Welp, its time for winter prep here...

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by Paulie Walnuts, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. Paulie Walnuts

    Paulie Walnuts Im an agent of chaos

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    About to slather on about 5 coats of Z5 and top it with a few coats of ZCS here next weekend. Ive been without detailing for three weeks now due to not looking for work, no referrals and Im going through withdrawls!
     
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    Winter prep, what's that?
     
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    Paulie Walnuts Im an agent of chaos

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    You son of a bitch
     
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    Actually I am about to do this next weekend and have a question. After my trip to Colorado I have some tar I need to remove from the paint, mostly towards the bottom of the doors.

    My question is, should I remove the tar using a swirl remover then clay bar then wax, or will the clay bar be able to get the tar off?

    I was hoping to just claybar then polish then finish it up with some S100 I picked up this weekend.
     
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    How much tar are we talking about? If it's little specs of tar the clay bar will take care of it no problem. If it's large amounts of it I would suggest getting some degreaser to loosen it up a bit while you wash.
     
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    A tar/adhesive remover is your best bet. Follow with clay, polish and wax.
     
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    It's not a lot by any means, just small specs (on white it is noticeable), just didn't wipe off when I was washing it like it normally does.

    Thanks Scott!! :bigthumb:
     
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    Just prepped my Frontier for the winter. After 8 hours of ONR/Clay/Optimum Compound/Optimum Polish/Werkstatt twins, I am convinced that Nissan paint has THE MOST orange peel of any manufacturer! And go figure, I did all that yesterday and it rained today. DAMN!
     
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    My Maxima has shitloads of orange peel too. :sad2:

    3.9 to 4.1 mil paint thickness so probably not wetsanding it.
     
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    My shit is smoothe as Jenniphers tittays.

    I figured out today that I have 12 different LSPs on my car right now!
     
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    Oh yeah, my paint is slick as snot but it still has orange peel. I polished it the day after I got it last November and other than polishing out a couple holograms I missed (that the dealership detailer had put in) back in March, I've been slathering on the LSPs. Probably 10-12 applications of Carnauba Moose, at least that many of Opti-Seal, plus some Meguiars #16, Migliore Frutta and Fine Wax, Souveran and Fuzion. 3-4 times with OCW too.
     
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    Ive managed to get ALL the OP off.

    I have on the maxipad now:
    ZAIO
    Z2
    Z5
    Z8
    ZCS
    Opti-Seal
    Megs #16
    Megs #21 v2
    Dodo Juice Supernatural (Thanks Cooter!)
    UPP
    Spray version of UPP
    Pink Moose
    Carb Moose
    and Pin Souv
     
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    I can get rid of the OP, just rather not wetsand the entire car to do it. Might consider it when I get the hood reshot (previous owner ignored bird shit) in the spring.
     
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    I got rid of it without sanding. Just compounding and polishing over two summers every few months.
     

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