You need to know how to identify what condition the paint is in. Is it oxidized,is it scratched, is it faded, was it repainted before. Also need to be able to tell if the paint can actually come back. These things are learned with expirence. The paint has to completely free of dirt. then you will have to determine what type of pad to buff with, wool/foam? buffing takes skill. does it need compound or polish, sometimes both the pad has to stay flat to the surface 1200-1400 rpm's use the wool pad to remove deeper scratches with compound if necessary , then flow up with polish and foam pad-buff this removes swirlls and the polish will bring out the shine, Wax is the final step to make the shine last. Get your self some professional products not auto zone crap. swirlls come from dirt in the pad or on the paint spacers make sure pads and paint are clean, also don't buff at too high of a speed.
The paint is not oxidized at all and it has not been repainted. It is a 2006 and the paint is in fairly good condition. It just does not pop like new paint does. I know it will never look like new but want to get it as close as possible. The paint has small scratches and swirls in it that i would like to fix.
Ok, I like our vehicles to look clean but more importantly they have to run great. That said our fleet was starting to look unloved. Being old, cheap, and a bit lazy I started an online search to see what the easiest way was to clean them all up.
If you believe what the "pro's" say then you...
To start, I smoke cigarettes once in a while but never never never in my truck cause of the smell. Well recently my friend decided to smoke in my truck while he was waiting for me to get something at the store and it smells pretty bad. I was pretty peeved and it doesn't smell insanely bad, but...
so im doing a fair amount of research in stepping up to properly detailing my vehicle next year. Im not a fan of chemicalguys. Adams Polishes was going to be my go to, then my friend with a 700whp CTSV recommended chadwicks triple play. Ive been looking into them to see what theyre about. Their...
So I ordered this product right before MESM and finally got around to applying it today for the first time. Let me tell you, GOOD STUFF right here!!!
H2O Guard and Gloss
Look at the pictures!!!
Time to apply: