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  • MR E30 325is
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    This thread is pretty dead, but I have started moving into detailing pretty heavily.

    Have a great grasp on techniques, steps, products, etc.

    PM me or post in this thread if you have any questions.

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  • NYCDelphin
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    Originally posted by funcrew View Post
    Agree that this detailing business is a lot more serious than I thought.

    I got all excited about shining up my white convertible & bought a bunch of detailing supplies from Griot's Garage. As soon as I opened the box, my kids grabbed the wash mitts and started beating each other senseless with them. I haven't seen them since - they're probably in the boy's room, and it's too scary to go in there.
    :):):)

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  • mr2peak
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    Anyone have links to the original images?

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  • brbahner
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    Thank you!

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  • Vivek
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    Originally posted by brbahner View Post
    Im sure this sounds like a newbie question but what do you mean by "QD" when you refer to removing the excess with a mf and qd? im about to get into this for bimmer fest prep
    Quick detailer

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  • brbahner
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    Im sure this sounds like a newbie question but what do you mean by "QD" when you refer to removing the excess with a mf and qd? im about to get into this for bimmer fest prep

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  • kdique
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    e30 buffed and polished today

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  • Mr. Tasty
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    I like to use a brother brand of pinnacle. They are relatively cheap and easy to work with.

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  • bimmer2288
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    All this information is great, how about this -

    Now that we generally understand the concepts of paint restoration, can we get one of you more experienced guys to put together a shopping list for the beginner who wants to do the job correctly?

    This would include the specific brands and quantities needed for the job...

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  • Mr. Tasty
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    http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/...tting-buffing/


    good sub forum to look at

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  • Mr. Tasty
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    I usually do an X pattern on the pad.


    And by cleaning, i mean get a cloth rag, hold it over the pad still on the machine polisher, and turn it on. It raises the face on the pad, and removes residues.

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  • mcskibadee1
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    When you say to clean the pads is that just running them under water and squeezing everything out?

    EDIT: do you have any links on how to properly apply the polishes and so on and so forth? I found some a while ago but can't find them at the moment.
    Last edited by mcskibadee1; 09-18-2012, 05:10 PM.

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  • Mr. Tasty
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    Originally posted by Tanktheory View Post
    Any detail guru's in the New England area who like beer and food that wanna teach someone how to detail properly?
    it is a very easy concept. Are you using a DA or rotary?

    Check out autogeek.net


    best detailing site by far. Step by step
    Last edited by Mr. Tasty; 09-22-2012, 11:51 AM.

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  • Mr. Tasty
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    yes they can. When used on single stage, the paint residue gets put on the pad. Make sure to rinse them off and have multiple sets of the same pad to keep on going.

    Also make sure to clean off the pad every 2-3 panels done. The compound/polish/clearcoat or paint gets stuck on there, reducing the friction caused by the pad

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  • mcskibadee1
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    Can the polishing pads be used over and over on different color cars? what's the rule when it come to this type of thing?

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