Thought i'd post up a job that my friend and I tackled yesterday. It was a lot of work and this car's paint was trashed. We got some great results although the paint is still nowhere near perfect when you inspect it up close. It really needs a re-spray for that type of results, but we saved the client quite a bit of money by having us correct it over a re-spray.
Below is the steps and products we used.
ONR in final steps
Meguiar's medium clay (pink/red stuff)
Used IronX on a few spots to lift the rust out of paint chip spots.
Porter Cable 7424 XP
Lak Country Yellow Pads
Lake Country Green Pads
Lake Country Orange Pads
Lake Country White Pads
Lake Country Grey Pads
Compound for tail lights and headlights.
Meguiar's #21 layered in two coats.
As I said above. This car's paint was trashed, but the pictures we got show some great before and after's when it comes to removal of heavy swirling and scratches. Hope you enjoy viewing.
Car washed/De-greased, ironX'd and clayed:
01 by Mark Popovac, on Flickr
1 by Mark Popovac, on Flickr
2 by Mark Popovac, on Flickr
3 by Mark Popovac, on Flickr
4 by Mark Popovac, on Flickr
8 by Mark Popovac, on Flickr
10 by Mark Popovac, on Flickr
11 by Mark Popovac, on Flickr
12 by Mark Popovac, on Flickr
DSC02275 by Mark Popovac, on Flickr
DSC02277 by Mark Popovac, on Flickr
Full set is here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/6601974...th/7990360959/
Thanks man. A lot of tips I've picked up from you I passed on to my partner. Woolite being one of the major ones, but also just the little things that makes jobs like this a little less painful. Also the conversation of using a foam gun came up and I again referred back you and how to make your own home-made foam gun
You should never use dish soap to wash a car.
Maybe it's okay for a one time detail like you did here but over time the harsh cleaners can destroy and fade a paint finish.
Always use a high quality car shampoo.
Just some advice.
Good job though
I'm with giveemhell. dish soap is a no no. There are plenty of high quality shampoos out there that will strip wax. For example, this is what I use: http://www.detailedimage.com/Chemica...P410/16-oz-S1/
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I appreciate the feedback guys. It makes us all better detailers in the end.
Ya know what, that makes sense though if its a full detail.
I guess as long as you know there's a layer of wax then it's okay because you want it off anyways.
Learn something new everyday! Haha