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5 comments on Ask-A-Pro: Polish Recommendations for Acura and Honda paint

  1. Owen says:

    Todd, have been following your work for a while now on here and Acurazine. I have a NBP Acura TSX that has some pretty bad swirls and scratches. My most aggressive combination I have thrown at it is Optimum Compound II with a hydrotech blue pad. Most of the minor scratches are gone and the clarity is greatly improved but I want to get out some of the larger swirls. Should I try a yellow cutting pad next? What would you suggest. Thanks!

    • Owen,

      Thanks for following the work, and feel free to send more guys from AZ over!

      While the yellow pad has slightly more cut than the Cyan Hydrotech pad, I’m not sure it will be enough to get it to that next level of correction you’re looking for. The most economical trial obviously would be to get a yellow pad to see what difference it makes, and if it still doesn’t do the trick you’ll need to step up to something more aggressive like Meguiars M105 Ultra Cut Compound. After your trials, just be sure to follow it up with a finer polish/pad combination.

      I hope this helps.
      Todd

  2. Dan says:

    I have a 98 Cl. It has plastic bumper with minor scrathes, nothing deep almost like someone took a wire cloth and rubbed it around. I just want to make it solid and shine again….I am assuming you don’t buffer it……….

    • Dan,

      If memory serves me right, the CL had painted bumpers, correct? Assuming this is the case, then yes you can use a buffer to remove as much of the damage as possible. If doing it by hand you could try Meguiars ScratchX, and if that doesn’t do the trick you may have to step up to a more aggressive compound like Meguiars M105 (which works very well by hand). Also keep in mind that if the scratches are deep enough, it may not be possible to completely and safely remove them.

      Thanks,
      Todd

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