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July 17, 2008

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Toyota Vios Coal Black

by Kenneth Tang

3M Machine Glaze and some Meguiar’s #82 Swirl Free Polish…. mmmm…black…..

 

The car belongs to a forum member of Meguiars Malaysia forum, he washes and waxes it himself and is here to remove some light swirling.

He was very kind to wash and clayed it before hand, so when he came, we just rinsed it down and wipe dry.

So we started on the bonnet first, test using the least aggressive method, M82 Swirl Free Polish with a Lake Country black finishing pad via rotary. This removed about 50%-60% of the swirls and still left quite a lot of deeper ones.

We stepped up to the owner’s own polish, 3M Perfect-it III Machine Glaze, according to product charts online, the abrasiveness level should be the same as M80 Speed Glaze.

The polish is used with a Meguiar’s W-8006 Polishing Pad via rotary. And success! Most of it were removed leaving the odd Random Deep Scratches(RDS). So I asked the owner if he was okay with it, or he wanted more cut, hehehe. He said it was sufficient and we just stuck with that combo.

This is followed by M82 Swirl Free Polish on a Meguiar’s W-9006 Finishing Pad via Random Orbital to remove the machine inflicted holograms during the polishing step.

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After:


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We then wiped down the bonnet with M6000 Wax and Grease Remover to remove any polishing oils that may hide and inspected the surface under halogens, happy with the finish, we used the combo on the whole car.

Mid-way, the owner decided to debadge his boot to remove the ‘vios’ and ‘G’ badge.

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During:

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After:

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So I worked my way around the car with the rotary,

 

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This left some ugly holograms,

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The owner then followed this with M82 Swirl Free Polish on a Meguiar’s W-9006 Finishing Pad via Random Orbital, and did a fantastic job removing them!

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We finished quite late, and my camera ran out of battery at the end so only have two shots. These are after polishing, finishing and a pressure rinse to remove dust. No wax

 

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Thanks to the owner! Had great fun and relieved when finally finished. Looking forward to your pics after you put on the M21 2.0 on her 😉

Thanks to others who came as well, your company is always enjoyed.

 

Notes:

The 3M polish in my opinion has a little more cut than M80 but lesser than M83. It is quite dry and may be grabby sometimes, dusts quite a lot but can be washed away and the residue is easily wiped away. It sure is nice to have around if something in between M80 and M83 is wanted but unfortunately it can’t be bought around here as it was only a sample…

 

Thanks for looking as always and feel free to comment or ask any questions.

 

 

 

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