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Some Zaino love for my DD today

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    Some Zaino love for my DD today

    Figured it was time to clean up the POS, so here was my process today:

    Washed it with Z7 twice using the 2 bucket method.

    Dried with an Absorber

    Claybarred using Z18

    Used ZPC and this pad to clean the paint and work on some bad areas.

    Finished with Z5

    This car doesn't look magnificent by any means(it has 165k miles and 12 years old), but I was fairly impressed with the results today. All this was done by hand, I don't have a buffer.

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    Last edited by Y2KPewterSS; 05-31-2009 at 07:03 PM.

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    Looks good P! Now, all you need to do is get after all that orange peel with some 3000 grit sandpaper and she'll be ready for Barrett-Jackson.

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    Has to be the most money and effort spent on making a Ford Contour look good -- ever. Nice job though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    Has to be the most money and effort spent on making a Ford Contour look good -- ever. Nice job though!


    I probably spent more time/money on the car today than the car is worth

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    I hope the weather's good Thursday then, I'll be happy if my SS looks half as clean. I dawned her up this weekend and gave a good handwash, and used some Meguiers (sp?) all wheel cleaner and Nevr Dull, didn't get a chance to do the Mother's aluminum polish but the wheels were nice and shiny anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KArcticSS View Post
    I hope the weather's good Thursday then, I'll be happy if my SS looks half as clean. I dawned her up this weekend and gave a good handwash, and used some Meguiers (sp?) all wheel cleaner and Nevr Dull, didn't get a chance to do the Mother's aluminum polish but the wheels were nice and shiny anyway
    I hope the weather stays good too. As long as it does, we will get your SS shined up

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    Really need to buy a PC and some chemicals. Results look great as always P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    I hope the weather stays good too. As long as it does, we will get your SS shined up
    As of right now, (according to KJRH) Wednesday shows a 50% chance, but Thursday's supposed to be 80 and sunny

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshieDoom View Post
    Really need to buy a PC and some chemicals. Results look great as always P
    A buffer ranks 20th on my to buy list right now. Camaro doesn't need it and I got bigger priorities

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KArcticSS View Post
    As of right now, (according to KJRH) Wednesday shows a 50% chance, but Thursday's supposed to be 80 and sunny

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    A buffer ranks 20th on my to buy list right now. Camaro doesn't need it and I got bigger priorities
    Such as the garage itself? Got more plans to go with the fold out table?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    A buffer ranks 20th on my to buy list right now. Camaro doesn't need it and I got bigger priorities
    That and you know I have one.

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    Nice job, I am really impressed that you decided to put that much work into the car- If you like buffing ugly things you can be my wingman any day

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KArcticSS View Post
    Such as the garage itself? Got more plans to go with the fold out table?
    Ya, I want a reason to HAVE to fold down my workbench, and some more "stuff" for the house

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiggyZ View Post
    That and you know I have one.
    Yes, but the Ford will never benefit from it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    Ya, I want a reason to HAVE to fold down my workbench, and some more "stuff" for the house
    Another car?.....a Vette would fit nicely next to the SS

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    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
    Nice job, I am really impressed that you decided to put that much work into the car- If you like buffing ugly things you can be my wingman any day
    I am a workhorse/busybody/perfectionist to the max. I have a knack for polishing things, like shafts, well driveshafts
    Last edited by Y2KPewterSS; 05-31-2009 at 08:44 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KArcticSS View Post
    Another car?.....a Vette would fit nicely next to the SS
    Thats an outstanding idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    Thats an outstanding idea
    Still debating on that one, eh? Well, you get the SS paid off pretty soon.... (you can seen which side I'm advocating )

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