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Hey guys, so i am home this weekend so i thought i would throw a wheel to my moms summer fun car since its going to be put away soon. I went out and get everything up and checked out the paint, its not too bad really, just normal swirl marks from her not knowing how to wash it and some severe isolated scratches. Washed her up, clayed, and taped it up. Went and started with SHR, and after a few passes it did nothing and when i say nothing i mean nothing. I then bumped up to SSR and threw a few passes of that thinking it would take care of it, and still took little away. I am wondering if anyone has worked with saturn sky redlines personally, I have already looked on a few forums and people have said they have notoriously hard clear. I used my same technique as I did for my jeep and that came out almost perfect, as much as it can get with a PC. I don't think its the polishes either, i got them in the spring and I dont think they would go bad that fast since I kept them in the key temp range and out of sun too. Anyone have any experience? I'm dumbfounded why is it being so difficult. It is Chili-Pepper red and looked great when she first got it, i wanna bring it back to that. any input is appreciated! thanks!

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Try messing with your technique a little, I know that on that last car I detailed with the PC I had to bump up the 9-14lb to 19lb of pressure.. Cut down the amount of time spent on each sec, and still only use three pea size drops per 2 feet. Also had two do two passes of the ss&h as well as the s&h, then one pass w/ the fmp with lots of detail spray before and after and in between..My last detail had a hard clear as well.. Patients are really the key with the PC!!! It took me 11 hr on my last car.. Good Luck

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thanks guys! yeah I figured it was just that case of a hard clear, was really hoping i'd run into it after i acquired a flex but i'm trying to wait till after the winter cause i cant do too many cars then anyways. plus i wanna get the flex that the prototype pads are being used on now ;), itl be worth the wait. plus gotta save up. I actually did bump up my pressure a bit like you said and thats how i got those results the last time i believe, just gotta be patient i guess, luckly its not too badly torn up.

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It might be a hard clear, but you will still have to go slow over the paint with the correct 9-14 lbs pressure, and work the polish until it goes clear(flashes). Make a mark on your backing plate, and correct pressure is when the pad rotates about once every 2 seconds, maybe a little faster. But slow overlapping passes and working the product until it flashes is very important. Also, don't use too much product, it slows down the results.

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It might be a hard clear, but you will still have to go slow over the paint with the correct 9-14 lbs pressure, and work the polish until it goes clear(flashes). Make a mark on your backing plate, and correct pressure is when the pad rotates about once every 2 seconds, maybe a little faster. But slow overlapping passes and working the product until it flashes is very important. Also, don't use too much product, it slows down the results.

 

thats what's so disappointing about this, did that as well and just have not got the results. Since its a summer car i may just waiting till i get my flex, most likely for christmas. Since its life is a garage and I got my mom a nice car cover last year anyways so it will live a covered life until i get my almighty flex.

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