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So, as promised, I am posting pictures of my first ever detail on my first car. Did the whole process over this past weekend. Here are the steps I followed:

 

Wash (Adam's Shampoo)

Clay (Adam's Clay Kit)

Swirl & Haze Remover (partial)

Hand Polish

Quick Sealant

VRT on plastic bits (did not do the wheels)

Buttery Wax

 

I used Swirl and Haze Remover on the hood and the driver's door and did not see any satisfying results, so gave up and did the rest of the car with just the Hand Polish. Lots of elbow grease was spent and lots of calories were burned. The result was satisfying though. I am still a little sore :)

 

Here are the pictures:

The arsenal of products (almost all of it Adam's)

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Before the wash (tried to stay out of the sun as much as possible)

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The scratches are evident here (left corner of the hood). The yellow and orange lines visible on the hood are overhead wires :)

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DId not take many pictures during the process. Here is what she looked like after I was done:

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This is a major scratch on the hood that will take some serious machine polishing or wet sanding

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So, as promised, I am posting pictures of my first ever detail on my first car. Did the whole process over this past weekend. Here are the steps I followed:

 

Wash (Adam's Shampoo)

Clay (Adam's Clay Kit)

Swirl & Haze Remover (partial)

Hand Polish

Quick Sealant

VRT on plastic bits (did not do the wheels)

Buttery Wax

 

I used Swirl and Haze Remover on the hood and the driver's door and did not see any satisfying results, so gave up and did the rest of the car with just the Hand Polish. Lots of elbow grease was spent and lots of calories were burned. The result was satisfying though. I am still a little sore :)

 

Here are the pictures:

The arsenal of products (almost all of it Adam's)

7410989742_9f179f0670_c.jpg

 

Before the wash (tried to stay out of the sun as much as possible)

7411004268_64b7881572_c.jpg

7410998780_01689ba8f1_c.jpg

7411000014_c11d4ccdde_c.jpg

 

The scratches are evident here (left corner of the hood). The yellow and orange lines visible on the hood are overhead wires :)

7410987448_4bd009eeb4_c.jpg

 

DId not take many pictures during the process. Here is what she looked like after I was done:

7410978176_3ace09f501_c.jpg

7410981984_68746a85ae_c.jpg

7410976898_b6984a31ea_c.jpg

7410975832_327127139e_c.jpg

7410974588_02b6df48d2_c.jpg

7410968788_cb0be1b311_c.jpg

7410962500_0689d30b15_c.jpg

7410966622_088a65933f_c.jpg

 

This is a major scratch on the hood that will take some serious machine polishing or wet sanding

7410963962_ba6638c213_c.jpg

 

I have a new 2011 Ford Ranger truck and on about day 10, my wife took the truck to get some bark dust. Long story short, I had a scratch in my tailgate that looked a lot like the scratch in your hood. I do not own a polisher, so I took it to a body shop to see if they could get the scratch out, they tried, but could not. In fact, they made it look worse that is was to start out with. I happened to be in a Costco store and thet were selling clear coat sticks / pens made by the 3M company. They were about $13.00 if I remember correctly so I bought a package of three. Anyway, followed the directions on the package, scratch is gone. Might want to give it a try. I did hand polish the next day, I am not sure if I could find the scratch now if I tried. :banana:

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I have a new 2011 Ford Ranger truck and on about day 10, my wife took the truck to get some bark dust. Long story short, I had a scratch in my tailgate that looked a lot like the scratch in your hood. I do not own a polisher, so I took it to a body shop to see if they could get the scratch out, they tried, but could not. In fact, they made it look worse that is was to start out with. I happened to be in a Costco store and thet were selling clear coat sticks / pens made by the 3M company. They were about $13.00 if I remember correctly so I bought a package of three. Anyway, followed the directions on the package, scratch is gone. Might want to give it a try. I did hand polish the next day, I am not sure if I could find the scratch now if I tried. :banana:

 

No touch up paint? Just the clear coat did the trick for ya? I might give it a try.

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Looks great, just one word, whenever I clay bar, my next step is always Revive, it really does help clean the finish and get it ready for the S&H Remover or FMP if that is your next step. By using the Revive, you can be sure that the paint is clean of any contaminents for your next step.

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