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Old 04-01-2008, 12:07 AM   #11
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A little update. Went after both cars again today (in extreme pain due to a neck strain while crawling around under a friend'* house yesterday), but I got some more done.

A paltry 4 pics per car added, as I'm about to exceed my one-page limit in this section, but I'll add more full-car pics if I hit page two. The cars have simply never looked this good before.


Zilla first, after a full dose of polishing compound and a ROB:
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Roof.......I'll wax this car later this week or weekend:
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On to the SLE. Had some bad oxidation on the hood. This took over an hour on the hood alone:
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Roof shot (this car also will get wax....Liquid Glass.....later in the week or weekend):
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I have never seen a system quite like that! What is the exact buffing setup you are using? You said ROB so I assumed a PC or UDM but then I see what looks like 10 in. pads! Now I am confused. Also interested in the polish. I use a dime size amount but this system appears to require quite a bit more. Elaborate some on that?
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is this picture showing that you only did one side to show the differences? I don't think so but it sure looks like it.

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Its about time both them cars get nice and clean..also about time it stops raining there.

Car looks good sittin in Jerry'* Bay
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B2, the swirl marks look bigger than the buffer because of my swirl pattern with the ROB. It'* a 7" Ryobi 'palm' ROB. When I start, I use a slightly damp pad and a little polish. As I progress, I add water, not polish, to get more even distribution and lubricity for the final pass. What you see in that pic is the third pass with water, so it looks like alot more polish. Wet-polishing will give you a finer cut and easier work, and a more even finish.

I also have 21,000 rpm and 12,000 rpm angle grinders with 7" pads for the tough spots. As well as a 6" I use on 3 different electric drills (one right angle) for the hard to reach spots. I use my 10" ROB only for waxing, but don't wax often. I don't use a buffer for Liquid Glass.

I didn't do any buffing the last couple years due to problems with my right hand. Old injury, but that was corrected in December, so the 'ol hand is up to it now.

Haro, that'* after two passes on the right, one on the left. Left got another, then another wet pass over the whole thing after that pic. That was a rinse and dry 'check' point.
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