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Special K

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Special K last won the day on January 29

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    OCD Surfer
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    Central California
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    Family, Surfing, Running, Camping
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  1. Special K

    Hi from Nor Cal

    Have fun.
  2. Special K

    Paint Correction Steps/Swirl Killer

    Sorry I forgot to post the polisher mark. Thanks for covering it for me. I marked mine in the same manner, based on the excellent instructions by you all. Very helpful
  3. Special K

    New to Adams

    Make sure you renew your budget to include Adam’s product. It is addictive and fun.
  4. Special K

    Paint Correction Steps/Swirl Killer

    Here are a couple "ok" photos of the finished product. I missed a few areas due to lighting, but I felt pretty good about my first shot at paint correction using the swirl killer. Thanks for all the help.
  5. Special K

    Car Cover(s) outdoors

    Oh Yeah, Here's a couple photos of the finished full correction. I missed a couple spots due to lighting. I worked on the Eurovan over a number of days after work and ran out of light and pulled it in to the garage which I could use some better lighting. Plus my eyes need correcting as well. I appreciate all the assistance.
  6. Special K

    Car Cover(s) outdoors

    Thanks for the tip. Sure would hate to put a bunch of new scratches and swirls in the recently corrected paint.
  7. Special K

    Detail Spray or Waterless Wash?

    Our new Highlander is ceramic coated and I used the WW after a road trip to our daughters. I only used it on the front where all the bugs hit. It worked well.
  8. Special K

    Paint Correction Steps/Swirl Killer

    Just used the Marker on the backing plate. What a great tip. It really helps. Thanks, Kevin
  9. Special K

    Paint Correction Steps/Swirl Killer

    I think I'm following. So I should be able to look down and the marked polishing pad or backing plate and see the marked line as I'm polishing and whether it's spinning or not? Another Question- There are six speed settings on my swirl killer, and for the heavy correcting and correcting polish I used speed 5, and for finishing I used 4, and for the sealant I used 3. I was planning on using 3 for the buttery wax as well. Once again, I appreciate all the input. Kevin
  10. Special K

    Paint Correction Steps/Swirl Killer

    Thanks Shane, Your answer is helpful, and thanks for taking the time to respond to each question. What I learned from your answers is that experience is the key. I’m going to do the correcting steps in sequence, and not skip a step (at least this time) to gain experience. The correcting, polishing, and sealing is making a noticeable difference. At least on the hood Thanks again, Kevin
  11. I pulled out my new 15mm Swirl Killer this evening after washing my 2003 Blue Eurovan with strip wash using my foam cannon. I only used the polisher on the front hood and took my time. After claying the hood I started with the heavy correcting polish and blue pad, then I used the correcting polish with the orange pad, then finishing polish and white pad. I ended with sealant and the grey pad. I plan on using buttery wax to make it really shine. So far it looks great, and fun to do. My questions are- Should I take every step that I did above? Can I go from heavy correcting polish to finishing polish, and skip correcting polish? Should I make more passes with different polishes? How many passes should I make? Should I apply pressure to the polisher with any of the polishes? Thank for the help, Kevin
  12. Special K

    Hey Guys!

    What an awesome ride, and a great piece of history!
  13. Special K

    The "Don't Do's of Detailing" Thread

    Fortunately it was only on the passenger window last night. Then I read this tonight, and went out to the garage to check for the plastic. Yep, sure enough there it was. Glad I read this before the weekend, or I would have been bummed. I'm sure I will have other bonehead moments, but this forum and the Adams videos should help minimize my mistakes.
  14. Special K

    The "Don't Do's of Detailing" Thread

    Glad I read this, although a day late. Don't clay with the plastic wrap on.