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U-piter
04-30-2008, 05:15 PM
Hi all!
I wish to polish a paint and to put a wax. I have made the preliminary list of necessary things to begin with.
Porter Cable 7336
Mothers California Gold Clay Bar System
Menzerna-power gloss, intensiv, final polish
Klasse High Gloss Sealant Glaze
Probably Finishing Paper 2000 grit
Help to choose pads (the size, the manufacturer) and any other thing I've missed to mention,which can be helpful for me.
here are the examples of my problematic areas

Carlos12
05-02-2008, 03:15 PM
is it me or do i see few scratches next to the door handle?? otherwise everything looks nice strongshine.

agentM
05-09-2008, 09:24 AM
The machine that you have will only get the swirl out. You will not get the scratches out with it. You will also need a yellow, orange and white pad for you PC. When you use the 2000 sand paper, you should lightly sand first in a small area and use the yellow pad with Menzerna compound to see if it works out for you. Hope this help.*th-up*

U-piter
05-10-2008, 04:54 PM
The machine that you have will only get the swirl out. You will not get the scratches out with it. You will also need a yellow, orange and white pad for you PC. When you use the 2000 sand paper, you should lightly sand first in a small area and use the yellow pad with Menzerna compound to see if it works out for you. Hope this help.*th-up*

Thanks for the help!
Here the first results, but work it is not finished yet.

bmwm5lover
05-10-2008, 05:02 PM
Wow! Awesome dude!
Do a write up!

agentM
05-10-2008, 08:43 PM
Good work. Some of the scratches might be too deep. You're doing good bud.*th-up*

HoldenC
05-11-2008, 02:20 PM
That is exceptional work. I see very little trace of the scratches remaining and the blue has no or little signs of oxidation. Good stuff!

To give yourself a goal, try and see if you can achieve a clear reflection with details of your face. It's a little fuzzy there but a finishing polish may help you get there.

EDIT: You weren't finished.

Robb
05-11-2008, 03:27 PM
I detailed my crx myself in 2007..
came out great original paint btw.


old pics
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m305/rob89m3/My%201990%20Crx%20Pics/DSC04171.jpg
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m305/rob89m3/My%201990%20Crx%20Pics/DSC04168.jpg

newer pics
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m305/rob89m3/Kosei%20wheels/DSC00018.jpg
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m305/rob89m3/Kosei%20wheels/DSC00009.jpg
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m305/rob89m3/Kosei%20wheels/DSC00006.jpg
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m305/rob89m3/Kosei%20wheels/DSC00010.jpg

U-piter
05-12-2008, 05:32 PM
Wow! Awesome dude!
Do a write up!
Thanks!
The description is very short.
I used the 2000 grit sandpaper, DeWalt 843 with Dyna-finish medium Duty Rubbing Compound
That's all, meanwhile.
Good work. Some of the scratches might be too deep. You're doing good bud.*th-up*
Thanks for the comments! *th-up*
That is exceptional work. I see very little trace of the scratches remaining and the blue has no or little signs of oxidation. Good stuff!

To give yourself a goal, try and see if you can achieve a clear reflection with details of your face. It's a little fuzzy there but a finishing polish may help you get there.

EDIT: You weren't finished.
Cheers for the comment.......*th-up*
I detailed my crx myself in 2007..
came out great original paint btw.
Excellent work!
Looks like a new one!*th-up*

agentM
05-12-2008, 10:02 PM
Dam, at first I thought you use a PC for that result. Now I believe it with the Dewalt. PC would take you forever for the whole car.

U-piter
07-03-2008, 05:40 PM
Some details of this story.
I ordered Flex 3401 VRG instead of PC. But not waiting for him, I come to a friend, who works in the bodyshop. He took to try DeWalt 843 with Dyna-finish medium Duty Rubbing Compound (he was still Heavy Duty). He told me it is a very good polish, even without using wax. Here are results of that day(at 2 PM).

U-piter
07-03-2008, 05:49 PM
And this is what I saw in the direct rays of the sun at the morning

U-piter
07-03-2008, 06:11 PM
Then everything is clear without comment.
Flex 3401
Menzerna PG,IP,FP II
Klasse

Carlos12
07-04-2008, 12:25 AM
OH WOW!!! very well done im impressed!!! wanna polish my car:P? if u do ill bring some beer!! (h)

maroli
07-04-2008, 09:38 AM
WOW, that's SO fu**kin shiny. Good job dude! And I'd def pay for you to do my car!

Michel
07-04-2008, 12:07 PM
wow really nice, can you post a quick step by step of what you did? how long did this take?

U-piter
07-04-2008, 04:35 PM
wow really nice, can you post a quick step by step of what you did? how long did this take?

It took about week to understand what I need to buy. To do this, I've reread posts of David (http://maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=82689) and Holden C (http://maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=104374) . Then one more week gone for receiving the order.The whole process of correction took more than two days.
Now, quick STEP BY STEP:
Hand Wash and claying(of course)
Menzerna Power Gloss /Yellow LC pad
Intensiv Polish/Orange LC pad
Final Polish II/White LC pad
Klasse AIO/Green LC pad
Klasse Sealent Glaze/Foam applicator

Gamite
07-04-2008, 04:51 PM
awesome thread. looks amazing.

windsor318is
07-04-2008, 05:10 PM
hoky shit i need to do that, could you take a pic of everything you used

Michel
07-04-2008, 05:21 PM
It took about week to understand what I need to buy. To do this, I've reread posts of David (http://maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=82689) and Holden C (http://maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=104374) . Then one more week gone for receiving the order.The whole process of correction took more than two days.
Now, quick STEP BY STEP:
Hand Wash and claying(of course)
Menzerna Power Gloss /Yellow LC pad
Intensiv Polish/Orange LC pad
Final Polish II/White LC pad
Klasse AIO/Green LC pad
Klasse Sealent Glaze/Foam applicator


yea i've been reading both those threads! lol
so in your steps listed, when did you do the sanding? after the claying? I'm looking at doing this whole thing on my bros car..

U-piter
07-04-2008, 05:39 PM
so in your steps listed, when did you do the sanding? after the claying?

I have done before

AceOfSpades
07-04-2008, 09:08 PM
so in your steps listed, when did you do the sanding? after the claying? I'm looking at doing this whole thing on my bros car..

you wetsand the car after you've tried a few combinations. see which combination(product, pads, speeds) works the best. if some scratches still exist, you would probably need to wetsand to remove them all.

OP- that is some ****in nice work!

windsor318is
07-14-2008, 07:34 PM
pic of the products?

U-piter
07-15-2008, 02:38 PM
pic of the products?

My apologies for the delay.

windsor318is
07-18-2008, 12:04 AM
awesome i appreciate you taking the pic, ill see where i can pic them up