This is a discussion on Some pics of a CTS-V I detailed within the Detailing Forum forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I decided not to take a bunch of pictures this time... the ones I did take are just to show ...
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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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?
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.
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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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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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... :/