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Old 09-18-2010, 11:56 PM
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In 1.5 years that also works out to once every 2.7 days. 600 hours also work out to one full 8 hour day a week. I respect your tenacity but wholy crap man.

Sounds good. I will actually cover the car this winter and deal only with the new truck. Twice a week should cover it nicely
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Are you looking to do it by hand? And with products you can pick up in a local store?
would prefer to yes. have a slow speed 'buffer', if that would get most of it. but will need to use stuff from local store. Or order online....
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would prefer to yes. have a slow speed 'buffer', if that would get most of it. but will need to use stuff from local store. Or order online....
You won't get much correction by hand, but you will be able to minimize it. If you have a buffer that uses bonnets, you will not correct any faster than if you used your hand. The simple solution is to go to your local car autozone, advanced, etc and pick up Meguiars Ultimate compound. It will be more friendly than a paste compound and will leave the finish looking good too.

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I've probably demonstrated how to use your hand to remove below surface defects out of automotive paints in front of more people than anyone else currently active in the online detailing world and after years of showing how to do this with the diminishing abrasive version of ScratchX I can strongly state that Ultimate Compound and/or M105, are the most effective compounds I've ever used by hand to remove defects while not leaving scratches behind in the paint.

While the trend is for people to move from working by hand to working by machine, there are ALWAYS going to be places that you cannot work with a machine and for this reason it's important to know how to work by hand and of course have products that work by hand to remove serious or deep below surface defects and UC or M105 are the products you want in your tool chest for these situation.
This is just to say that you will be able to achieve desireable results using Ultimate Compound by hand, which is available over the counter.
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Thank u much!! ill give that stuff a try. my uncle does have a commercial buffer he cant wait to use on my truck (he saw the scratches and reminds me every time i see him). i may let him give it a try this winter.......
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Im not sure if im really competition, but ive had my truck 3 weeks and ive washed it about 6 times. I use all Griots Garage products. Im really wanting to polish the paint smooth but i dont know how much i trust the thin factory paint. My wife thinks im crazy for washig it so much though.
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Nope no competition as I would win tehehe. 1 week and 5 coats of polish/wax.
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Im not sure if im really competition, but ive had my truck 3 weeks and ive washed it about 6 times. I use all Griots Garage products. Im really wanting to polish the paint smooth but i dont know how much i trust the thin factory paint. My wife thinks im crazy for washig it so much though.
If you polish by hand, or a Dual Action polisher, you will not damage the paint. Don't worry about it, it is foolproof.

A suggestion I would also make is if you don't need to wash it [or if it can wait because your truck will sit at home anyways] I would not wash it until you are able to do it correctly. Although washing the truck will remove the dirt and debris, it is almost ALWAYS inducing scratches or swirls. Even scratches you can barely see remove clearcoat and light will refract off of them, and reduce the amount of gloss.
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I might be a little late replying but im with yall on keeping trucks clean.All my friends say i have a problem but i believe if your not gona take care of a new truck why get one.I wash mine once a week and wax once a month.Ive always use The Wax Shop Super Glaze because of its ease of use and no residue
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I was surprised yesterday when i clay barred the hood just how much junk was on there.
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