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Detailing & Appearance Discuss washing, waxing and detailing information as well as interior/exterior cosmetic modifications. This includes neons, body, cosmetic wheels, etc. Even under the hood detailing.

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Old 04-01-2007, 11:52 AM   #1
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I gave her a real good hand washing the other day and kept looking at those
ugly scratches along my passenger side from the accident.
(no she hasnt been fixed yet.even though I recieved the check)
so im thinking how much worse can I make it look if I was to use a very fine grade steel wool
with soapy water to remove some of the paint rub.
did a little at first and said hmmm that looks better. now as I.m drying her I said to my self
what the hell. keep going.
this is the outcome.


some before and after pics
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that mark is 3mtape

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there is a slight inward dent at the front fender.can be seen near my SLE badge.
also still need a rear back rocker panel. as well as a little touchup paint.

got her home and did see where I was a little agressive with the pad but 2 coats of wax took care of that.
Im now looking at it with a huge grin on my face saying I think I'll take the money and run.
this looks pretty damn good

and any of us white car owners know what the door handle fingernail scratches look like.
well it did a great job there as well. (sorry no before pic)
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You know Jim... I would have done the same thing as you

Great Job Man, She looks A LOT better now


Now go get Some Tint put on those Windows :P
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Oh wow! That'* incredible!
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wow thats a ton better


maybe if you dont fix it, the curse will go away......na prolly not
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You know, Tom would have fixed that car up good and new with his dizzying array of waxes and polishes.

Do a bit of performance with that money (lord knows you're going to need it to keep up with Bill...)

Good job, old man (i mean that in the NICEST way possible)
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That'* one H E L L of an improvement
Nice work!
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Wow Nice job! I'll have to look you up if the white curse ever strikes me.
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Don't do it too often. You're removing a little clearcoat each time you do that. But I have to admit, it'* a vast improvement!
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Steel wool on paint, yikes!!
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i wouldnt get cheap. removing the clear coat will only cost more farther down the road. think of what it will cost for labor and repaint in a few years when it chips off from no clear coat! Looks good for now though.
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