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ts|s Detailing: Z28 Rescue Mission

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    1995 Z28 with 50k miles on it. The current owner had it "polished" by a guy down the street about 4 months ago (just after winter). He said he picked the car up when it was cloudy and really couldn't tell that it was done right or wrong...until he pulled it out in spring and saw the absurd amount of swirls in the paint. The 'detailer' was kind enuough to leave compound in every crevace/emblem/etc. The client had me pick the car up-which was actually to his benefit, because the amount of work was double what I originally figured it would require, and it being @ my house, allowed me to properly restore this black beast to glistening beauty.

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    Pressure washed then clay barred with medium and heavy grade clays. Two-step polishing via Flex 3401 using Foam Wool followed by Tangerine pads and Meguires 105/205 compounds. Topped everything with Poorboys Black Hole Glaze and Blackfire Midnight Sun paste wax for a dripping wet finish. Rims were hand polished with P21S polishing soap then with a cordless drill, polishing cone and Optimum Metal Polish.

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    This area ended up getting sanded b/c of those deeper defects. There were a few areas like this, where I didn't know scratches were lurking b/c of the heavy swirling.
















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    Looks great! Very nice work!!

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    Damn nice work! So... when did you want to tackle the fleet?

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    damn! amazing that paint didn't look too good, how you were able to revive it! sharp looking car!!!!!

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    another FINE job by TTS.

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    I wish I could do this to my car. Thats amazing! Good job!

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    Great job tss. What do you do to get swirls out from those unbuffable areas around the headlights or hood vents?
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    thanks everyone-it was a major job, almost 20 hours I think.

    Quote Originally Posted by wileyCoyote View Post
    damn! amazing that paint didn't look too good, how you were able to revive it! sharp looking car!!!!!
    used a Flex 3401 polisher with purple foam wool pad and Meguires 105 compound followed by a Hydrotech tangerine pad with Megs 205 polish. Very lethal combo on any GM car.

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckie669 View Post
    Great job tss. What do you do to get swirls out from those unbuffable areas around the headlights or hood vents?
    3" Griots random orbital with Meguires MFDA pads/compounds for the tight spaces (infront/under the tail, all the lights, the front bumper, the emblems).

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    Good job! Car looks amazing. Can't wait to get mine done!

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    Nice work Jaison!

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    Awesome work, as always!!

    I actually just detailed my car this past week using my DA and M105 & M205. I was using the Meguire's Yellow "polishing" foam pad, which probably wasn't aggressive enough for the paint defects I was trying to remove, so I couldn't get out all of the marks that I wanted to. Still came out good though, those compounds are great stuff.

    I used Meguires Ultimate Liquid wax to as the last step, and I must say I am very impressed with the shine, richness, and smoothness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wesman View Post
    Awesome work, as always!!

    I actually just detailed my car this past week using my DA and M105 & M205. I was using the Meguire's Yellow "polishing" foam pad, which probably wasn't aggressive enough for the paint defects I was trying to remove, so I couldn't get out all of the marks that I wanted to. Still came out good though, those compounds are great stuff.

    I used Meguires Ultimate Liquid wax to as the last step, and I must say I am very impressed with the shine, richness, and smoothness.
    Megs just came out with a whole new MicroFiber pad/compound system for the DA. it could be a nice alternative for the next time you polish her up. The pads are so easy to clean and the compounds smell delicious!

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    Very nice work. That is a sharp looking car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayTA98 View Post
    another FINE job by TTS.
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    damn thats real nice. props. also a really nice car

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