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    Hi Tom,

    Thank you for the kind words. You are right in that Martin was a pretty happy camper that day. When we started I asked him to bring me the products he was using for his detailing business, I won't list them but they were archaic to say the least.

    The entire time he has been detailing cars he thought he was doing his best work, but after a quick side-by-side demonstration he could see there is more potential to his efforts by simply using a couple of different products than what he had been using.

    He is a fast learner and as I watched him work I could see him smiling while looking at his results. I knew this was going to be a good day for him and the owner of the Ferrari.

    Last I heard he had raised his prices to double what he was charging and through word-of-mouth-advertising, he is now working on more high-end cars with the trust and confidence of the owners.

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    Mike,

    Thank you for sharing us your magic again and ya, result is amazing

    When you looked at before pictures, to me its impossible to fix paint defect, heavy swirls, but with Mike's experience and knowledge made this extreme makeover possible.
    I am looking before and after pictures over and over, man...this Ferrari's paint looks outstanding

    What you get from doing this is better than money. Money comes and goes, and gets spent on trifles. The feeling you get from helping and teaching others becomes part of who you are.
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    Mike, thanks for the effort of posting up those close-ups. I have a question over here. By referring to those photos, I found out that this Ferrari actually has thousands or millions of tiny pores/holes on the paint surface. This is especially noticeable on solid paint compared to metallic paint, as these pores tend to distort the perfect optical reflectivity of the paintwork. My car has similar problem especially on horizontal surfaces and by using PC+83/80, it won't work at all to remove'em. I wonder whether in this case, are you able to remove all of them? If no, could rotary with Diamond Cut perform the job? Thanks!


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    Originally posted by zey
    Mike, thanks for the effort of posting up those close-ups. I have a question over here. By referring to those photos, I found out that this Ferrari actually has thousands or millions of tiny pores/holes on the paint surface.

    I wonder whether in this case, are you able to remove all of them? If no, could rotary with Diamond Cut perform the job? Thanks!
    Not really. The problem is the holes are in the paint, or through the paint, in the matrix of the paint, as such, in order to remove them you would have to continue to remove more paint and if they continue to the primer, it would be all for nothing.

    Sometimes you are better off to improve the defects, if you cannot completely remove the defect. For this car, we removed the swirls, improved the finish and left what couldn't be safely fixed alone.
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    Mike, what are the common causes of these tiny holes? I notice most cars on the road suffer with this problem. It's not a big deal if this defect can't be removed since it's not visible from a distance of 1 meter away.

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    Originally posted by Mike Phillips
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    Mike, I like that saying, "Each One, teach one". I don't think I have ever heard that before and wish I had!
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    Originally posted by Ranger72
    Mike, I like that saying, "Each One, teach one". I don't think I have ever heard that before and wish I had!
    I got from a member for the original www.showcargarage.com forum, I can't remember their forum name, maybe Tim can? He used it in his signature line. After reading in numerous times, it stuck in my mind and plain and simple... made good sense, especially when it comes to the detailing cars in general and the art of polishing paint as a little techniques goes a long ways...



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    So true about technique. Another saying I use all the time is:
    "A tool is only as smart as the person using it"
    The saying isn't intended to be negative of people, but instead its more describing the need for proper technique and such.
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    Where have I been... old post but I missed it!?!? Great post, very nice work and great information!
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