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    Re: Training Cars for the 2019 September 3-day Detailing Bootcamp Class

    Mike, i am bumping this thread, as I have a black Kia Stinger coming Thursday for a 2 year ceramic. I did a test spot with the customer. We agreed on a one step correction. When wiping off the compound, I noticed the paint scratched super easy. I am just confirming that this paint is super soft??? Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: Training Cars for the 2019 September 3-day Detailing Bootcamp Class

    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Baldone View Post

    Mike, i am bumping this thread, as I have a black Kia Stinger coming Thursday for a 2 year ceramic.

    I did a test spot with the customer. We agreed on a one step correction.

    When wiping off the compound, I noticed the paint scratched super easy. I am just confirming that this paint is super soft???

    Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

    For those reading this into the future - installing a coating on soft paint is probably one of the hardest things there is to do when it comes to paint correction.


    Why?

    Because soft paint scratches easily. Part of installing a coating includes CHEMICALLY STRIPPING THE PAINT using some type of solvent. Now follow me - solvents are NOT great lubricants. Drain the motor oil out of the engine in your car and replace it with IPA and see how long the motor lasts?:


    Here's my advice,

    First - Update the customer. See if they would rather stick with a traditional sealant instead of a coating. If yes, then machine buff with BF One Step and top with BF BlackIce. Super simple and works great on soft paints.


    If the customer is set on a ceramic coating - then take inventory of your microfiber towels. Make sure you have plenty of soft UN-CONTAMINATED microfiber towels. It's the towel that you're going to wipe-over the paint with a solvent and it is the towel that puts the scratches into the paint - not the solvent.


    Besides that - consider one of the new primers on the market. With this type of product you can skip the chemical stripping step and go right to the coating.




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    Re: Training Cars for the 2019 September 3-day Detailing Bootcamp Class

    Here's a recent review I did for the new Nano Surface Primers from Dr. Beasley's.


    Review: Dr Beasley's Nano Surface Primers and 1201 Paint Coating - 1947 Dodge Panel Delivery Streetrod






    I don't know if you have to use the Dr. Beasley's coatings after using the Dr. Beasley's NSP products. I don't know for sure. My guess is you can.

    There are also other "primers" on the market.


    Again - you're still going to need super clean and soft microfiber towels to wipe off the polish before going to the coating.


    Hope that helps...



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    Re: Training Cars for the 2019 September 3-day Detailing Bootcamp Class

    Thank you Mike. I will order up some Dr Beasley's to have on hand. Will I be better off to do a quick polish step with CarPro Essence, as it is all I have on hand, before I coat the car?

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    Re: Training Cars for the 2019 September 3-day Detailing Bootcamp Class

    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Baldone View Post

    Thank you Mike. I will order up some Dr Beasley's to have on hand.

    Will I be better off to do a quick polish step with CarPro Essence, as it is all I have on hand, before I coat the car?

    I would try it. I have not used it for a while - best thing to do though would be a Test Spot.


    Looking forward to your follow-up.



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