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Old 03-16-2015, 09:27 PM
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Dude, did you also use the lube of just the shock? Also, supposedly this can be used to seal the car as well. What was your process and what did you think and what were the results after time? Thanks.
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Old 03-16-2015, 11:56 PM
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Dude, did you also use the lube of just the shock? Also, supposedly this can be used to seal the car as well. What was your process and what did you think and what were the results after time? Thanks.
If i remember correctly the Nanoshock is supposed to be like a lube and sealant. My thing with that is, it is best to at least run a buffer over your car once after claying as it typically leaves some kind've defects.

Irish, I had my blue nano sponge in my car trunk and I was telling my Co-worker about the detailing work I have done (he works a different shift and is kind've new) and he was floored when I Nanoed just his fender. He already purchased a sponge and buying a buffer.
I don't care what anyone say, when you see your car shining like a star you have no choice but to love it.
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Old 03-17-2015, 06:51 AM
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SR. Great stuff. Although you do sound a bit evangelical out there amongst the people converting dirty souls to clean!!!! :-) I was just wondering how it lives up to its claim.
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Old 03-21-2015, 10:36 PM
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SR. Great stuff. Although you do sound a bit evangelical out there amongst the people converting dirty souls to clean!!!! :-) I was just wondering how it lives up to its claim.
Muahahahahahahah!
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Old 03-21-2015, 10:54 PM
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My wife's friend came over today with her Red Honda Civic, The rest should be obvious to you guys by now

I did a typical wash and I Nano-skined the car cleaned the wheels blah blah. I didn't have much time with the car so i didn't get to put a wax or a sealant on the car and that kind of sucked. I did end it with a spray wax detailer deal, it was better than nothing I guess. The car was super smooth to the touch after all said and done.

I was unable to take great pictures of the car and except for some and it's honestly hard to tell how clean it is. So whatever reason some of the picture were / are saturated.

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DONE!
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I would've really wanted to run the polisher around the car at least once but I would've have never had the time. The wheels took me much longer than I thought and one of the wheels after it was all said and done was still kind of dirty but again, I couldn't go back and do it. I did Rain-X the ALL the windows and use Optima tire gel on the tires (duh) and all the trim.
She was super happy with it and now she see all the other defects much cleaner now.

Honestly the car is another shade redder now from it first came to me. So it was worth the work.

Thanks as always for look and reading.

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Old 03-22-2015, 07:35 AM
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As always I wish I lived closer so we could have the kids hang out while dads have a car play date! I bet she was very thankful. Looks great for what you did. A coat of wax and she would be amazed I'm sure.
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Old 03-22-2015, 08:22 AM
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...And the wives for that matter!
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Old 03-22-2015, 09:03 AM
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Yeah that would be cool dude. How old are your little ones?
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Old 03-22-2015, 01:10 PM
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1 and 4. Just installed a ceiling fan while they were at the inlaws! Never any time it seems.
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Old 03-22-2015, 01:39 PM
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1 and 4. Just installed a ceiling fan while they were at the inlaws! Never any time it seems.
Yeah trust me I know. My little guy is turning 3 in July and he is such a busy body.
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Old 03-23-2015, 08:21 PM
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Old 03-24-2015, 07:41 AM
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Looks great. Did you use a seal or wax yet? I know you nanoed it. Man, amazing how good the paint looks and that girl is not young!
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Old 03-24-2015, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by BIGIRISHSTL View Post
Looks great. Did you use a seal or wax yet? I know you nanoed it. Man, amazing how good the paint looks and that girl is not young!
Thank you BIGIRISHSTL!

Yea I'll say 80% of the paint still good but the rest really shows her age....scratches, door dings and peeling clear coat just give her character

Yea after the nano sponge i used this stuff called Meg swirl x ,i picked up at autozone since they didnt have sealant then used wax over that...
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Old 03-26-2015, 08:20 PM
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car looks great dude… I can't wait to see more work from everyone. My Co-worker want to do his wires black car, i am looking forward to doing that.
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Old 03-31-2015, 02:34 PM
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Check out my new thread of Nissan ****!!!
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Old 09-28-2015, 04:48 PM
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930 Porsche Cut and Buff

This is a 930 Porsche after repainting, I think it's a 1984. He had pits in the paint (Dust) that he wanted smoothed out and this is when I told him his car is FULL of orange peel. So he hired me to sand and polish the whole car.

This was a test panel to see how it will call go, needless to say after I finished polishing that panel he was more than happy...
I am almost finished with the car, I hoping for the end of October since I only have time to work on it on the weekends for a couple of hours.

First picture you can see how horrible the orange peel is.
I hit it with 1500 grit then 2000 then polished it with a GGC and MEg's Microfiber cutting pads with the D300 cutting compound and these are the results.

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Old 09-28-2015, 04:57 PM
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Old 09-28-2015, 05:09 PM
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2007 Maxima Trunk Cut and Buff

This is a Half trunk shot of my 2007 Maxima getting cut and buffed to see how aggressive I would have to go to polish whole car...This is what we got..
The reason I am going to sanding it is because the scratches are so deep a regular polishing wasn't putting a dent in it.. So best case is I get rid of the orange peel and the scratches.
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Old 06-13-2016, 03:17 PM
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That time of the year guys... Post up them pictures!
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Old 07-07-2016, 07:29 PM
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My first time working with rubbing compound and polish on my 4th Gen with half of the hood done for comparison



Finished hood:


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Old 07-08-2016, 08:36 PM
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my car is due for a detail. i hope to be joining this thread with pics soon. i only wish one of you lived closer and wanted to do it for me lol
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my car is due for a detail. i hope to be joining this thread with pics soon. i only wish one of you lived closer and wanted to do it for me lol
Well, I am in the Georgia area, anyone that want to learn the simple basics I would be so happy to detail HELP you detail your car for you as a learning experience. Or you can just pay me and i'll do it
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Old 07-13-2016, 06:16 AM
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My first time working with rubbing compound and polish on my 4th Gen with half of the hood done for comparison Finished hood:

Great start to bring some life back to that car. Nicely done. What did you like/dislike about the products you used?
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Old 07-13-2016, 06:50 PM
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Great start to bring some life back to that car. Nicely done. What did you like/dislike about the products you used?
Thanks, I've compounded and polished it completely now but I'll probably do another round later. I liked the ease of application for both of the products. I didn't like how much of a pain it could be to get the polish off of certain areas. I used Turtle Wax Rubbing Compound and Premium Polish and I like the results I got from such cheap products.
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