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Old 09-25-2005
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Default Mercedes ceramic paint technology

Mercedes' new scratch-resistant nano-particle paints seem to be resistant to the usual polishes as well -- has Mother's looked into developing a polish for them, or is there already something in the product line which will work?
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Default Re: Mercedes ceramic paint technology

We've had conversations with the paint manufacturer about the paint and how to care for it.

Of more importance than the product is technique -- if you make an error when working that paint, it's very difficult to repair.
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Thanks for your quick reply.

So far I've tried Meguiar's Medallion Paint Cleaner with a Meguiar's polishing pad and the Porter Cable, and Einszett Paint Polish with an orange variable contact pad. What product in the Mother's line would you recommend?
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I've not played with the paint yet, so I'm not sure.

I believe one of our guys did. I'll have to ask him Monday.
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I guess today is the day for bumping old threads...


Logic dictates that harder finishes require a little more aggressive methods to remove defects.

But as the general rule goes, start with the least-aggressive method first to address the problem and work upwards as necessary... it just may take a little "more" to remove the defect on harder paint vs. traditional paint.

Since you're using a Porter-Cable, our PowerPolish would be the recommended product, and you might want to move up to an orange (light cutting) or even a yellow (cutting) pad -- in the Lake Country brand (or equivalent).
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Mercedes' new scratch-resistant nano-particle paints seem to be resistant to the usual polishes as well -- has Mother's looked into developing a polish for them, or is there already something in the product line which will work?
WHo else beside Merecedes uses this type? I am having some issues getting some minor swirl out of my 06 GTI
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Default Re: Mercedes ceramic paint technology

There seems to be a broad spectrum to the "paint hardness" scale, but generally you get better paints on the more expensive vehicles... even when you move up from Honda to Acura, and from Toyota to Lexus, and from a standard Chevrolet on up to the Corvette, and so on. A lot can depend on the location of the factory as well, and the color being sprayed... and so on.

But keep in mind that while Mercedes has been selling about 200,000 vehicles per year in recent years and VW about the same, Ford, Chevrolet and Toyota have been selling about 2.5 million each. So overall, with Mercedes as well as VW you're looking at a hair over 1% of sales, each, in the U.S. market.

I think the logic dictates that standard polishing practices are still in order -- you polish until it looks good, and use a higher-degree of cutting pad if necessary.
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My silver Benz is nano paint. It is 'hard'. I thought S&G has sealed those minor scratches pretty well already. I have not tried to polish it.
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