Who can school me on polishing/paint correction?

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Re: Who can school me on polishing/paint correction?

Post by 5chn3ll » Sat May 19, 2018 2:16 pm

It doesn’t look AMAZING, but it definitely looks better. And I didn’t burn any holes in the finish. Which is nice.

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Re: Who can school me on polishing/paint correction?

Post by DTMiller » Sat May 19, 2018 4:54 pm

I think it looks pretty good.

The clear coat on the Miata hood and trunk are beat to shit so I plastidipped them years ago. I'm gonna peel it and try to sand and respray the clear and if that doesn't work I'm gonna strip it to bare metal and rattle can it. Good news is I can't make it worse.
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Re: Who can school me on polishing/paint correction?

Post by KoB » Sat May 19, 2018 4:58 pm

5chn3ll wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 2:16 pm
It doesn’t look AMAZING, but it definitely looks better. And I didn’t burn any holes in the finish. Which is nice.
Good result! Dark colors -- especially black -- are tough.

FYI, Amazon is my preferred source of mediocre-quality, semi-disposable microfiber towels. Three dozen for 15 bucks shipped (Prime). My use-and-discard rate is probably about 50%; Griot's microfiber cleaner works pretty well on the ones that survive. Most of the car-detail places sell much higher-quality towels, but I always feel like I can't just toss those if I don't feel like washing them.

My spring routine is to strip the car (wash with Dawn), clay it (I mostly use Pinnacle clay and solution), seal with Griot's One Step Sealant (orange or white pad on dual action polisher), and a top coat of wax or glaze. Lately I've been using Zymol Glasur, applied and removed by hand and buffed with a microfiber bonnet on the dual action polisher.

The rest of the year, I mostly clean up the car with detail spray (Griot's Speed Shine) and/or wash the car with car wash soap. The sealant seems to last well enough through our short driving season; I imagine you would have to seal the car more often in your climate.
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Re: Who can school me on polishing/paint correction?

Post by 32wildbilly » Sat May 19, 2018 6:06 pm

5chn3ll wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 2:16 pm
It doesn’t look AMAZING, but it definitely looks better. And I didn’t burn any holes in the finish. Which is nice.
Ouch my eyes...Let me get my sunglasses...I don't want to burn my retinas! Seriously that looks AWESOME!!! Great Job! That is a lot of work. I just remember the kid's comment after we got done with similar work right after I bought the car: "It would be easier but there's not a piece of flat metal on that whole car. But it is a sexy Bitch!"

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Re: Who can school me on polishing/paint correction?

Post by Cuda911 » Sat May 19, 2018 7:35 pm

Waxed the 996, the Cayman, and one of the 914s today:
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Re: Who can school me on polishing/paint correction?

Post by Dr_Strangelove » Sat May 19, 2018 9:08 pm

Shiiiiiiiiiny. :o

Do you guys use the liquid wax?
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Re: Who can school me on polishing/paint correction?

Post by 5chn3ll » Mon May 21, 2018 9:09 am

The compounds I used are Chemical Guys V36 and V38, both are pastes in squeeze bottles.

The P21S wax is really thin (watery). It goes on really thin, which makes removal suck WAY less than paste waxes...

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Re: Who can school me on polishing/paint correction?

Post by Cuda911 » Mon May 21, 2018 9:17 am

I mostly use various Chemical Guys products too.
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Re: Who can school me on polishing/paint correction?

Post by Dr_Strangelove » Mon May 21, 2018 10:00 am

5chn3ll wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 9:09 am
The compounds I used are Chemical Guys V36 and V38, both are pastes in squeeze bottles.

The P21S wax is really thin (watery). It goes on really thin, which makes removal suck WAY less than paste waxes...
Yeah I'm asking because even with masking tape I always seem to leave a cloudy spot on my black plastic every time I wax. Bugs me every time!
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Re: Who can school me on polishing/paint correction?

Post by 5chn3ll » Mon May 21, 2018 10:05 am

On a related note: Took the more shinier 996 for a 100-mile drive yesterday; it f*****g rained on me nearly the whole trip up and down the 5.

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