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Old 02-09-2011, 05:16 PM   #1
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If you want your old paint to look new..read this!

So thought I would share this with my fellow luders on here. weather you have a 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th gen depending on where you live the weather probably has some effect on your cars paint..am I right? now here I can literally tell you how to make your cars oem single stage paint job looking new again. first off is this...

Step 1:
Make sure you give your car a good rinse down with some pressure from the hose.. don't think about using a scrub brush or even a rag at this point..you could have loose dirt particles that the naked eye can't see and you don't want to brush those around your paint do you?!

Step 2:
Once fully sprayed down with the hose we can then think about using some soap in the mix (I recommend using McGuires NXT Generation car wash) you don't have to use that brand, just make sure the soap does not contain silicone like dish soap...we've all used it but we're only making our paint fade and blush every wash we use it with!
when you have some silicone free soap, scrub your cars body down ONE PANEL AT A TIME with a wool mitten (Make sure it's lint free!) then rinse the panel off with some water and let it dry in the sun, do not hand dry it! (you'll thank me later)

Step 3:
Once the car is rinsed and washed with soap and sun-dried go over and see if you've missed any spots. once complete with a clean surface. go over it with some wax and grease remover (I use the Kleen-Flo brand) and again spray on one panel at a time and let it sit for about 10 seconds and use to lint free terry cloths, one to wipe off the material and one to dry and pick up the residue.

Step 4: (If Needed, If not skip to Step 5.)
Now your car is offically clean! what we do now depending on the shape of your cars body is wet sand those pesky marks of side swipes in the parking lot or any rough or bumpy spots on any of your cars panels. Start off by soaking your 1000,1500, and 2000 grit sand paper in a bowl or cup for 30 minutes (I would do this while your rinsing/ washing your car)
Start off with your 1000 grit. wrap it around your sanding block and let the paper and block do the work. repeat these steps for 1500 and 2000 grit!

Step 5:
one done wet sanding, give the vehicle one more rinse with water. this time you can wipe it down with a detailing rag.
Now is the fun part! grab your polisher/buffer and put on your wool pad. using some McGuires Medium Cut-Cleaner. go over one panel at a time starting with the roof, then the hood, then the trunk lid etc; then do it all over again with the foam pad. once finished. use some detailing spray and hand polish the vehicle with your detailing cloth and your car will be like new!
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Old 02-18-2011, 02:00 AM   #2
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does this restore faded paint too?
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Old 03-02-2011, 01:57 PM   #3
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thanks ALOT
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