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Nice Little Red Vette...

Finished this Vette up. Pretty nice car! Aside from the new body style, this would have to be my favorite.

















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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-22-2009, 09:55 AM
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Dang, are all those swirls from just washing your car over time?
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Dang, are all those swirls from just washing your car over time?
Yes ma'am most of them are.
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I like that style as well. Probably the easiest to work on and they had tons of power and other than the opti spark they were very reliable. I'll take a black 96 with the LT4 please!

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Are those scratches gone for good or do they come back over time? Awesome work.

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What a difference! Nice color too.

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Are those scratches gone for good or do they come back over time? Awesome work.
They're gone for good...... or at least until the owner scratches it all up again lol. Compounds and polishes remove them. You can use some good ole zaino if you only want to teporarily cover them up with "fillers" though

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Are those scratches gone for good or do they come back over time? Awesome work.
Like 1BAD2K said, the scratches are gone for good.
Scratches and swirls come from the dirt in between your wash mitt and the clear. Keep the wash mitt clean, and you greatly reduce the chances of swirls and scratches returning.
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damm very nice job....
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Like 1BAD2K said, the scratches are gone for good.
Scratches and swirls come from the dirt in between your wash mitt and the clear. Keep the wash mitt clean, and you greatly reduce the chances of swirls and scratches returning.
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They're gone for good...... or at least until the owner scratches it all up again lol. Compounds and polishes remove them. You can use some good ole zaino if you only want to teporarily cover them up with "fillers" though
Cool, thanks guys. I asked because I spent some time on my Cherokee when I first got it. Using Meguiar's products it looked awesome and I was happy, but after the bad rains we just had a lot of the scratches came back.

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Cool, thanks guys. I asked because I spent some time on my Cherokee when I first got it. Using Meguiar's products it looked awesome and I was happy, but after the bad rains we just had a lot of the scratches came back.
Really depends on what products you used, and how you applied them. There are products from every manufacture that contain fillers. Then after you wash a few times, the defects come back. Using the correct products and applying them how they are designed to be applied(rotary, DA or by hand), will give you the results you are looking for.

To ensure that I'm giving honest results, I'll wipe the paint with a 50/50 mix of alcohol and water. This will remove any and all fillers than may be present, and show you what the paint really looks like. Sometimes it takes me 10 minutes to find the best combination of tools and products to achieve the results that I post here, and sometimes it takes me a couple of hours to find the best combination.

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Looks great! Are the rims on backward?
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Looks amazing. Wish i knew how to do all that.

Nice job Nick.

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