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Wanted to send a shout out to glen_e for all of his trips and tricks on detailing. I dedicated my Sat to go through the process and am very happy with the results. The shine is ~2x what it was before and will never take my car into the shop for detailing services again. I'm going to start on my wife's car next.

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1) Striped car using Dawn dish washing soap
2) Sponged using Speedy Prep Sponge (like claying except using a sponge)
3) Polished using orbital sander and Blackfire Total Polish Seal
4) Sealed using Blackfire Crystal Seal
5) Have a beer and enjoy!

The whole process took me about 4 hours. Well the beer part continued for a few more hours but who's counting ;)

Thanks again to this forum for the abundance of info and a special thanks to glen_e!

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congrats!! - but I cringe at you using an "orbital sander"...LOL - it's an orbital polisher!!!

Nice spending time with you over the phone....

guys, I see all the time that people spent "the day" detailing their car, it used to be that way, but with new products, no way - easily a 3-4 hour job now....
 

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congrats!! - but I cringe at you using an "orbital sander"...LOL - it's an orbital polisher!!!
And thus the reason his car now has a pinkish tint! HAHA!

Looks very nice, by the way! Congrats!
 
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Wanted to send a shout out to glen_e for all of his trips and tricks on detailing. I dedicated my Sat to go through the process and am very happy with the results. The shine is ~2x what it was before and will never take my car into the shop for detailing services again. I'm going to start on my wife's car next.

In short:

1) Striped car using Dawn dish washing soap
2) Sponged using Speedy Prep Sponge (like claying except using a sponge)
3) Polished using orbital sander and Blackfire Total Polish Seal
4) Sealed using Blackfire Crystal Seal
5) Have a beer and enjoy!

The whole process took me about 4 hours. Well the beer part continued for a few more hours but who's counting ;)

Thanks again to this forum for the abundance of info and a special thanks to glen_e!

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Glen,
I noticed online that there is more than one type of Speedy sponge. Which one did you use?
 

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Damn I'm a novice at this.
Now you got me looking up orbital Sanders ( jk, polishers).
Any recommendations?

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Cool thanks

Is it easy and safe to to use for a beginner? (Don't want to damage anything)

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The griots is the one to get,it has more power and warrantee that the porter cable...if you want to spend more, the flex and the rupes are a step up but are used by guys using them every day.

Get educated by going to autogeek.net and reading and looking at the "how-to videos" on using an orbital , polishing and waxing.
 

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I was looking at the flex. I think I'll go that route.
Any techniques tips?

Sorry for all the questions, just want to get her to look the best

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The flex is very nice but overkill if you are using it just for a new Vette. It's for heavy duty correction but is a great unit. I own a flex rotary.

Look,at the first post here, he followed a document I sent him with step by step directions...you want it, PM ME WITH YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS.
 

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Pur a sealant on your wheels. Makes cleaning them much easier.

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