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removing light scratches

well i know you can use a DA to remove light scratches with a half decent compound but my question is i use mequirs ultimate compound and i get fare results but then is this stuff the same as a polish or is that a different item all together. so pretty much what i want to know is, is a compound the same as a polish or is it not, and if not which polish would you guys recommend.
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Megs compound is just that a compound, it cuts into the paint to remove those light scratches. It is suppose to be more aggressive than a polish in their consumer line. For the consumer line of Megs they dont make a polish that has a cut to it. When I refer to cut I am meaning how much the product will remove. You can go to their online store or try ebay and look for polishes there that could meet your needs. REMEMBER! DONT IMMEDIATELY GO TO THE HIGHEST CUT... you will need to experiment with lower cuts to get the result you want. You can still use the compound over and over to get the result you are looking for, it will just take time and more product.
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Least aggressive first and I would use Ultimate Compound by hand. It offers more working time and finishes down perfect. You really can't go wrong with any of the SMAT products because you can stop when the paint issues are gone and just wipe off, no breaking down the product to get a complete cut. If I were in your situation right now, I would pick up Meguiars 105 and 205 in the 8oz bottles then pick up a few sealants on the free sample page of Autogeek. It will cost you around 20 bucks and you will have some great stuff.
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I wouldnt start off with 105... thats a heavy cut. Dont get me wrong you will remove the scratch.... along with more paint than you need to be removed. Id say start off with #83 its a Dual Action cleaner/ polish... but again this is all dependent on how deep the scratch is. Start off with something with a high cut and remove more than you want and you will go through the paint quicker than you think. Start off light as I was saying earlier and gradually work up in cuts. But make sure you are working in the product properly before moving up, you will can tell if you are working it in properly by checking your results after each pass.
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I wouldnt start off with 105... thats a heavy cut.
205 isn't. A person needs to have a variety of products, which is why I recommend that he get both.

Jesse, watch this video: http://www.palmbeachmotoring.net/asc...r-2-20-10.html It might help you with your paint correction.
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which is why I didnt say 205........ and why I said he should start off with a light cut and work himself up
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Okay, I see. I was taking more out of it than you meant. That's the problem with impersonal conversation. At least now he knows what number is the least cut.
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its alright, and I agree with the impersonal conversation, never know if the next guy is angry or just being stupid.
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