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Old 05-30-2014, 03:07 PM   #1
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how many times can a 06 gt premium take a buffer?

for the first year i owned my car i was washing it all wrong, towels etc and got a lot of those light scratches from drying...

I have switched to a touchless method and I love it, the car looks perfect but im very picky and can see the swirls when I look closely. Im thinking of getting a detail shop to do a exterior package where they wash, wax, buff etc - but i hear buffing strips a layer of paint and is bad for your car.

I am 25 years old, teh car is a 2006 and I'm hoping to keep it for rest of my life. It currently has 38 thousand miles. I calculated online that i would probably die at age 59 leaving me 34 years with this car. So right now the car is 8 years old and by the time im 59 it will be 42 years old.

So should I pay 100$ and get it buffed/washed on june 10?

Or should I wait for July 2017 (when the car will be payed off) and do a detail then?

Ideally I want this to be the first and last time I have to buff it, but regardless how many buffs do you think my paint will hold up against until 2048?

Also will it matter if i do the buff/wash june 10 or wait until 2017?

BTW I DO garage it in the winter times, so I figure that should help prolong, also whenever I am home, it is in my garage.

I ask all this because I lost my job and may end up on disability and fixed income, so I have to manage my money and this means I will never have another car or any more mods, but I have to try to manage otherwise I will have to give up the only thing keeping me alive.
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When you buff a car it does take off very thin layers of clear coat. But unless you are using heavy compound all the time you won't go through the clear coat all the way.
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When you buff a car it does take off very thin layers of clear coat. But unless you are using heavy compound all the time you won't go through the clear coat all the way.
Yeah I know that, I was just wondering how many times of "light buffering to get scratches off" could my car take before needing a new paintjob? And if I wait to do a buffer job after 2017 would it be more cost effective (cus id prolly get more scratches during that time) ? or should I do it now so my swirls dont get so bad that they are permantent damage in 2017. and If i ever need to buff my car again, say in 5, 10, 5 years, would that be okay?

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If you need to buff your car, do it.

Once it's buffed and all the scratches are out, take care of it with proper maintenance or buy a clear bra for it and have it professionally installed. Then you won't have to worry about the paint having scratches..
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Go buy yourself a DA polisher from Harbor Freight a watch some Youtube vids on how to polish. It's not brain surgery. Seriously,you can do it yourself and it will make it even better knowing that you did it.

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