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Old 11-02-2012, 09:54 AM   #1
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Detailing tips?

I got some detailing equipment for my birthday, and am planning on detailing my car this weekend. Any tips?
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:13 AM   #2
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Adam's has pretty good tips and videos on how to use their products. Watch them each a few times
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:15 AM   #3
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Can't tell from the picture but be sure you get some detailing clay to use after your car wash and before any other work on the paint. And work in the shade.

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Old 11-02-2012, 11:16 AM   #4
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He has the clay, but Op, after you apply the initial dab of swirl and haze remover, apply 3-4 drops afterwards...trust me lol
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:43 AM   #5
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looks like you got the right stuff.. my best advice is to hit adamspolishes.com for some videos, or hit youtube and checkout junkman's videos. That is where you will get the best information.
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:23 PM   #6
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Tip #1: Be careful with that electric buffer- You can do a lot of damage if your not experienced.
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:28 PM   #7
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Tip #1: Be careful with that electric buffer- You can do a lot of damage if your not experienced.
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:13 PM   #8
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Tip #1: Be careful with that electric buffer- You can do a lot of damage if your not experienced.
It's near impossible to do damage with a PC. The Adam's videos are pretty good if you have never used a PC before so start there!
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:44 PM   #9
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you will not burn your paint with the porta cable 7424xp.do not use the handle on the buffer,just press down on the top of the buffer.
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:57 PM   #10
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post before and after pics we are all suckers for pics.......
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:41 PM   #11
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My friend Mike @ PBMG is doing a demo on this subject:

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Old 11-02-2012, 09:06 PM   #12
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As stated before the vid's are a huge help, and small additions of product after the initial application.
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Old 11-03-2012, 12:50 AM   #13
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I attend a live class with Mike back when he was with the competition. Well worth it, especially since it was free.
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Old 11-03-2012, 05:20 AM   #14
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Can't tell from the picture but be sure you get some detailing clay to use after your car wash and before any other work on the paint. And work in the shade.

Enjoy.

And yes, watch the videos.

The clay is right above the bottles in the jar...
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:31 PM   #15
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I don't see a great white drying towelJust kidding,what condition is your paint on a 1-10 scale 1 being bad and 10 really good
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:10 AM   #16
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Thanks for all the help! I spent about 4 hours detailing today, it took me a bit longer than it probably will in the future because of the fact that I was getting used to the polisher and I was taking my time doing everything, but I am extremely happy with the end results! Here are some before pictures, they are bad quality but it is a picture of the driver side part of the trunk. There were swirl marks all over my car, but in this area of the trunk the swirl marks were by far the worst
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:11 AM   #17
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Now here is an after picture of the same part of the car!
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:19 AM   #18
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Here is a picture of the end result as a whole! I bought my car used, back in June and so the majority of the swirl marks were from the previous owner, but I am extremely happy to have gotten rid of the majority of them! Thanks again for the help!
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:50 AM   #19
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You have a beautiful car. I love the color!
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Old 11-04-2012, 02:09 AM   #20
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Here is a picture of the end result as a whole! I bought my car used, back in June and so the majority of the swirl marks were from the previous owner, but I am extremely happy to have gotten rid of the majority of them! Thanks again for the help!
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:17 PM   #21
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:01 PM   #22
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That looks amazing! That's worse than my swirls and i was worried mine wouldn't come out... Thank you for posting this!
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Came out nice... of course if you have any questions you can always feel free to reach out to me here via PM or shoot me an email: Dylan@AdamsPolishes.com

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