Hi everyone. I have a 2003 Red Silverado with pretty decent paint that I am looking to restore and then protect. It has the usual blemishes you would expect in a 10 year old truck: hairline paint scratches, holograms, swirling, etc. I plan on following the 5 step system
Here's my question: I bought the Clay Bar kit and was impressed with the outcome on the small areas I tested it on. The paint felt smoother and I applied the spray wax that came with the kit to the area and it really looked nice.
However, GOOD G*D it took a long time. Keep in mind this is a full size extended cab truck (with a painted fiberglass tonneau cover painted to match) so there is a LOT of piant to cover. I know there is a price to pay for perfect paint but will any of the other products do a similar job as the clay bar. Maybe Ultimate Compound. I have a cheap Random Orbit polisher that I bought at walmart to work with.