Red 1997 Mustang Cobra - Swirled and Oxidized

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by MattZ28, Dec 6, 2004.

  1. MattZ28

    MattZ28 New Member

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    This is my buddy's car. It is kept outside 24/7, and with all of the construction going on at his house thanks to the hurricanes, it's hard to keep it clean. He helped me out with the whole detail, and I love the color of this paint, so I enjoyed it.

    It was last polished ~5 months ago, had a decent amount of swirls, and the horizontal panels (hood, roof, trunk, front + rear bumpers) had a moderate amount of oxidation.

    The car was also clayed a few months ago, so I felt that it didn't need it.

    We started out with an NXT wash, dried it, pulled it into the garage and got to work.

    I used Poorboy's SSR2.5 with a polishing pad on my PC set at 5-6. This didn't haze the paint at all, and left a beautiful swirl-free finish. Finished with Wolfgang Deep Gloss Paint Sealant w/a finishing pad. The tires got Poorboy's Bold 'N Bright.

    Here is the rear bumper half-polished.

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    And the front bumper half polished...

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    Trunklid before polishing

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    Quarter panel polished for a comparison

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    Here's my friend removing polish

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    After the roof was polished....

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  2. MattZ28

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    And now the finished product....I know the wheelwells are dirty -- he mainly just wanted me to fix up his paint.

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    Enjoy!
     
  3. JointBeaker

    JointBeaker packaging engineer #2 OT Supporter

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    More pics of the vert in the garage?

    Looks nice. :bigthumb:
     
  4. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Excellent work Matt! Nice to know that SSR2.5 finishes well enough to go straight to an LSP.
     
  5. SilverLexus

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    Scott,

    I have also done a SSR2.5 polishing ang gone straight to LSP. Worked well for me as well.
     
  6. Unknown User

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    I'd love to live in warmed climates like some of you guys. I saw the kids in the back on bicycles and shorts in December and it almost made me cry. My polishes/waxes are tucked away in my closet for the winter so they don't freeze in the cold.

    Excellent job on the stang! Looks like it turned out excellent.

    I recently picked up a '89 Jeep Wranger which is mechanically sound, but has not been washed or interior cleaned for a good 4-5 years. I can't wait for the weather to be a little warmer so I can give it some TLC.
     
  7. Mister Obvious

    Mister Obvious Our Lady of Blessed Acceleration, don't fail us no

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    Does the car have a clear coat or no? The bumpers look like single stage from the pics.
     
  8. MattZ28

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    Yes - it's 3 stage red (Rio Red).
     
  9. Labster

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    Looks sweet. Very nice detail :)
     
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    die the wheel wells
     
  11. MattZ28

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    English please.
     

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