What did you do to your ride today

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  1. dudemancool1904

    dudemancool1904 Greenie Member

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    New tires, replaced a well worn set of PS4S with the new Pilot Sport A/S 4. Dipped the wheels gunmetal. Changed oil (PUP).
     
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    Meguiars stuff is usually really good except they tend to used filler in some of their polished and compound in my experience.
    I like to use menzerna products. I used their 2500 and 3500 most of the time. If I really need to the 400 is a nice heavy cut, doesn't dry out as fast as the 1000 for me. I fin there products to have a nice working time(don't dry out easily) and easy wiping off. For light stuff I found that the 3500 and a lake county green pad works out really well. Even works good for me on soft black plaint(Nissan, Audi, Toyota).
     
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    I only power wash when satisfied it is a keeper. craigslist no run, cheap, trailer home.
    WA mold removal too.. now saving (justification) for S3 upgrade.. IMG_20200721_114132.jpg
     
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    Thank you for the suggestions @Orangatang! I've only ever hand waxed a car myself before. Ive never tried a power polisher as I've hear horror stories of burning the paint or clear coat.

    I'm sure I can do it myself though...just need to find time.

    I have a to-do list that never seems to get shorter.
     
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    Awafrican Moderator Silver Member

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    You know how to make the to do list shorter right?; Do the things on the list :p
     
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    As long as you use a DA orbital and not a rotary polisher you should be fine. What are you trying to do, get rid of all OE orange peel?
     
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    :( Haha, I have been...but then I decide I need to do this or that.

    When I start projects I finish them...built a garage last year, but wanted it insulated and drywalled. So worked on that with my dad. But then I noticed a low spot in the concrete (punchlist item I need to fix) that collected water during the first winter causing start of mold, so I decided it needed a mold/mildew resistant paint, which meant mudding and taping. Then I said, I need more ventilation in here so changed the picture window to a slider and will look at getting a ventilation fan installed hooked to a humidistat, lol. As you can see, the list grows and grows.

    Now I'm working on garage organization so that I can move crap from the basement into the garage while still maintaining ability to park two cars because me and the girlfriend want to develop the basement.

    Life is good, but busy!
     
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    I'm just looking to get rid of some of the micro-swirls in the clear coat.

    To be honest, it's a bit nitpicky for a DD with 123,000 miles and surviving 8 Canadian winters. Haha, it's in pretty good condition to he honest.
     
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    Awafrican Moderator Silver Member

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    Sound alike you just need a good polish on a random orbital, check this out



    Now if you really want an AMAZING shine then you use multiple pad types and polish and they have other videos too. But just the one pass looks good
     
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