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    Don't make this mistake

    I had a guy come in with a black NSX the other day and wanted me to inspect the car and set up an appointment, it had swirls, scratches and holograms all over it. When I asked him how it cared for the car he said he only washed the car with water, HUGE mistake. without using the surfactants (soap) to lubricate and break down the contaminants, all you are doing is rubbing the dirt into the finish causing all sorts of damage. Next he was using a kitchen sponge, another no no. Only use chanelli, micro fiber or other dense type mitts, this will allow any dirt to get trapped inside the material, a sponge acts like sandpaper. Last he was using terri towels to dry. Since the introduction of micro fiber, the waffle weave MF towel is the best choice for drying, see my web site for info in it. Just by following some simple procedures you can keep that car in prestine condition. Gary
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    Re: Don't make this mistake

    Good advice. I myself need to visit your site to purchase some things.

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    Re: Don't make this mistake

    I know this is an old thread...
    and I'm not talking about a caddy here...

    but...

    You mentioned above about 'holograms'.... my friend's 97 Sebring seems to have 'patterns' in the hood and trunk lid, and nothing short of 60-grit sandpaper seems to help....
    Is this the same thing you described above, and if so, can you suggest something (other than paint) that we can do about it?

    Any aid would be GREATLY appreciated!

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    Re: Don't make this mistake

    You don't need to wetsand, you need to rotary buff it.

    A Rotary with some heavy cut compound (#84 or #85 from Meguiars) can fix that. Then the haze created by the rotary should be buffed with a PC.

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    Re: Don't make this mistake

    I would not suggest using a rotary unless you have experience, read my post titled how to use a PC Buffer, gary

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    Re: Don't make this mistake

    Quote Originally Posted by turbomangt View Post
    I would not suggest using a rotary unless you have experience, read my post titled how to use a PC Buffer, gary

    True, it is for the experienced.

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    Re: Don't make this mistake

    I don't think he has the nerve to try anything that severe... so I guess it'll have to stay that way.

    Thanks for tine suggestions tho!


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