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Polishing Compound Preferences?

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 I've just polished my first model body with a multi-grit polishing kit.

 I will run out of the supplied polishing compound pretty quickly. What's recommended to use as a final step polishing compound?

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I use the Novus products. They work for me. Others use Meguiars products.

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Meguiar's Car Cleaner Wax is my choice that I've used for years. Mild with just about any paint, and using this with a chamois cloth (I strongly recommend using that), I've been happy with it.

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I have been using the Tamiya compounds for several years and have always been satisfied. They offer three grades of polish. I'll sometimes use Novus #1 as a finel step and it helps to remove any of the polishing residue.  

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Wright's Silver Cream, a silver polish available in the home cleaning aisle of Walmart. Works as well as any hobby polishing product and costs only a fraction as much. Been using it for 30 years. 

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Meguiar"s Ultimate Compound followed by Ultimate Polish. Final wax with their #26 Yellow Wax. As a bonus, all these products work great on my 1:1!

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Meguiar's Car Cleaner Wax is my choice that I've used for years. Mild with just about any paint, and using this with a chamois cloth (I strongly recommend using that), I've been happy with it.

agreed, good stuff, also works well with a fine microfiber polishing cloth.  This is the go-to polish for softer paints like Model Master enamels, other polishes can be too abrasive and will cut thru the paint.

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