First time on my Impreza

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by gtcrispy, Mar 12, 2006.

  1. gtcrispy

    gtcrispy New Member

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    Finally took a few pictures of my car. I went ahead and bought a porter cable, assortment of pads, claybar kit, optimum polish, mequiers #80, natty blue paste, and EX-P sealant.

    Last week I had used a orange light cutting pad with only the optimum polish. I got out quite a few of the swirls and fine scratches but wasn't happy. I bought an yellow cutting pad this week and used the Optimum again. It improved somewhat but not completley. I then used a orange pad with the #80. Then sealed with a gray finishing pad. Let it sit till today then applied a coat of the natty blue with a gray finishing pad.

    The pictures don't really show much detail. The flake in the paint is definetley alot more visible now but i can still see fine scratches or marks in palces on the hood and sides in direct sunlight.

    Here are some before pictures I took about a month back. Its not obvious inthe pictures but there were lots of swirl marks that the sunlight would bring out.

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  2. Headso

    Headso New Member

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    Hot Hot!

    I think my next car, if AWD, is Going to be one of those!
     
  3. Buck-O

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    Looks sharp.

    Glad to have been a help in the process.
     
  4. gtcrispy

    gtcrispy New Member

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    Thanks and Thank You for the help.:bigthumb:
     
  5. CBlakeNS

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    Lookin good!
     
  6. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    The paint has a noticably richer look to it in the afters. :)

    You may need to step up to Optimum Compound or even Hyper Compound (although HC may leave some light marring on Subie paint that will require Optimum Polish to remove) to completely (or as completely as possible) remove any remaining defects.

    Or, just keep hitting it with OP/80 for the next few times and remove them that way.
     
  7. spitfyre

    spitfyre OT Supporter

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    I love your car
     
  8. NVDR

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    nice shine and beautiful car, good job bro!!! i should do that on my bugeye.
     

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