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    1986 Chevy Caprice Classic...just getting started

    Just getting started on this '86 Caprice Classic. I'm not sure the paint has EVER been waxed. It's my sisters boyfriends grandmothers old car, hahaha.

    Started with the MFDA system, but it ruined one cutting pad and I only have two. So since I just picked up 6 yellow polishing pads and 6 black finishing pads, I decided a new combo.

    UC with yellow pad
    UP with black pad
    UW with black pad

    Here are some results. I've only gotten half of the hood done so far...






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    Re: 1986 Chevy Caprice Classic...just getting started

    That's a drastic improvement! Great job!

    I'm assuming your paint is single stage right? You should try products such as M07 Show Car Glaze or M80 Speed Glaze. Those products will work great on your SS paint.

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    Re: 1986 Chevy Caprice Classic...just getting started

    Yes, single stage paint. I'm a bit confused with the application on M07, I've tried it before, and it just seemed very hard to remove. Never tried speed glaze. I need to pick up some more MG products.

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    Re: 1986 Chevy Caprice Classic...just getting started

    Quote Originally Posted by aonorato View Post
    Yes, single stage paint. I'm a bit confused with the application on M07, I've tried it before, and it just seemed very hard to remove. Never tried speed glaze. I need to pick up some more MG products.
    You worked in the product right? Also, you didn't let the product dry by removing the polish right away? If you did this then maybe your paint is just too dry and it needs moisture from the oils provided by the polish.

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    Re: 1986 Chevy Caprice Classic...just getting started

    Yes, that is what I did. I wish I had a garage so I could let the M07 "soak" overnight. I read a write-up about it before to condition and rejuvenate the paint

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    Re: 1986 Chevy Caprice Classic...just getting started

    Nice work

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    Re: 1986 Chevy Caprice Classic...just getting started

    Quote Originally Posted by aonorato View Post
    Yes, that is what I did. I wish I had a garage so I could let the M07 "soak" overnight. I read a write-up about it before to condition and rejuvenate the paint
    Don't let it "soak" or dry over night. That will be a PITA to remove. Just apply M07 multiple times and I bet that it will be easier and easier to apply/remove as you go. If so, this means that you're adding moisture to the paint at every iteration. Please let us know how it goes.

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    Re: 1986 Chevy Caprice Classic...just getting started

    You could put the #7 on, remove what you can, then use the #80/UC after. A little #7 residue shouldn't hurt the cleaning process.

    And yeah, overnight can actually work. Maybe #7 on a panel overnight, then wash it off sort of, rather than just remove? I dunno, takes a little playing sometimes.

    That should shine up pretty nice though.
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    Re: 1986 Chevy Caprice Classic...just getting started

    I am always amazed when I see drastic details like this an yet there is no clear coat failure. Somehow the paint is so badly oxidized or swirled up, and the clear coat doesn't fail. Here in California it seems like every daily driver that doesn't get waxed regularly gets clear coat failure in just 5-10 years. I guess the owner of this car doesn't live in a hot state or uses the a garage or parks under a tree.

    Great work so far!!

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    Re: 1986 Chevy Caprice Classic...just getting started

    Well, it is single stage paint as noted above, not clear coat.
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