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So  about a year ago my car was hit, thank God no one was seriously injured but my car needed both rear quarter panels repainted. (One was from the accident, the other had scratched and I thought the guy would be able to get it out...)

So they repainted the car's quarter panels and when I went to pick up the car it was wet, but the car looked great. After it dried I realized they didn't do a great job. Instead the paint looked like it was blurry.

Needless to say I was disappointed. So today I decided to try and get it with a polisher. And by the grace of God, it worked....ONE YEAR OF horrible paint. ONE YEAR of pointless detailing to have 2 ugly quarter panels...and after that BAM  hit it with Heavy Correcting Compound and done. I might have to hit it with some 2000 grit just in case but that's the plan. Here are some pictures.

 

IF you look at the light in the later pictures. You'll see how the paint was and how it is now.

 

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Nice save!  Had a guy run a red light and take out the front end of my Impala, and had the same body shop results as you did.  Only difference is that I took it right back to the shop and had them redo it because 1. the color was off, and 2. they didn't buff it and it had zero shine.  You did a great job.   :2thumbs:

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What kind of polisher do you have, and used? Looking to get one, I hear swirl killer is awesome, curious. Nice job also! Looks cloudy in first pic, but looking good now!

I used the swirl killer 15 mm with a blue MF pad and correcting compound, then I used the orange foam pad with the correcting polish. It took a few passes and it came out great. Right now is a great time to pull the trigger on a polisher during their sale. Also I'd contact Dan Tyger he can probably set you up with a great package... good luck!!

 

Sweet! Did you finish with the finishing polish? That will remove any hazing and it really makes black cars shine!

I was so close to finishing it with the finishing polish but I skipped  :unsure:  I might have to go back and try it. I don't know why I've never felt there was a difference but I'll give it a shot.

 

Nice save!  Had a guy run a red light and take out the front end of my Impala, and had the same body shop results as you did.  Only difference is that I took it right back to the shop and had them redo it because 1. the color was off, and 2. they didn't buff it and it had zero shine.  You did a great job.   :2thumbs:

Thankfully they did a good job keeping the color match, it even had the little sparkle. The sad thing is every time I passed the shop I wanted to go and give them a piece of my mind but I never did. :angry:

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