Cutting Compounds ( car polishing)

oldoaktree

Member
Location
County Durham
Our main car is quiet badly scratched in many areas and I’ve been looking at cutting compounds to try and rectify them basic tcut hasn’t worked. After a bit of investigation one of the best ones is this stuff :-https://www.theultimatefinish.co.uk/koch-chemie/h8-02-heavy-cut.aspx
Now I’ve never tried anything like this and was hoping for advice or if it’s worth doing , dose it work ? Next option is a re spray which I don’t fancy.
 

ColinV6

Member
T cut is the work of the devil. Infact id probably guess you’ve made it worse than it was...

Can you get some pics of it? If you can feel the scratch with your nail it’s generally a paint job but if it’s lots of marring and wash related marks then it’s worth googling who a local detailer is to you. (NOT A VALETER) you need a proper paint detailer. He will be able to work magic and it’s surprising what they can correct with the right pads and products. :)
 

ColinV6

Member
Is the scratching you see like this?

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tw15

Member
Location
DORSET
Just done a very dull L200 pickup that was splattered with white gloss paint as it was a painters truck you haven't seen anything like it but got rid of the white paint with a product called the pink stuff and a scotch bright pad ,£1 IN POUND LAND . Then i gave it a good mopping with the electric polisher /mop with G3 cutting compound and a polish by hand has come up as good as new .
 

Robt

Member
Location
Suffolk
Our main car is quiet badly scratched in many areas and I’ve been looking at cutting compounds to try and rectify them basic tcut hasn’t worked. After a bit of investigation one of the best ones is this stuff :-https://www.theultimatefinish.co.uk/koch-chemie/h8-02-heavy-cut.aspx
Now I’ve never tried anything like this and was hoping for advice or if it’s worth doing , dose it work ? Next option is a re spray which I don’t fancy.
But an old bonnet from a scrap yard to practise on first. Go slow and apply very light pressure. Most of all, enjoy! It’s so rewarding .
 

Chris F

Staff Member
Media
Location
Hammerwich
I personally use the Menzerna range of polishes. The lower the number the more it cuts. Use a machine polisher and they are pretty easy to use. Like these:

 

box

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
NZ
Pics.

There's no point on a layman spending lots of money on fancy products, the cheapest nastiest paste type scuff and scratch remover will generally get the job done. If tcut didn't do anything, I'd say it's insurance & respray time.

But this thread is useless without pics.
 

oldoaktree

Member
Location
County Durham
Pics.

There's no point on a layman spending lots of money on fancy products, the cheapest nastiest paste type scuff and scratch remover will generally get the job done. If tcut didn't do anything, I'd say it's insurance & respray time.

But this thread is useless without pics.
It’s not exactly lots of money and after an evening watching you tube videos I’m ready to give it a go it’s not that complicated.
Thanks for the replies
 
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ih1455xl

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
northampton
When I worked in nz there was a chap in the dealers that was in charge of cleaning the used kit he made a old ih 1460 combine look like new using swarfega

 

BuskhillFarm

Member
Arable Farmer
I would take it to a local car detailer. Da polishers are very dangerous in the wrong hands. They’ll be able to check thickness of paint and buff the least amount off. A hundred quid will seem cheap after you add up compounds and da and all
 

smcapstick

Member
Location
Kirkby Lonsdale
Why bother unless you are trying to sell it? All this anal car worship is bollox. Just use it to get from A to B, who cares what it looks like?
Sometimes it’s nice to be in something nice.

I don’t baby my daily work pickup (Sprinter) but I always keep it clean.
When I was running Navaras I kept them spotless. When they look happy, they feel happy!
 

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