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Old 12-19-2013, 10:46 PM   #1
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First attempt at a paint correction

I finally had some time to get to detailing my car and use the new Griot's 6" DA Polisher I bought. Let me say that this was the most time and effort I put into cleaning a car but the results are great! I still see some imperfections but I didn't use the most aggressive pad and polish since this is the first time I am doing a paint correction, next time I will step it up a notch.
I couldn't really get any good 50/50 shots since the lighting situation in my garage but let me tell you there was a difference.


Exterior

Wheels cleaned and clayed
Tires cleaned and dressed
Exhaust tips polished
Engine bay cleaned and dressed
Exterior trim dressed
Washed
Clayed (windows and wheels also)
Washed again
Dried
Polished
Waxed

Interior

Vacuumed
Trim cleaned
Leather cleaned and conditioned
Interior windows cleaned

Products used

Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner
Off brand bug and tar remover
Meguiar's Gold Class Car Wash Shampoo & Conditioner
Meguiar's Quik Detailer Spray
Meguiar's Clay Bar
Meguiar's Mirror Glaze 205 Ultra Finishing Polish
Meguiar's Ulitmate Liquid Wax
Meguiar's Ulitmate Quik Wax
Meguiar's Quik Interior Detailer
Gliptone Leather Cleaner and Conditioner
Mothers Back To Black
Zaino Perfect Tire Gloss
Rain X Glass Cleaner


Tools used

Griot's Garage 6" DA Polisher
Craftsman 5hp 12 gallon shop vac (vacuuming and blow drying)
Uber Super Drying Microfiber Towel
Grit Guard
Craftsman roller seat
Various brushes
3M and Frog Painters Tape
Meguiar's microfiber towels
Lake County foam pads


Before








During.. all prepped up





Craftsman Roller Seat and Shop Vac.. made life much easier



Uber Super Drying towel... also a must



After
















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Old 12-19-2013, 10:48 PM   #2
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I did the exterior trim (Gills/Grills) and engine bay as well.

Some pics




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Old 12-20-2013, 03:51 PM   #3
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Very nice result! The before pictures don't look terrible other than being dirty. Is Megs 205 the most aggressive polish you used? What color LC pad?
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Very nice result! The before pictures don't look terrible other than being dirty. Is Megs 205 the most aggressive polish you used? What color LC pad?
Yea the paint wasn't too bad to begin with..

Yes Megs 205 was the only polish I used on this detail and I believe the pad was orange.

I have done another correction since.. I need to update this thread.
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Old 12-20-2013, 09:47 PM   #5
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Update (9/8/2013) Detail/Paint Correction

I ordered some new supplies taking the suggestions I got from Drew and other members on M3F. (Dawn, Wolfgang, S100, prewax cleaner, ect..)



And I finally had some time this weekend to get to detailing/correcting my car and use the new products I bought.


Exterior

Wheels cleaned
Tires cleaned and dressed
Exhaust tips polished
Washed
Clayed
Washed again
Dried
Compound (machine)
Sealant (machine)
Wax (hand)

Interior

Vacuumed
Trim cleaned


Products used

Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner
Griot's Garage Green Wheel Cleaner
Dawn Hand Soap
Griot's Garage Bug and Smudge Remover
Meguiar's Quik Detailer Spray
Meguiar's Clay Bar
Meguiar's Mirror Glaze 105 Ultra Cut Compound
Griot's Garage Pre Wax Cleaner
Wolf Gang Deep Gloss Paint Sealant 3.0
S100 Paste Wax
1Z Cockpit
Zaino Perfect Tire Gloss
Rain X Glass Cleaner


Tools used

Griot's Garage 6" DA Polisher
Craftsman 5hp 12 gallon shop vac
Uber Super Drying Microfiber Towel
Grit Guard
Craftsman roller seat
Various brushes
Meguiar's microfiber towels
Lake County foam pads


Sorry no pics right now... :taser: I was working on and off the whole weekend on this and now it is too dark for pictures. I still need to vacuum and finish waxing. Hopefully I will all be done soon and edit this post with after pictures. The before wasn't bad at all. This is prep for hopefully making it to next weekend's Mpact show.

Edit: Finally some pics from this weekends Mpact show, aren't the best but you get an idea of the detail job.





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