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Old 05-17-2011, 05:35 PM   #1
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Pracitice With My New PC and Adam's

Decided to use my daily driver (2001 sunfire) as a test subject before I get to carried away on the Camaro. I've owned this car for 4 years now and I will admit, some of this damage was caused by me before I started to learn about proper detailing but most was caused before hand.

So what can 10 years of improper car washing cause.. well..



I know.. Run for the hills!! This is one heck of a nightmare. (and this is only a section of the hood)

After some SHR, a little bit of FMP, and some MSW, I can prove Adam's is amazing stuff.

I made 4 passes, up, down, side-to-side (not sure if that's what everyone means when they say passes), and I removed and re-applied the SHR 3 times to see the progress and how much more needed to be done.

Now, I know it is not perfect and I wasn't aiming for perfect here, just some practice. And the final result:







There are still some scratches but nothing compared to what it was like. I would probably need to spend 2 nights on just the hood to get this cars paint back to perfection.

As a side note. I have done my best to protect my Camaro's paint and minimize any scratches till I was able to pick up the PC kit from Adam's. 98% of the swirls on the Camaro right now are from the dealer as it was a floor model. At least the swirls on the Camaro are no where even close to being this bad, so it should be a lot easier to work on.
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Old 05-17-2011, 05:47 PM   #2
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Looks good! Can't wait to get one for mine too! We are lucky to have bright colors so they don't show as much, lol.
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Old 05-17-2011, 05:54 PM   #3
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Looks much better. What kind of lights are you using to show the swirl marks?
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Old 05-17-2011, 05:57 PM   #4
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That definitely is an improvement! Yep, I run the PC side to side, and up and down and I consider that 1 pass. One of the important things is to take your time and not rush it.

Looks good though!
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Old 05-17-2011, 06:08 PM   #5
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Looks much better. What kind of lights are you using to show the swirl marks?
After I was done with the area I pulled the car out of the garage to take a look in the sun.
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Old 05-17-2011, 08:00 PM   #6
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Nicely done! Thats a crazy amount of improvement... and solid proof that the guys with white paint are just as doomed to deal with swirls as those of use with black paint are.
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