Starting my first paint correction detail.

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    I woke up at about 4am this morning and headed over to the local car wash. This is new to me as im used to a garage and a hose, not $2.00 for 3.5 minutes of hose time under a tin roof :o. I managed to get the car clean and dried down. Now, my next step is obviously claying, then onto the correction steps. The question that I have is, how well is your basic cleaner/polish/wax going to perform when applied under extreme heat and humidity? Its going to be triple digits this weekend and its high humidity. The car will be in the shade at all times, but it wont be protected from indirect heat and weather.

    I'll upload the "before" pics in a few mins, I would like to add that i got some microfiber drying towels from walmart and damn if one towel (6') doesnt dry the whole car:eek3:

    Im using these products
    Meguiars car soap
    Mothers clay
    Meguiars ultimate compound (if neccessary)
    Meguiars SwirlX (starting with this)
    Meguiars #7 (this is a big maybe, it depends on time and overall motivation at the time :rofl:)
    NXT 2.0
    Meguiars quick interior whipes/spray
    RainX window cleaner


    I havent yet picked up a solid leather product but if i can find leatherique (sp) ill go that route, and i need a carpet cleaner.
     
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    Here are a few pics, only a few because the paint all looks the same as these samples :o

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    Good luck getting those swirls completely out by hand but your car should at the very least look a lot better. Remember to use your entire hand and keep it flat across the paint when polishing, if you just apply pressure with your finger tips it will mar the hell out of your paint.
     
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    Im going to clay, then do a test area and see where it goes from there.. Worst case i get some experience and purchase a PC soon. Im just hoping the humidity wont effect anything in the process.
     
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    If anything the extra moisture in the air will actually give you a little more work time. At least that's what I've noticed in my experience, my polish breaks down a bit faster when it's dry out. Just make sure you keep it in the shade.
     
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    Ill have to update this later. I did a test spot, and while the area was much more clear, the swirls didn't budge. OT'r MtotheIke0 is shipping me his PC/pad set so i can do this the right way :big grin:

    I did get the interior started with basic armor all spray and i found the megs leather wypes do a great job of cleaning seats with a little elbow grease
     
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    Any pics so far? Not of the car, of whiffa.
     
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    Im waxing that later:x:
     
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    didn't you already wax that? ooooooooh
     
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    Shit grows back fast, I guess. :mamoru:
     
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