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Old 04-16-2012, 02:29 PM   #1
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how dealership treats their cars!!!

just to show all members that even I can use a pc7424xp. I was scared at first but amazed of what one pass can do to remove swirls.

Ist pic is of all the swirls that were on the car because of the dealership

2nd is after one pass with the 7424xp.

Want to thank junkman for his educational videos. Withouth him i wouldnt have learned that i was doin so much damage to my paint and can make my car look beautiful now. All i gotta say is that im impressed with the final outcome .
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Old 04-16-2012, 02:34 PM   #2
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the car looks black now. not gray
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Old 04-16-2012, 02:38 PM   #3
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Very nice!!!
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Turned out real nice!
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:02 AM   #5
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Nice save!

I just bought a new truck last week, as I was sitting in the showroom finishing paperwork I watched the lot porters pull the dealerships 'wash trailer' around front. Basically a small roller with a pressure washer and a couple of bins full of towels attached.

One guy proceeded to blast off a row of new Camaros and Vettes with the pressure washer while the other guy, took a wash brush, the kind for boats and RV's and started to scrub each car. As if that wasn't bad enough I realized THEY WEREN'T USING ANY SOAP!!

Once they had scrubbed the crap out of each car they one pulled out a waterblade while the other chased him with what looked like an old bath towel.

I'm so happy my truck was ordered and delivered before it had a chance to sit on their lot and get 'cleaned'
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:24 AM   #6
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Good work! How much did the dealer charge to install the swirls?
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:25 AM   #7
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Good work! How much did the dealer charge to install the swirls?
I'm still looking for the option box on the build sheet where I can de-select this dealer installed option
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:32 AM   #8
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2 things first car looks super clean and two what's pc 7424xp a brand of wax or sumthing
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:45 AM   #9
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what's pc 7424xp a brand of wax or sumthing
Porter Cable 7424xp... a orbital polisher... probably the most widely used by detail enthusiasts to remove swirl marks and imperfections b/c of the fact its easy to learn how to use and has minimal (almost zero) chance of introducing damage even in the hands of a novice:

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Old 04-18-2012, 01:25 PM   #10
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Nice video will you guys be at c5 fest 3 been saving up money 2 hit up all the vendors while I am there and def will swing by your guys booth here nothing but good things about your products. I've been using turtle wax ice and have been happy just theres tiny little swirls that bug me and this mite fix that problem thanks
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:35 PM   #11
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Mine came off the lot and it has several scratches. I'll have to buff em out sometime.
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:37 PM   #12
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Nice video will you guys be at c5 fest 3 been saving up money 2 hit up all the vendors while I am there and def will swing by your guys booth here nothing but good things about your products. I've been using turtle wax ice and have been happy just theres tiny little swirls that bug me and this mite fix that problem thanks
Yep... we will be at the Fest... I'll be there personally along with some of our staff. Drop in and introduce yourself.
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:41 PM   #13
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Wow, did they wash it with a brillo pad? Nice job with the polish.
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:48 PM   #14
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Cool I look forward 2 you guys taking alot of my money lol but but money well spent
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:27 PM   #15
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Thanks for all the comments guys. Raven does look alot better . She still has some swirls but not nearly as bad as when i first got her. Maybe when i have a break from college ill finish the job of removing the swirls. It just suprises me all the fillers dealers used when they washed the car. The first rain storm here in western NY and my car no longer looked black but almost a gray from all the swirls. One thing i did wish i had was severe swirls remover from adams. I had so many swirl that it was taking three passes to take out most of the swirls. But for my daily driver im content of how much better she looks, im happy with the outcome
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:49 PM   #16
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Nice save!

I just bought a new truck last week, as I was sitting in the showroom finishing paperwork I watched the lot porters pull the dealerships 'wash trailer' around front. Basically a small roller with a pressure washer and a couple of bins full of towels attached.

One guy proceeded to blast off a row of new Camaros and Vettes with the pressure washer while the other guy, took a wash brush, the kind for boats and RV's and started to scrub each car. As if that wasn't bad enough I realized THEY WEREN'T USING ANY SOAP!!

Once they had scrubbed the crap out of each car they one pulled out a waterblade while the other chased him with what looked like an old bath towel.

I'm so happy my truck was ordered and delivered before it had a chance to sit on their lot and get 'cleaned'
I would give anything to be a fly on the wall to see how your face probably cringed when you saw that. lol !!! they don't care it ain't there car- I'm sure that's their attitude.
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... Want to thank junkman for his educational videos. Withouth him i wouldnt have learned that i was doin so much damage to my paint and can make my car look beautiful now. All i gotta say is that im impressed with the final outcome .
I'm impressed too! You must have paid really good attention to those videos.
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Good work! How much did the dealer charge to install the swirls?
I don't know about him, but my dealer installed mine for free, but then wanted to charge $600 extra to install premium swirls on top of the standard ones!
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Old 04-29-2012, 06:03 PM   #20
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I'm impressed too! You must have paid really good attention to those videos.
yup watch them all fours times before i started. Not showroom quality like when your done but perfect enough for a DD. thanks again OORAH!
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I don't know about him, but my dealer installed mine for free, but then wanted to charge $600 extra to install premium swirls on top of the standard ones!
dude it was crazy when i pick up the car. they had it in the shade and i was like whoa thats shiny. Once i was done with the test drive i parked in the sun and OMG holy swirl city. The car didnt even look black no more but gray from all the swirls. I dont know if it was the previous owner or the dealership.
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Being able to look at yourself on the side of it when it is clean is the only thing I miss about the one black vehicle I owned.

Car looks awesome! Especially for a DD!
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:25 PM   #23
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$7500 in body shop repairs, and my brand new hood and bumper had the same "dealer installed" swirls. They offered to "glaze it out", which pi**ed me off even more, since these forums have taught me that just hides the defect. Luckily, I was gonna do the rest of the car anyway, so I took care of myself.
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$7500 in body shop repairs, and my brand new hood and bumper had the same "dealer installed" swirls. They offered to "glaze it out", which pi**ed me off even more, since these forums have taught me that just hides the defect. Luckily, I was gonna do the rest of the car anyway, so I took care of myself.
I love to read post like this. One more person unplugged from the Matrix and now knows better.
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And people wonder why I ordered mine and didnt want the dealer to clean it up upon delivery.
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