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    LIVE Detailing Class: Super Car Prep 2020 C8 Corvette - BLACK

    LIVE Detailing Class: New Car Leather Detailing - 2020 C8 Corvette



    LIVE Detailing Classes

    Join Yancy and I this coming Tuesday as we walk through the process of taking care of leather seats while they're still brand new.






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    Re: LIVE Detailing Class: Super Car Prep 2020 C8 Corvette - BLACK

    A perfect BLACK car to do for the live class. For me that is why I have only owned one black car eve. Clean great, then everything shows up after that picture.

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    Re: LIVE Detailing Class: Super Car Prep 2020 C8 Corvette - BLACK

    Hey Mike can I come and help out?

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    Re: LIVE Detailing Class: Super Car Prep 2020 C8 Corvette - BLACK

    Quote Originally Posted by Dano shine View Post

    Hey Mike can I come and help out?

    Hi Dan,

    I would love to have the help. In fact, I'm going out to the garage right now to clay the paint and then correct the paint before today's LIVE Detailing Class starts.

    I'm pretty sure management would be okay with you helping but with the Covid19 Pandemic still an issue - I'm also sure for health safety reasons, they'll choose to keep this an employee-only project.


    Thanks for volunteering and I'm looking forward to the day when this Covid19 Pandemic is either behind us or we have a sure-fire remedy.



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    I understand and I to can’t wait for this COVID-19 to pass where we all can be back to normal ��

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    Re: LIVE Detailing Class: Super Car Prep 2020 C8 Corvette - BLACK



    Yesterday Yancy and I wiped the C8 Corvette down with a Waterless wash. After this, I took these pictures,


    This is the trunk lid panel on the driver's side. See the round rings?





    This is a close-up of the same area. This is AFTER washing with a waterless wash. These "rings" or "water spots" are not ON the paint - they are etchings IN the paint.




    Here's more on the hood....





    Here you can see some light swirls and by the swirls more Imprint Ring Water Spots.









    Paint Correction Necessary

    Claying will not remove these types of spots.
    Vinegar will not remove these types of spots
    No "liquid" water spot remover is going to remove these types of spots

    The ONLY way to remove these types of spots is to machine polish the paint and LEVEL the surface.







    Now follow me....


    This is a BRAND NEW CAR. It's been driven here in South Florida for a few weeks. It's been RAINED on. The water spots you see in the paint are called

    Imprint Rings


    See my article here,

    Imprint Rings - A specific type of water spot on car paint by Mike Phillips




    Knowing modern clearcoats, (urethane paint), is actually pretty tough or stout, you have to ask yourself,

    What's in the water?



    And here's my article on this topic,

    What's in the water?



    I don't know what's in the water but whatever it is - it's corrosive enough to ETCH INTO the brand new urethane paint on a brand new C8 Corvette.


    The paint also fails the Baggie Test. So I'm heading out to the garage to clay the paint and then correct the paint for today's Live Detailing Class at 3:00pm Eastern Time.




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    Re: LIVE Detailing Class: Super Car Prep 2020 C8 Corvette - BLACK

    More...

    Quick video I posted to my FB page about claying the paint.

    Mike Phillips - Using detailing clay on a 2020 C8 Corvette


    I have not done a Test Spot yet, that's next. I would say that the paint on the Vette mars or scratches really easy.


    The word mar is the kind, fuzzy warm name for scratch.


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    Re: LIVE Detailing Class: Super Car Prep 2020 C8 Corvette - BLACK

    Looks just like the black paint on my 2016 Cadillac ATS-V.

    The clear GM is using on their black paint is soft and sensitive.

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    Re: LIVE Detailing Class: Super Car Prep 2020 C8 Corvette - BLACK

    Quote Originally Posted by dwaleke View Post

    The clear GM is using on their black paint is soft and sensitive.

    Just goes to show - it's a bad idea to ever make generalizations about paint hardness or paint softness.

    I was surprised by how easy the paint on this Corvette scratched. Of course, the upside is how easy it corrects.



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    Re: LIVE Detailing Class: Super Car Prep 2020 C8 Corvette - BLACK




    This video for this life class has been added to the first post of this thread.

    We chose to cover leather care for this first video.



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