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Old 09-30-2012, 05:45 PM
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waxed the 7 today...

....for 10 yo car paint is perfect...used 9" buffer

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Old 09-30-2012, 05:47 PM
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:01 PM
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Looks really good. I was going to do mine today but the wife stole my whip to work!
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:41 PM
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I just clayed mine yesterday and wanted to wax it after but I dont feel like spending another day on it lol.
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I'm so nervous to use an orbiter buffer on my car. My beast needs a good clay bar and detail.. I'm seeing swirl marks
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Looks good, those tails need some more clear. they look a hair foggy.
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That looks really good.
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I'm so nervous to use an orbiter buffer on my car. My beast needs a good clay bar and detail.. I'm seeing swirl marks
Clay that beast bro, I just love how it feels after a good clay lol. I just wish I had the patience to wax right after the clay lol. I use the Mothers kit comes with the spray, 2 bars, and a rag best thing I've ever bought for my car this year lol.
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:54 AM
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Looks really good. I was going to do mine today but the wife stole my whip to work!
lol thats what they do...steal our cars

my fiance did the same thing right after i waxed the car...i guess to keep em happy once

in a while they can drive our 7s
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:56 AM
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I just clayed mine yesterday and wanted to wax it after but I dont feel like spending another day on it lol.
i will have to clay mine one day...

it sure takes all day ehhh...but outcome is visible
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:58 AM
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Looks good, those tails need some more clear. they look a hair foggy.
thx..you right they do

will have to re-do them and put few clear coats on it,now i have wax on them so its not that visible
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:01 AM
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That looks really good.
thx....you mentioned you have swirl marks???i have few on roof but barely barely visible
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:14 AM
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i will have to clay mine one day...

it sure takes all day ehhh...but outcome is visible
Its not that visible but you can feel the difference...
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:37 AM
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Clay that beast bro, I just love how it feels after a good clay lol. I just wish I had the patience to wax right after the clay lol. I use the Mothers kit comes with the spray, 2 bars, and a rag best thing I've ever bought for my car this year lol.
Yea, I'm a little short on patience too,
Maybe I'll give it a try before I pay to get it done.
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:38 AM
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thx....you mentioned you have swirl marks???i have few on roof but barely barely visible
Swirl marks are everywhere, I see buffer marks too.. so someone has not been nice to my beast. I almost have to ride out a little dirty lol.
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:41 PM
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I just clayed mine yesterday and wanted to wax it after but I dont feel like spending another day on it lol.
Ugh at least you didn't have a wax job removed because your car went to a body shop. PDR didn't work for the dent (about 1/4 of the left rear door) so it had to be repainted...damn shopping carts
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Clay bar your car and get a Porter Cable buffer. Use fine compounds to remove scratches and swirls. Follow up with the Blackfire Wet Diamond Sealant. This stuff is the bomb. Paint is incredibly slick. Took me about 10 hours but the paint looks brand new.
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:38 PM
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Clay bar your car and get a Porter Cable buffer. Use fine compounds to remove scratches and swirls. Follow up with the Blackfire Wet Diamond Sealant. This stuff is the bomb. Paint is incredibly slick. Took me about 10 hours but the paint looks brand new.
one day ill get porter cable buffer....just got the orbital 9" couple days ago
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:46 PM
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Ugh at least you didn't have a wax job removed because your car went to a body shop. PDR didn't work for the dent (about 1/4 of the left rear door) so it had to be repainted...damn shopping carts
Shopping carts are the worse man, I am affraid of those things lol
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I highly recommend the Griots Garage 3" Orbital Buffer with red pads and the liquid glaze/carnauba liquid wax. A little bit goes a long way. Smaller and may take you 5 minutes longer than a 5" pad. It will take literally 5 minutes to apply this stuff on the hood, roof and trunk. 5 minutes on each side and no time on the bumpers, etc. I usually tape all the trim, etc. the night before. Then applying this is very easy. Comes off easy and lasts a while. www.autogeek.net. Do not be afraid. Using this buffer at lowest speed is super easy. Lifetime guarantee on the unit. I usually wash/wax part of the car. Then next time finish another section of the car and so on. This website is very helpful. And fortunately swirl marks will not be produced with this type of buffer and this will fill in those scratches. I can do the whole car in less then 30 minutes not including the front and back bumper.
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I highly recommend the Griots Garage 3" Orbital Buffer with red pads and the liquid glaze/carnauba liquid wax. A little bit goes a long way. Smaller and may take you 5 minutes longer than a 5" pad. It will take literally 5 minutes to apply this stuff on the hood, roof and trunk. 5 minutes on each side and no time on the bumpers, etc. I usually tape all the trim, etc. the night before. Then applying this is very easy. Comes off easy and lasts a while. www.autogeek.net. Do not be afraid. Using this buffer at lowest speed is super easy. Lifetime guarantee on the unit. I usually wash/wax part of the car. Then next time finish another section of the car and so on. This website is very helpful. And fortunately swirl marks will not be produced with this type of buffer and this will fill in those scratches. I can do the whole car in less then 30 minutes not including the front and back bumper.
3" looks too small but they have a good deal on there right now....wonder how long will it take to wax a tahoe with that thing?
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3" looks too small but they have a good deal on there right now....wonder how long will it take to wax a tahoe with that thing?
I don't know about the 3" pad but I used a 5" pad on my Navigator and did a 3 step process. It took me about 12 hours.
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A black vehicle will always take extra time. I would not be too highly concerned about the 3" vs. 5" pads. The time or difference to apply a wax/polish is negligent on any vehicle. Just tape up all the plastic pieces, headlight areas, door handles (do by hand) and edges (do by hand). Do all the flat spots and body panels with the buffer. The longest time involved is removing the wax. Use one microfiber towel to remove and the other to finish each panel.
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A black vehicle will always take extra time. I would not be too highly concerned about the 3" vs. 5" pads. The time or difference to apply a wax/polish is negligent on any vehicle. Just tape up all the plastic pieces, headlight areas, door handles (do by hand) and edges (do by hand). Do all the flat spots and body panels with the buffer. The longest time involved is removing the wax. Use one microfiber towel to remove and the other to finish each panel.
Pad size is a big factor when using polishes/compounds for scratch, swirl and RID removal. A smaller pad on a PC (random orbital) will allow a little more force and power to be exerted to remove heaver scratches. On a rotary, a larger pad will have more power since the outer edges will be spinning faster.

When using a wax, it shouldn't be an issue, but I wouldn't apply wax with a PC or Rotary; it's a big waste of product and time.
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I don't know about the 3" pad but I used a 5" pad on my Navigator and did a 3 step process. It took me about 12 hours.
that navigator looks showroom clean....

but i am about to give up waxing my vehicles....everytime i get through waxing and take

the car out for a little spin, one thing always happens....heavy rain.....

specially now its bad in sw florida...rains and rains and rains
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