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Old 06-04-2012, 05:41 PM   #1
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The girlfriend made fun of my small...

vanity mirrors.


So, in spite - I gave her one big mirror.

Steps taken;

Wash
Clay
Wash
Machine Polish
Machine Sealant
Glaze
Wax

I didn't get perfect, and I didn't expect to. I've always enjoyed cleaning cars, this was the first time I've used a machine to polish. It was fun and different, but still took a lot of time.

I used Adam's SSR, SHR, and FMP. I didn't remove 100% defects, the evil light bulb in the sky will always remind me how much I suck. Dang black paint!

But it helped... a ton!

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Adam's Shampoo
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Adam's SSR, SHR, FMP, and MSS
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Old 06-04-2012, 05:47 PM   #2
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looks nice and shiny
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Old 06-04-2012, 05:49 PM   #3
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That looks soooo good. Too bad mine never will.
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:02 PM   #4
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Lookin' REALLY good... never want to aim for perfect your first time out, but as you practice and get your technique dialed in you'll get there.

Thanks for your business and nice job!
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:06 PM   #5
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Old 06-04-2012, 08:14 PM   #6
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Old 06-04-2012, 08:26 PM   #7
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I dont understand why girls complain about the vanity mirror. I once had to wait the car and i did my entire face sitting there. Mind you in my pic i wear large amounts of makeup on a daily basis.

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Old 06-04-2012, 10:45 PM   #8
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I dont understand why girls complain about the vanity mirror. I once had to wait the car and i did my entire face sitting there. Mind you in my pic i wear large amounts of makeup on a daily basis.

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Old 06-05-2012, 01:37 AM   #9
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Not sure, I've never used it!

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Old 06-05-2012, 01:46 AM   #10
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Looks great! That gold class looks pretty good if I do say so myself.
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Old 06-05-2012, 01:52 AM   #11
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looks like you did a damn good job.
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:45 AM   #12
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Looks great! That gold class looks pretty good if I do say so myself.
I think so too

I should of done a side by side of some nxt 2.0 I still have :p

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Old 06-05-2012, 12:36 PM   #13
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Looking good! When I saw the thread title I thought it was going to be about engine size lol. Great job on the car, black is a pain to keep clean. let alone mirror polish.
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Old 06-07-2012, 01:21 AM   #14
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Looking good! When I saw the thread title I thought it was going to be about engine size lol. Great job on the car, black is a pain to keep clean. let alone mirror polish.
Haha!

Thanks!
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Old 06-07-2012, 01:35 AM   #15
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Looks good!!!
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Old 06-07-2012, 03:09 AM   #16
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:34 AM   #17
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.... engine?
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:08 AM   #18
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:38 PM   #19
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Wow. Some of the pictures of the car actually almost blend in with the backing trees.
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Old 06-09-2012, 01:17 AM   #20
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Old 06-09-2012, 04:29 AM   #21
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And yet there's no pics of said gf.

Good job on the detail tho!
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Old 06-09-2012, 05:23 AM   #22
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Old 06-09-2012, 06:58 AM   #23
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Old 06-09-2012, 11:05 AM   #24
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Old 06-09-2012, 01:54 PM   #25
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And yet there's no pics of said gf.

Good job on the detail tho!
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