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Dewman

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Detailing Question? (Mr luos...)
« on: April 08, 2012, 01:42:53 PM »
I was just doing a quick hand wash yesterday on my gxp and kind of surveying the paint. The car's paint wasnt taken care of the best from the previous owner and i am going to try to bring it back over the summer. I ordered a 7424xp the other day but while i am waiting i wanted to try the hood of the car by hand to see how it would look. I washed with my normal meguiars gold class soap and allowed to mostly air dry then finished the rest of the car with the waffle weave. I applied a thin coat of meguiars polish (like i have done many many times in the past) and it didnt take long to haze up. 1 side was hazed up as i finished the other side of the hood. I grabbed another microfiber and started to buff off the hazed side. The polish would not come off. I was working up a sweat just trying to get the polish off the hood. I ended up having to get some of my quick detailer to wet the polish get it to come off, it helped but it was still a pain. Anyone ever ran across this issue? Is the paint that neglected that it is somehow holding onto polish?

Another question for the 7424xp pads, i see autogeek and other people talk about "lake county" pads. Are these any different then the ones auto body shops use. The parts store i work for sells auto body masters, 3m, or megiuars pads which i can get for a discount. Is it worth paying the extra for the lake county or are the other brands fine? Looking for a correction pad then an applicator and buffer pad.

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Re: Detailing Question? (Mr luos...)
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2012, 03:02:19 PM »
Were you doing any of this in direct sunlight?

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Re: Detailing Question? (Mr luos...)
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2012, 06:34:03 PM »
no direct sunlight and paint was cold. Was overcast and about 7 or 8 in the evening.

The 2 ideas i have was, either the polish was older and separate and even my vigorous shaking wasn't enough or the aforementioned bad paint.

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Re: Detailing Question? (Mr luos...)
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2012, 12:41:10 AM »
Old polish it sounds like.  That stuff tends to need worked in before it wipes up easily, so by hand may have been some of it as well.

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Re: Detailing Question? (Mr luos...)
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2012, 03:41:14 AM »
Agreed^^  :lol:
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