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Old 04-15-2010, 09:50 AM
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Re: Walk-around video

Looks awesome Ryan!

Question:

You used UC, then ScratchX, then #7

Did you feel all of those were necessary? Keep in mind, my shits silver, so perfection is not totally necessary as scratches are hard to spot in the first place. I'm looking to detail the rig soon and would really like to eliminate some of the steps. (I know, I'm a lazy fawk, lol).
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Old 04-15-2010, 09:57 AM
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black shines the best, good work bro
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Old 04-15-2010, 10:02 AM
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Re: Walk-around video

Damn son!!! So fresh & so clean!!!
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Old 04-15-2010, 01:54 PM
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Re: Walk-around video

Thanks y'all I did do it by hand.. and yeah I need to learn how to buff the Jeep with my left arm or else I'm going to look crooked!

I have a few application pads and just used a new one for each step. I really like the UC it leaves the paint really fresh but not smooth. When you wipe the product off the paint "squeaks" when you rub it so I know that there is still some friction there.. that's why it's the first step of many. Matt, I used the scratch x in conjunction with the UC on heavy blemishes and let the two products dry together.. and only on a few scratches did I patch up with another layer of scratch x, not over the whole vehicle. Remember how I said the paint squeaks.. well the glaze (#7) is important to fill in those imperfections and then you MUST seal all this work with a sealant. A good sealant lasts 3-6 months. After this step the paint feels smoooooooothe. The only reason I added 2.0 over the sealant is b/c it's a sealant/wax and I thought IMO that it would be a good in-between layer before I added the wax (#26)... I'm sure you could get away with going from sealant to wax and skipping that step, too. But......... if you have the time.. try my way and take your time. I have a radio and a mini fridge in the garage so I was planted

AGAIN, thanks for the compliments on the ride and.... the fountain!
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Old 04-15-2010, 02:08 PM
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Old 04-15-2010, 02:11 PM
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Old 04-15-2010, 02:21 PM
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Re: Walk-around video

Matt-- with sliver paint you might not see the blemishes as well, but when you feel the paint when you're done.. that's how you judge the success of your job. The glaze and sealant really make it pop and the wax holds everything together and protects it..

And I just found out that it's supposed to rain next week... damn!
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Old 04-15-2010, 02:28 PM
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Matt-- with sliver paint you might not see the blemishes as well, but when you feel the paint when you're done.. that's how you judge the success of your job. The glaze and sealant really make it pop and the wax holds everything together and protects it..

And I just found out that it's supposed to rain next week... damn!
Yeah, I mean I'm not overly concerned with trying to clean up the clear coat in terms of making it pop, because it's silver and diminishing returns definitely kicks in before a black or dark color. But as far as protection from sun damage and that sort of thing - that's what I'd like to hedge myself against.

I'm thinking;

Wash
Clay
Wash
Polish (just a 1-step polish)
Seal
Wax
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Old 04-15-2010, 02:31 PM
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Go for it.. you might want another coat of wax a few days after you apply the first one.. it couldn't hurt! I plan on adding another coat this afternoon .. maybe some pics, too!
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And I just found out that it's supposed to rain next week... damn!
That's nothing, it rained the DAY AFTER I finished my detail! lol
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