It won't buff right out!

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by deadmeat, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. deadmeat

    deadmeat Active Member

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    This is my work truck, and is a work in progress. There are a lot of deep scratches, but I'm working on it. This truck is basically my practice panels, haven't managed to burn any paint yet.....

    Thought you guys would get a kick out of this:
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  2. Intel

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    did they pay you for that? As its a verizon truck...
     
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    deadmeat Active Member

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    Nah. I figure that they let me take it home and all so I don't have to pay for gas to get to work. I also pretty much learned how to color sand on the shiny bits, I test new products on it, and I've been practicing with the rotary on it. I end up with a good looking work truck, and other techs ask me to help them on their personal rides for $$.
     
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    I don't understand this.
     
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    Cliffs: I get bored and practice buffing on my work truck. Thought some people would find amusing. That is all.

    My next task is to practice with my new airbrush kit and fix the rusty spots.
     
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    That's just cool. And, this is gonna sound corny as all hell, but driving that around makes you look a hell of a lot more professional than the guys driving the mud caked POS. Call me nuts, but I would trust a guy who takes care of his work vehicle more than a guy who doesn't.

    edit: You should get one of those Pops A Dent things to take care of that door ding on your driver's door. No joke, they work, used it on my wife's car and my truck.
     
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    I was going to try to get a paintless dent guy to do it in trade for some computer work. Not sure whether the company will think I've lost it if I start smoothing body panels though.
     
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    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    Hey, free truck to practice on that nobody will bitch about if you make a mistake, I think that's cool!
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    :werd: Much more to play with than the fender I got to practice using the rotary on.
     
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    its better to practice on a darker car.. getting out scratches is one thing, getting the swirls out from the heavy polishing is another.
     
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    I haven't done much heavy heavy polishing, but I also have a 66 mustang to practice on as I'm going to end up replacing the entire front clip and taking it to metal. It's a darker color.
     
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    3M's Ultrafina SE ftw when it comes to leaving a swirl free finish.
     
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    nice! go crazy! hit it with a wool pad/heavy compound and see what you can do to get the buffer swirls out until you hit metal!
     
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    Only use foam pads so far. Last time i tried wool on a rotary I burned through the paint in three spots on the c pillar of my Olds... That was 10 years ago though. I'm trying to ease into it.
     

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