An overcast morning gave way to a beautiful sunny Saturday, and we had a highly enthusiastic group for our Detailing 101 Class.
Our demo car for the day was a 2012 Acura TSX with quite a few paint issues. We used the Brinkmann Dual Xenon swirl finder light to see the level of defects while in the garage.
Yep, swirl city.
We cleaned the surface with Ultimate Wash & Wax Anywhere and then clayed the paint to remove above surface bonded contaminants.
After taping off the hood into a couple of sections, we demonstrate proper technique for hand application of Ultimate Compound, Ultimate Polish, and Ultimate Wax.
A properly applied coat of wax is very easy to wipe off..... so we let one of our students handle the wipe off to prove the point.
Next up, the same three products used via hand application, but now with the G110v2 buffer.
On the left is the hand applied side, on the right is the G110v2 applied side. You can see a couple of deeper scratches still present on the hand applied side, so those would need some repeated applications to fully remove. But the swirls are completely gone on both sides.
Here's the G110v2 side, with heavy swirls visible on the upper section above our tape line. There is some fine pitting in the paint caused by impact from fine road debris, and under this sort of extreme lighting they will show up, but the swirls and scratches are completely gone
Again, hand applied side on the left, G110v2 on the right, untouched on the upper half of the image.
Time to let our students get familiar with the buffer, but we always keep a watchful eye to make sure their technique is good.
Technique here is good, but look at all that product!!!! A little bit goes a long way, and this is overkill!
While her son works the buffer, mom takes a picture.... we couldn't resist this shot!