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    Here is what I did this week...

    Much thanks to Z06-Goose for the help with this.

    Talk about having too many things to do at once.
    Between work and my daughter, this took much longer than planned.


    Detailed the hell out of the Trans Am.
    Clay bar, wash down with a 50/50 mix of alcohol and water.
    Did a light cut with some Menzerna using the PorterCable. Wiped off.
    Then polished with Prima Amigo using a polishing pad on the PorterCable. Wiped off.
    Then two coats of that Victorias Concours wax.


    Beginning...




    Swirls...




    After clay bar and wipe down....






    Working on the cut...


    Afters...












    Only thing that gets me is the orangepeel of the factory paint.
    That and the car is actually driven, so the front shows it.
    What do you think??


    I know Goose got a couple pics as well yesterday.
    The shine is much improved. Reflects everything. Really looks black now.

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    Wheels...



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    wow, even looking at your after pics, it's good to know that a car of your caliber still has some imperfections...give's guys like me a break.

    lots of work man-that thing really looks great

    what kinda time savings does the orbital do for you? Do you use it to put on and remove wax?

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    wow, even looking at your after pics, it's good to know that a car of your caliber still has some imperfections...give's guys like me a break.

    lots of work man-that thing really looks great

    what kinda time savings does the orbital do for you? Do you use it to put on and remove wax?
    The wax went on my hand.
    I remove everything by hand.

    The PC applied the polish and the Prima.
    It isn't so much the time savings that the PC offers as how much better it works in the product. Really lets it do its job.

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    That looks amazing!! The car really looks deep/dark black in the last picture. As far as the orange peel you are noticing it more because its your car and you spend alot of time polishing/waxing so you know every lil imperfection. I think your car is prolly my favorite ws6 and in the pics at least I dont notice the orange peel too much at all. Great work!!

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    Z06-Goose....where are you??
    You got those pics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Z06-Goose....where are you??
    You got those pics?
    I do. I'll post them up tomorrow

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    Here's all I've got. Real black!

    Black glass

    Some nice reflections....





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    Damn.

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    The car looks so deep/dark black its awsome! I know they are just pictures but I see a huge difference. Beautiful.

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    His pictures make it look great.
    Mine weren't in the sun, so you didn't get the full effect I guess.

    I was told it made a HUGE difference when you see it driving on the street by a friend (DanWS6).
    We recently did his car as well, just not to the extent of mine.

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    what type of buffer do u use, as far as hand held..

    where could i get the buffer and pad, plus compound...
    i have been wanting to do mine, but am afraid of burning the pain...how hard is it...

    look good man...mine has the swirls and normal chips in the hood, but my car needs a good coat

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1speedster View Post
    what type of buffer do u use, as far as hand held..

    where could i get the buffer and pad, plus compound...
    i have been wanting to do mine, but am afraid of burning the pain...how hard is it...

    look good man...mine has the swirls and normal chips in the hood, but my car needs a good coat

    thanks
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    Read more info about it here...
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