: Cleaned up the V



smbstyle
07-22-10, 10:00 PM
Here are some pics I just took of my CTS-V. It is an 04 with 52k miles, one owner, well cared for (except for the swirls!) I bought the car about a month ago, and the swirls were awful. It looked to have had a long life of automatic car washes from the previous owner.

Anyways, it is now swirl free! I spent the past 3 days after work on it with the DeWalt rotary and a bunch of Menzerna products. I found a cool place to take pics nearby too, so I decided to give it a try (Warning - I'm an awful photographer....)



http://inlinethumb53.webshots.com/44724/2985424300086116169S600x600Q85.jpg (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2985424300086116169CCiuRS)

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ben.gators
07-23-10, 02:01 AM
Very nice! and BTW, Any more explanation about the procedure you performed to get such a nice results will be highly appreciated.

smbstyle
07-23-10, 09:38 AM
Very nice! and BTW, Any more explanation about the procedure you performed to get such a nice results will be highly appreciated.

sure! here ya go...

Meguiars Gold Class Shampoo w/ Grout Sponge
Dry with Waffle Weave towel
Pinnacle Clay Bar with Pinnacle Clay Bar Solution
Masked off trim with 3M Light Painter's Tape
Menzerna SIP with cutting pad (DeWalt Rotary)
Menzerna PO106ff with polishing pad (DeWalt Rotary)
ClearKote Red Moose Glaze (by hand)
Pinnacle Liquid Souveran Wax (by hand)

SD Detail
07-24-10, 12:20 PM
Excellent work! Menzerna is my go to line for correction polishes!