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Started another job tonight - the 4 stage polish. I'm not a detailer, but I like my fun cars to be clean and I find that time invested up front in a decent wax job more than pays back because you never have to wash it.
I washed it one night last week. Came up OK, but some of the paint (particularly the roof) was like sandpaper when I dried it with the chamois. I wondered how well it would come up.
So tonight I did the 4 stages, just on the roof, as follows:
- Clay bar - this removes bonded contaminants when lubricated with quick detailer. It made a huge difference on the roof - the bar got filthy and I could feel the roof get smoother.
- Compound - skimmed the paint and left a smooth finish
- Resin Polish - a further fine skim, leaving a glass like finish
- Wax - I used Meguairs tech was as it lasts well and is fast to apply.
I wont win any awards, other than perhaps for the innuendos in this thread, but the difference is night and day. And a few hours of my time in the evening sun is much cheaper than a respray. I figure the rest of it will take 6-7 more 2 hour sessions.
Photos to follow, on the off chance anyone is interested.