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Old 03-05-2013, 06:23 PM   #26
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Look into the spray type clear bra. No lines to worry about and you can't tell it's on. I put in on mine 2 days after I bought mine and it looks great. Did the front and mirrors.
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:34 PM   #27
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I can't say enough about claying your paint a couple of times a year ... leaves the paint baby-butt smooth. After that I apply a quality wax and then a paint sealer. STAY AWAY FROM THE CAR WASHES!!! My preference is Griot's Garage for car care products and detailing instruction. You get what you pay for.
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:51 PM   #28
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had a black 2011 ss for over a year found nufinish worked best far above the more expensive alternatives............Use it now on my crt 2013
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:59 PM   #29
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One word ADAMS.
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:06 PM   #30
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Hey neighbor... check the regional forum and ask about detailers there, there is supposed to be a good one in Fairfax.

As far as "mud flaps" go, be sure to check out the "stealth flaps" that are made for the 5th Gens, they are practically invisible.

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Old 03-05-2013, 09:41 PM   #31
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"Buy a black car" they said, "It will be fun" they said......
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:47 PM   #32
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"Buy a black car" they said, "It will be fun" they said......
Fun yes easy NO
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Old 03-06-2013, 04:32 PM   #33
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^nice car!

Thanks for all the input - approval of Adam's products seems great so I think I will go with them followed by a trip to this place http://proshieldinc.com/price.html which will do 3M clear bra installations.
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:37 PM   #34
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Looks like you've already got the help you need *Cheers*

Avoid polishing as much as you can, it basically shaves off clearcoat, giving the appearance of a smooth surface.

Unless your one who spends 2-3 hours detailing your vehicle on a regular basis, while being going the extra mile (foam gun, 2 bucket method etc etc), swirls are inevitable.

Some people use glaze/sealants with filler properties to hide swirls, keep polishing for a few years down the line if you feel your paint showing signs of oxidation.

Also, do a bit of research on clear bra's, make sure you wont run into issues like uneven paint fade / wear down the road, especially based on the region you live...
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:03 PM   #35
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Looks like you've already got the help you need *Cheers*

Avoid polishing as much as you can, it basically shaves off clearcoat, giving the appearance of a smooth surface.

Unless your one who spends 2-3 hours detailing your vehicle on a regular basis, while being going the extra mile (foam gun, 2 bucket method etc etc), swirls are inevitable.

Some people use glaze/sealants with filler properties to hide swirls, keep polishing for a few years down the line if you feel your paint showing signs of oxidation.

Also, do a bit of research on clear bra's, make sure you wont run into issues like uneven paint fade / wear down the road, especially based on the region you live...
This just isn't quite true, at least anymore. With modern polishing systems, you'd almost never remove enough clear to be a problem. With a rotary, yes. DA, no.

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Old 03-06-2013, 09:13 PM   #36
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This just isn't quite true, at least anymore. With modern polishing systems, you'd almost never remove enough clear to be a problem. With a rotary, yes. DA, no.

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Agreed, but only if one is experienced enough..Porter cable 7274xp seems to be the way to go...
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:25 PM   #37
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PC, flex, Rupes, Griot's. Lots of great options these days.

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Old 03-06-2013, 10:59 PM   #38
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This just isn't quite true, at least anymore. With modern polishing systems, you'd almost never remove enough clear to be a problem. With a rotary, yes. DA, no.

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I think with the exceptions of Flex and Rupes. Flex is like a hybrid rotary anyways, and I already know of one person who burnt through paint using the Rupes 21.
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