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Old 03-07-2012, 12:48 PM
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About 2x2 or so. Half a trunk. 1/4 of a hood. Half a roof. Etc.
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:45 PM
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Wow, now that is a nice job.
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Old 03-07-2012, 03:54 PM
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About 2x2 or so. Half a trunk. 1/4 of a hood. Half a roof. Etc.
thanks BB
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Old 08-12-2012, 04:35 PM
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I just had mine power polished on Monday, looked great when i picked it up and one wash and already see swirls again. I am ready to pull my own hair out. I will never buy a black car again.
I haven't bought a black car since 2005. Black is just too much damn maintenance + it gets too damn hot in the sun!!!
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:59 PM
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BB how's the car looking as of now? Paint still in good shape? Have you re-polish the car since?
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:06 AM
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Very dirty at the moment but she shouldn't need polishing. Or perhaps just a finishing polish before WekFest. I have polished several times between when I first posted this and now, generally about twice a year. I'm amazed at how much detailing knowledge and skill I've gained in a few short years.
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:56 AM
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Twice a year seems a bit much cause it sounds like you know how to properly wash it already. Unless you're taking it through the car wash which I really highly doubt. Have you checked the thickness of your clear coat left recently?
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:17 PM
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Knowing how to wash properly is one thing. However where I work it gets extremely dirty and muddy when I drive my car there there. No amount of TLC in the world can keep you form inducing some amount of marring and scratches when you wash it when it is caked with mud.

No, I've never had a need to check clear coat thickness. Normal polishing with a random orbital like I am doing doesn't take off much of the clear coat. Certainly not enough that polishing twice a year will affect it harshly over the life of the car.
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:53 PM
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Makes sense. Driving in that type of area all the time for work in a black car would drive me nuts!
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car did come out looking good. the thing with black is, when its clean its soo sexy.
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:13 AM
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are you a bot? Your post are f****ing weird...


Dang BB looking legit. I wish I had the time/patience to do a clean job like that.

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Old 04-26-2013, 02:25 AM
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It's so beautiful!!!
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Looking good!
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