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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 5:44 pm 
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Unfortunatly as my car is dead, i couldnt go to my first full paying client this weekend. :x

So anyway, to prove a point to my lodger i show him the art oif swirl removal.

The idea was to give the car a quick detail but seing as i couldnt start until 2pm time was limited.


So here is the break down of what was done

1) the car was rinsed
2) a super consentrate degreaser/ traffic film remover was applied
3) the car was rinsed
4) car was washed using super slick and suds, a lambs wool mit and the 2 bucket method
5) the car was dried using a microfibre towel
6) took a few pictures to try and show up how bad the swirls were. problem is the dslr was playing up :frown:
7)he was abit worried about what would happen. as soon as i said "cutting compound" we turded himself. anyway we chose the top of the boot
8) i clayed it, just did half the boot and took a picture of the clay ( below)
9) taped it up
10) started with a cutting pad and ssr1 wish was enough as the paint seemed quite soft
11) didnt have time to give it a polish after so just went straight to the wax. i used nattys blue
12) was buffed off with a different micro fibre towel after 30 minutes

please bear in mind the car has only been polished once in 5 years since he has had it. it gets used every day and washed once maybe twice a month at tops. and that involves sponge staright onto the dirt and then a rinse :shock:

The car

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Dried

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The clay after half the boot

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Taped up

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50/50% after abit of correcting

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The cutting pad after just doing the boot :shock:

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The wax after being aplied by hand

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Unfortunatly i didnt realy get any good After shots as the camera was being gay but from the 50/50 you can get the idea of what it came out like


thanx for reading

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just thought i would add that the correction was only about 75%. i would of done more but didnt have the time as it was only a demo.... never the less the owner was very very surprised at the outcome

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looks like good work mate, not enough time in the day :lol: :lol:

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looks damn good alex 8-)

sjame about not beig able to get to your first customer tho :cry: , damn cars :rolleyes:


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I might read into detailing cars and buy some products/have a stab myself in mid/late spring time. That looks like a big difference to me.

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that is filth!! iv'e never seen a clay bar so dirty :lol:

you done a cracking job tho even if you didn't have enough time 8-)

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that looks brill :)


Oh and btw....whats the two bucket method :?


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looks like a realy good job you have done! as said it looks like a big difference :shock:

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/A L 3 X| wrote:
that looks brill :)


Oh and btw....whats the two bucket method :?


Its a way of reducing scratches from dirt when washing

you have one bucket of warm soapy water and one with warm clean water. you soap up you wash mit, do abit of the car and rinse it out in the clean water bucket.


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nice work there

ive been doing the gf's KA all weekend with the pc
when you see correction like youv'e shown above it just proves how much better a car can look when done properly

did you finish the whole car by the way?
i took all weekend to do the KA as it did have some nasty swirls

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nice work there

ive been doing the gf's KA all weekend with the pc
when you see correction like youv'e shown above it just proves how much better a car can look when done properly

did you finish the whole car by the way?
i took all weekend to do the KA as it did have some nasty swirls


nope got no further unfortunatly so dont no if i will ever get to do the rest of the car. at least he has i a nice boot lol. I would make more of an effort to finish his car but he is never around for me to do it

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i can be around for you alex :lol: :homo:
mine needs doing so bad :lol:
do you want to pm me a date for when your free and how much $$$ you want ;)

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forward it to me and i'll see if i can pop along for the ride :o :homo: :lol:


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/A L 3 X| wrote:
that looks brill :)


Oh and btw....whats the two bucket method :?


Its a way of reducing scratches from dirt when washing

you have one bucket of warm soapy water and one with warm clean water. you soap up you wash mit, do abit of the car and rinse it out in the clean water bucket.


hope that makes sense



ah i get you....stops your soapy water getting mucky and full with grit ;)


do you mean:
you have one bucket of warm soapy water and one with warm clean water. you soap up you wash mit, do abit of the car and rinse it out in the clean water bucket.then re soap up in soapy bucket and continue cycle?


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forward it to me and i'll see if i can pop along for the ride :o :homo: :lol:


that would be cool, and go for a pint (of ribena or something) :lol:


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Super job.

Shame its a fooking Lexus :rolleyes:

I will in that line quite quick with the Rover I thinky ;)

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I will in that line quite quick with the Rover I thinky ;)


It may just be me, or it may be the time of morning im up but that did not make any sense lol

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I will in that line quite quick with the Rover I thinky ;)


It may just be me, or it may be the time of morning im up but that did not make any sense lol


I'll be queing up for you to work you magic maestro.....In the flint grey heap 8-)

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Did a Good job! 8-)

What Pad does one use? :)

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