My weekend details: 04 M45 and 04 Grand Am

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  1. THT

    THT The easy way is always mined

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    Did a pair of cars this weekend. First up was the Grand Am. This car hadn't been washed in over a year, let alone detailed (my fault). Steps were:

    1. Wash w/ Poorboy's World Super Slick & Suds
    2. Clay
    3. A second wash to remove any clay residue and luricant
    4. Polished with Sonus SFX2 on a yellow pad, Porter Cable 7424 set to 3
    5. Polished with Sonus Paintwork Cleanser on a white pad, PC set to 3
    6. Opti-Seal on a MF pad, by hand
    7. Collinite 476S on a MF pad, by hand
    8. Poorboy's Trim Restorer
    9. Zaino tire gloss

    The marks on the glass are on the interior...I don't do interiors. The little white particles on the car are dust that accumulated when the car was parked in the driveway. I can't win...

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    Next up is my M45. It's been done once already this year but I wasn't happy with the results as I was rushed when I did it. I had more time this weekend so I took my time and am much happier with the results.

    1. Wash w/ Poorboy's World Super Slick & Suds
    2. Clay
    3. A second wash to remove any clay residue and luricant
    4. Polished with Sonus SFX2 on a yellow pad, Porter Cable 7424 set to 3
    5. Polished with Sonus Paintwork Cleanser on a white pad, PC set to 3
    6. Poorboy's Black Hole glaze on a red pad, spread on 2 and worked in on 4
    7. Opti-Seal on a MF pad, by hand
    8. Collinite 476S on a MF pad, by hand
    9. Poorboy's Trim Restorer
    10. Zaino tire gloss

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  2. sofakingraw

    sofakingraw New Member

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    well done
     
  3. Jackhole

    Jackhole New Member

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    Got any before shots of the GA? I want to see what it looked like not having been washed in a year.
     
  4. THT

    THT The easy way is always mined

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    I don't but it was mildly swirled and took three water changes and three towels to wash the first time. It had been parked under a tree and had bird bombs everywhere. Amazing, there wasn't any paint etching which makes me think the Opti-Seal/Collinite that I put on a year ago was still there. :bowdown:
     
  5. justin30513

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    Collinite 476.......
    Probably the best bang for the buck in detailing history.

    I've had it on my wife's van for 9 months now. Still beading with nothing else. Not even a QD of any sorts. Gets washed once a week. Crazy. A tin is less than 10.00 too.
     
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    GBlansten OT's Bean Doc OT Supporter

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    Looks damn good.:bigthumb:
     
  7. THT

    THT The easy way is always mined

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    It's up to $16 at autogeek.net :wtc:
     
  8. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Both look really good. :)

    Just a suggestion, when polishing out swirls, crank the PC up to 5 or 6.
     
  9. THT

    THT The easy way is always mined

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    Thanks!

    I usually crank up the speed as well as use a more abrasive compound for cars in worse shape. I fully expected the GA to need a more aggressive approach but was pleasantly surprised when the first pass with the SFX2 yielded a swirl-free finish.
     
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    Got an AutoZone nearby? I've seen it there. Not sure on their price, but you'll save shipping charges.
     
  11. HorseDick

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    Harbor Freight has it cheapest usually.
     

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