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Old 10-05-2010, 12:39 AM   #41
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I figure I should just bump this thread instead of create a new one for this..

Did a totally different car on saturday, a 2011 S4 with 3500 miles on it. No real nastiness anywhere, he just wanted me to clean the inside of the wheels and clay/polish the car for the first time.

I found 2 factory dirt nibs, 1 six inch patch of underbuffed 1500 grit sand scratches on the hood, and the exhaust could definitely benefit from a nice polish.













scratches and scuffs here and there, and the patch of sand scratches. it's really hard to find imperfections on white, especially with a camera lol



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Old 10-05-2010, 12:45 AM   #42
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Old 10-05-2010, 07:56 PM   #43
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Jesus christ that e36 was ROUGH. Tremendous transformation!
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Old 10-05-2010, 08:04 PM   #44
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you sir. are some sort of wizard...show me your tricks!!! Both cars turned out spot on (pun intended) that E36, christ, I had maaco spray my car when I was 16, original pain was absolute trash, and it turned out 10x better than that. they even sanded down some of the nasty rust spots. Good show sr. good show
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thats S4 looks great Alec!..loving the white!
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:52 PM   #46
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Here's where we stand on the hood now... scared to sand any further. This was some TOUGH clear coat, took forever to get all the texture and solvent pop out.

Dude I sanded my hood today [moron idea] and now my hood looks chalk like. I waxed it, Tried plastic restore [ headlight restore compiund] and even Vaseline. I really want to get it back to original shine, and I need advice and help. pls gooby. pls.
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Dude I sanded my hood today [moron idea] and now my hood looks chalk like. I waxed it, Tried plastic restore [ headlight restore compiund] and even Vaseline. I really want to get it back to original shine, and I need advice and help. pls gooby. pls.


You will need a power polisher, compound/cutting pads, and polish/polishing pads. None of what you tried is going to even come close to helping...
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:19 PM   #48
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Dude I sanded my hood today [moron idea] and now my hood looks chalk like. I waxed it, Tried plastic restore [ headlight restore compiund] and even Vaseline. I really want to get it back to original shine, and I need advice and help. pls gooby. pls.
LOL shit dude. Find someone with a buffer!
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:21 PM   #49
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Dude I sanded my hood today [moron idea] and now my hood looks chalk like. I waxed it, Tried plastic restore [ headlight restore compiund] and even Vaseline. I really want to get it back to original shine, and I need advice and help. pls gooby. pls.
wow dumb move of the century? pay a professional before you mess your car up further...
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Just sand the same way.. the porter cable doesn't burn through anything. It took me a really really long time to buff the sand scratches out. It works great and is the safest way to do this stuff, just takes a while.
Very impressive work and patients. I'm not sure I would have tackled a project like that for any of my friends. My hat is off to you even though it looks like you've inspired some others to try it out without understanding what the process entails and the commitment involved.
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some fantastic work there. I would say thats one VERY lucky old 3! Really a fantastic turnaround. As a detailer myself, my hat is off to you.
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