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98 Trans am paint correction

So this is my friends car. The paint was in pretty bad shape and had a lot of swirls from improper washing from the previous owner.
Before wash


Swirls!



Washed

Taping off for 50/50 shot

50/50 Shot. RIght side corrected, left side untouched

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man you geeks really love those painter's tape comparo shots, doncha? haha

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man you geeks really love those painter's tape comparo shots, doncha? haha
yes I love them. It's the best way of showing before and after. I know a lot of detailers that show before and after pics from far away and it's hard to see a difference other than it being shiny. This shows how clear and much better it looks when it's in better condition.
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Nice.

What product did you use to aquire the 50/50?

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Plus one, I'm curious, how'd you do it?




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Nice.

What product did you use to aquire the 50/50?
Porter cable DA buffer
green painters tape (usually use blue)
Isoprophyl alcohol
Menzerna power gloss with a lake country 5.5" orange pad
Finished down with menzerna power finish on a lake country orange pad.
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You had me at buffer, I don't touch those, bad things happen LOL




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You had me at buffer, I don't touch those, bad things happen LOL
The porter cable is perfectly safe to use. It's dual action meaning it rotates in a circular motion and an orbital motion. It does not spin in one place. It also does not create enough heat to burn the paint. It also has a feature that if you press down to hard it stops spinning.
A child can use it and you don't have to worry about it causing damage.
It's the rotary buffers that you gotta worry about. Most dealers improperly use a rotary with a wool pad and create lots of damage.
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The porter cable is perfectly safe to use. It's dual action meaning it rotates in a circular motion and an orbital motion. It does not spin in one place. It also does not create enough heat to burn the paint. It also has a feature that if you press down to hard it stops spinning.
A child can use it and you don't have to worry about it causing damage.
It's the rotary buffers that you gotta worry about. Most dealers improperly use a rotary with a wool pad and create lots of damage.
Yup, rotary buffer and wool pads, my previous experiences. Lots of problems. One time the nut holding the pad came off, VERY BAD lol




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Porter cable DA buffer
green painters tape (usually use blue)
Isoprophyl alcohol
Menzerna power gloss with a lake country 5.5" orange pad
Finished down with menzerna power finish on a lake country orange pad.

whats the alcohol for?


And after you do the polish, do you have to wash the car again to get rid of the polish compound?
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whats the alcohol for?


And after you do the polish, do you have to wash the car again to get rid of the polish compound?
Thats what the IPA is for.
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