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Old 08-01-2008, 02:27 PM
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Black Betty goes to the salon

I suck at photographing my car but I think you'll be able to see the difference anyway.

She didn't look so bad to me until I looked closer with a critical eye:


Then I saw this type of thing:




Trunk lid before:



Trunk lid after:



Everyone loves 50/50 shots:



Finished product:






Process:

Wash and Dry:
2 bucket wash using Poorboy's World Super Slick & Suds
Grit Guard
Waffle Weave Drying Towel

Clay:
Clear Kote Clay Bar & Lube combo

Wash and Dry again

Cutting Polish:
Menzerna Super Intensive Polish (Orange LC pad PC 7424 speed = 6)

Finishing Plolish:
Menzerna PO106FF (White LC pad PC 7424 speed = 6)

Glaze:
Poorboy's World Black Hole Show Glaze (Black LC pad PC 7424 speed = 3)

Sealant:
2 coats of PoorBoy's World EX (Blue LC pad PC7424 speed =3)

Wax:
2 coats of Migliore Original Liquid Wax (Applied with Blue LC pad PC7424 speed = 2, removed by hand with MF towels)

Thanks to George @ Detailed Image, Don @ Migliore, and all the fine folks here on this and other forums for the expert advice and inspiration to do it myself.

Who's got the baddest BO in Houston now, Nam?

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Old 08-01-2008, 02:30 PM
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Damn..I need to do this to my car ASAP

Looks fantastic. How long did it take you?
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Old 08-01-2008, 02:33 PM
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Who's got the baddest BO in Houston now, Nam? [/QUOTE]

NO BODY GOT BADDER BO THEN U BETTY...i could smell you all the way from socal
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Old 08-01-2008, 02:42 PM
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dang, must have took you the whole day. glad i didnt buy BO, but vr isnt far away from being able to see the swirls. looks great, its mirror like.
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Very big difference. Looks great now.
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Old 08-01-2008, 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by MoDat View Post
Damn..I need to do this to my car ASAP

Looks fantastic. How long did it take you?
As you can see from the crappy quality of the working shots, I did it mostly at night in the garage after work a little bit at a time. Too damn hot here to work on it outside during the day. I think altogether it took me aboout 13 hours over a week and a half for the exterior. I worked very slowly and meticulously. I got quicker as I learned what I was doing. I discovered that my finish was much worse than I thought and I porbably should have used a stronger polish like Menzerna Power Gloss to get the heaviest scratches out. Next time.

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Who's got the baddest BO in Houston now, Nam?
NO BODY GOT BADDER BO THEN U BETTY...i could smell you all the way from socal [/quote]I am the king of BO! You should have smelled me when I'd come inside after working on the car. I made myself sick!
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Old 08-01-2008, 03:41 PM
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Wow, that looks great! I'm glad you enjoyed Migliore.
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Nice job, BB! Lookin great. The high powered spotlight always shocks people. I had a co-worker of mine tell me her paint was spotless on a white car. It did look good when washed. She came over day to pick up some materials for a meeting and I was waxing my car. We decided to check her paint out under the light and she was shocked...

Looks like I have a potential customer now.
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Old 08-01-2008, 05:26 PM
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men the last pic is really nice where did u find that view? the double trees
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Beautiful job man!!! I love those 50/50's!!!
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:e ek3:

That is so nice!
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Nice work, looks hot, it's been about 6 months since I've hit mine up with the PC, amazing how quickly our BO's turn back into a surface full of swirls in the right lighting. You did a great job, now as usual with our BO's, good luck maintaining it!!!
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Sweeeetttt clean job BB!
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damn... BIG improvement
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Looks great!
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