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How do I get the finish to shine?

Post by AlanS » Tue Aug 31, 2010 10:21 am

I want it plain and simple. I have two Volvos (1995-85/ 2001 S40) with weathered finishes. One black, the other dark blue with clear. A simple wash and wax just doesn't do it. What can I do to bring out the finish before I wax for the winter?
I have one of those 10" double handled RO waxers, and a 6" Porter Cable Radom orbital 'sander' that I use for woodworking (I was told that I can get pads for finishing for this thing). Other than that, I have my hands.
What do I get? what is the process? Plain and simple...please.

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Re: How do I get the finish to shine?

Post by C70rider » Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:46 pm

I used the 5 star finish on my C70 and after 4 hrs of clay, wash, neutralizing,wash, and then the finish . it looks as close to new as i could hope. look it uphere ... www.5starshine.com. even got all the swirls out of the hood and crap out of the plastic bumpers
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Re: How do I get the finish to shine?

Post by FCPEURO » Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:32 pm

+1 to 5 Star Shine. I have used this stuff and it worked great.
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Re: How do I get the finish to shine?

Post by goatcheez » Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:33 pm

If you already have a Porter Cable I HIGHLY recommend Adams Polishes! They have a kit designed for the PC and it will completely bring your paint back to life! My 1996 850 Wagon was pink when I bought it. Yep, the paint was that oxidized. It looks brand new now. I've even had people at work ask me if I got my car repainted. Check 'em out www.adamspolishes.com

Good luck!!

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Re: How do I get the finish to shine?

Post by BigPetla » Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:53 am

goatcheez wrote:
Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:33 pm
If you already have a Porter Cable I HIGHLY recommend Adams Polishes! They have a kit designed for the PC and it will completely bring your paint back to life! My 1996 850 Wagon was pink when I bought it. Yep, the paint was that oxidized. It looks brand new now. I've even had people at work ask me if I got my car repainted. Check 'em out this best drying towels of www.adamspolishes.com

Good luck!!

goatcheez
Thanks for the nice info. I also like Adams product. Anyone please suggest me a good quality drying towels for cleaning my car after waxing under $10. Thanks

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Re: How do I get the finish to shine?

Post by vjaneczko » Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:02 pm

www.towelpros.com has plenty to choose from.
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