A couple of weeks back I cashed in the credit card reward points on some Amazon gift cards. The intent was to pick up a DA polisher and DAMF kit and teach the swirl marks on my black 2005 Bonneville GXP a lesson they would never forget. Unfortunately, my credit card company is taking their good sweet time processing my order and I just didn't have the patience to wait. The weather was just too nice today.
So....... I went to my local Auto Zone and picked up a Shurhold DA polisher (which will be returned on Monday) a few of their foam polishing pads and some UC and UP. They offered a wool polishing pad for compounding but I was nervous about using it as this is my first go round with a DA.
I'm really looking forward to doing the job by the book with the DAMF. I'll post some before/after pics when the job is finished.
Step 1. Started off with some Swirl X at Med/Hi speed and immediately knew I'd be using UC the rest of the way. Finished the car with UC and a polishing pad. Results were really pretty good considering that I shouldn't have been using a polishing pad. Most of the swirl marks are gone but now some of the more severe scratches really stand out. I honestly believe that if I had more experience with the DA, and was more consistent with my arm speed, pressure and qty. of UC applied, I would have had even better results. UC is an amazing product. I can't wait to try it again with the proper pad.
Step 2. I did get some DA Haze but it wasn't too bad. A modest once over with UP and most of it is gone.
Step 3. Finished it off with a coat of NXT 2.0. I like how easily this goes on and off but the application seems a bit "uneven" in spots. Because the car is black I'm going to give Ultimate Wax a try in a couple of weeks when the gift cards finally roll in.
The only question I have is........ Because I put a coat of NXT 2.0 on today, what should I do before starting with the UC and DAMF in couple of weeks? Any other advice would be greatly appreciated as well.