Damn polishing/waxing...how long does it take you?

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  1. Matt94GT

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    I started at 11:00 and I have only done one application I have 2 more to go and its now 1:00 and im using a portercable polisher. The fine scratch remover & oxydation remover sure worked good almost makes me wanna stop now and pull her out of the garage and go for a cruise.

    Man I hate doing the front bumper. How long does it take you guys to wax/polish your car?
     
  2. ALITL8

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    full detail, inside and out, 2-3 hrs... that includes the engine bay ;)
     
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    A loooooonnnngggg time but it's well worth it....
     
  4. Matt94GT

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    wow thats fast. I gotter all done man does it look sweet in the nice orange light when the sun is setting...ill get up pics later for u guys.
     
  5. Lightning Struck

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    half a day at least
     
  6. ALITL8

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    mine's real easy to get clean... that cuts down on a lot of time spent washing. of course, i also have all the right tools to get the job done and usually have an extra hand to help out ;) i'd say, if i do it alone, i can do it in 3-4 hrs :dunno:
     
  7. Matt94GT

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    PICS!!!!

    Ok here you guys go.

    Tell me what you think???

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  8. Lightning Struck

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    Looking pretty damn slick, the work shows in the pics for sure. :)
     
  9. 94gtstang50

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    Holy crap matt, i need to wax my car, it look like crap right now.
     
  10. Lightning Struck

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    Ive got to find time to do mine too, I think i'll take off Monday ;D
     
  11. EThorpe

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    It's an all day ordeal, Black sux period. Looks awesome but it's for dedicated car fans only IMO and I live on about 1/2 mile of dirt road before the pavement :-*

    Damn.. that red looks good!
     
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    Worth every minute!
    Looks great matt.

    If I was a girl, I would want to have sex with your car.

    the color looks deeper as well as shiny'er. nice work.



    Alitl8 - quit showin off "3 hrs" ........ you've had a bit more practice than most! :)
     
  13. Eastcoast5.0

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    It looks awsome Matt!! I bet your glad u went with the clearkote and porter cable!
     
  14. JeremyAlan

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    You can def. see that you put some time into that! 8) Looks fantastic!

    What kind of camera do you have?
     
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    VERY GOOD WORK, Matt!!!!!! looks like a professional got after it ;D
     
  16. wytstang

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    Matt what exactly did you use beside VM???
     
  17. Matt94GT

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    Thanks to you for the suggestion I went after the clearkote products I could get my hands on. Thanks

    Cannon SD200 only 3.2megapixel but its a killer camera, very small too (why i got it)

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    I did Vanilla Moose Wax Hand Glaze with a mild cutting pad (orange), Red Moose Machine Glaze with a polishing pad (white), then the regular "Carnuba Wax" with the finishing pad (black). I would of used the Moose Wax instead of the carnuba if I could get it where I buy all my detailing stuff online from he doesnt carry it...
     
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    not much time at all cause I never wax it lol. I have like twice in the 3 years I've owned the car.

    Looks great Matt
     
  19. 94gtstang50

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    How much for all that stuff?
     
  20. Matt94GT

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    Like $60cdn with shipping, taxes etc for the waxes/polishes