Team Adam's Posted August 31, 2011 Share Posted August 31, 2011 I picked up the SS just over a week ago, and relative to the GTO I traded it away for, the truck was very dirty, inside and out. Also, the paint was a little....rough, to put it gently. I spent around 25 hours over 4 days from start to finish, and I'm pretty happy with the results. As far as products used for the job, it was all Adam's, and I couldn't have done it without you guys! The process I used and steps I followed: -Cleaned under the hood with a 50/50 mix of Adam's All Purpose Cleaner (APC) -Cleaned wheel wells/exhaust tip with the same 50/50 mix of Adam's APC -Wash with Dawn to remove any old waxes (of which there was very little left) -Adam's Clay Bar -Another wash, this time with Adam's Car Shampoo The hood was by far the worst area on the truck, so I spent some extra time on it, and also used it as my test panel to determine my course of action for the rest of the truck. I ended up doing 2 passes of Adam's Severe Swirl and Haze Remover (SSHR) with an orange pad (because I don't have any green pads...yet), followed by one pass of Adam's Swirl and Haze Remover (SHR) an orange pad. This process removed every swirl, minor scratch, and spider-webbing from the hood. There are a few deeper scratches that I'm going to attack when I get some green pads, but I fear that they may be too deep for my little PC to take care of. Once I was happy with how the hood turned out, I continued onto the rest of the panels: -Adam's SSHR w/ orange pad via Porter Cable (PC) 7424 DA Polisher -Adam's SHR w/ orange pad via PC 7424 DA Polisher This process removed virtually all of the swirling and minor scratching, just as it did on the hood, so I moved onto the polish/wax: -Adam's Fine Machine Polish (FMP) w/ white pad via PC 7424 DA Polisher -Adam's Americana Paste Wax applied by hand -Adam's VRT (the old formula ) on the windshield cowling, window molding, under hood, and tires This was, by FAR, the most labor intensive detail I've done on any vehicle, and I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. On to the pics! Before: Not bad from 10ft. away: Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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