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darkangelism 06-30-2012 03:30 PM

First hand wash before and after 2012
 
I have not handwashed my cars before, I always lived in an apartment where I didnt have an option to, so my car has been somewhat neglected, It was washed by the dealer and I have washed twice in the last 16 months. I have a DA polisher that comes on monday, so for now I just have my before shots.


http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/a...m/IMAG0085.jpg

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http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/a...m/IMAG0088.jpg

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http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/a...m/IMAG0090.jpg

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http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/a...m/IMAG0096.jpg

jvillegas21 07-01-2012 10:41 PM

If you are getting a DA, I would recommend getting the Meguiars DA Microfiber Correction system. I normally used 6 in orange CCS pads but saw just okay results, with the MF it was WAY easier and EXCELLENT results. If you need any suggestions let me know

darkangelism 07-02-2012 04:53 PM

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Originally Posted by jvillegas21 (Post 4239637)
If you are getting a DA, I would recommend getting the Meguiars DA Microfiber Correction system. I normally used 6 in orange CCS pads but saw just okay results, with the MF it was WAY easier and EXCELLENT results. If you need any suggestions let me know

Do you have to use the meguiars compounds with it?

I thought about getting them, but I don't have anything really deep so I didn't think I needed that level of cutting power. I guess I will see after I finish and can get them if there are spots that dont come out, I probably will need them for when I do my girlfiriends car, that has much worse damage and hail damage.

My griots DA came today, so I will be using a DA for all of it.

darkangelism 07-04-2012 11:35 AM

After Wash before claying

http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/a...m/IMAG0097.jpg
http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/a...m/IMAG0098.jpg
http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/a...m/IMAG0099.jpg
http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/a...m/IMAG0100.jpg
http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/a...m/IMAG0101.jpg
http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/a...m/IMAG0102.jpg
http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/a...m/IMAG0103.jpg
http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/a...m/IMAG0105.jpg
http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/a...m/IMAG0106.jpg
http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/a...m/IMAG0085.jpg
http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/a...m/IMAG0086.jpg

darkangelism 07-04-2012 08:55 PM

After polish and wax. The DA polisher was tougher to use than I thought because of the body lines on this car.

http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/a...m/IMAG0118.jpg
http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/a...m/IMAG0119.jpg
http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/a...m/IMAG0120.jpg
http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/a...m/IMAG0121.jpg
http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/a...m/IMAG0122.jpg
http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/a...m/IMAG0123.jpg
http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/a...m/IMAG0124.jpg

http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/a...m/IMAG0127.jpg

dyn085 07-04-2012 10:01 PM

What is your plan for your stripe? Oh, and car looks much better btw!

darkangelism 07-04-2012 11:53 PM

red along rocker panels and where the chrome trim is, and black wheels with red ring.

something like this http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/a...gelism/fo1.jpg

crice8 07-05-2012 12:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by darkangelism (Post 4244009)
red along rocker panels and where the chrome trim is, and black wheels with red ring.

something like this http://i991.photobucket.com/albums/a...gelism/fo1.jpg

So SICK!!!

darkangelism 07-05-2012 02:36 PM

thanks, yeah plastidip should be here on tuesday, so depending on how many mistakes I make should be ready in 2 weeks. I am not doing the spoiler like i did in forza, otherwise it should be roughly the same.

The hardest thing I am doing is trying to get the wheels to have a red lip without damaging the black plastidip

darkangelism 07-11-2012 10:12 AM

I am getting ready to plastidip my wheels and want to make sure that they are clean.

I plan on rinsing then meguiars all wheel cleaner->rinse->2 bucket with tire brushes->rinse->wipe down with rubbing alcohol->apply plastidip


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