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Old 10-24-2011, 05:55 AM   #1
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Default What steps to detail/restore paint?

Well I want to know what would be the correct steps to detail/restore the paint on my 66 Dart?
Like I always here about polish, compound, claybar, and wax, but I am curious on what order they need to be done?
I was using some Turtle Wax brand Polish/Compound on the dart to help remove some of the oxidation. It would work good when I could get the compound off but the stuff dried up so fast it was super difficult to remove. I tried using my craftsman electric polisher and it wasnt much help either.
Any kits or brands you guys suggest?

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First you wash. Then clay bar to remove and embedded grit. Then a good quality polish with a light cut. Nothing major or you will remove to much paint. Then a good glazing compound like Meguires #7, followed by a good wax like Meguires NXT 2.0
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[YT]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxSupG69TwY[/YT]

thats exactly what i did to my car after watching this video. i keep it up with a coat of nu finish once every 3 months just as a protectant because nu finish doesnt cut into the paint.

if you have the original paint on that car do not use anything near that abrasive to start with. that will ruin your paint. only use something that aggressive on a car with clear.
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