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Old 06-19-2019, 02:22 AM
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That truck came out so nicely....wow.
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Old 06-19-2019, 03:45 PM
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After reading through the link provided from Autogeek, I changed back to the terry cloth (was using microfiber). Works awesome! Much like I remember.

I'll get pics of the car to Bruce once I get through it all.

Thanks to all who contributed!

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Old 06-19-2019, 03:50 PM
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Wow!
I need to try the same process on this Pontiac GTO we picked up last year.
It has one repaint from the mid 80's, hoping to revive some shine.
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Old 06-19-2019, 04:35 PM
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I'm glad you found Mike's article helpful and had success with cotton! He's been a mentor to me since his days with Meguiars. If you have any questions along the way, feel free to PM me.

There's no one size fits all with polishing paint, it is definitely an art. On the other end of the Chevy truck spectrum is this green Super with just 43k miles. The paint just needed scratches and swirls removed when I purchased it. The paint had just a light haze over it that can be seen in the first couple photos. If memory serves me, I treated this one to Meguiars 205 & yellow foam pad and topped with Souveran carnuba for that silky, wet look. I'm mentioning all this because your Corvette might just benefit from a light machine polish for defect removal and a topcoat of a quality carnuba wax?

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After reading through the link provided from Autogeek, I changed back to the terry cloth (was using microfiber). Works awesome! Much like I remember.

I'll get pics of the car to Bruce once I get through it all.

Thanks to all who contributed!

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Old 06-19-2019, 04:44 PM
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Jerry, your '71 is super sharp! Keep in touch with your progress, I'd love to see your car along the way. I wish we lived closer to eachother, I'd love to check it out in person.

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Wow!
I need to try the same process on this Pontiac GTO we picked up last year.
It has one repaint from the mid 80's, hoping to revive some shine.
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Old 06-19-2019, 06:34 PM
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Do you guys clay bar first?
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In my opinion, throw the clay bar away and get a Eagle One surface prep mitt, superior results over a clay bar and 1/10 the time and effort to achieve them.

Google "Eagle One surface prep mitt"
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Old 06-19-2019, 07:10 PM
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I've also started using clay mitts (different brand) and won't go back to using regular clay.

In both truck examples, I did not clay bar first, mostly because I knew the amount and kind of polishing
I would be doing would remove the surface contaminates the coating process would. For me, whether I clay first depends on how the paint feels and what kind of project I have ahead of myself.

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In my opinion, throw the clay bar away and get a Eagle One surface prep mitt, superior results over a clay bar and 1/10 the time and effort to achieve them.

Google "Eagle One surface prep mitt"
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Old 06-19-2019, 07:12 PM
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Second that,I use it a lot.
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My Amazon Prime account is on fire!
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