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    Porsche Black 1986 911 hand worked

    I posted this in the "working by hand" forum before I found this forum about showing off. I've added a few more photos.

    I've learned a lot from this site and wanted to share a few photos. Car is a 1986 911. To get to this point took two weekends. Sorry I do not have any "before" photos. I had years worth of swirl marks all over the car and had some holograms on the door panels that I had never been able to remove.

    This was the first time I tried using clay. (I had been too chicken in the past) I was careful to use lots of lubricant and it worked just as advertised leaving the paint incredibly smooth.

    I first tried ScratchX and it worked well but many swirls and the holograms were still visible and the car still needed a second polish. I bought the new SwirlX and went over the entire car (of course after testing on a small section first) and was thrilled with the results.

    It's not quite perfect but most of my swirls are gone. For a daily driver (137,785 miles) I think it looks pretty good.

    Products used:

    Meguiar's Gold Class Car Wash Shampoo & Conditioner
    Clay bar
    Meguiar's Swirl X (micro fiber application pad)
    Meguiar's Show Car Glaze #7 (micro fiber application pad)
    P21S Carnauba wax
    Mequiar's Quick Detailing Spray























    This little pad holder was very helpful. It greatly reduces hand fatigue and help minimize finger pressure points.

    Last edited by Jeff U; Feb 17th, 2009 at 04:37 PM.

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    Re: Porsche Black 1986 911 hand worked

    nice work, car looks great
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    Re: Porsche Black 1986 911 hand worked

    Beautiful car! M07 is a fantastic product, looks really good on dark colors.

    I've been looking at the microfiber pad holders myself. Anyone else use(d) them and care to chime in with your input?
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    Re: Porsche Black 1986 911 hand worked

    Awesome job!!
    Great results achieved by hand

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    Re: Porsche Black 1986 911 hand worked

    I have yet to put that much work in by hand on a vehicle. Very impressive work, beautiful car.

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    Re: Porsche Black 1986 911 hand worked

    Very nice!
    How long did it take you? I plan on going over the wifeys black Focus that is currently caked in road salt, PURE NASTINESS! I have no power tools so I'm hoping to be able to finish it within a day.
    For doing everything by hand your results are fantastic!
    I have one of those pad grippers, they are nice aren't they?

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    Re: Porsche Black 1986 911 hand worked

    Looks awesome for a daily driver.

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    Re: Porsche Black 1986 911 hand worked

    Nice job! Esp. for a daily driver done by hand. My arm aches just looking at it!
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    Re: Porsche Black 1986 911 hand worked

    Quote Originally Posted by Underdawg736 View Post
    Very nice!
    How long did it take you? I plan on going over the wifeys black Focus that is currently caked in road salt, PURE NASTINESS! I have no power tools so I'm hoping to be able to finish it within a day.
    For doing everything by hand your results are fantastic!
    I have one of those pad grippers, they are nice aren't they?
    It took about 12 hours.

    One Saturday I did the whole car (wash, clay, polish w/ Scratch X, glaze, & wax) in about 6 hours but in the end was not satisfied. The following weekend I worked both Saturday & Sunday for about 2 - 3 hours each. (wash, polish w/ swirl X, glaze, & wax)

    Had I used Swirl X first I could have saved time since doing it over meant a second coat of #7 glaze and second coat of wax.

    Pad gripper works very well. I don't think my hand would have lasted without it. I got it at Advanced Auto Parts, it came with two micro fiber pads.

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    Re: Porsche Black 1986 911 hand worked

    Nice job. Impressive results by hand.
    Nice reflections.

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