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Old 10-05-2012, 10:21 AM   #101
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I'm slowly working my way into more of the other threads since the lounge has calmed down a lot since ppl are leaving or taking a break. It gets lonely in there. :( I shall. I wanna see the results ppl are having with this. I have a TON of swirl marks on my car cuz the dealership ran it through their wash after I was told it would NOT be, and I agreed I didn't want it going through. Well, someone didn't listen and bam. Swirls everywhere and a couple of scratches. They are going to try and make it right by having me come in and they will try to buff it out. I'm leary about that.
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:31 AM   #102
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Great review! Definatley picking some of this up!
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:42 AM   #103
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Unless they have a person that knows what they are doing, I wouldn't let them buff it out. They could just end up making it worse. You could probably buy yourself a pc and do it better yourself after watching some how to videos
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:53 AM   #104
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Unless they have a person that knows what they are doing, I wouldn't let them buff it out. They could just end up making it worse. You could probably buy yourself a pc and do it better yourself after watching some how to videos
Yeah, I'm hoping it goes to their paint and collision shop. They do good work there, at least they did on my hubby's truck. Now, if they keep it at the dealership and have a tech go out there and do it, then HECK NO!! That's when I'll put out on the table what I need and they can pay for it!!
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:36 AM   #105
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Yeah, I'm hoping it goes to their paint and collision shop. They do good work there, at least they did on my hubby's truck. Now, if they keep it at the dealership and have a tech go out there and do it, then HECK NO!! That's when I'll put out on the table what I need and they can pay for it!!
Keep in mind that most body shops use products that are high in filler content for quick polishing. The paint may look great immediately after completion but as the filler (think make-up) runs off, swirls and scratches may reappear.
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:33 AM   #106
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Keep in mind that most body shops use products that are high in filler content for quick polishing. The paint may look great immediately after completion but as the filler (think make-up) runs off, swirls and scratches may reappear.
So, should I just not go at all?? It would be nice if they offered to pay for the products I would need to fix it. Only in my dreams though!
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:50 PM   #107
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So, should I just not go at all?? It would be nice if they offered to pay for the products I would need to fix it. Only in my dreams though!
Just leave bad enough alone, and work on fixing it yourself. We're all here to help you and guide you along the way

I finished my Camaro about a month ago, here are some of my swirl free money pics



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Old 10-08-2012, 02:58 PM   #108
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Just leave bad enough alone, and work on fixing it yourself. We're all here to help you and guide you along the way

I finished my Camaro about a month ago, here are some of my swirl free money pics



That's what I was thinking too.

Yeah, I know, but now to get all the stuff I need and to find a sitter to watch my kids for the whole day.

Your car is lookin' mighty fine!!!
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:09 PM   #109
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That's what I was thinking too.

Yeah, I know, but now to get all the stuff I need and to find a sitter to watch my kids for the whole day.

Your car is lookin' mighty fine!!!
Thank you for the compliments

Be careful though, a trip down this lane seems to clean out pockets just as fast as modding the car itself...

Ok, I'm done with thread jacking for now. Starting a new thread may be more beneficial to you if you want to get serious about finding out what to buy

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Old 10-08-2012, 04:11 PM   #110
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Thank you for the compliments

Be careful though, a trip down this lane seems to clean out pockets just as fast as modding the car itself...

Ok, I'm done with thread jacking for now. Starting a new thread may be more beneficial to you if you want to get serious about finding out what to buy

Back to clay alternatives
Yeah I know. I have already been to numerous websites just to get an idea of costs and !! I should be buying something every paycheck or something. That way it's not so harsh. I shall keep an eye out!!

Yes, sorry OP!! /thread jack
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:46 AM   #111
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Surprised this hasn't been asked before. How do you know this is working? I need some convincing it works as well as clay.
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:54 AM   #112
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Surprised this hasn't been asked before. How do you know this is working? I need some convincing it works as well as clay.
You will feel the paint become smooth.

Remember, you only clay to remove contamination. Contamination will give your paint a gritty or pebble like feel. When the smooth feel is restored, you will know that it works.
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:32 PM   #113
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cant find any sealant around the auto parts around here. what do you guys recommend?
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:42 PM   #114
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Oriellys carries Meguires mirror glaze line. Try their M21 sealer.

English Color, a local paint and body supplier carriers their stuff as well.

Autopia and Autogeek.net carry a large variety of sealants also. Their service is great and they ship fast!!!
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:18 PM   #115
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cant find any sealant around the auto parts around here. what do you guys recommend?
Lol I just have to know how you decided on this thread for that question.

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Old 11-18-2012, 04:22 PM   #116
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Another alternative coming to a vendor near you . Nanoskin that markets a clay towel is getting ready to introduce a clay wash mitt. It will basically be a prep type towel sewn to micro fiber towel forming a wash mitt. Goggle Garry Dean's you tube video of his initial thoughts on this new towel. Very interesting.
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:55 PM   #117
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Another alternative coming to a vendor near you . Nanoskin that markets a clay towel is getting ready to introduce a clay wash mitt. It will basically be a prep type towel sewn to micro fiber towel forming a wash mitt. Goggle Garry Dean's you tube video of his initial thoughts on this new towel. Very interesting.
Seems like a logical progression. This stuff is getting too easy.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:01 PM   #118
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I just got done using my speedy towel for the first time. I really like the ease of this towel. Not sure if was me or my Camaro just wasn't real bad. I finished in about 45min to 1 hour. Feels smooth all over.
Thanks to Autopia for my order.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:55 PM   #119
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I just got done using my speedy towel for the first time. I really like the ease of this towel. Not sure if was me or my Camaro just wasn't real bad. I finished in about 45min to 1 hour. Feels smooth all over.
Thanks to Autopia for my order.
You'll get to the point where you can use it and finish any Camaro in 15 to 20 minutes after getting used to it for a bit!! It's amazing!
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:28 AM   #120
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I just wanted to bump this as it took me a while to find it & thought others may want to remember about this as well.
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:53 PM   #121
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Of course I read this after Santa brought me two new clay bars :(
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:28 AM   #122
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After a much anticipated wait, my local detailing store started to carry the fine grade version of the towel. Grabbed it and used it on my car.

Holy crap!!!! Quickest I've ever "clay barred" my car! Worked like a charm and the surface felt smooth as glass. Thanks again, CamaroDreams!
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After a much anticipated wait, my local detailing store started to carry the fine grade version of the towel. Grabbed it and used it on my car.

Holy crap!!!! Quickest I've ever "clay barred" my car! Worked like a charm and the surface felt smooth as glass. Thanks again, CamaroDreams!
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:08 AM   #124
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Would the towel or mitt work better? I'm trying to decide between the two and would like some opinions
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:37 AM   #125
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Would the towel or mitt work better? I'm trying to decide between the two and would like some opinions
Work better? They are the same exact decontaminating material so neither would work better, but they are different in size.

Personally, I would go with mitt because you can use the mitt to hold rinseless solution that you could use as clay lube.

I saw that method in Garry Dean's video here:

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