This car provided a very good learning experience for me, the owner said it was in rough shape, and it was. I looked it over, noticed there was lots of swirling and the finish was kind of hazy. It had been sitting under a cover for nearly a year with no use. I figured it would be the run of the mill swirl removal on soft Honda paint as usual...WRONG!! Turns out the ENTIRE front half of the car from the doors forward were repainted with superman strength clearcoat. I tried everything I have, even one of the strongest compounds on the market wasnt touching these defects! I couldnt believe it. I was ready to give up and came to the conclusion the swirls were UNDER the new clear/paint. Well I was wrong again..I talked to a couple reps from Meguairs about this problem and they recommended me a new tecnique to try out..
And I went into the garage and followed the directions precisely. FIRST TRY ALL SWIRLS ARE REMOVED!!! I couldnt believe my eyes! Not to mention the fantastic gloss it leaves once finished down!
Well anyways, on to the pictures!
Dawn Soap Pre-Wash
Optimum Car Wash-Final Wash
DD "Uber" Red Drying Towel
DD "Uber" Wool Mitt
Dual Buckets with Grit Guards
3m "green" Masking Tape
Adams Professional Clay Bar
Megs M105/Megs Solo Burgandy Wool(new method) x2
Menzerna PO85rd/LC FLAT Black 5.5"
Menzerna Top Inspection
Tons of Uber MF Towels
Griots Garage Wheel Cleaner Gel
Lusso Oro applied with Uber Foam Applicator
Dual Work Lamps
Dewalt Hi Speed Rotary
World's Greatest Boar's Hair Wheel Brush
Foam Pad Cleaning Brush
DD Detail Sponge
The Wheel Well/Fender Brush
The Spoke Brush
Canon Rebel XTi
Craftsmen 295MPH Vac/Blow
E-Z Detail Wheel Brush
Swissvax Wheel Brush
The headlights were in rough shape, well take care of those later.
The owner spilled about a quart of oil on accident while performing an oil change, now my duty to clean it up! haha!