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DwyaneMAS
02-22-2011, 10:24 PM
Hi Guys! I think that many will be able to restore the paint with wet sanding, buffing then polishing but the question is how long will the shine last! It boils down to product knowledge because its the products that will ultimately be the deciding factor. How do you guys feel about that?

rakkvet
02-22-2011, 10:34 PM
I am going to make my own cookies sheet thing. Can anyone pm me the steps or process used to make them.

Tim

2old2change
02-22-2011, 10:37 PM
I am going to make my own cookies sheet thing. Can anyone pm me the steps or process used to make them.

Tim
Contact or PM Kevin Brown. If I remember correctly they were his creation.

PAR Detailing
02-22-2011, 10:45 PM
Hi Guys! I think that many will be able to restore the paint with wet sanding, buffing then polishing but the question is how long will the shine last! It boils down to product knowledge because its the products that will ultimately be the deciding factor. How do you guys feel about that?

Im not totally understanding where you are going with this. :confused:

David Fermani
02-23-2011, 10:37 AM
Hi Guys! I think that many will be able to restore the paint with wet sanding, buffing then polishing but the question is how long will the shine last! It boils down to product knowledge because its the products that will ultimately be the deciding factor. How do you guys feel about that?

For show purposes, products and their longevity shouldn't be a consideration as long as they make the end show result as good or better than the next product.

Mike Phillips
02-23-2011, 10:57 AM
I agree, but If you think about it, who cares if you do a IA wipedown? If you're hinding defects and making paint look great for show purposes more power to you. I'd hate to get the car with super soft paint that marrs when you wipe it down after all that work just to prove you didn't fill.


I agree, a person does need to be careful when wiping paint during inspections.

I did an IPA wipe down of the single stage black paint on this 1972 Challenger after compounding to inspect the finish and the paint is soft enough that a person could scratch it if they wiped too hard and IPA can soften the upper surface of the paint making it easier to be scratched, especially a soft single stage paint as they are more porous and will absorber better than a modern clear coat finish.

1972 Challenger - Foam Pads - Meguiar's Microfiber Compound & Polish/Wax - Single Stage Black Paint (http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/auto-detailing-101/32959-1972-challenger-foam-pads-meguiar-s-microfiber-compound-polish-wax-single-stage-black-paint.html)


http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/1051/1972Challenger016.jpg



Related articles...

Miscible and Immiscible - Wax and Paint Sealant Bonding (http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/hot-topics-frequently-asked-questions/31186-miscible-immiscible-wax-paint-sealant-bonding.html)

How to Mix IPA for Inspecting Correction Results (http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/hot-topics-frequently-asked-questions/31183-how-mix-ipa-inspecting-correction-results.html)

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David Fermani
02-23-2011, 11:16 AM
Yeah Mike, I hate it when that happens. All that hard work taking the finish to the Nth degree and you end up creating faint marring with the wash/wipe down step. Talk about frustration.

That's why I end up just doing a Dawn wash with a brand new MF after polishing(unless I'm using Opti-Coat where you need to use an IA too). The good thing about Dawn is that it leaves water on the finish in such a way that all you need is a leaf blower to totally dry it w/o any spotting. No toweling marks that way either.

sohail99
02-23-2011, 12:18 PM
It'd be really something if this kind of challenge did happen!!

I'd love to see! :D

Barry Theal
03-01-2011, 10:00 PM
Mike,

I would love to test my skills up against a seasoned vetern like yourself? Are you down for it? How about a personal challenge.

Barry

Barry Theal
03-01-2011, 10:32 PM
All in good fun of course.

Grizzly
03-01-2011, 11:22 PM
My money is on Mike.