Plenty of (unexpected) rain overnight didn't dampen the spirits of the crowd of enthusiastic detailers who came out Saturday for some fun in our training garage!
Lucky for use, we had use of a black rental car for our demos, and rental cars always have hammered paint! Unfortunately, the sun never did come out from behind the clouds so it was a bit tricky to get some good side by side pics of our results, but that's the way the buffer spins some times!
As always, following the classroom portion of the program we went into the garage and got to work. This car needed a quick clay treatment before we could start on the below surface defects.
Yep, it definitely needed to be clayed!
Starting out with a hand application demo, we use Ultimate Compound as our first step.
Applying Ultimate Compound by hand.
Same product, machine applied.
Cleaning the polishing pad with a pad brush.....
.....and with a towel. Either option works, just make sure you do it regularly when working on a car.
First pass with the DA and you can see a dramatic difference in the paint finish. These straight line scratches were really bad so another pass is needed to really finish them off.
A close up shot of the paint condition before we started.
Close up in the same area after using Ultimate Compound with the G110v2
Time for the students to try their hand at the buffer.
This is a classic example of NOT keeping the pad flat against the paint. You can clearly see the backing plate rising up on the right side and sitting deeply in the pad on the left. This is not flat and it will diminish results. Proper technique is critical when machine polishing paint, so keep that pad flat, move it slowly, and keep your work area small.