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Old 07-25-2012, 06:43 PM   #1
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Hey, I'm starting to get a hang of this wet sand and polish thing here. So, here'* what I did...

Cleaned the front bumper...

Wetsanded using 1000, then 2000 grit.

I only did the right side of the front bumper and took pics of the center to show comparison.



Then I used Meguiar'* #4 Heavy Cut cleaner.



Then, I moved onto Mequiar'* #2 Fine Cut Cleaner.



Then I used Turtle Wax'* polishing compound to finish it off.



Then I went to the left side of the bumper and repeated the whole process all over again.



Yes, there are still some VERY deep scratches in it, but I didn't want to sand down too far and get into the black paint. Maybe someday I will sand down the whole bumper and redo everything. Otherwise, this came out better than I thought and worked very well.

I had used a 4" polisher that attaches to my drill.
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Looks good, a significant improvement over the before picture.
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I'm very impressed! If I was going to do something like that. That'* a very good way to go about it.
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Thank you all!

Now that I pretty much got the hang of it, I plan on doing more (rear bumper) in the near future. But, I will be picking up my new toy come tomorrow.
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Looking good!

I would just do 2000 grit though, usually that is plenty
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I had thought about using 2000 first, but based on how deep alot of the scratches were, I opted for the 1000 first.
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Planning on trying this sometime soon. I'll post the results.
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