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Old 05-14-2016, 08:48 AM
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Top shelf shine

Spent a full day with clay bar and compounds trying to cut the swirl marks on the car. I removed some but still looks horrible. Previous owner really used some rough towels or something. So did a little research and bought some new stuff......






The forum favorite kit is an excellent value on Auto Geek. I also added the Pinnacle Advanced Compound and Dodo Juice Tyromania. Hopefully that will really fix all the swirls and bring incredible depth to the paint. And the Tyromania, it is a wax for your tires, not a dressing. It has orange oil in it also. Looking forward to that.
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Old 05-14-2016, 10:58 AM
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I'm in for results
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Old 05-14-2016, 11:24 PM
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Ya before and after pics I just cleaned the **** out of my car today I would be interested in better products for cleaning
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Since I had to make a trip to help out a friend yesterday, I haven't got very far. I have washed it and tested the hood for results. So here are some photos from what I have done.


PRE




pre wash




pre wash




pre wash




pre wash




post wash




post wash




post wash




post wash


First Application: Klasse All-In-One




Application side




Application side



Second Application: Pinnacle Advanced Compound






no application




application side





Third Application: Klasse High Gloss Sealant Glaze






no application




application side



Fourth Application: Pinnalce Souveran Wax





no application



application side


Since the lighting doesn't help show the difference in pictures, I took a video. Still not as good as having sunlight, but you can tell as it looks like camera loses focus due to swirls.

http://vidmg.photobucket.com/albums/...pslje4of5n.mp4



Now one thing I will be doing differently is using the Pinnacle Advanced Compound before the Klasse All-In-One. I wasn't thinking when I started. Also, this was done by hand!!!! I do have a buffer, but I wanted to see the results and show what can be done without one. Yes, there still are some super super minor swirls and deeper scratches (nearly through clear coat), but I am quite shocked at the results doing this by hand. So I will be proceeding to do entire car. The Dodo Juice, well you can't tell much due to the fact my tires are brand new, so I will test out on another vehicle that has browner tinge to the tires.
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Post some links where you got all your stuff from. And looks alot better
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I will continue to update this. I didn't fully read the instructions on the sealant glaze, so it wasn't being used at full potential. But I have the front end done, fenders forward. Once I get it all done, I will add new pictures which might be a week due to work.

Links to the products......

Klasse All-In-One, Klasse High Gloss Sealant Glaze, Pinnacle Souveran, Pinnacle Crystal Mist Spray Wax come together to create a forum favorite kit.

Pinnacle Advanced Compound, swirl remover

Dodo Juice Tyromania Non-Sling Tire Dressing, tire protectant, tyro-mania tire dressing, rubber protectant


The Dodo Juice is TINY! But just like everything else, very little is needed. I think the stuff is meant for one vehicle and possibly a little more. To find the larger tub, you have to order it from UK or Australia.
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Ya that car looks good man and you can see difference between application and no application
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Those are good results for hand application. Do you have a dual action polisher or a rotary?
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I detail on the side and always get fantastic results with Meguires #86 compound.

All in all your paint looks pretty good though.
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I detail on the side and always get fantastic results with Meguires #86 compound.

All in all your paint looks pretty good though.
Have you tried 105?
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Have you tried 105?
I haven't yet.
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I think it's an upgrade over the 85 if you ever get the chance it wouldn't be a bad idea to try it out I think Autogeek sells an 8oz sample
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I think it's an upgrade over the 85 if you ever get the chance it wouldn't be a bad idea to try it out I think Autogeek sells an 8oz sample
I'll check it out thanks!
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Very nice work OP, crystal red metallic looks amazing after some polish and sealing! Get out the DA buffer and finish off those fine swirls next go around!

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Have you tried 105?
85 is an aggressive cutting compound and 105 is a little less aggressive depending on pad selection, if you do use either you're going to want to follow it with 205 on a finishing pad to take care of the marking left with 85/105.
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I'll check it out thanks!
No problem
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I have a dual action. I'm looking into buying something new. Before I run a buffer on it, I want to do some paint touch ups. Lots of chips. My fiancée's dad has a business doing paint repair for dealers, so might get him to do it.
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I have a dual action. I'm looking into buying something new. Before I run a buffer on it, I want to do some paint touch ups. Lots of chips. My fiancée's dad has a business doing paint repair for dealers, so might get him to do it.
If you're looking into a new polisher but don't want to make the jump to a rotary yet the flex 3401 is a great DA with enough power to correct the worst swirling you will see.
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Very nice work OP, crystal red metallic looks amazing after some polish and sealing! Get out the DA buffer and finish off those fine swirls next go around!



85 is an aggressive cutting compound and 105 is a little less aggressive depending on pad selection, if you do use either you're going to want to follow it with 205 on a finishing pad to take care of the marking left with 85/105.
I use #86 and never have any issues with marking.
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I use #86 and never have any issues with marking.
Sorry about that I misread your post, I'm intrigued by this #86 after some research I'll have to give it a shot!
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Finally finished it today. And for a hand buff and wax, these products are amazing! The wax is the best I have ever used. Insanely easy to apply and remove. So here are some pictures and yet doesn't do justice. I wanted to head out to the covered bridge for pictures but kept threatening to rain. Also, I haven't touched the wheels or tires.






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