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Michael Stoops
Aug 25th, 2014, 08:46 AM
It was Corvette Mania at Meguiar's over the weekend!!!! Well, a couple of Vette clubs, anyway, plus a couple of interlopers as seen in the first picture from this class. No matter, it was a full house, and a great time!

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/2289/2014_08_23_Sat_0721.JPG

Plenty of swirls, but look closer - this paint is very hazy as well, and that's due to residual sanding marks that were not fully buffed out.
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/2289/2014_08_23_Sat_0724.JPG

This is evidence of the famed DISO (dealer installed swirl option) as the car is in the hands of the original owner and he has never put a buffer to it.
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/2289/2014_08_23_Sat_0726.JPG

That's a lot of Corvette enthusiasts!
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/2289/2014_08_23_Sat_0729.JPG

Two test spots were done on the hood of the car, as per our usual demo. Here it's Ultimate Compound on a foam polishing pad.
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/2289/2014_08_23_Sat_0739.JPG

Close inspection reveals definite progress on this repainted car.
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/2289/2014_08_23_Sat_0746.JPG

A little Ultimate Polish to add some depth to the color.
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/2289/2014_08_23_Sat_0751.JPG

Prepping a microfiber pad with D300 for the second test spot.
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/2289/2014_08_23_Sat_0760.JPG

That paint may look really shiny in this shot, but this is the red panel shown above with the sanding marks in it. Lighting and angle makes a huge difference in what you can, and can't, see.
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/2289/2014_08_23_Sat_0764.JPG

More close inspection.
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/2289/2014_08_23_Sat_0769.JPG

"No, really.... I swear there was a swirl right there!!"
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/2289/2014_08_23_Sat_0770.JPG

A "before" area showing swirls and plenty of left over sanding marks.
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/2289/2014_08_23_Sat_0773.JPG

An "after" area and all those problems are gone. The D300/DMC5 combo did create a bit of haze, but that was easily cleaned up with some D302 on a microfiber finishing disc.
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/2289/2014_08_23_Sat_0774.JPG

Time to let the car owner get a feel for using the G110v2 and microfiber.
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/2289/2014_08_23_Sat_0776.JPG

What a bunch of gentlemen, letting the lady go first!
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/2289/2014_08_23_Sat_0779.JPG

Teamwork!
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/2289/2014_08_23_Sat_0784.JPG

The Guz
Aug 25th, 2014, 02:52 PM
Nice turnout.

Selectchoice
Aug 26th, 2014, 01:43 AM
Looks like another first class training day!

jhhodges
Aug 26th, 2014, 07:53 AM
A great class and a lot of good looking cars.

Thanks Mike.