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j2schill
09-15-2007, 06:26 PM
I have a black Convertible. What do you guys recommend for paint care. Has anyone had success with detail shops and hi speed polishing? I actually paid $200 a couple weeks ago at a body shop for them to buff/polish mine and it looked really good for a week or so until it started collecting some dust and now you can see some slight waves when there is intense sunlight/lighting on it. Any ideas what to do.

red04svtcobra
09-15-2007, 08:35 PM
I would try some poorboys stuff or even Zainos. Both are very good products and let me know if you need a list of you may need.

j2schill
09-22-2007, 08:46 PM
But can these slight swirls be removed. With an orbital or something. I used some mothers color X and it worked ok. But in Direct sunlight you can still slightly see the wave at different angles.

mrpork
09-22-2007, 10:14 PM
ZAINO

red04svtcobra
09-22-2007, 10:28 PM
what I would do is apply some poorboys or zainos with a porter cable and be done with it. forget using a orbital that is cheap.

mrpork
09-23-2007, 09:08 AM
**** i went out an bought a makita buffer to take care of my baby along with the product zaino!what I would do is apply some poorboys or zainos with a porter cable and be done with it. forget using a orbital that is cheap.

cobrabitn
09-23-2007, 01:52 PM
Get Zaino here www.zainocharlotte.com :thumbsup:

red04svtcobra
09-23-2007, 04:52 PM
**** i went out an bought a makita buffer to take care of my baby along with the product zaino!What I was saying was there is a difference in buying a cheap orbital and buying the right polisher!! Don't skimp on this part of the process to save a few bucks, buy the correct tool for the job, a dual action polisher and not a circular/rotary polisher unless you know how to use one or have a deep scratch to get out because they will burn the paint in a heart beat!! This is the way to go http://www.autogeek.net/dual-action-polisher.html , not this way http://www.autogeek.net/buffer-polisher.html . DON"T get a cheap WALMART special for $20.00 is all I'm saying. Check this out http://www.autopia-carcare.com/pcdepot.html. Porter cable is the way to go IMHO, it has a speed adjustment for the product you are applying and is exacting like they are describing above.
Again Poorboys and Zainos are both the best out there. :thumbsup: I have used both and I prefer to use poorboys because it is very easy to come off and can even be applied in direct sunlight if needed. And the best of all it leaves a wet deep appearance. You can not go wrong by buying either one of these products but you can go wrong by buying the wrong tool for the job!!!!!

mrpork
09-23-2007, 05:02 PM
http://www.autogeek.net/buffer-polisher.html this the one that i bought . but i have been buffing cars for a long time now. if you know how to buff i would get it if you dont get the other one.

red04svtcobra
09-23-2007, 05:33 PM
You still need to be very careful not to burn the paint though. Why did you chose that instead of the dual action one? I'm not saying its wrong, I am just curious as to why. Did you have deep scratches that needed to be taken out? If it works for you then awesome!! :thumbsup:
A dual action will do just as good at taken deep scratches out, it just may take longer is all. The thing I like about my dual action porter cable is I can literally be using a cutting abrasive and put full pressure on it and it will stop moving so it doesn't burn the paint.

mrpork
09-23-2007, 07:07 PM
well i did bodywork for around 15 years. everything from frames to paint so it is a little easier for me to use what im use to using. it just feels natural in my hands is all.You still need to be very careful not to burn the paint though. Why did you chose that instead of the dual action one? I'm not saying its wrong, I am just curious as to why. Did you have deep scratches that needed to be taken out? If it works for you then awesome!! :thumbsup:
A dual action will do just as good at taken deep scratches out, it just may take longer is all. The thing I like about my dual action porter cable is I can literally be using a cutting abrasive and put full pressure on it and it will stop moving so it doesn't burn the paint.

red04svtcobra
09-23-2007, 10:59 PM
cool.

beabout
10-01-2007, 04:37 PM
You might goto this site and read up on products...

http://autopia.org/forum/