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post #41 of 53 (permalink) Old 07-07-2012, 04:30 AM
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Thanks for all the compliments guys.

I just did some more today. Only the driver's side doors and side skirt. It was 96 outside and I only had a couple microfibers left so that's all I did today. Still have the passenger side doors and front end to do.

Took some pictures while I was at it. I wanted to see if there was any difference but it's impossible to tell. It just looks like the same picture taken over and over again...

Anyway:

Here's before I started. It looks shiny...but if you were able to look closely, you'd see the water marks from the rain last night.


This one is after I wiped it down with some ultimate detailer to get the dust and water marks off...


This is after using ultimate compound, if you saw it in person, you'd notice the reduction in the spider scratches.


Coat of wax...



Wax off...



Like a mirror...



And yes if you noticed I am wearing the same clothes as the other day, they are just dirty clothes cause I'm detailing the car.
Looking clean man.

I did this to mine a couple weeks ago so I could have it looking sweet for a trip to Vegas I did last weekend.

Can't go looking like shit with all those bad ass cars at the Cosmo and in Vegas.

So, just a heads up, you should get a buffer/polisher. I did mine the first time by hand, that was the LAST time.

A PC or comparable, even an off-brand as long as it's a random orbital.

Cut my time in half or more from doing by hand.

Anyway, keep up the good work!

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Thanks.

I'll end up getting a buffer/polisher sometime. I've been doing it by hand for years so it doesn't bother me. The heat/humidity is the only thing that bothers me. Sometimes I have a lot of free time, so it gives me something to do. I think I've spent, 6 hours total over the past few days and I wouldn't have been doing anything anyway if I saved time (I'm slow anyways).

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Worked on it again today. It was 100 outside so don't be disappointed if it's not shiny enough.
I managed to finish the passenger side doors and side skirt. Hopefully I'll finish the front end and be done soon.

Pictures again, can't really tell the difference.

Before 1


Before 2


After 1


After 2

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Very nice. The paint looks good
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My man, great car. Tips for hand detailing:

Wax: Thin is King! There is way too much wax on the car when applying. More does not give you more protection. The shine comes from the polish.

My experience from hand polishing ( I use a Griot Garage Random Orbital Polisher now) is results can be achieved, but it takes an amazing amount of time to rid defects. If you are really into making your car shine and look nice, invest in a polisher for $200

Check our AutoGeekOnline.net for tips on detailing they have a great community.

Keep up the work. Looks like you are a non-garage guy like me and i have a onyx black 06 6i so I feel ya!

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need to polish wheels now, they look kinda dull on that shiny car))
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Looks good man. Especially for just the basic products you used. Next time I'd go over the UC with the UP to really get it to pop. Then wash again to get the oils off. Then go over with a wax or sealant.

On mine, I clay bar, then I get out my Porter Cable 7424XP DA polisher and use Poorboy's World SSR1 swirl remover, then UP, then Poorboy's EX-P sealant, then go over with a pure carnauba wax.

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Thanks guys. I know I'm reviving an old thread just to post but it's my thread so I can.

Yea I agree it was too much wax. I think when I was doing it at the time, it was pretty hot and the foam applicator was really saturated so being lazy and annoyed from the heat just made it end up like that.

I have recently found the autogeek forum in the past couple months and I really like reading through it. And I switched products now so Im currently using chemical guys Blacklight and a Creme carnauba wax to top it. I don't think new pics would show the difference but the car looks WET all the time and like looking in a mirror.

Still don't have one but I'm looking into getting a DA so I can actually polish the car and speed up application of the products. Probably end up getting the meguirs da since my friend bought one but doesnt plan on using now lol.

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Riki hows it goin man? Been a while....

I just picked up the porter cable 7424xp and am really looking forward to using it. Gotta pick up a velcro backing & a bunch of pads yet.


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Good. How you been? I just haven't been on the forum lately.

I was looking at the Lake Country pads (LC) for when I get a da. Check them out. I've never used any pads before (obviously) but those seem to have lots of good reviews.

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