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Old 04-30-2012, 09:29 PM   #1
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Time to do a correction.....

I have a silverado crew and would like an estimate on the time it would take to do it all,I work fast when I can but I usually take it easy when I detail using claybar and polishing,waxing the whole 10 yards on my car or truck.The reason I'm asking is I'm about to buy the PC and everything that goes into doing a total paint correction,all previous work was done by hand and took at least 5-6hrs my paint on both cars is very much in great cond.the car and truck are garage kept and are hand washed by me,except for the time the dealerships have taken it upon themselves to wash as a courtesy,and sometime I ask that they not wash at all!So how much time could I possibly cut by using the PC.Thanks PS hardly any swirls,scratches or any other damage to the paint very glossy on both vehicles,the exception is bird poop that etched the paint on a fender which I believe the products seen on this forum and the PC should easily remove.
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:06 PM   #2
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it took me a whole day to do my car when i first learned how to use the pc..it was a process,,once u get the technique down pact youll be good to go maybe 8 hours give or take
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:07 PM   #3
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I have a silverado crew and would like an estimate on the time it would take to do it all,I work fast when I can but I usually take it easy when I detail using claybar and polishing,waxing the whole 10 yards on my car or truck.The reason I'm asking is I'm about to buy the PC and everything that goes into doing a total paint correction,all previous work was done by hand and took at least 5-6hrs my paint on both cars is very much in great cond.the car and truck are garage kept and are hand washed by me,except for the time the dealerships have taken it upon themselves to wash as a courtesy,and sometime I ask that they not wash at all!So how much time could I possibly cut by using the PC.Thanks PS hardly any swirls,scratches or any other damage to the paint very glossy on both vehicles,the exception is bird poop that etched the paint on a fender which I believe the products seen on this forum and the PC should easily remove.
It really depends on how far you want to go. As a professional detailer, prepparing cars for shows like Pebble Beach, I have spend as much as 50-60 hours making sure the paint was absolutely perfect.

By the same token, in the this thread: BLACKFIRE Rapid Fire- Camaro5 I was able to polish and seal this Ferrari in just under 2 hours.

The only reference of time is how much are you willing to invest.

As compared to doing it by hand, you will same a huge amount of time by doing a similar process, its only now you have the ability to raise the bar as far as you want!
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:37 PM   #4
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I really like detailing my cars and it is hard work,so I take breaks and talk with my neighbor who is a car guy and show him stuff I'm using,but my shoulder is killing me sometimes after all that and my back as well,so I was hoping that by buying a PC and all the products that would speed up things,I just really want to maintain the paint and remove the mentioned imperfections,my truck is actually used in my business and it gets dirty so I don't spend a lot of time on it just a weekend cleaning every few months.
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Old 05-01-2012, 01:36 PM   #5
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Even with the PC, I'd recommend breaking up the time spent doing the correction into 2 days.
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Old 05-01-2012, 01:59 PM   #6
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As Todd touched on... all depends on the end goal.

I've spent as little as 6 hours on a detail, and as much and a few weeks... the best advice I can give you, regardless of what process/products you go with, patience is the most valuable thing at your disposal.

Rushed detail work is rarely any good... take your time, be patient, and break the job up over a few days if you need to. Nothing worse than busting your hump for a day just to get it done and ending up with a result that doesn't meet your expectations.
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Old 05-01-2012, 05:03 PM   #7
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All done for the day finally,so let me get back to Dylan,I have been eyeing the Adams line and have read the positive comments about the products,I do like to try different products no fear there,and I like that you pop in and answer questions along with the others,I like that one kit with the PC,which contains APC,swirl haze remover,machine super sealant,clay bar,3 pads,2 towels,detail spray,fine machine polish and so on,could you recommend a kit for my intended purpose,I don't mind spending the money for a more personalized kit as well.Any suggestions are appreciated.
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