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    Some pics of a CTS-V I detailed

    I decided not to take a bunch of pictures this time... the ones I did take are just to show you what the car looked like and the kind of results that came from it. It was black... I HATE doing a black car! It does show off your skills though and it's a great looking color when it's done properly.






















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    thanks man... next up is a Cadillac XLR.

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    Wow that paint had some serious swirl marks in it! How does the owner normally wash it? Is he going to automatic car washes a lot, or did he use a polishing pad that had some dirt embedded in it? That's about the worst case of swirl marks I've ever seen!

    Nice job getting them out. What technique did you use?
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    Nice job. Looks like the owner loves car washes. Either that or he doesn't know how to wash his car.
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    good job, what steps and products do u use?

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    Excellent job on those swirl marks. You do have you some detailing skills
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    Impressive as always.

    But I'm sure those swirl marks are amplified by the flood lights. Nevertheless, that's an amazing job removing them like that.

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    Thanks all for the compliments. I basically use all menzerna products. The lsp was menzerna powerlock ... very nice and very slick finish that is about the most durable standard sealant out there from my research anyway. The front of the car was Opticoated because the owner does track the car. Yes he does go to car washes ... im not sure about his washing technique but black paint is just going to swirl ... maybe not as fast butstill gonna happen... like I said... I hate doing black cars

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hung_Wei_Lo View Post
    Impressive as always.

    But I'm sure those swirl marks are amplified by the flood lights. Nevertheless, that's an amazing job removing them like that.
    You called? haha jk The car looks great awesome job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hung_Wei_Lo View Post
    Impressive as always.

    But I'm sure those swirl marks are amplified by the flood lights. Nevertheless, that's an amazing job removing them like that.
    Yes of course .... the idea behind the flood light is for them to show as much as possible. If just showing a car in the sun or in a garage it would still likely look pretty good .... see a dealer... but ask them to pull it into a garage with some flood lights on it and you'lll see a hell of a lot more paint damage than you ever would have imagined.

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    Great job on that black car,they are a pain in the rear,but look so sweet when finished(for an hour)
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    Quote Originally Posted by josnroh View Post
    Great job on that black car,they are a pain in the rear,but look so sweet when finished(for an hour)

    an hour is right... i've had one black car and will NEVER own another one.

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    Great Job over the years ive noticed that cadi's are notoriously bad for having swirl marks in them ive done multiple swirl removal jobs on them... :/

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