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Old 11-17-2013, 08:50 PM   #1
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Detailed the baby this weekend

So, I figured since baseball season was over I thought I would give the Camaro a full 2 stage polish, seal, and wax it. of course I had to do a strip wash, and clay it first. I have never clayed before and I thought it would take forever, which it did. But I have to say the car was a swirled out mess and now, it looks AMAZING! The paint doesn't bounce everywhere and scatter to the swirls, there all gone now! I took some pictures of before and after. I was sealing the roof and i couldn't tell where the paint ended and when the glass started. The reflection is amazing! It looks better now than when it rolled off the lot, probably because it had the 1500 dollar dealer installed swirl package. But the photos speak for themselves. Name:  IMG_0984.jpg
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The products that I used for paint decontamination and my 2 step polishing and sealing. For claying I used the Speedy prep towel fine wash pad and for polishing I used ardex alpa grit compound and their finishing polish with a light carnuba mixed into it. I used the yellow speedy foam compound cutting pad for the alpha grit and the blue polishing pad which later flew across my garage because I used it on too many edges and then used my black harbor freight pad to finish the job which worked fine. I applied the sealant with the speedy foam white finishing pad for that job. Waited 15 minutes after applying buffed off and its curing right now in my garage. But the process that i used was 2 complete passes with each product, I worked each product until it was clear and then I did another pass, thereby doing two passes, then I moved onto the next product repeating the process. Anyways I want to thank everyone on this forum, they have provided me with so much info, this community really is awesome! Name:  IMG_1204.jpg
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:54 PM   #2
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Looks awesome!!
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Old 11-17-2013, 10:19 PM   #3
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Old 11-17-2013, 10:24 PM   #4
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very nice mirror shine, great job
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:43 AM   #5
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looking good , them wheels look
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Old 11-18-2013, 12:22 PM   #6
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Thanks guys I appreciate it, I took 20 hours without including the wax which I will be doing when I get home. And what do you mean they look familiar?
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Old 11-20-2013, 09:54 PM   #7
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Thanks guys I appreciate it, I took 20 hours without including the wax which I will be doing when I get home. And what do you mean they look familiar?
I have a '13 1LT non RS.
We have the same wheels is all ~.
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Old 11-21-2013, 03:44 PM   #8
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I have a '13 1LT non RS.
We have the same wheels is all ~.
Oh gotcha!, I definately want to upgrade my rims, they look good but the new 14 ls has them stock so I want to get new 20's probably 2 crave number 13's in black chrome
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Old 11-23-2013, 11:12 AM   #9
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looks great
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Old 11-23-2013, 06:10 PM   #10
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looks great
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Old 09-24-2014, 11:14 PM   #11
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Nice! I got to remove that dealer swirl package, it's not quite my style. I bet when you got through you felt from all that staring and looking for spots.
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Old 09-24-2014, 11:27 PM   #12
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WOW!!!!
your car looks AWESOME!

but dude! baseball season ain't over! 8th inning: LAD 5 SF1
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Old 09-24-2014, 11:32 PM   #13
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I swear it's almost like your driving a mirror around! Pay a visit and post on the official Black Camaro thread.

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Old 09-25-2014, 11:41 AM   #14
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Looks good.

Just please tell me you only use the media in that orange bucket for wheels.
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