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Nick Winn
Aug 29th, 2016, 08:45 AM
Another great day for a Detailing 101 Class and for today's demonstration car we worked on this 2014 Ford Mustang.

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One of Meguiar's Customer Engagement Specialists, Danny Hernandez, led the instruction today.

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After wiping off the light dust with our Quik Detailer spray, we evaluated for any bonded contaminants by feeling the paint with our hands. It indeed felt rough to the touch, so we used our Smooth Surface Clay Kit to remove the bonded contaminants.

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After the team completed claying, we pulled the car out into the direct sunlight to really get a good idea of what we were working with. Below is one of our before pictures. The owner of the car was surprised to see all of these defects, but we explained to her that this is very normal.

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Danny first tested our normal go to, Ultimate Compound on our DFC5 applied with our MT300 at 5800 OPMS. The first attempt only eliminated about 50% of the defects, but this was only because Danny's initial arm speed was a little to fast & we did not have quite enough pressure being applied. We completed a second attempt and slowed down our arm speed to a moderate pace, and applied moderate pressure, and the attempt eliminated the defects to our satisfaction of around 90%+. This is a perfect example of how just the slightest change in technique can make a big difference in results. In total the paint ended up needing fours passes in each section, all overlapping 50% in a two foot square area, vertical, horizontal, vertical, horizontal, wipe off.

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We then followed with Ultimate Polish on our DFP5 and completed 3 section passes at 4800 OPM, vertical, horizontal, vertical, wipe off.

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Now it was time to give the class attendants some one of one instruction of proper use with a DA.

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After we completed the hood we followed with a coat of our Ultimate Liquid Wax. We pulled the car out into the sun for some after shots. Looks a little better! : ) Thanks to everyone for coming! Also someone left a black long-sleeve sweater in our training room from this event. Please send me a PM and we can ship to you or arrange for pick up. Thanks!

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purpose311
Aug 29th, 2016, 09:06 AM
Thank you so much for putting this detailing class on. It is so informative and I was glad to see how hands on it is. I think I need to buy your DA polisher now. Can't compare it to my old Porter Cable that is bulky and much more difficult to use!

purpose311
Aug 29th, 2016, 09:11 AM
Oh, and splurged a little bit after the class. Bought Ultimate Compound, Polish and Protectant as well as Gallon sized Xpress Spray Wax and some bottles. Going to follow your recommendation and no longer use the drying blade and bought some waffle weave as well!

Nick Winn
Aug 29th, 2016, 10:26 AM
Thank you so much for putting this detailing class on. It is so informative and I was glad to see how hands on it is. I think I need to buy your DA polisher now. Can't compare it to my old Porter Cable that is bulky and much more difficult to use!


Oh, and splurged a little bit after the class. Bought Ultimate Compound, Polish and Protectant as well as Gallon sized Xpress Spray Wax and some bottles. Going to follow your recommendation and no longer use the drying blade and bought some waffle weave as well!

Nice! Thanks for the good comments! And again it's just our preference to use microfiber drying towels like our Water Magnet to dry, not that the blade is a bad product, just preference : )

lvalesko
Sep 1st, 2016, 10:23 AM
Yep, great class! I splurged too and got some Ultimate Compound, Polish and Liquid wax. Also got the backing plate and pads to try on my Porter Cable while I save up the bucks for your DA polisher!

mustanger66
Sep 2nd, 2016, 06:30 AM
Hi Nick,

Thanks for a great class. I also splurged on some items. Shopped on Amazon while at work and got everything I needed delivered. I have a question though, do you guys sell the clay bars alone? Or do I always have to buy the clay kit?

purpose311
Sep 2nd, 2016, 01:24 PM
I also purchased all of my items on Amazon. I am planning on testing everything out with my PC tomorrow!