So this past weekend I polished up my 99 Grand Prix, which just hit 98k miles on it. I bought this car off the show room floor from the Pontiac dealer back in 1999 with 12 miles on it. It has been my daily driver. It has some appearance modifications and some performance modifications that I have done throughout the years of owning it. The car had been previously wearing klasse. Which held up rather nicely. It was on the car for 7 months and I probably could have squeezed another 2 months out of it. The benefits of living in sunny Southern California and a dry fall/winter. Well I had the itch to do a little polishing and give the daily some love. So this time I reached for my tried and true Meguiar's products.
I got a late start on Saturday so I usually reach for M21 but I decided to go with ULW to take advantage of it's WOWO application. I went into the late night and I needed to get some sleep lol
Here is what I used on the car
Wash - D111 Shampoo plus
Clay - Nanoskin autoscrub sponge with D155 last touch as clay lube
Compound - D300 on a 3" MF cutting disk for spot corrections
Polish - M205
Sealant - Ultimate Liquid wax
Tools & Pads - PC 7424XP, 5.5" Lake Country hydro tech tangerine polishing pads, 3" MF cutting pads, 3" Lake Country tangerine polishing pads
Glaze - M7. I wanted to give M7 a try on my car even though it is silver. Another successful use of it with a thin application making it easy to remove.
Carnauba Wax - M26
Wheel Wells - D4510 plastic & vinyl coating
Exhaust tips - I repolished with DUB metal polish but this time I used 0000 steel wool to remove some of the built up carbon on the inside of the tip and repolished. Looks much better than the first time I used DUB.
I didn't get to many before photos since the car looked good and had minor swirling. Photos were taken with my iphone so not the best quality. Sequence of products used M205 > ULW > M7 > M26
After some M205.
After some ULW
After some M7 and M26 on top of ULW
2 area's of the typical clear coat failure these cars get . I didn't polish these areas at all. The car will eventually get a repaint as the front and rear bumper are fading along with the driver side fender exhibiting clear coat failure as well.
Pulled the car outside
Some reflection shots
Metal flake in the paint looks great.
Gloss and full view of the tips after repolishing with DUB metal polish
This was the after shot the first time I used the DUB metal polish on the passenger side tip
After some 0000 steel wool and some repolishing the passenger tip looks like this