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Old 11-17-2013, 10:48 PM   #15
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definitely is nice and bright in there
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Old 11-17-2013, 11:08 PM   #16
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nice but i hope your not polishing by hand that would be pointless u really need the machine.. if you need a porter cable i have 2 might consider selling you one wit the thing for the pads
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Old 11-17-2013, 11:15 PM   #17
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I am just going to do a quick polish by hand for now. The car is only 8 months old and still looks pretty good. The main point of this was to get a good coat of sealant and a good coat of wax over everything before driving it for the winter (it's a daily driver). I thought, well, while I've got it stripped down, I might as well give it a quick once over. Come spring I'll probably invest in a good machine. Thanks for the offer though!
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Old 11-18-2013, 12:09 AM   #18
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Old 11-18-2013, 05:05 AM   #19
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This Weekend's Itinerary:
(Or as I like to Call It, 20 Steps to Success)

1. Wash Camaro (at touchless car wash)
2. Strip Wash Camaro (not what you think)
3. Clay Bar Camaro
4. Polish Camaro
5. Quick Seal Camaro
6. Glaze Camaro
7. Wax Camaro
8. Clean Windows of Camaro
9. Clay Bar Windows of Camaro
10. Glass Seal Windows of Camaro
11. Sweep Interior and Trunk of Camaro
12. Detail Interior of Camaro
13. Condition Vinyl/Plastic/Leather in Interior of Camaro
14. Wash Engine Bay of Camaro
15. Detail Engine Bay of Camaro
16. Wash Wheel Wells of Camaro
17. Quick Seal Wheel Wells of Camaro
18. Clean Exhaust of Camaro
19. Quick Seal Wheels of Camaro
20. Shine Tires of Camaro

Hopefully, when I'm finished, I'll still be able to lift my arms enough to take some pictures!

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Old 11-19-2013, 10:16 AM   #20
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Well, as it turns out, after washing and claying, and trying a vinegar/water solution.... I have water spot etching. It's my fault, I was using a touchless car was this summer since I was in an apt with no hose available. Now that I have a house, I'll be washing her myself from now on. Gotta test to see if my water is hard first though. With all product off the car and it sitting in the garage under the new lighting, the etching is very apparent. I hand polished a small section (took forever) and it seemed to help. Looks like I'll be investing in a polisher and some more product tonight. Poor wallet. I'll post some before/after pics when I get a chance. On the bright side, the factory orange peel should be greatly reduced! I guess this week will go down in history as my inductance into the OCDetailing group.
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Old 11-19-2013, 10:27 AM   #21
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Well, as it turns out, after washing and claying, and trying a vinegar/water solution.... I have water spot etching. It's my fault, I was using a touchless car was this summer since I was in an apt with no hose available. Now that I have a house, I'll be washing her myself from now on. Gotta test to see if my water is hard first though. With all product off the car and it sitting in the garage under the new lighting, the etching is very apparent. I hand polished a small section (took forever) and it seemed to help. Looks like I'll be investing in a polisher and some more product tonight. Poor wallet. I'll post some before/after pics when I get a chance. On the bright side, the factory orange peel should be greatly reduced! I guess this week will go down in history as my inductance into the OCDetailing group.
Bummer about the water spots, but a machine polisher will indeed take care of them. You're on the right track there. Which machine are you thinking about?

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Old 11-19-2013, 10:30 AM   #22
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Well, as it turns out, after washing and claying, and trying a vinegar/water solution.... I have water spot etching. It's my fault, I was using a touchless car was this summer since I was in an apt with no hose available. Now that I have a house, I'll be washing her myself from now on. Gotta test to see if my water is hard first though. With all product off the car and it sitting in the garage under the new lighting, the etching is very apparent. I hand polished a small section (took forever) and it seemed to help. Looks like I'll be investing in a polisher and some more product tonight. Poor wallet. I'll post some before/after pics when I get a chance. On the bright side, the factory orange peel should be greatly reduced! I guess this week will go down in history as my inductance into the OCDetailing group.
Yeah! I think this weekend introduced me to physically inducting myself into the OCDetailing group, I don't want my car to leave the garage. The paint is perfect, but I want to drive it so bad.
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Old 11-19-2013, 10:48 AM   #23
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I'm gonna go with the Cyclo. Saw it demo'd at fest and have watched a bunch of videos. I think that's the one for me, at least for now. Plus I can buy it (and Adams products) locally, so it's convienient! Maybe next summer I'll use it on the '72 Beetle I restored and painted.
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Old 11-21-2013, 10:20 AM   #24
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Here's a pic I took the other night of all the stuff.
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Old 11-21-2013, 10:25 AM   #25
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What started as a quick weekend wash and wax turned into this...
(Yeah, I'm a little bored at work today, so I decided to plan out the rest of the week.)
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Old 11-22-2013, 08:24 AM   #27
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I never do anything half-a**ed. lol. I say do it right or don't bother. The good news is, I'm ahead of schedule. Now that I've got the hang of polishing, the other half of the car went pretty quick. Even had time to lay down the machine super sealant last night. That stuff goes on a lot faster than I thought it would! Actually took longer to remove it than apply it. Tonight we quick seal! (to paraphrase 300)
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Old 11-26-2013, 01:46 PM   #28
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Here's a couple pics I snapped on Saturday before the snow started flying.

TADA! Shiny!

Also, I got a cart for all my detailing stuff.
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