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Mmmm, Buttery Wax makes it move a little

Spent my week off last week with the old girl in the garage. Everything from wheel color change to Paint and sealant with some Adam's stuff.


I even started a project of prepping my newly acquired Camaro Brembos for the winter storage install.












And yes, i know I'm missing a decal. I smurfed it all up and am waiting for a new one in the mail.
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Looks good sir

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Looking good! Adam's has some awesome products. I just got done doing mine a couple of weeks back.

It is nice to see such a clean looking IOM. A very rare sight.

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Looks good!
I know all about the f'd up decal thing

things are not as they appear to be.........

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Nice job!

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That reminds me... I gotta do this to mine!

Looks sharp.

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Thanks all. It was a chore. This was my second go around at completely correcting the paint. The previous owner was great at keeping her mechanically sound, but wasn't too concerned about keeping the paint nice. It's taken a bit of work, and some frustration, but i'm happy with it. She isn't show quality, but it'll do for daily warmer weather duties.

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Hmm, that comment makes me feel good about the prospects of paint correction for my car.

Thanks for sharing.

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Really nice looking setup, classic and simple. That product really is amazing. I'll get some when I'm finished with my Meguiars. Paint looks like brand new!

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Did you use the Rinsless Wash/H2O Guard and Gloss combo? Best thing going!

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Did you use the Rinsless Wash/H2O Guard and Gloss combo? Best thing going!
I haven't. Maybe I'm just old, but the thought of waterless washes makes my skin crawl. How do you not rub all the grit into the paint?

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I haven't. Maybe I'm just old, but the thought of waterless washes makes my skin crawl. How do you not rub all the grit into the paint?
You don’t rub
If you have big stuff on the car, hit it with a pressure washer first. Proper technique and lots of towels prevent scratching.
I love the stuff. Makes washing the car in the garage in the winter possible.
Watch Adams video about it. I use the multiple towel method.

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Do you have any "before" pics around just for comparison? Off the top of your head can you recall approximately how many hours you put in to get that result? The finish looks amazing, you did an excellent job!
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Depending on the condition of your paint, you can easily spend 4 -10 hours on the whole process. Remove old wax, clay bar, paint correction, paint polish, seal, wax, glaze. I will doing both of our G8s over the Thanksgiving holidays.


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Do you have any "before" pics around just for comparison? Off the top of your head can you recall approximately how many hours you put in to get that result? The finish looks amazing, you did an excellent job!
It took me a good 10-12 hours. But i like taking my time. It's zen for me. I dont have any before of this car. But I did my wife's car a little while back with the same products.







And thanks. I've enjoyed paint correcting and waxing as a hobby for years now. Mechanical work is great too. But that's a different feeling than getting a painted panel just right.

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Thanks for those, looks like the same impressive result. Do you do all the final buffing/rubbing by hand or do you use a power buffer? If so, what brand and how would you rate the ease of use?
How does the consumption of large amounts of Turkey affect the finish? LOL! Hope you, your family and cars have a great Thanksgiving weekend!
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Thanks for those, looks like the same impressive result. Do you do all the final buffing/rubbing by hand or do you use a power buffer? If so, what brand and how would you rate the ease of use?
How does the consumption of large amounts of Turkey affect the finish? LOL! Hope you, your family and cars have a great Thanksgiving weekend!
Buffing by hand is a quick way to get arthritis. I use a Flex polisher for everything but the final buttery wax application.

https://www.autogeek.net/flex-car-po...AaAgOvEALw_wcB


It fairly easy, but doesn't have built in damage control like some polishers.

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Yeah, a flex definitely isn't idiot-proof. You need to be somewhat careful with those. If you're not too experienced, pick up a porter cable or the newer one Adam's carries in place of the porter cable. I am sure there are others that are cheaper out there, but those 2 are what comes to mind.

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Adam?s makes some awesome products. In between washes now that you have it polished, their h2o guard is a must as well. Not as needed when you get to that level but in between waxes it helps.

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I also ordered their ultra foam wash today so going to try that next

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