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Michael Stoops
Apr 14th, 2015, 07:41 AM
Another Saturday, another group of enthusiasts hungry for car care information - always a good combination!


Our subject car, a 2004 Ford Focus that needed some TLC.
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We needed to give her a bath first, so keeping some D114 Rinse Free Express Wash on hand and ready to go is always a good move!
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Once the surface was clean and ready to start working on, we grabbed an MT300 and a selection of thin foam discs, plus the Ultimate Trio. Not sure what speed setting use? The tool tells you right on the top label. As a typical starting point, we like to go with 5800opm.
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The burgundy cutting disc and Ultimate Compound.
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It's important to keep your pad clean as you work. Product can both accumulate in the disc, loading it up, but it can also collect on the edges of the pad and dry out. A pad brush is great for routine removal of this excess, dried product.
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Step two; Ultimate Polish on a yellow foam polishing disc.
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Not too shabby for a test spot.... but how does it look out in direct sunlight?
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50/50 shot shows that the swirls are history!
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Is this stunned silence?
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Time to put the students to work, and point out how to handle some of the more complex contours of the vehicle.
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We aren't kidding when say we offer hands on training.
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Keeping the pad flat, or as flat as possible, against the paint is critically important. So when the hood both slopes away from you and the curve tightens up, you really need to pay attention to pad orientation.
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Teamwork!
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A quick wax application to finish things off.
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We love to pick someone who admits to having struggled mightily to remove wax in the past and them remove the wax we applied. It's always fun to see their expression as the wax just wipes off with ease.
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Selectchoice
Apr 19th, 2015, 10:07 PM
:doublethumbsup2 Looks like you've up-skilled a new legion Mike.