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The Garage / Re: Cars & Clay
« Last post by TLRam1 on September 13, 2017, 04:24:37 PM »
Meant to post this earlier, there are two types of the pad a fine grade and medium (IIRC), I bought the fine.

Used by hand. 
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The Garage / Re: Cars & Clay
« Last post by TLRam1 on September 13, 2017, 03:49:29 PM »
Thanks guys and will do Jesse.

I think the wet look is here to stay for the most part as the ultimate compound gave the car that look, no wax needed. I only waxed it "just because", you may already know this but the wax did not bring out the shine. It cleaned up the prior work a bit and they say put a protective coat on the finish. If the wax brought the wet shine look to the car it would not last. Let's hope so anyway.

When I go outside I have to feel the paint, smooth and I am impressed.
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The Garage / Re: Cars & Clay
« Last post by MagnaMan on September 13, 2017, 11:13:57 AM »
I always find it kind of relaxing and refreshing to polish and restore finishes likes this. It looks good from here. So be sure to keep us informed as to how long it keeps the wet look. That's what I am wondering.
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The Garage / Re: Cars & Clay
« Last post by LIMagna on September 13, 2017, 08:41:47 AM »
Nice work!  Nothing like the satisfaction of a job well done :-D
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The Garage / Re: Cars & Clay
« Last post by TLRam1 on September 13, 2017, 02:33:15 AM »
One more of the rear bumper.

And the finished car, although the hood doesn't show up well it looks like the side of the car.
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The Garage / Re: Cars & Clay
« Last post by TLRam1 on September 13, 2017, 02:30:29 AM »
Photos

In the first two photos look to the left of the Blue tape, you will see where I stopped coming towards the center of the hood. That's the "wet shine" I am referring to.

The next two are the rear bumper before and after photos.
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The Garage / Re: Cars & Clay
« Last post by TLRam1 on September 13, 2017, 02:15:05 AM »
The clay bar worked well except he working area is small for a car, after much researched I bought a Nanoskin Pad (for a DA polisher or similar) that I used by hand fearing a power tool would damage or mar my paint.

How do you say, that was the cat's meow! Much larger surface area, no working the clay and it was fast! Being cautious I used it with the recommended Glide from the same mfg hoping to recover my paint on the Mustang and not throw the towel in that the paint was ruined.

Once competed I started the wax job, unsatisfied with the lack of shine, possible a bit of oxidation and swirls in the paint over the years even though it stays in my garage covered, maybe from the previous owner. More research lead me to buy a Dual Action Polisher and Ultimate Polish from Meguiars, the wet shine ect. never works for me.

After many hours watching videos how to correct paint issues.....next up was Ultimate Compound from Meguiars, this my friends did the trick. Took out many of the swirls, oxidation and left me for the first time in my life the "Wet Shine" look I only read about. Waxed it and we are done.
 
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The Garage / Re: CAM Chain Tensioner Failure, and other tales of the road
« Last post by Jerry G Turner on August 30, 2017, 06:51:29 PM »
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The Garage / Re: CAM Chain Tensioner Failure, and other tales of the road
« Last post by hootmon on August 30, 2017, 05:59:18 PM »
I had 90K on my Yellow Magna
I have 50K on my Red Magna
I have never had a tensioner failure... I've been accused of reving the Magna a little.. (Just a little, between each shift :lol:)
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The Garage / Re: CAM Chain Tensioner Failure, and other tales of the road
« Last post by Jerry G Turner on August 30, 2017, 01:32:31 PM »
The tensioners tend to fail more often if you rev the engine up to high rpms before shifting if you shift at lower rpms they don't seem to fail as often.
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