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Detailing the classic mini

Old 01-27-2013, 10:37 PM
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Now that i finally got my classic back(just moved from florida to central california) its time to clean up a couple months of grime and pollution off the paint..started with the roof as its the largest surface area on the car...
this is months of surface crap in the paint...



after some extensive use of a clay bar...getting there...



a before and after...left side is clay barred and waxed using the Porter Cable buffer using Prima Swirl



after the clay bar you can see the swirls and scratches



much better



and the finished product...needs a couple more coats of wax before moving on to the rest of body

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Old 01-28-2013, 12:13 PM
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Wax doesn't cut... I assume you mean you buffed it with prima swirl? I'm not familiar with that product. Looks good regardless.
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:22 PM
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Good point sir...yes i did buffed it with prima swirl.
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:38 AM
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Here is an update...as ive been laying down coats of wax on the roof ive turned to the front end clay barring it and getting it prepped...the roof is the biggest pain but usually when thats done the rest goes quick...

laying down more coats of wax...



taping off the front end...paint is not bad but you can see its kinda fuzzy looking



sprayed down with quick detailer



what came off the paint after the first pass

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Old 01-30-2013, 07:21 PM
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another night...another update

driver side door is clay bar'd



door is done...quarter panel not yet...



clay right..untreated left



no teef...no chin...but my face is getting prettied up



now we are getting shiny!



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You should wet sand it.swirl remover will work with the right pad if you have a variable speed buffer. It will only take you 5 minutes to the entire car .
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Originally Posted by MR_X View Post
You should wet sand it.swirl remover will work with the right pad if you have a variable speed buffer. It will only take you 5 minutes to the entire car .
Obviously he isn't looking for speed and looking for quality and attention to detail. Use your brain dumb ass.
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:18 AM
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Default Re: Detailing the classic mini

Were you down in Corry Sation Pensacola? Could have sworn I saw this car or it's clone back between July-August down there.
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Originally Posted by Yep4doors View Post
Obviously he isn't looking for speed and looking for quality and attention to detail. Use your brain dumb ass.
WTF are you talking about? You wet sand it to get the paint even and then buff it to get rid of the scratches to have that wet look shine without distortion of uneven paint or orange peel. I said it should take 15 min to do because it is a MINI (small car). That's called sarcasm ....dumb fuck. Go lick a window.

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Originally Posted by MR_X View Post
WTF are you talking about? You wet sand it to get the paint even and then buff it to get rid of the scratches to have that wet look. I said it should take 15 min to do because it is a MINI....dumb fuck. Go lick a window.
Uhh he wants to be precise and careful with the paint, even with a variable speed buffer. Hence, why he is doing it by hand and not with a buffer isn't as precise as doing it by hand.
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