RS Liberty v. poorboys

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by Tomee, Jun 25, 2006.

  1. Tomee

    Tomee Heel and Toe OT Supporter

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    got one of the guys from our club to come over for a detail

    car had been resprayed about 5 years ago in the original burgandy from factory

    car needed a full clay, this car had alot of stuck on contaminants. i had to go over some parts twice with a clay bar thats how bad it was.

    we bought it into the garage under some halogens to get an idea of how swirled it was.

    the top part of this pic, i tried some #80, but this is how it came out after a clay.
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    i tried some different products to see what needed to get the job done.
    started out with #80 on a polishing pad with the rotary at 3 setting.
    wasnt aggressive enough. i then moved onto #83 with polishing pad, not cutting it either.
    thought id give SSR 2.5 with a cutting pad a try, that was a much better combo on this paint.
    althought the paint was relatively hard, as i needed to go over each panel twice to remove swirling.

    here is the bonnet with two passes of SSR2.5 on a cutting pad. still not entirely perfect
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    here it is after PB PwC
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    boot
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    the front left quarter, you can see all the swirling here under the lights
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    hit it twice... goneski!
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    after removing the defects, i went over the car with poorboys polish with carnuaba blue via machine.

    after that applied #21 synthetic sealant by hand.. i didnt realise i shouldnt of used this, as the polish had carnuaba in it :p

    then topped off with poorboys nattys blue by hand also

    finished product.. pics dont show it as i had to resize them, but this thing was glossy as! had depth aswell.. that and also becasue there was no sun!
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    if it was me, i would of polished this thing all night to make it 100% swirl free, but didnt want to keep him waiting all day :)
     
  2. CBlakeNS

    CBlakeNS New Member

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    Looks good, nice job!!!
     
  3. Buck-O

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    Thats a nice set of classic Legacys you got there.

    Looks sharp, great work.
     
  4. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Massive improvement! Even in less than ideal lighting, the Legacy's paint looks excellent!
     
  5. Tomee

    Tomee Heel and Toe OT Supporter

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    just to add onto this thread, instead of creating another...

    another club member came over and wanted a detail :)

    cars paint was relatively smooth already, no clay bar needed.

    gave it a quick wash with QEW, ready for polishing.
    polsihed with #83 on a megs cutting pad via rotary
    then menzerna po73cp on a megs polishing pad via rotary
    hand waxed with NXT

    inspected the paint, and it had alot of deep scratches :eek:
    alot of them i didnt get out

    here is a before pic of the hood
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    tried the SSr 2.5 with cutting pad combo, same as tim's car.
    although it worked ok, on this paint, it becae real stubborn to buff off.
    pic of it worked on with SSR 2.5... can see some scratches i didnt get out with 2 passes
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    i then switched to meguairs #83 with a cutting pad.

    before pic of the right quarter
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    hit it with #83 twice, and just look at the gloss and wetness now
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    drivers side door. as you can see alot of scratches and swirling
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    two passes
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    random shot of the rear door after polished
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    now onto the boot. before pic
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    now after
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    finished shot, doesnt look soo crash hot here :(
    no sun, and a white car
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    hope you like :)
     
  6. Buck-O

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    Try topping white with Poorboys EX with carnuba, EX-P may give similar results as well...but i find that the EX gives a nice glow to white.
     

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