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sounds amazing greg can't wait to read this!!!
Sorry if I was not clear but the detail is already done. Just click on those links to start reading up and checking out the pictures. Let me know if you have any questions.

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WOW. This is absolutely STUNNING.
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Woo, I'm pretty sure I'm doing my moms car next weekend... soft black paint, HERE I COME!!

Time to order some supplies!
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Looks outstanding!

I can't wait until I can retire and do auto detailing full time.
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Glad to hear the article has been helpful. Let me know if you have additional questions, I'd be happy to help!

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Glad to hear the article has been helpful. Let me know if you have additional questions, I'd be happy to help!

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I know I will in the near future, but let me start with this.

How does one determine what polishes should be used on soft paint? How does the extent of paint condition play into that, and also paint color?

My moms car needs a correction, badly. It's a black '03 G35 coupe and has the notoriously soft black paint. 6 years of drive-through car washes, not very well maintained if you ask me.

I would assume something with a heavy cut... I was loking into the Meguires 105/205 combo. Thoughts, help, insight...?

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105/205 is good matt. you always want to do a test spot to see what is needed. always start with the lowest possible solution
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105/205 is good matt. you always want to do a test spot to see what is needed. always start with the lowest possible solution
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I know I will in the near future, but let me start with this.

How does one determine what polishes should be used on soft paint? How does the extent of paint condition play into that, and also paint color?

My moms car needs a correction, badly. It's a black '03 G35 coupe and has the notoriously soft black paint. 6 years of drive-through car washes, not very well maintained if you ask me.

I would assume something with a heavy cut... I was loking into the Meguires 105/205 combo. Thoughts, help, insight...?

Thanks!
Great questions! There is no one right answer and the best answers always come from some trial and error. Every car and it's particular history creates a unique set of problems that can't be answered with a generic answer. After years of detailing I can generally assess the paint and come up with a good game plan of what polish combo is needed, however sometimes it has to be adjusted based on the results. If the car is an 03 and been through the car washes it certainly is going to have it's share of surface imperfections that will need to buffed out. Another huge factor is if you are going to use a buffer and if so which one and with what pads. Hand applications work but the results are pretty limited, while a good orbital buffer will help you generate noticeably better results. Lastly a high speed rotary buffer can help you achieve perfection if you have time and experience. The correct pads for each buffer also help work in each polish by building up the optimal levels of heat and pressure.

In my opinion I generally only do a one step process while working by hand, although two can help. If you have a buffer a two step process with the 105/205 or the Menzerna products can be a huge help. I usually use a medium polish with an orange pad and a light polish with a white pad. A combination of a medium and light polish should make a huge improvement. A heavier polish and pad may be needed but that is a great starting point. If you are interested in a buffer I highly recommend looking at the Porter Cable 7424XP Random Orbital Buffer and the Flex XC 3401 VRG. They are orbital buffers that can really help you get the correcting ability you are looking for and maximize the polishes. They are paint safe and quite easy to use even for a first time user. We have a full write up in ourguide on how to use each one. I also recommend you look at our DI Packages section where we have bundle deals for each buffer.

If you have any questions about these products or any part of the detailing process please let me know I'd be happy to help you.

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I love the DI tutorials, they've taught me a ton. I recently made a huge order at DI--my Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl coat is about to get even more brilliant
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