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    Smile Renewing a 16 y/o Paint

    Hi All!

    Well, this was my first real detail and my second time with the PC (but first time polishing). The car is a 1988 Toyota Land Cruiser. It's the daily driver of a friend's mom.

    The surface was a disaster. Lot's of scratches, cobweb swirls, oxidation, waterspots and everything that a paint can have (LOL ). The interior was really really dirty.

    The process was:

    Exterior:
    Sonax Wash x2
    Sonüs Clay Bar
    Sonax Wash
    Meg's #83 DACP via PC w/Sonüs Orange Cutting Pad @ 6
    Meg's #80 SG via PC w/Sonüs Green Polishing Pad @ 5
    Meg's NXT Tech Wax via PC w/Sonüs Gray Finishing pad @ 4.5
    Meg's APC 10:1 on wheels and wheel wells
    Meg's #40 on trim

    Interior:
    Vacuum
    Meg's APC 10:1 on carpet, rubber and vinyl
    Meg's #40 on rubber and vinyl
    Meg's Medallion Leather Cleaner/Conditioner on seats.

    Sorry, I don't have before pics of the entire car.

    Before:








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    After #83 and #80:





    Interior:




    Finished:





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    Hi Lochi,

    That's a night and day difference! Nice work!



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    awesome job! AWESOME TRUCK!!

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    terrific work
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    thanks guys, it took me almost 15 hours to do the job, but it was my first time polishing paint, i'm learning alot and very fast, yesterday i work in a friend's Clio, and it was a lot faster.

    Thanks again for your words

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    wow, that's really impressive!

    =) good job.
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    Great Job!
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    Great job!

    Your time and effort really paid off!



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    although these are the hardest jobs to do they are sure worth all the effort spent on them. Thats a truly remarkable difference Lochi
    . 15 hours is one hell of an effort.. keep up the good work

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