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Old September 27th, 2011, 01:13 AM   #1
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Anyone here a pro with detailing a car? Car care day anyone?

Looking to take some swirl marks out of my paint. and reading a few thing looks like the thing to use is a nice polisher. Anyone have any recommendations for such? I hear porter cable is good but have no ideal of what else i would need. we use to have some type of get together to work on cars or detail our cars... Anyone up for something like that?
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Old September 27th, 2011, 08:56 AM   #2
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Looking to take some swirl marks out of my paint. and reading a few thing looks like the thing to use is a nice polisher. Anyone have any recommendations for such? I hear porter cable is good but have no ideal of what else i would need. we use to have some type of get together to work on cars or detail our cars... Anyone up for something like that?
Mike can't help you with the polisher but am up for a car care day depending on where it is.
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Old September 27th, 2011, 09:00 AM   #3
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I have a Porter Cable 7424XP Dual Action Polisher and it works well. I use 3M Swirl Mark Remover and P21S paint cleaner and P21S carnuba wax. It is a several hour process, but I'm due for my next installment. If the dates work out, I'm game.

Here is a picture of the door after some hard detailing.



and another...

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Old September 27th, 2011, 11:35 AM   #4
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Iím game for this too. I have the Griots garage kit and havenít used it in over 2 years. Itís time to break it out and use it.

After 6 weekends of not being home I finally get to spend the next two weekend at home.
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Old September 27th, 2011, 07:20 PM   #5
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If the date works count me in. I like to do this before winter. I have a porter and all kinds of pads. If we can find a place with shade that would be great doing this outside in the sun is not the best.
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Old September 27th, 2011, 07:32 PM   #6
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I put just over 2200 miles at Porsche escape couple of weeks ago. Drove through rain and hail while we were there. The car is clean but not detailed. Looks like we have enough tools for each of us. Let's do this. I'm only available the next two weekend.
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Old September 27th, 2011, 08:57 PM   #7
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Just be sure to hold off on the beer until after all the swirl marks are gone!

Also, this would be a good time to do a clay job on the car prior to dealing with the swirl marks. You'll be amazed at how easy it is to do and how much improvement it can make.
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Old September 27th, 2011, 09:07 PM   #8
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Just be sure to hold off on the beer until after all the swirl marks are gone!

Also, this would be a good time to do a clay job on the car prior to dealing with the swirl marks. You'll be amazed at how easy it is to do and how much improvement it can make.
I agree with Tom, since my car is outdoors 24/7, I start the process with Meguiar's clay bar and detail spray. It is amazing how the surface goes from grainy/bumpy to baby-butt smooth.
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Old September 29th, 2011, 05:16 PM   #9
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Does anyone have a place with power and shade?
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Old September 30th, 2011, 12:24 AM   #10
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Should we wait for another weekend since this upcoming week looks like rain is on the way...
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