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    Paint hardness for polishing

    Hi All,

    Does anyone know if ultimate black paint specifically is on the harder or softer side?

    Tried researching a bit and in general it seems Jag paint is on the harder side, but wondering if any fellow detailing enthusiasts have had any specific experience.

    Got a fair bit of swirling all over (and a little hologramming on the bonnet from whoever maybe tried to polish incorrectly) That Id like to tackle soon ish. Have people found this to be relatively hard work?

    As a little background, Im relatively competent with a dual action, and had some decent results on a few cars Ive tried with a rotary which had a bit more correction needed.

    Many thanks,

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    If you’re ok with the DA then you’re half way there. Clay bar is a must first followed by a good quality compound using the DA. A polish specifically designed for black cars next and lastly a carnuba wax.

    It’ll come up like a diamond.
    2012 XKR Black pack, Speed Pack, Aero pack, Rat pack. Past:-87'XJS 3.6L, 93'XJ40 3.2L gold, 95'XJ6 4.0L sport, 00'XJ8 3.2L sport, 2005 XK8 4.2L coupe, 2009 XK 5.0L Portfolio in that order and enjoyed all of 'em.

    I do not offer advice, I only say what I would do with the set of circumstances presented. Your choice always.

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