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Old 09-17-2015, 03:38 PM
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Sometimes, other times I'll just splash it. I've been using some old Adam's Detail spray and Waterless wash I dilute down. I honestly like the diluted waterless wash better than the Detail Spray.

I use the **** outta dawn when I'm cleaning pads and brushes, but for mircofibers I've found the Microfiber cleaner Adams sells to work awesome (non of the Woolite crap, you really need a tough detergent not a weak one)
hmmm never heard of using dawn and water to use the clay bar on a car lol. i always use detail spray whether it be adams or mothers lol. i use the ivory soap all the time for the applicator pads and the brushes lol.
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Alright I picked up some meguiars ultimate compound and then a bottle of meguiars polish. There is a HUGE difference between the meguiars compound and the turtle wax **** I was using, the paint doesn't look like a perfect mirror (I don't expect it to), but it is looking a whole lot better. So far I have just went over a quarter panel and the trunk with the compound, but had to stop to wash off the foam pad and wash my microfiber towels. I have all day to work on this so I hope to have the entire car buffed with the compound by the end of the day. So the consensus is that after it is all buffed, I wash the car again, and then start on the polishing?

Thanks for all the quick responses, I was hoping to get at least one or two in the first day.

edit: I take it that I should be washing the pads with dish soap, and not just rinsing them off to get all the old compound out?
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Old 09-17-2015, 03:46 PM
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Alright I picked up some meguiars ultimate compound and then a bottle of meguiars polish. There is a HUGE difference between the meguiars compound and the turtle wax **** I was using, the paint doesn't look like a perfect mirror (I don't expect it to), but it is looking a whole lot better. So far I have just went over a quarter panel and the trunk with the compound, but had to stop to wash off the foam pad and wash my microfiber towels. I have all day to work on this so I hope to have the entire car buffed with the compound by the end of the day. So the consensus is that after it is all buffed, I wash the car again, and then start on the polishing?

Thanks for all the quick responses, I was hoping to get at least one or two in the first day.

edit: I take it that I should be washing the pads with dish soap, and not just rinsing them off to get all the old compound out?
nice glad to hear that man. just be patient detailing a car is not an easy or fast task. patience is a virtue lol.

yes use dish soap to rinse your pads off with, i dont even use dish soap on the foam buffer pads i just use a brush to clean them off because they actually say to not get those pads wet.
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Old 09-17-2015, 04:02 PM
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any new pics?
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Old 09-17-2015, 04:13 PM
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Ill post a few after I get it completely buffed and washed. My iPhone takes real shitty pictures so hopefully they will be able to show the difference. Should I expect any more of the little swirls to come out when I polish it?
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Old 09-17-2015, 04:22 PM
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Ill post a few after I get it completely buffed and washed. My iPhone takes real shitty pictures so hopefully they will be able to show the difference. Should I expect any more of the little swirls to come out when I polish it?
it might hide or take some of them out but be careful when washing and drying the car as well becasuse a lot of the time the swirls/ spider web will come from how you dry the car or wash it too
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Old 09-17-2015, 04:27 PM
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I just wash it with a sponge and some car soap concentrate. I usually dry it by going petal to the metal on the highway.
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I just wash it with a sponge and some car soap concentrate. I usually dry it by going petal to the metal on the highway.
i use the microfiber mits i love those things and i also use the wool looking mits as well that adams sells and just about everybody else lol
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I usually dry it by going petal to the metal on the highway.
om. I hope your joking if that's how you dry your car.....then don't bother/waste time detailing it.
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I started pushing down a lot harder on the buffer and those swirls started coming out a lot more and a lot faster....now I feel obligated to go back and redo the quarter panel and trunk.
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I started pushing down a lot harder on the buffer and those swirls started coming out a lot more and a lot faster....now I feel obligated to go back and redo the quarter panel and trunk.
yup. and when done. add to your sig
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Old 09-17-2015, 05:08 PM
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Swirls won't come out after buffing.

TRASHCAN LID BLEW OFF IN THE WIND AND SCUFFED MY HOOD UP DURING A STORM
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yup. and when done. add to your sig
Does it look better now?
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Swirls won't come out after buffing.

I will have to try and buff this out now. It only looks like surface damage but gahh I'm so pissed.
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Swirls won't come out after buffing.

There's more than this all up from the left front to the middle of my hood. do you think I can buff it out?
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Old 09-17-2015, 05:23 PM
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There's more than this all up from the left front to the middle of my hood. do you think I can buff it out?
dammit!
and yeah, should...try it.
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Does it look better now?
yup!
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Old 09-17-2015, 06:03 PM
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Before
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After compound, before washing then polishing.
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Ignore all the dark spots in the picture, thats just a large amount of crack cocaine that is lodged in my camera lens.
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I tried and retried and retired a ~1 foot section of my hood. Hex logic cutting pad, chemical guys v36 polish. Light amount of polish but enough to keep the pad wet. Used like 15 pea size drops total. Washed area with dish soap first to remove protectants. Worked area crisscross with my 7424xp slowly until polish was gone/dry/flashing. The area looks exactly the same as the rest of the hood.

Tried one area on the hood of my toyota one time using the same method and got instant results! Area looks 80% less swirly than the rest of the hood.

So I'm blaming products in my case; simply not aggressive enough for the gm paint i suppose. Ordered some microfiber cutting pads and v34 from chemguys. Should arrive tomorrow and hopefully ill see some results on the cobalt finally.
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Old 09-17-2015, 06:59 PM
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I am using a cheap buffer, cheap foam pad, and the meguiars ultimate compound and I would say 80% less swirls as well, compared to the maybe 20-30% of swirls taken out by the Turtle Wax stuff. I'm by no means looking for a showroom shine, but for the $60 I've invested in all this **** I think I will be pretty pleased when its all said and done.
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as far as polishing goes, is it applied the same way as the compound? Do I push as hard down as I did with the compound or does it go on a little lighter? I also have a separate polishing pad that I will be using.
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Swirls won't come out after buffing.

Got the scuffs out thankfully, pissed me off that my luck had that happen.
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Got the scuffs out thankfully, pissed me off that my luck had that happen.
i wanna give that stuff a shot because i def dont have a good cutting compound thats for sure. i have some stuff made by 3m for like swirls but that stuffs not cheap by any means lol
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I need to pick up a cutting compound for the wife's Audi, it kinda looks like something ate part of the clear coat. I just need to get aggressive at removing it, or I'll wet sand the bastard to find out if it needs another coat of clear to fix it
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