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Michael Stoops
Oct 22nd, 2012, 02:34 PM
Plenty of (unexpected) rain overnight didn't dampen the spirits of the crowd of enthusiastic detailers who came out Saturday for some fun in our training garage!

Lucky for use, we had use of a black rental car for our demos, and rental cars always have hammered paint! Unfortunately, the sun never did come out from behind the clouds so it was a bit tricky to get some good side by side pics of our results, but that's the way the buffer spins some times!

As always, following the classroom portion of the program we went into the garage and got to work. This car needed a quick clay treatment before we could start on the below surface defects.
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/2062/2012_10_20_Saturday_0143.JPG

Yep, it definitely needed to be clayed!
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/2062/2012_10_20_Saturday_0147.JPG

Starting out with a hand application demo, we use Ultimate Compound as our first step.
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/2062/2012_10_20_Saturday_0153.JPG

Applying Ultimate Compound by hand.
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/2062/2012_10_20_Saturday_0157.JPG

Same product, machine applied.
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/2062/2012_10_20_Saturday_0166.JPG

Cleaning the polishing pad with a pad brush.....
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/2062/2012_10_20_Saturday_0189.JPG

.....and with a towel. Either option works, just make sure you do it regularly when working on a car.
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/2062/2012_10_20_Saturday_0191.JPG

First pass with the DA and you can see a dramatic difference in the paint finish. These straight line scratches were really bad so another pass is needed to really finish them off.
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/2062/2012_10_20_Saturday_0193.JPG

A close up shot of the paint condition before we started.
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/2062/2012_10_20_Saturday_0203.JPG

Close up in the same area after using Ultimate Compound with the G110v2
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/2062/2012_10_20_Saturday_0205.JPG

Time for the students to try their hand at the buffer.
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/2062/2012_10_20_Saturday_0206.JPG

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/2062/2012_10_20_Saturday_0207.JPG

This is a classic example of NOT keeping the pad flat against the paint. You can clearly see the backing plate rising up on the right side and sitting deeply in the pad on the left. This is not flat and it will diminish results. Proper technique is critical when machine polishing paint, so keep that pad flat, move it slowly, and keep your work area small.
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/2062/2012_10_20_Saturday_0213.JPG

smack
Oct 22nd, 2012, 04:46 PM
Another great class Mike.

I bet the rental company loves getting the cars back from you guys. :rofl:

danyboy
Oct 23rd, 2012, 05:21 PM
great class learn a lot & had fun

Fnguyen87
Oct 23rd, 2012, 11:31 PM
this class was fun learned alot. even though it was my second time taking it lol. mike you are the man!

Sherif
Oct 28th, 2012, 05:10 AM
Dear Michael,
Thank you so much for your support and information you provided us. It was very usefull for me to take this class, and I will start applying it on my car at the soonest.