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Old 02-13-2009, 09:42 PM   #51
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LOL. Happy Birthday, like you said, it's your birthday list, knock yourself out. Like I said, I'm cheap. So how stiff/soft is the boars hair brush? Is there any chance it could scratch the paint? Just the sound of the word brush makes me nervous for paint. I wet mine down, open the doors and stand on the running boards to wash the front half and climb on the rear tire for the back half, then I close the doors and rinse it off. Then go around to the other side and do it again. You got maybe some foot stools or even a step ladder you can put along the side to reach the roof?
i would probably get a small ladder, like the one thats about 2 feet tall and use that in combination with the boar's hair brush on a stick

the boars hair brush, i think, is supposed to be awesome like the microfiber towels and sheepskin mitts, the way i came up with this list was by watching all the videos on autogeek.net, paintcare-n-detailing.com

this is the video where i saw the boars hair brushes, there were different kinds for wheel care and regular body washing: http://paintcare-n-detailing.com/pinnacle.html
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Old 02-14-2009, 08:11 AM   #52
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there's one step that im not sure about for the polishing process, when i polish my car with the porter cable and everything, am i supposed to do a section at a time, polish on-polish off, or do i go around the whole car with polish and come back and take it off?

the videos only show a section being done for demonstration purposes, but i dont get how you go about doing the whole car
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Old 02-14-2009, 10:37 AM   #53
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there's one step that im not sure about for the polishing process, when i polish my car with the porter cable and everything, am i supposed to do a section at a time, polish on-polish off, or do i go around the whole car with polish and come back and take it off?

the videos only show a section being done for demonstration purposes, but i dont get how you go about doing the whole car


Don't know if it depends on the machine or the polish. Like I said, I use a cheap Craftsman random orbit buffer and the Meguair products. When the paint was in decent shape I used their Deep Crystal system. Step one is a paint cleaner. Step two is a polish. then I waxed. The paint on the 'Ho had lot's o' swirls and stuff so first I used the Dual Action Cleaner Polish. Then the Deep Crystal Polish then wax. I did a relatively small section at a time, like maybe a little less than 1/4 of the hood. I didn't apply the product to the polishing bonnet like they say though, I'd apply it to the paint then spread it around with my finger. Sometimes if you apply it to the bonnet when you turn it on it throws the polish all over if you don't have it right on the surface. So anyway, don't know if this is the correct procedure or not, but I'd apply the product to a smaller area, then buff it off with a soft cotton towel to remove it before it dries, the product said to not allow it to dry. Then I'd do another section and so forth. Because the towel isn't going to put a high shine to it I'd then go back over the whole thing with the wool bonnet to polish it. I didn't want to use the buffer to remove the product for two reasons. One, if I did a section at a time I'd be switching bonnets back and forth all day. Two, the bonnets would get saturated with the dry polish pretty fast and I'd need a dozen of them. This way, I used one terry cloth applicator for the Dual Action Cleaner and another one for the Polish. I'd do the same with the wax. Apply it by hand with the applicator it came with and let dry. Remove the bulk (which isn't much because you don't need a lot) with a soft towel, then buff to a shine with the wool bonnet. I've never used but been tempted to try the Meguair's #7 Show Car Glaze after the wax. I didn't see a clay bar in your list. If you don't have one that should be your second step. The first would be to wash with Joy, yeah, I know it's harsh, that's the point, to remove old wax and grease and grime. You only use it once maybe twice a year, then use the clay bar.

Good luck and post up some pics when you get done. I've still got two feet of snow on my front lawn so I won't even be thinking about detailing for several more months.
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Old 05-30-2011, 05:55 AM   #54
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You can see what it look like as they first starts out, then towards the finish you can see what it looks like. Positive paint can report it better.like

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