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  1. Re: When to stop buffing - Or - How far should you go to remove swirls and scratches?

    :bump:

    Just swapped out the original picture, which I borrowed or found somewhere?


    Replaced it with before and after pictures I took myself after buffing out some RIDS


    For posterity,...
  2. Re: 1968 Cadillac Original Paint Detailing Class September 2020

    Thanks. It's a lost art. Our real-world society has changed as has our online society. Everything is brief, short, video.

    No one reads anymore and even fewer will take the time to type as in...
  3. Re: What should "water beading" look like?

    Looks like a quality car wax or sealant after a few washes?

    :)
  4. Re: 1968 Cadillac Original Paint Detailing Class September 2020

    And....

    Thread is now "open". Sorry for the delay, was called out to the garage for some help.


    Click the link below to see the other 14 cars this class detailed in 3 days.

    Pictures: 2020...
  5. Re: 1968 Cadillac Original Paint Detailing Class September 2020

    Continued....

    Here's the final results...

    http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/4099/HandsOnDetailClass_0038.JPG
    ...
  6. Re: 1968 Cadillac Original Paint Detailing Class September 2020

    Continued....


    This is where the class really gets fun as you see such a mishmash of different tools and pads being used by everyone. Again - at this stage of the class, usually sometime...
  7. Re: 1968 Cadillac Original Paint Detailing Class September 2020

    Continued...



    The Number #7 Rub Down Technique

    Next we apply and work-in-well, a HEAVY application of the Meguair's #7 Show Car Glaze. This is the only product on the market today that was...
  8. Re: 1968 Cadillac Original Paint Detailing Class September 2020

    Continued...


    The Comet Technique

    First thing we need to wash the car. She's dirty after being stored for years. I'm taking this car or this opportunity to share the Comet Technique with...
  9. Re: 1968 Cadillac Original Paint Detailing Class September 2020

    Just to note....


    I'm building or "writing" this thread in real-time.

    So feel free to read and look at the pictures as it evolves but I've closed the thread until I'm done.

    This means you...
  10. 1968 Cadillac Original Paint Detailing Class - September 2020

    1968 Cadillac Original Paint Detailing Class - September 2020


    After results

    http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/4144/800_1968_Cadillac_054.JPG



    We hold our BIG 3-day Detailing...
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    Re: Tip: How to pull tape off car paint

    Yes.

    Like I say in my classes,


    Low and slow...


    :D
  12. Re: Mellow Yellow 2-door Chevy - Dr. Beasley's Z1 - Corrected & Sealed - 1965 Corvette

    Continued...

    Here's a spin-off article from the above project.


    2 ways to cover the fresh air grill on a classic muscle car

    ...
  13. Re: Mellow Yellow 2-door Chevy - Dr. Beasley's Z1 - Corrected & Sealed - 1965 Corvette

    Few more pictures....


    Something I teach in all my classes is if a car has any britework, that is chrome, stainless, aluminum or nickel trim, as you're buffing out the car also buff out all the...
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    Re: Burning Tape

    And here's the TV show from this event...



    https://youtu.be/1OZ1MrKILkM



    :)
  15. Re: 2 ways to cover the fresh air grill on a classic muscle car

    Also...


    I also met Bob aka FUNX650 at this show also with his wife and also had a chance to check out his Corvette and I can testify it looks perfect. Very professionally detailed to the 9s.
    ...
  16. Re: 2 ways to cover the fresh air grill on a classic muscle car

    More...



    Fresh Air Grills

    I had all the guys burning their tape before placing it on the 1974 Plymouth Satellite Sebring when we worked with Dennis Gage for this project....

    That's...
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    Re: Burning Tape

    :bump:


    Shared here,

    2 ways to cover the fresh air grill on a classic muscle car


    :)
  18. 2 ways to cover the fresh air grill on a classic muscle car

    Mellow Yellow 2-door Chevy - Dr. Beasley's Z1 - Corrected & Sealed - 1965 Corvette

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201020/5763945ca87a74a3c76fb5e577642810.jpg
  19. 2 ways to cover the fresh air grill on a classic muscle car

    2 ways to cover the fresh air grill on a classic muscle car


    http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/4143/2-Ways_Cover_Fresh_Air_Grill_001.JPG



    In the car detailing classes I teach, I...
  20. Re: LIVE Detailing Class - How to clean & protect Micro-Suede & Alcantara - 65 Carbon Corvette

    Like a lot of spammers, you start out asking questions, sharing your experience by replying to other people's threads.

    Then you start including links to other commercial websites.

    And now you...
  21. Re: Can one ceramic coat single stage paint??

    Here's a FACTORY URETHANE single stage paint


    This is also a text book example of taking a great before picture (before you make a shiny spot doing your Test Spot), and then framing up and...
  22. Re: Can one ceramic coat single stage paint??

    Here's an CUSTOM URETHANE single stage paint

    Detailer’s Paint Coating on Single Stage Paint

    http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/1957/1932_Ford_Phaeton_007.jpg




    :)
  23. Re: Can one ceramic coat single stage paint??

    Just to comment....

    There's a reaction difference to OLD oxidized single stage paint versus any single stage paint that already has a hard shine.

    There's also 2 different kinds of single stage...
  24. Re: Wolfgang Sealant 3.0 vs Sio2 Sealant vs Uber Ceramic Spray Coating

    I would think so. That and normal regular washing and drying to keep the coating clean from contaminants.




    Do you mean, MIX products, as in, spray or pour some of the spritz sealant into the...
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    Re: Best Ceramic for Wheels

    Maybe only the front of the wheel is painted and the back of the wheel is cast aluminum?

    I've detailed 2 of these new C8 Corvettes but I have not removed the wheels. My guess would be the face...
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