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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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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:
turbomangt said:
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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