156 pain thickness gauge if interested.
     
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    Good point, that is a concern. Will try the black polish to mask and look at respray in the new year.
    Cheers.
     
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    When you can feel them then you can't polish them out without removing the same amount clear- and color paint the scratches are missing. And that is way too much! It is a waste of product (money) and time to try to solve this.

    Just clean and protect you car for the winter and do a re-spray next spring!
     
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  16. jazzway Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    I want to add that Poorboy's World Black Hole (and its light sister 'White Diamond') are wonderful products. Not for scrathes like yours and you can feel, but only for light swirls. Last year i did our daughters black car with PB Black Hole by hand, i didn't own a D/A polisher then.

    before - swirls
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    after - with black hole
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    PB Black Hole has to be sealed in with a sealant or wax, otherwise the filling ability is gone in 1 or 2 weeks.
     
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    mate the difference can be seen there and also by hand :Thumbup:...
     
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  18. Bones126 Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Seems to be the general consensus, thanks for the your reply and superb results on your daughters car :Thumbup:
    Will get back on it this week and look at respray next year. Or if I can persuade the Mrs a wrap lol
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    Fantastic finish
     
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  19. Bones126 Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Eventually got to polish the car today using the T-Cut restorer and nano coat polish @Duc de Pommfrit sent me :Thumbup: thanks again..
    Total of 4 hours but very happy with finish, the pic with the ugly bloke in looks fluffy and spotty for some reason but panel isn’t

    D31CD075-D76F-4419-9E92-72004124D1AE. FBC18441-AC31-4283-865C-F24D8C514A39. 3C5FC439-E2D2-49B4-84CA-98941A372A8A. 632D5F1F-E1EF-45A2-B42D-1409B8E816AF. A2270ACD-2654-4F5B-80AC-79E040E2211A.
     
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  20. Nels Moderator Staff Team

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    Nice job on the car:Thumbup:
     
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