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Ferrari F430 (part 10)

After the better part of an afternoon I had polished the body. I started with MicroMesh cloths, using 6000, 8000 and 12000 grit. Next I used Tamiya compound (fine and finish) to restore the shine. Once again I can state that the Aqua Gloss from Alclad can be polished quite nicely and the layer is quite tough. However, after washing the body there were some tiny scratch marks evident. Seems to be my own fault as I used an old cotton t-shirt to apply the compound to the model. It appears that cotton is still too coarse for polishing (also stated on the Hiroboy website). So off I went and bought me some polishing clothes from Zero Paints and from Tamiya. After another round of compound the scratches have been removed, so I could (finally) continu with the final details. Or so I thought. For some reason I couldn't get the shine back on this paint. I don't know if it's because I used Zero Paints compound or that there's something else going on. I was a bit relucta