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Detailed the paint, I'd say she looks pretty nice...

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Old 09-27-2013, 02:52 AM   #1
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Default Detailed the paint, I'd say she looks pretty nice...

Tools: Meguiars G110V2, Meguiars Foam Cutting Pad, Meguiars Foam Finishing Pad, Chinchilla Microfiber Towels, Cobra Microfiber Towels

Products: Meguiars Ultimate Compound, Meguiars Ultimate Polish, Ultima Paint Guard Plus, Ricardo Yellow Clay, Griot's Garage Speed Shine, Meguiars Ultimate Quick Detailer

Process - Paint: Clay (twice-over), Compound (2 stages and scratch reduction), Polish (1 stage), Sealant (3 stages)

Process - Glass: Clay (once-over), Compound (1 stage), Sealant (3 stages)

Time: Five-ever. Seriously, I spent well over 20 hours on it.

I'm most proud of how the windows turned out...A lot can come from a short amount of time spent detailing your windows! The part that took the longest BY FAR was the scratch reduction and swirl removal, both parts of the compound step. Also, the front bumper was not finished in any of these pictures (still needed more compound cutting), and there are a plethora of paint chips on the hood that are probably visible in some pictures. I'm going to replace the hood eventually, so I'm not worried about them. Let me know what you guys think!






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Old 09-27-2013, 03:02 AM   #2
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So shiny my retinas are begging for mercy! Clean ride. Why no love for the tires?
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Old 09-27-2013, 03:04 AM   #3
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So shiny my retinas are begging for mercy! Clean ride.
Hahaha thanks! I made an effort to make sure that absolutely no swirl marks were visible, period, under any light.

It could be even deeper if I slapped a layer of carnuaba wax on top, but I only do that for shows (which I haven't been to since I finished detailing it, what a crime!)
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Looks great. After having 3 black cars in a row, I can appreciate the work you put into yours.
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Old 09-27-2013, 03:19 AM   #5
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Looks great. After having 3 black cars in a row, I can appreciate the work you put into yours.
Black cars are HELL to detail when you're OCD.
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Old 09-27-2013, 07:45 AM   #6
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Looking really good! I love black Mustangs and yours is super clean
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Old 09-27-2013, 07:54 AM   #7
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Great. Now it'll rain...
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Looks great! Black cars look great when they are detailed!
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Looking good! Gotta love black when it's all shined up!
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How many bars of clay did you go through? Hahaha that crap is expensive.
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What sealant did you use? and how much?
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Great. Now it'll rain...
I'm fine when it rains actually. Water bead is awesome. I hate it when it rains and then is dry the next day though, because then it looks dirty
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What sealant did you use? and how much?
Ultima Paint Guard Plus. Was about $20 for a 4oz bottle, and that is enough to last you basically forever. Zaino ZCS with the accelerator lasts a little longer, but takes longer to apply and is more expensive. I'd rather just throw a coat of Ultima on every month or two, long before it wears off. It only takes maybe 15-30 minutes to do the whole car, so...
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How many bars of clay did you go through? Hahaha that crap is expensive.
Clay is usually good for a while, so I'm still using that clay bar. Ricardo is expensive though, because it's banned from the U.S., so you have to find someone you know in Canada to buy it then ship it to you. It's worth it though, the stuff is WAY better than the clay sold in the U.S.
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Nice job! It's always a beautiful sight to see a black car with so much shine. So did you use the burgundy pads with compound and the yellow-polish with the Meg's buffer? Reason I ask is because I bought the same buffer and didn't achieve the results I expected. I was only successful in removing light swirls, but the heavier swirls remained in my paint. I only used the yellow pads, so I was thinking that maybe I have to use the burgundy pads to get a deeper cut.
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Nice job! It's always a beautiful sight to see a black car with so much shine. So did you use the burgundy pads with compound and the yellow-polish with the Meg's buffer? Reason I ask is because I bought the same buffer and didn't achieve the results I expected. I was only successful in removing light swirls, but the heavier swirls remained in my paint. I only used the yellow pads, so I was thinking that maybe I have to use the burgundy pads to get a deeper cut.
You're on the right track. I had the exact same issue my first time detailing her. I learned two things... I was too gentle with the buffer (in fear of burning the paint), and I didn't let the diminishing particles break down enough.

Basically, you'll want to do it all over again, but spend more time on the paint with the buffer. Meguiars products use diminishing particles that don't really cut the way you need them to unless you're patient.

The pads weren't your issue. The black pad will cut a little more than the yellow one, that's the only difference.
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However you should use the black pads next time to speed up the process.
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Looks amazing! I have never owned a black vehicle.....too much work. LOL
My neighbor has a black Dodge Durango, after he washes it and details it, 10 minutes later it looks dusty.
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Looks amazing! I have never owned a black vehicle.....too much work. LOL
My neighbor has a black Dodge Durango, after he washes it and details it, 10 minutes later it looks dusty.
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Thanks! Yeah, black cars suck. It's especially bad that where I park, it gets covered in pollen overnight. Have to dust it off everyday. Thank God for sealant, makes it easier to clean at least.
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Great job and thanks for sharing your details. Car looks great.

Black looks amazing when it's done right, but it drives me crazy trying to keep it spotless. :-)
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