No Meguiars Heavy is not mild. But you said your mild didn't remove the scratches? The heavy cut won't hurt it, just take it easy.descemet said:what would be a more mild agent? is Meguiar's heavy cut cleaner more mild (per your recommendation in my other thread)? :dunno:
Rubbing compound is abrasive, but the only way to remove surface imperfections such as swirls and wet-sand marks is by leveling or removing a thin layer of your clear-coat. This can only be accomplished via abrasive compounds. Don't be too scared when using 3M's Fine Cut RC. It was a bit milder than I personally thought it was going to be. Use a small foam applicator and don't apply too much pressure. Use a small amount and just work the product in.descemet said:One thing that confuses me...the 3M RC bottle says "clear coat safe." How is that possible? I thought that, by definition, rubbing compound was abrasive to the car's paint and clear coat. Please correct me if I am mistaken.
Thanks for all your help. I appreciate it!
What did you use to apply the touch-up? The brush that comes with the paint is never fine enough (I like using a toothpick). Also, did you sand the chip prior to application?descemet said:As for the main chip, I tried touching it up myself and it doesn't look pretty. (It might actually look worse than before) I am going to buy some 2000 grit sandpaper and see if I can flatten the mound of touchup and, hopefully, conceal it a little.