First detailing product purchase okay? +paint question

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by daft punk, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. daft punk

    daft punk New Member

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    Sponge: Cobra Bone
    http://www.autogeek.net/the-bone.html

    Wash:
    Optimum No Rinse

    Polish:
    Optimum Polish II

    Wax:
    Optimum Car Wax (will 17oz last long enough?)

    Polishing Pads:
    Pinnacle Polishing Pal (definitely can't afford a rotary at this time)
    http://www.autogeek.net/pinpp.html

    Clay:
    Pinnacle Poly Clay bars

    Cars:
    2001 Toyota Altezza (Lexus IS300)
    I just bought this and sitting on the lot it had minimal swirls and the paint looks pretty good, was garaged and only has 20k miles on it

    normal lexus pearl paint

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    it has one problem area:
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    they are faint black and faint but neon bright green/pink lines in the paint. the pain is perfectly smooth where the lines are.

    do they look like they would come out with clay/polish?

    the other car is a 1976 VW bus with a decent white respray from a few years ago
     
  2. BlazinBlazer Guy

    BlazinBlazer Guy Witness to The De-Evolution of Mankind.

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    Those don't look too bad.... though you might find you need a machine polisher to take care of them.

    And seriously, the JDM version of the IS300 is called "Toyota Altezza"?? :mamoru:
     
  3. BLKDVLGSX

    BLKDVLGSX OT Supporter

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    yes....it's the car that started that retarded tail light craze
     
  4. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    You can get a PC 7424XX with pads for around $150 or so, you'll be glad you did.

    17 oz of OCW should be enough to wax your car 20-25 times.
     
  5. daft punk

    daft punk New Member

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    just lost my job so $150 is a big deal right now :mamoru2:

    any idea what those the multicolored lines on the door are from? :o
     
  6. Morgan06

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    The neon green and pink lines are probably from the parking lot trolls inattentively walking between the cars. Clay should do it, but in my experience if they're faint and very smooth a light polish may work faster.

    And +1 for the PC purchase when you've got the money. For the time saved and better results over hand application it pays for itself the very first time you use it.
     

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