940 HP of gooey red Z06 goodness

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  1. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Got a call a couple weeks ago to detail this TT Z06. Rain last week forced a reschedule for today. Owner said it had "light swirls" and some water spots (which mostly turned out to be light bird bomb etchings). Unfortunately with Corvettes, even light defects take a lot of polishing.

    As you can see, the paint had light to moderate swirls.

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    The paint laughed at the Meguiars G110, #105 and a yellow Meguiars polishing pad. LAUGHED.

    Busted out the Dewalt and using #105 and yellow Meguiars polishing pad at 1000-1400 rpm, it was slow going. I really didn't want to switch to wool if I didn't have to and remembered an orange waffle cutting pad I got from my Optimum distributor.

    Don't know who makes it, my distributor doesn't remember who he got it from so if any of you recognize it, let me know.

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    Bingo! Really good cut at 1000-1200 rpms with minimal holograms. I then switched to Meguiars #205 using a 7" yellow Meguiars polishing pad. First time I tried #205 in the sun I was less than impressed but on this car, it did an amazing job removing the holograms from #105 and leaving very minimal to zero holograms of its own. Even after baking in the sun, nothing was coming back like it would with Meguiars #83.

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    I followed with 3M Ultrafina using a blue Ultrafina pad at 1000-1800-1000 rpms and then waxed with Clearkote's Carnauba Moose.

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    With the help of #105 and that orange waffle pad, I was able to finish the car in about 6 1/2 hours (no interior work, no engine cleaning). The combo really cut fast without hammering the finish.

    My customer was very pleased and interestingly, he asked me if I was happy how it turned out. Told him I was more than pleased. :)

    Of course, I did get engine pictures. The snails are under the engine, you can sort of see the housing of one (the chrome you see) down low in the 3rd shot.

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    badass. looks like a cobra waffle pad. I've got 3 of the white ones. Haven't done alot with them yet, so I can't really compare to the CCS.
     
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    Car is sick!

    I can't wait until I can park my car in the garage again....Texas sun red do not mix very well. The car will be getting some scottwax lovin.
     
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    Wow! The camera phone pics blew me away now this! I'm gonna have to get some of the Moose for my richer colors. That stuff looks a mile deep on polished paint. Nice work on an awesome car.

    3M Ultrafina is now "Ultrafine".........right? Wheres the best place to get a bottle?
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Whoever sells 3M locally is your best bet. I get mine from English Paint and Color for $30 a quart and $15 for the pad.
     
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    That's a deal. I'll look in the yellow pages for a paint and body supplier.
     
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    Gorgeous work on an insane car.
     
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    Wonderful job correcting the paint. Killer car, now with killer paint. :bigthumb: :cool:
     
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    I'd drive it but I wouldn't be happy about it. :hsugh:

    Fucking sexy car and I don't even wanna know how fast that thing is.
     
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    Motor Trend got 0-60 in 1.97, 0-100 in 4.33 and a 9.2 @ 150 in the quarter with an 880 hp Lingenfelter Corvette on slicks. This car has 60 hp more.
     
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    fuck me in the goat ass, sub 2 sec 0-60. :eek2:
     
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    Still have that magazine around somewhere. :wackit: That was the C5 too wasn't it?
     
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    Damn fine work Scott...wow
     
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    Hmm looks like I'll have to pick up a Dewalt instead of the G110 now :eek3:. Which model should I look for?
     
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    I believe it was. Same one that raced an F-14 (or was it an F-18).
     
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    Dewalt 849. Be very aware the learning curve is a lot steeper with a rotary. Pay off is worth it.
     
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    The sad thing about it is unless this car has a roll cage, it'll never see a day on the track, well, maybe one pass then he will be shown the exit faster than he can reach the ET Slip shack to pick up his slip. :wtc:

    Of course amazing work as always. :bowdown: Always enjoy seeing your latest details threads, so many nice cars and such great work :wavey:
     
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    Makita makes a pretty good one too, right?
     
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    Yes. :)
     

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