So I've decided to tackle some swirls on the hood of my Dolphin Gray S4. I have already tried using Swirl X by hand with no luck. I really like the Meguiar's DA Microfiber Correction System and think it will be a good entry into DA detailing. I plan to use this 2 step process to get my feet wet and get a feel for the machine. Once I get more comfortable and get over the learning curve I plan on getting into other pads, polishes, LSP's etc. I have already heard that Audi paint is quite hard and I might need something with a little more cut. The swirls aren't that bad so I'm going to start with the least aggressive approach and work my way up as neccessary. Here's my shopping list from this afternoon, I should receive my G110v2 any day now.
Feel free to recommend anything that will help penetrate the Audi paint or works well with gray metallic paint like Dolphin Gray. This car is my daily driver that is always outside exposed to the Florida elements. It has the potential to see lots of rainfall, sea salt, and tree sap etc...
I also bought some other stuff to help clean up the Ol' S4. I just remembered I forgot to get some iron cut. That will have to wait until the next round. I have plenty of clay so didn't pick any up.
1 Einszett 1Z Perls Shampoo - 500 ml
1 Meguiar's Professional DA Polisher Backing Plate W67DA - 5"
1 Meguiar's DA Microfiber Finishing Wax - 16 oz
1 Meguiar's DA Microfiber Correction Compound - 16 oz
1 Meguiar's DA Microfiber Finishing Disc Buffing Pad - 2 pack - 5.5"
1 Meguiar's DA Microfiber Cutting Disc Buffing Pad - 2 pack - 5.5"
1 Meguiar's Pad Conditioner Brush
1 Microfiber Waffle Weave Drying Towel - 36" x 24"
1 Microfiber Ultra Plush Two Sided Towel - 16" x 16"
3 Microfiber Black General Purpose Towel - 16" x 16"
1 Squash Air CS-X3 Refillable Air Freshener Dispenser
1 Grit Guard Grit Guard Insert - BLUE
1 Stoner Trim Shine Vinyl & Plastic Coating - 12oz