View Full Version : Detailing

03-21-2004, 09:41 PM
K, here's my problem, previous owner didnt take very good care of the car so theres little cracks throughout the clearcoat...is there any way to take care of this without having to repaint/respray the car?

Anyone know a very good detailing place that could fix this up for me, I woudlnt mind paying up to the $200-$300 range if i knew it could fix up the paint really nicely.

See pic:

03-21-2004, 09:42 PM
Have you tryed to just cut and buff it?

03-21-2004, 09:47 PM
to what? (dunno much about detailing)

03-21-2004, 10:12 PM
Cut wax and buff it.

03-22-2004, 02:12 AM
Can anyone reccomend me a place in the GTA where I can get a quality job done?

03-22-2004, 02:39 AM
yo Sebster i saw you car parked your car beside me on Queens Park Crescent a couple weeks back... I had the black e30. if you wanna get your paint back in showroom condition you can do it yourselft. it just takes alot of work but its worth it.

1. first you'll have to CLAY your car with a claybar. mother's sells a claybar kit at crappy tire, its like $20. but that and use it on your car. it will remove all the toxins, tree sap and all other stuff from your clear coat.
2. then use a polisher to remove all the scratches from your car. i recommend using Ziano products.
3. finally use a wax to seal the shine and protect the clear coat.

it ususally takes me 2 full days to complete the process but when people see my car and they are like did you repaint it, and i say no its the original paint

03-22-2004, 05:14 AM
eyy yeah i remember ur car, u go to uoft? im always parked there tuesdays and thursdays i have classes at alumni hall

hmm see, id try it myself.. but honestly i tried almost everything i could think of last summer and it didnt help, dunno if i wasnt doing it properly, or if its unsolvable...id much rather have a proffesional shop handle it and fix it once and for all