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Old 06-07-2007, 06:22 PM
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I polsihed and waxed my beetle today and realized a lot of fine scratches all over. I already tried Meguiar's Scatch X but that doesn't help. I need something more agressive. Any recommendations for a black beetle??
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Old 06-07-2007, 06:29 PM
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Be careful about thinking you need something more abrasive.

Just get some polish.

And do a full job when you wax it:
clean, claybar (every few wax's not EVERY, maybe once a year or so), polish, glaze, wax

The polish helps round out corners on those scratches, glaze helps fill in the scratches that are left, and by the time you get the wax on there you should be cool.

Meguires has a full line up for you I believe.
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Old 06-10-2007, 04:47 PM
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There are so many products on the market, even Meguiars product line is huge, now I know about the steps to clean the beetle, but I really need some product recommendations which are proven to work with a black beetle. As I mentioned, Scratch X wont help, what would be the next option? Paint Cleaner?

As of now I use Meg. Shampoo, Meg. Claybar, 3M polish und 3M wax. The car looks good, but if I look closer, there are fine scratches all over
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My guess is you need to get out the power tools. Seems like the previous owner liked the auto wash
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Old 06-11-2007, 02:50 AM
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An auto wash that wasn't touchless. Or maybe they tried polishing and waxing without clean rags or something??
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Old 06-11-2007, 03:23 AM
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With my black beauty, I try to use as many soft materials at possible. Soft mits, microfibers and such. Use wax regularly. Use clean everything. Whatever touches the car, make sure it's clean and there's no dirt in it. Pretty much anything you do with any other car. Just be more careful cause ours shows much more.
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* gets a huge bottle of white out * I use to tease rich with that line all the time Le sigh
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Old 06-11-2007, 06:52 PM
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Two options:

1. Zaino
2. Paint it flat black and stop waxing.
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dude...I saw the pics of your car in the other thread. I'd say you did a great job already.
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Old 06-22-2007, 02:50 PM
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I really think about a flat paint!!

What product of Zaino exactly?

It may look good on the pix but if you look closer there are lots of hairlines everywhere.
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