Having watched Wilfy’s thread on his computer desk, the thought of starting one here crossed my mind, to but the knowledge into use… But I have a leeetle awkwaaard problem - - -
Can somebody PLEASE tell me what HLVP is?
Some small contribution- Being a member of www.detailingworld.com
for a couple of years, I managed to gain some good information. I also must admit that I have got a case of Obsessive Car Detailing - Nah, it can't read as OCD; can it? This is what my regular dream looks like - so you can only imagine what a "Pumped Up" one will be.
AAAAnyway; to my sentiment: should you see the “pros” going about with their stuff on their cars, you should be in a position, given the right tools and compounds, to get a glittery finish from any paint/lacquer combination and in addition, what you need to know in terms of “no’s” when it comes to spray finishes, that is, the things that these guys need to straighten on some car finishes. Something the manufacturer should be pretty aware of.
For the new guys, I mean beginners; and those with enough time and a patience to learn how to use a rotary polisher, a random orbital polisher is what I would recommend. It is the way of doing some polishing on a paintwork/lacquer. It is important though to use decent “diminishing abrasive” polishing compound. These compounds, if put in right proportions break down into very finer abrasives which give the results achieved by those guys in the forum. I have, with success used the techniques on a couple of materials from my car. If you use the right abrasives, and tools, be sure to get a finish as shiny as a mirror.
On my domestic cleaning and protective duties, I work with detailing spray and more so Megs APC (All Purpose Cleaner).
Depending on what I am polishing and how shiny I want the finish to be, I use Menzerna polishes found in various grades and also Lake Country Pads.
At least that is part of my craziness too. Cars.