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Old 04-10-2010, 06:15 PM   #35
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If he was in so cal, I'd pack up my bags on head over to fix him up.
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Old 04-10-2010, 08:03 PM   #36
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You're a good man. I'll put a star on your post now.

Now we have to work on PQ. He's his own worst enemy today! Have you done the flash test on that spot you just polished PQ?
What is a flash test?

But I just washed and dried the whole car. The sun is at three quarter sky and as hard as I try, I can't see ANY swirls or scratches. But I know they are there. I mean, it looks brand new again right now. But, what is a flash test?
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Old 04-10-2010, 08:12 PM   #37
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Ok, snapped these real quick. Now when the sun gets to a certain point, I know I'll see the swirls. But the spot that I polished made them go away. Even in the sun. Probably temporary, but I don't know.


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Old 04-10-2010, 08:34 PM   #38
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PQ, the flash test means firing the camera flash off into the paint about 8" away from the paint... As Junkman says "the light reveals all"

You can use any light source to reveal scratches and swirls, when I'm working on vehicles I use a halogen lamp to identify where I am in the correction process.

Here's my paint with the dealer swirls in it:


Here's a corrected shot:


Here's a '52 Ford truck I was working on,

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Notice I fire the camera about 8-12" away from the paint surface to reveal all imperfections in the paint?
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Old 04-10-2010, 08:36 PM   #39
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What is a flash test?
Hold camera about 6-12 inches from spot flat to the surface. Turn flash on and take photo.

Examples here:

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Old 04-10-2010, 08:39 PM   #40
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PQ, the flash test means firing the camera flash off into the paint about 8" away from the paint... As Junkman says "the light reveals all"




Notice I fire the camera about 8-12" away from the paint surface to reveal all imperfections in the paint?


Got it. Let me go do it. *GULP*
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Old 04-10-2010, 08:42 PM   #41
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Me and my students are waiting too! Don't forget to use your camera's macro setting so that it can focus that close. Without the macro, your pictures will be blurry.

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Me and my students are waiting too! Don't forget to use your camera's macro setting so that it can focus that close. Without the macro, your pictures will be blurry.

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Old 04-10-2010, 08:59 PM   #44
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That's Pablo... reach over there and you might pull back a nub!
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Shi*.... one sec. I don't have the cord for the camera and I just took them on internal. I gotta do it again.
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Old 04-10-2010, 09:06 PM   #46
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Ok. Ugh...............

I got pretty dang close in these.

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PQ - I've seen worse... The good news is that can probably be removed with a orange pad and some Swirl and Haze Remover.
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PQ - I've seen worse... The good news is that can probably be removed with a orange pad and some Swirl and Haze Remover.
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Old 04-10-2010, 09:12 PM   #49
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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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. You dodge a serious, mega-ton wedgie.
LMAO , ahhh crap I was wanting to see PQ get one of those.
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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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