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Old 04-10-2010, 09:15 PM   #51
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Yes, it's a good thing you used the rubbing compound wrong or that damage would have been worse. That should clean up with some work and have you back to that glorious shine that Adam's products can do for your ride. You dodge a serious, mega-ton wedgie.
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Here are a few from a bit back.

1st one is the spot I polished second is one I didn't.

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Are those circular scratches from what you did today?
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Old 04-10-2010, 09:17 PM   #53
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LMAO , ahhh crap I was wanting to see PQ get one of those.
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Are those circular scratches from what you did today?


It was actually last Monday that I did this.
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Old 04-10-2010, 09:20 PM   #56
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Rubbing compound!

AJ you gunna fix up our buddy here at C5 Fest?
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Don't be shocked, 97% of the cars that you see at car shows will have that same damage (most will be a LOT worse). That is what happens when you wash the car wrong and wipe on it with an improper technique and towels.

All of those tiny scratches add up and distract from your paint's true color and the overall pop of your shine. I've had a lot of guys tell me that their paint was flawless only to have their eyes opened with this test. At least you are man enough to show yours, most guys go run and hide after they see their pictures!

If you want to, save it for the fest and I'll show you first hand how to get rid of those. Your car will make a perfect demo car being black, and you can leave with the knowledge and equipment to do it correctly. Bring your video camera so that you can get me explaining it first hand. That way you won't have to memorize anything until you get home.
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Rubbing compound!

AJ you gunna fix up our buddy here at C5 Fest?
Alas, as much as I would love for, hell even pay a couple c-notes for, Junkman to do my car at the fest, Defenderworks will have my car for the day Saturday.

But, I will be bringing some Adams home with me for sure, AND watching him do his stuff.
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Don't be shocked, 97% of the cars that you see at car shows will have that same damage (most will be a LOT worse). That is what happens when you wash the car wrong and wipe on it with an improper technique and towels.

All of those tiny scratches add up and distract from your paint's true color and the overall pop of your shine. I've had a lot of guys tell me that their paint was flawless only to have their eyes opened with this test. At least you are man enough to show yours, most guys go run and hide after they see their pictures!

If you want to, save it for the fest and I'll show you first hand how to get rid of those. Your car will make a perfect demo car being black, and you can leave with the knowledge and equipment to do it correctly. Bring your video camera so that you can get me explaining it first hand. That way you won't have to memorize anything until you get home.
Defenderworks will have my car from early Sat through the day. But I'm sure I'll learn plenty by watching you do others. You, sir, are 'The Man'

I'm just glad I didn't really screw it up bad.
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Okay, but the offer is there as long as we have electricity.
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Okay, but the offer is there as long as we have electricity.

Sweet, I'll see how it goes.

So, should I clay bar it and polish in the mean time? It's never been clay barred.
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If you have never clayed it before, I know that it probably needs it but the first question you need to answer is, did you do the baggie test and did your paint pass the test? That's the sole determining factor for if your paint needs to be clayed or not.
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If you have never clayed it before, I know that it probably needs it but the first question you need to answer is, did you do the baggie test and did your paint pass the test? That's the sole determining factor for if your paint needs to be clayed or not.
Yup. I watched ALL those vids today.

Took like an hour and a half
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Ya know, a couple a beers and it will look better.
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It was actually kind of weird. WITH the baggie on my hand it felt like I was rubbing my hand on an orange.

WITHOUT the bagie, it felt really smooth.
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It was actually kind of weird. WITH the baggie on my hand it felt like I was rubbing my hand on an orange.

WITHOUT the bagie, it felt really smooth.
So who you going to believe, that ever knowing baggie or your lying fingers?
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Okay, but the offer is there as long as we have electricity.

I'll bring the generator!!!!
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I'll bring the generator!!!!
Ya' know, that might not be a bad idea just in case!
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It was actually kind of weird. WITH the baggie on my hand it felt like I was rubbing my hand on an orange.

WITHOUT the bagie, it felt really smooth.
The baggie tells all. It's amazing! Clay Time!!!!
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Looks like you dodge a FAIL bullet the PQ. Hope it gets cleaned up. Thanks for showing me what will happen if I do this (;
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Looks like you dodge a FAIL bullet the PQ. Hope it gets cleaned up. Thanks for showing me what will happen if I do this (;
You guys are brutal!
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I feel for him. I know when some crap has gone wrong with any aspect of my car (swirls, amp going out, dents, etc) I feel bummed until it gets fixed. Just pokin fun lol
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I feel for him. I know when some crap has gone wrong with any aspect of my car (swirls, amp going out, dents, etc) I feel bummed until it gets fixed. Just pokin fun lol
You, I can't even sleep! I dropped the roof to my Vette shortly after I got it. The next morning, the car was in the shop getting repaired to the tune of $1400. I didn't really have it to spare but who cares, I couldn't sleep!
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