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Cadillac Detailing and Bodywork - Interior and Exterior including Body and Wheels Discussion, Don't do this in Item Specific Cadillac Discussion; Believe it or not this owner had some light scratches on his rear bumper so he decided that 400 grit ...
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    turbomangt is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
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    Don't do this

    Believe it or not this owner had some light scratches on his rear bumper so he decided that 400 grit sand paper and steel wool would clean it up nicely for him, NOT!!!! You can see the damage he did to his car. This is why my detailing classes are so popular, people are clueless on how to take proper care of their car. I did manage to bring some life back to it with the folllowing steps.
    High speed rotary/yellow pad 1800RPM's heavy compound
    High speed green pad 1400RPM's medium compound
    DA Dewalt443 green pad light cleaner
    DAPC tan pad polish
    DAPC tan pad my paint cleaner
    paint seal by hand
    As you can see you have to start off with more aggressive product, then work your way down, till you find out where you are improving the finish. Most of the clear coat is gone here because of what he did. www.perfectautofinish.com


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    Murphyg is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
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    Re: Don't do this

    But still must make sure you have some experience and or training before following those steps.
    I have seen vehicles that have had the finish burned because of lack of knowledge on how to properly use the tools.
    Dont assume it is an easy thing to do, and will be a breeze the first time, just because you have the right compounds and tools.
    Those high speed tools can burn fast.
    Put one on a piece of plain sheet metal. You could be amazed at how soon it will become too hot to touch

    Pay heed to turbomangts' words:
    Quote Originally Posted by turbomangt
    This is why my detailing classes are so popular, people are clueless on how to take proper care of their car.
    Dont jump in with blinders on.

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