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    very nice... insanely nice car too

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    Wow that was a great write up. Amazing work! Wait till he takes it to the car wash the first time!

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    great job!

    Question: i have done this same process to my truck before and the swirls seem to come back a week or so later even without washing the truck...Why is that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vipergts1997 View Post
    Wow that was a great write up. Amazing work! Wait till he takes it to the car wash the first time!
    Oh the horror!


    OP...you look fairly young from the photos; how did you get so talented so fast?

    PS...I like how every major luxury German auto manufacturer is represented in this pic:

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    Thanks for the detailed pics and writing, I hand polish my 2001 Pontiac GTO .I have been thinking about using a small grinder ,proberly practice on my wifes car. Thanks again

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    Unreal Dave! The pics look photo shopped, that is a clean ass mofo brother. I need to schedule something with you when I see you tomorrow. Awesome job as usual. Tri State crew Dave is a local guy and he will be at my meet tomorrow if you would like to meet him. You can see his work is off the charts consistently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sikklightning View Post
    great job!

    Question: i have done this same process to my truck before and the swirls seem to come back a week or so later even without washing the truck...Why is that?
    That is a very common problem, its called "filling". Basically what happens is the polishes oils and or silicone (if silica is use as a cutting abrasive) end up masking the defects like swirls and scratches instead of fully eliminating them.

    You can can polish a panel and buff off the residual polish and find that even in sunlight the ca looks defect free but once the filling fades than your back to square 1.

    What polish were you using when this happened? Was it by hand or machine?

    Next time try using an IPA wipedown on the paint after polishing. What the IPA (isopropyl alcohol and water) mixture does is remove the oils from the finish after polishing so when you go to inspect the car, what you see is REALLY what you get.

    Use 91% IPA solution mixed 1:1 with distilled water and put a sprayer in it.

    I use the IPA to prep the finish before waxing or applying sealant as well as its a great way to ensure you have totally stripped the paint of any last oils or even old wax so that you new wax or sealant of choice bonds properly.

    I have actually had to fix other detailers who claim to have fully polished cars but in actuality they were just using a very think oily glaze to hide the swirls and such.

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    You do great work...great attention to detail.
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    Only one thing I can say: CRAZY STUFF

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    Dave is a Signature elite detailer well trained and vetted in using Gloss-it products, and has the know how on what steps are needed to bring all the surfaces of any particular vehicle back to "as new".

    The following list of services are companys that utilize Gloss-it products as well as others and put out top quality work. Pm me or [email protected]-it for their contact information.

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