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Slowly working on the Lightning...

Here's a half and half shot





more to come soon....
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post #2 of 36 (permalink) Old 10-24-2008, 07:16 PM
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Dude wtf...

That paint was really nice until you went and scuffed it up

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Dude wtf...

That paint was really nice until you went and scuffed it up

It's the new trend. 1200 grit, wash and drive.
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post #7 of 36 (permalink) Old 10-26-2008, 07:54 AM Thread Starter
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Sorry guys. Trying to work on this truck has been tough. Full time job, plus the business, plus taking care of the house and family leaves very little time for my personal stuff. Probably won't be able to finish the Lightning until after I get home from SEMA
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That looks good man. You need to shoot some short clips of your work and post it.
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That looks good man. You need to shoot some short clips of your work and post it.


You mean videos? If so, I'd rather not. Too many haters out there. I don't want to go down that road.
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You mean videos? If so, I'd rather not. Too many haters out there. I don't want to go down that road.
smart man, let the before/after work do the talking
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You mean videos? If so, I'd rather not. Too many haters out there. I don't want to go down that road.
Autopia?

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Autopia?

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Ok well send them to me. I'll pay for a couple of lessons/tips.
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LOL they're just a bunch of rich bitches!

What have you done so far? Is that just claying and polishing?

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post #16 of 36 (permalink) Old 10-26-2008, 04:21 PM
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Your paint looks like mine Nick :/

I should be getting caught up enough here next month and will be visiting you again. Seeing all the swirls on my car makes me sad.
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LOL they're just a bunch of rich bitches!

What have you done so far? Is that just claying and polishing?

Spent the better part of 6 hours claying this thing. Then initial buffing, and polish. I threw some wax on it for now because I'm not going to be able to touch it for a couple of weeks. But I have about 2-3 more polishing steps before I call it quits.
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Lets just say, if you do things outside the manufactures specs, you're considered a failure. Even if the end result is far above anyone wildest expectations.

I'm a tester. I test products for Meguiar's, and put them through ever scenario I can think of. People over at Autopia look down on me for using products outside what the manufacture puts on the label. If it works, I use it. My work speaks for itself, as some of you know.
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after what ive seen.. i would trust you to test most products on my car...
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Spent the better part of 6 hours claying this thing. Then initial buffing, and polish. I threw some wax on it for now because I'm not going to be able to touch it for a couple of weeks. But I have about 2-3 more polishing steps before I call it quits.
Geesh! 6 hours with a clay bar! Damn I lose patience detailing my stuff after a few short hours but then again I could never get solid results that you can. I just don't have the skill or knowledge in detailing






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Lets just say, if you do things outside the manufactures specs, you're considered a failure. Even if the end result is far above anyone wildest expectations.

I'm a tester. I test products for Meguiar's, and put them through ever scenario I can think of. People over at Autopia look down on me for using products outside what the manufacture puts on the label. If it works, I use it. My work speaks for itself, as some of you know.
I understand now. Thatís very cool Nick! Hats off to ya..

Canít wait to see the out come of the lightning

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after what ive seen.. i would trust you to test most products on my car...

SAWEET!!! I just got this new acid wash in. It's supposed to remove any and ALL contaminats on the vehicles surface. Bring your car over and lets do some testing
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how do you like the Merzerna (sp?)

i used some of the Meguiarís No. 9 Swirl Remover this weekend and it didnt get out as much as i would have liked.

i'm thinking about trying out the Merzerna's, then following that up w/ the Meguiarís No. 9 Swirl Remover....

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how do you like the Merzerna (sp?)

i used some of the Meguiarís No. 9 Swirl Remover this weekend and it didnt get out as much as i would have liked.

i'm thinking about trying out the Merzerna's, then following that up w/ the Meguiarís No. 9 Swirl Remover....

You used one of the lightest cutting compounds Meguiar's has to offer. The only thing lighter than #9 is a cleaner wax. If you're using #9 to try and remove defects, it isn't going to work. This product was designed to remove buffer swirls after initial defects have already been removed.

Try something like Meguiar's #80. I bet you'll be a lot happier
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You used one of the lightest cutting compounds Meguiar's has to offer. The only thing lighter than #9 is a cleaner wax. If you're using #9 to try and remove defects, it isn't going to work. This product was designed to remove buffer swirls after initial defects have already been removed.

Try something like Meguiar's #80. I bet you'll be a lot happier

damn it

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on a side note, i did use the Meguiarís No. 7 Show Car Glaze and was pleased w/ the results. i'm going to order some of the No 80 and try that out.

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on a side note, i did use the Meguiarís No. 7 Show Car Glaze and was pleased w/ the results. i'm going to order some of the No 80 and try that out.

A word of caution, #7 has a TON of filling properties in it. I usually try and stay away from #7, because it masks my results. Good product to use right before a show though.

#80 will have the same amout of polishing oils present in it as #7, without the filling properties. Plus it has some decent cutting action. You'll be extremely pleased with the results I'm sure.
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A word of caution, #7 has a TON of filling properties in it. I usually try and stay away from #7, because it masks my results. Good product to use right before a show though.

#80 will have the same amout of polishing oils present in it as #7, without the filling properties. Plus it has some decent cutting action. You'll be extremely pleased with the results I'm sure.

I just got a gallon of #80. I am working on the expedition right now. It's black, and a pain in the ass to not get those hologram swirls every now and then. What can I do to get rid of them. They are not that heavy, or maybe I should come by your place Sat? PM me.

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I just got a gallon of #80. I am working on the expedition right now. It's black, and a pain in the ass to not get those hologram swirls every now and then. What can I do to get rid of them. They are not that heavy, or maybe I should come by your place Sat? PM me.

Are you using rotary or DA?
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I just got a gallon of #80. I am working on the expedition right now. It's black, and a pain in the ass to not get those hologram swirls every now and then. What can I do to get rid of them. They are not that heavy, or maybe I should come by your place Sat? PM me.
If you're using a rotary, try following up with a DA with #9 and an LCC orange foam pad. It will reduce/remove them greatly if not all.

I usually have no problems with this process.

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If you're using a rotary, try following up with a DA with #9 and an LCC orange foam pad. It will reduce/remove them greatly if not all.

I usually have no problems with this process.

Bingo!
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nice, you're more than welcome to test ANYTHING on the nissan.

look at it as a challenge, because it has no clear.

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