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Alright guys,
Im a newbie here so please go easy on me. Bought an 07 Cayman in the UK a couple of months ago and have decided that I want to be buried in it when I die. Its that good.
Anyway, its a low miler in Basalt Black and it looks like it has been cleaned regularly but by a fool. Lots of swirls and holograms.
I'm planning on spending a good 4-5 hours polishing by hand so does anyone have a suggestion of a good product? Historically I have always had good results with Meguiars products so I am thinking of using Ultimate Compound but I bet someone round here knows of a much better product. Any suggestions please? Cheers! David
 

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Alright guys,
Im a newbie here so please go easy on me. Bought an 07 Cayman in the UK a couple of months ago and have decided that I want to be buried in it when I die. Its that good.
Anyway, its a low miler in Basalt Black and it looks like it has been cleaned regularly but by a fool. Lots of swirls and holograms.
I'm planning on spending a good 4-5 hours polishing by hand so does anyone have a suggestion of a good product? Historically I have always had good results with Meguiars products so I am thinking of using Ultimate Compound but I bet someone round here knows of a much better product. Any suggestions please? Cheers! David
I was not able to get good results by hand (hand cramps and all). A random orbital buffer will get better results in way less time. I have been using the Optimum line of polishers. I can spend more than 4-5 hours even using a machine...but I am in no rush and take my time. Have you ever hand polished a black car?
 

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Hmmm alot of the pros seem to have switched to SwissVax.

I don't know how experienced you are, but you can do alot of damage with a machine if you don't know what your doing. I leave it to this guy to do mine:

Project Karma, Professional Car Detailing.

(I have no affiliation other than being blown away by his results)


Your comment made me chuckle as it really is a driving experience that can only be believed once driven. Enjoy! :):):)
 

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Hmmm alot of the pros seem to have switched to SwissVax.

I don't know how experienced you are, but you can do alot of damage with a machine if you don't know what your doing. I leave it to this guy to do mine:

Project Karma, Professional Car Detailing.

(I have no affiliation other than being blown away by his results)


Your comment made me chuckle as it really is a driving experience that can only be believed once driven. Enjoy! :):):)
Thanks g-money,
Actually funnier than that.....My ex used to have a Boxster. After I broke up with her I realised that the only thing that I really missed was borrowing her car on Sunday mornings and going for a blast! :hilarious:
Anyway, I did originally plan on going down the professional route but some of the prices I have seen are quite steep.However, Karma looks pretty good. Are there any particular services that you would recommend? Any idea where they are based?
 

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Thats twice you've made me laugh today. Cheers, needed cheering up having got home to a speeding ticket :eek: (93 MPH A303 near Warminster) - bllx...

Their based in Bristol (his name is Zaf), he travels alot though and takes his work seriously, did some vintage stuff for the Mille Miglia I believe. Turned up at mine 6:30am, on my request, and didn't finish till 10:00 pm! He priced the Cayman as a small car (£250) and incorporated alot of paint correction for that, in addition to full exterior and interior detail. I think my paint was in worse shape than he expected to be fair, and the car is covered in decals which slowed the job down. I reckon I got a £300 quid job for the money I paid. I asked him not to bother with the engine bay and to focus effort elsewhere.

He was doing a job up north when I first got in touch so travel is not an issue for him. I like his attitude, very unassuming and more than happy for me to watch him work etc. As you say, such things ain't cheap, but like you I bought my car second-hand and the paintwork deserved some tlc, I'll probably make it a yearly or 18 month thing. If you mention Cayman Design Edition and Bristol he'll know who I am.... those decals are probably still giving him nightmares :hilarious:



 
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