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Hey Guys, I recently took a stab at getting rid of the nasty OP I had, I'm bit fussy when it comes to certain things...

Prior to this huge task the car has been regularly treated to Meguairs products,
Gold Class Shampoo,
Gold Class Wax
NXT Wax (with Zymol Shampoo)
3 Stage DCS

I have been very impressed with the above products, but a friend offered to let me use some of his stuff along with the PCP for my paint flattening process..

Enough is Enough i have to get rid of OP!

I know I won't get rid of it 100%... but here's how today turned out.

Here's what was leant to me,

Porter Cable Polisher (with counterweight and Velcro backing pad attached)
Power Inverter
Extension Lead
Meguiars Detailing clay and quick detailer spray
3 Sonus Polisher Pads (Orange, Blue, Green)
Sonus Shampoo (new bottle)
Sonus SFX 1 (use with orange pad) & 2 (use green pad)
Klasse All in one (use with blue pad)
Klasse Sealant Glaze
Pinnacle Souvereign Carnuba Wax

I also bought some Alu Belgom metal Polish, seems to be very rated amongst polishing veterans!

Anyway this is today's efforts... So on with the pics!!!!



Goodies! Pictures not too clear but the car is filthy!



Shampoo Pre-rinse



Suds :)



Washed with Meg's Lambs wool Mit



They haven't been cleaned in 2 weeks!
 

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Nice and Clean.



Orange Peel



More of it!



I can't and won't accept this!!!!!



Looks savage huh?
 

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PC setup with Orange pad and SFX-1 ready to go!



Rear door done, Orange Peel reduced by atleast 60-70%!



Now time for the rest to be Wet sanded!



Looks savage huh



Look, my cars a Blackboard! lol
 

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Roof pillars Compounded with SFX-1, Orange Peel almosts non-existant now there.



At this stage, i'm getting tired so time for another snap :)




This picture does the wing no justice, orange peel gone by 80-90%!!!!!!



Passanger side done, and i'm thrilled with the results!

More tomorrow as continue with the driver side.

Also, i won't be doing the bonnet as this was paint last year and i had the bodyshop wetsand it, its flawless as it is, but will be SFX-1'd anyway... Same with the bootlid and front bumper.
 

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2000 grit wetsand.



2x SFX-1



Orange Peel, so not an issue!!!!!



Left Pillar 2x SFX-1. Right Pillar 1x SFX-1



Thats phenominal clarity, shine, depth and smoothness for just 'Compound'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:D
 

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Driver side wing during SFX-1



More SFX-1



4 coats of SG, 1 coat of Pinnacle Wax Later :)



Center of the wheels hit with Pinnacle Wax, and rims with Alu Belgom Metal Polish



How low? the under side was resting on the grass :D
 

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Very black, very flat, very shinneeyy!!



King of 'dumped' ?





Will get some better pics.

Pinnacle Wax is simply Amazing!!!!!! the car started to go little hazy with the SG, Wax darkend the colour and made the paint look extremely wet!!

Next, layer on some Pinnacle, its beading very well!! will get some more Close up shots soon!

Enjoy!
 

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JKSlexus said:
how the hell dont you rub the fender when you turn the wheels in the front?
car is so nice
Believe it or not, i have wound the front down more today, some pics are more than 1 week old... end pics are from this weekend with rear dumped so its level rather than 'nose down'

I had to chop the crap out of the inserts today, front tyre is tucked almost all the way... Needless its now rubbing to the point were i will lift it a few turns :)

The fender has flared itself ;)
 

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So after all this, would you say your paint is 1 stage or 2.

I think it is very evidently a 1 stage paint as it seems it came off on your rotary buffer.
 

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i doubt it's a single stage...i've never heard of color sanding a single stage...hmm..so what's sonus? i have the 3m perfect compound and polishes..
 

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So after all this, would you say your paint is 1 stage or 2.

I think it is very evidently a 1 stage paint as it seems it came off on your rotary buffer.

Come on De...That is a Porter Cable 7424...it's a random orbital buffer. Silly rabbit rotary buffer's aren't for kids...

-Dan
 

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JDM IS300 TT said:
i doubt it's a single stage...i've never heard of color sanding a single stage...hmm..so what's sonus? i have the 3m perfect compound and polishes..
Well, everywhere I go to get SY and AR tells me that it's single stage.
 

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:worship::worship::worship::worship::worship: :worship::worship::worship::worship::worship: :worship: :worship:

+rep very very very nice!!!!
 

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You could have at least driven around and braked off all that rust on the rotors after the wash for some prettier pics. lol +rep for a sexy biatch!
 

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WOW. That car looks amazing. SO nice. + rep
 

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De I am pretty sure it's a single stage. When I tried to wetsand my car at the time it had factory paint, it took my about two strokes with 2000grit and the clear was gone. Unless Mr_Singh had the car repainted before, I can guarantee this would be the last time he will be able to wetsand and buff the car.
 

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Wish I knew how to do that, I'm pretty clueless when it comes to advanced car washing, I just pay people. I should pay someone on the boards to do something very exstensive sometime and just sit there and watch the whole time.
 
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