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Old 15 Jul 2003, 11:07 am
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Steve from the forum drove all the way from Milwaukee Wi Sat and attended my detailing clinic, which was near Chicago. From there he followed me to my shop and we worked on his Cruiser in the afternoon. We touched up his paint chips, cleaned, polished, and paint sealed his Cruiser. Looks pretty slick. It it always nice to visit with fellow cruisers owners. Steve took some pics of my Turbo, which he may post. Please keep in mind my car was not cleaned to my standards. latley I have been detailing everyone's else's car, no time for mine. I hope this week to get my mods done, and give it a nice 5 hour detail. My paint sealant was applied to Steves car by the way. [?]
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Old 17 Jul 2003, 12:03 pm
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Sure glad I attended your car care seminar last Saturday... and even better to have the treatment done to my ride!!



After a thorough washing, Gary clay bars the finish on my PT. This process gets rid of that sappy grit that always seems to lay on the paint. Now it's "smooth as a baby's butt".




Polishing. Machine polishing was done with a Porter Cable random action orbital. Random orbitals don't leave swirl marks because instead of spinning on a single axis like a wheel, it spins on a constantly shuttering axis. I had swirl marks before... but not now [?]

Final step was a paint "sealant" instead of a wax. What's the difference? According to Gary, waxes last about a month, sealants about 3-4 months. I've always waxed in the past, so I'm looking forward to how well this performs.



TAH DAH Those are some nice shiney Cruisers [^] Thanks Gary!

BTW: If any of you are interested in how I posted these pictures in the forum, drop me an email and I'll give you a hand.

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Old 17 Jul 2003, 12:12 pm
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Stephen,

First of all your Cruisers look great[?] Secondly I couldn't help but notice that you have the Chysler emblem removed from the hood. Could you please tell me, did you have to have the entire hood repainted or did the painter blend it?
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Old 17 Jul 2003, 01:07 pm
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Well, I'm cheatin' a bit. The two holes are still there... along with the residual rock chips and one rock ding .

I haven't reached the breaking point of repainting but when I do, the holes and washer squirters will be filled. In fact, Gary relocated the squirters to the cowl between the wiper arms (where the factory should have put them in the first place).
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Old 17 Jul 2003, 10:08 pm
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Steve, when I get my car done I think you may have to make another trip down here, I want to enter the digital age, can you say pics? guess what, my body shop could not work me in to finish the work, going to the Chysler car show withOUT my roll pan and painted mirrors/ BUMMER[xx(]/[:0]
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Old 18 Jul 2003, 12:57 am
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i don't see pics, i see "x's"

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Old 18 Jul 2003, 12:01 pm
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why does rash girl not see pics on this post<? they come up right away on my computer? strange? anyone know?
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Old 18 Jul 2003, 12:33 pm
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lookin great guys !![^]
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Old 18 Jul 2003, 05:49 pm
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i see them now.

so prrrrrrrrrrrretty...

i'm very very jealous Stephen R.
you had 1-on-1 gary time!!

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so once you use the clay bar on your pt, does simply washing it remove the "sappy grit" for 3-4 months?
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