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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods Discussion, just detailed (by hand) in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Mind you this is not a perfect car it has some blemishes for sure. Dent on front valiance and scratch ...
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    just detailed (by hand)

    Mind you this is not a perfect car it has some blemishes for sure. Dent on front valiance and scratch on right rear door and curb rash all from previous owner.

    But I thought I'd share. I still think my daily driver looks good.

    Washed old wax off
    Clay barred car
    Washed with meguiars soap
    Fully dried car with my waffle to well
    Hand polished with meguiars ultimate polish
    Hand waxed with wet liquid syn meguiars

    What do you think fellas??


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    I'm not of quality of photos I just uploaded from my phone. I might need to upload via xomputer

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    Re: just detailed (by hand)

    Black is a tough color- just picked up a black 2010 cts, so I need to follow your lead.
    Nice work!

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    Re: just detailed (by hand)

    Looks good for a hand job....

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    Re: just detailed (by hand)

    That's a lot of work. Looks VERY good!
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    Re: just detailed (by hand)

    Excellent work. Man Hands.

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    Re: just detailed (by hand)

    ............handjob....ahah excellent.. I spent a bit of time on this and a few beers. It was pitch black when I finished and then the next morning I went out and made sure it was finished.

    Thanks fella's I was hoping I wasnt going to get a bunch of negative input, I appreciate it
    sgtdestruction likes this.

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    Re: just detailed (by hand)

    Looks fantastic! I'm a bigger fan of the Zaino products but Meguiars has done you well!

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    Looks awesome, come do mine!


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    Yah these are products I've had for months I've never bought any zaino. Maybe someday. Thanks guys

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    Re: just detailed (by hand)

    Looks great, Im a huge fan of Adams Polishes and they seem to work great on my black V, need to invest in a good polisher to get a few swirls out but when its shined up black is the best...Just hard to keep it clean every day

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    Re: just detailed (by hand)

    You should buy this to save you time!!

    http://www.cadillacforums.com/cadill...hing-pads.html

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    I want one but I've heard its easy to ruin clear cost by improper use of them

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    Re: just detailed (by hand)

    Quote Originally Posted by Becker View Post
    I want one but I've heard its easy to ruin clear cost by improper use of them
    Actually, since it is a random orbital polisher, you would have to work pretty hard to ruin clear/paint. It is the rotary polishers that can burn the clear/paint if you don't be careful.

    Good article explaining the difference:
    http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums...ital-Polishers

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