getting ready to detail a new (to me) car..

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  1. losbastardos

    losbastardos Pass me the ringer, Knave; we’ll hand it down. OT Supporter

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    need to detail the car, the dealer did a crap job.

    Paint is in really good shape with some spider webbing, it's a deep red color.

    So far the plan is to wash and clay the car, then I wanted to try some megs #80 with a cheap orbital I have, then I don't really know where to go from there I guess :confused:
     
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    If the paint ends up pretty much swirl free, I'd top with Meguiars NXT paste. Looks really good on red.
     
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    NXT paste it is.
    Thanks for the advice Scott.
     
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    well, I washed, clayed, and polished with the 3M perfect it II but coudn't get the swirls or spiderwebbing out, with a coat of NXT over it I wasn't happy.
    I used some zaino polish lock, then show car polish, then a coat of NXT and I'm much happier with the result.
     
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    You need a stronger polish, I guess. Probably adding in all those extra products did some filling which made the paint look better.

    A 50/50 mix of Optimum Polish and Compound seems to work very well on GM paint for future reference.

    Car looks really good! :)
     
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    Fixed the syntax of your pics for you.
     
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    I think this fall I'll try the zaino swirl stuff, I like the zaino products for ease of use and I'm lazy.
     
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    I don't think there is anything easier than polishing with Optimum Polish and buffing it off with Optimum Car Wax, really cuts down on time and OCW has a really wet carnauba look. :)
     
  10. Buck-O

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    Heh, i think thats the first time ive heard the words "Zaino" and "because im lazy" in the same sentence. hehehe
     

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