Bringing paint back from the dead (With Pics!)

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by Sonar_un, Oct 18, 2005.

  1. Sonar_un

    Sonar_un Prowler Orange

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    Since I haven't been driving the camaro, or paying that much attention to it as of late, the paint has really taken a down turn. Plus, with women driving it for the past couple of years, its a wonder that the car is still in one peice. Anyway, the Clearcote started to oxidize and it lost nearly all of its luster.

    Not anymore.

    In an effort to bring the paint back from the dead, I employed all my detailing know-how and my right arm.

    Here's a list of ingredients
    Zaino Clay Bar
    Meguiars #9
    Clearkote Vanilla Moose
    P21S
    Eagle 1 tire wet
    Eagle 1 20/20

    Lets start off with a couple of before pics.

    Here is the car as it sat this morning. Groundeffects scraped up pretty bad, and absolutuly no shine.
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    Here is the only black peice on the vehicle, it is a good place to show to the changes being made in the paint.
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    Here is a shot of the sail panel area. Can you see me in the picture? I sure can't.
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    Lastly, here is a shot of the car facing the sun. Notice the shineyness.
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    Part 2:

    After a wash, clay bar and using Meguiars Swirl Remover 2.0, some shine started to pull through.
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    Part 3:

    Finally, with some ClearKote Vanilla Mouse and Concours P21S, the paint made a breakthrough!
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    With all of that, I realise, I wish I had an orbital buffer. The paint would look 1000X better than what it does now.
     
  2. wangatang

    wangatang backing it in your mom

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    Awesome job. I can't imagine doing that without my PC :o
     
  3. Ronin

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    good job
     
  4. MartyFukstein

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    Very nice. Good job!
     
  5. Sonar_un

    Sonar_un Prowler Orange

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  6. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Damn fine job!


    ....except you forgot to dress the fenderwells. ;)

    With that red paint, I'd highly suggest hitting it with Vanilla Moose and S100 every 3 months and your paint will continue to look better. :)
     
  7. Milin

    Milin It's Terminal.

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    i've seen that car before! ya durn hillbilly! :) I used to drive a blue celica in the woodlands.
    I always dug that car.
     
  8. Sonar_un

    Sonar_un Prowler Orange

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    Yeah, back in the day I used to drive it everywhere. Seemed like everyone in the woodlands seen the car :)

    Now, its the TransAm that gets my love.



    Scottwax - Yeah, the fenderwells, never even thought of it. Haha. The paint is still far from perfect. 5 feet away, it looks great, up close, its a swirl mark hell. My right arm isn't quite a durable as it once was back in my single days. Now that I am married, it doesn't get the workout as often. A PC is the only way to go for me.
     

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