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Old 07-12-2014, 08:25 PM   #1
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About to buff my car

Never done it before, just did my wife jeep srt and it looks ALOT better than before. About to do my car. I'll post before and after pics, I spent about $60 on everything.

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Never done it before, just did my wife jeep srt and it looks ALOT better than before. About to do my car. I'll post before and after pics, I spent about $60 on everything.

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Getting the technique down pat will count more than what machine, product or pad you use. ammonyc.com or Junkman on YouTube are both good resources.
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Well I don't know where the before pictures went but I'll take the afters as soon as I get done....I just used the foam pad to apply the wax, cotton to remove and microfiber to polish...is there a better way?

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Leave the cotton completely out. Just go microfiber for any type of wiping.


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Dammit too late lol

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Well I think I did a good job...but since it's silver you can barely tell lol

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Dammit too late lol

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Before microfiber existed, I used cloth baby diapers on an expensive acrylic urethane base-coat clear-coat finish at the time. I'm sure you are fine.


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Before microfiber existed, I used cloth baby diapers on an expensive acrylic urethane base-coat clear-coat finish at the time. I'm sure you are fine.


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New or soiled diapers?


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Once you go black.... You wash/detail everyday.

I had one black car years ago. I vowed to never do it again. Although I think they look awesome, it drove me nuts that 1/2 hour after washing and drying it, it was dusty all over again. I can appreciate the work you guys put into your black cars.


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Love black/darker colored cars for the fact that they dont draw to much unwanted attention
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I had one black car years ago. I vowed to never do it again. Although I think they look awesome, it drove me nuts that 1/2 hour after washing and drying it, it was dusty all over again. I can appreciate the work you guys put into your black cars.


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I personally swear my microfiber everything and Sonax wax. I wax my car every two weeks and it looks 99% as good as the day I drove it home a year ago. You can't beat the nano particle Carnuba wax.

One note, though - you *MUST* wear neoprene workshop gloves (I get a box of 100 from the auto parts store) when applying it. It's horrendously toxic and penetrates pretty deeply into your skin.

Take care of your car. There's nothing sadder than a Mustang with a flat paint job due to neglect.
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I personally swear my microfiber everything and Sonax wax. I wax my car every two weeks and it looks 99% as good as the day I drove it home a year ago. You can't beat the nano particle Carnuba wax.

One note, though - you *MUST* wear neoprene workshop gloves (I get a box of 100 from the auto parts store) when applying it. It's horrendously toxic and penetrates pretty deeply into your skin.

Take care of your car. There's nothing sadder than a Mustang with a flat paint job due to neglect.
I'm sure it does. The wax fills in imperfections like swirls but it doesn't get rid of them. It's just covering them up. Personally, I like to remove them. A good paint job without imperfections will ALWAYS look better because of the way light reflects off of the surface, even wax can only fill in so much.
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