bad paint? plus detail of g/f's car and other questions

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by Raj, Jul 31, 2004.

  1. Raj

    Raj who fucking cares

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    so i was detailing my girlfriends civic today and i noticed that the hood and some other parts seemed really dry or not smooth. Its hard to explain, anyways what would cause this and what would be a good way to take it off or fix it if possible. I was overally impressed with what i accomplished while detailing her car, i will upload the pics tommorow morning

    Steps I used are as follows

    1) WAsh/Dry
    2) Paint cleaner(i dont know exactly what brand, but i guess it would be like a polish) applied with a pc
    3) 3m Hand Glaze
    4) NXT Tech WAx applied with a pc
    5) Spray gloss just to make it shine

    it looked good but i was wondering when i started detailing customers cars what products you all would reccomend as a wax, a polish, a glaze, and sealant and any other helpful hints would rock too
     
  2. Don_Rumsfeld

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    sounds like failing clear coat
     
  3. Don_Rumsfeld

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    year of car?
     
  4. ri0t41

    ri0t41 Pants off Dance off

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    clay bar.
     
  5. Raj

    Raj who fucking cares

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    its a 98
     
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    ri0t41 Pants off Dance off

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    Use the clay bar after washing.

    Run your hand across the paint.. if it feels gritty and not smooth like glass, its time to clay bar.

    They range in price from about 9.99 - 19.99. Usually they are packaged with a "quick detailer" that you use for lubrication. You can mix the detailer with half water if you start to run low and it should be fine.
     
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    I agree with the claybar. Its dry not smooth, but shiny not dull. Probably needs claybar treatment. :)
     
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  10. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Resize those pics or remove them. www.xat.com has a great free image optimizer.
     

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