I finally ponied up for a PC and man does it make all the difference in the world when it comes to getting rid of swirls and shallow scratches. Dawn, claybar, swirl remover, glaze, and sealant all in one day. I knew it was a big @ss truck but man you don't realize how much real estate this thing has until you go over it 6 times... Was well worth the effort once it was done though and in the sun.
AAWW MAN that thing looks awsome!!! Can i eat off of it!!! PS need tinted windows :P
Gotta love Texas...100+ days most of the year...crappy tint laws
Black certainly hard to upkeep....but when it is definitely hard to beat. Hadn't done a proper breakdown since I got it so long overdue. Used the Wolfgang trio so the 3.0 sealant should help things keep looking great.
No.....I used to but autogeek.com was running a special on their porter cable, pass, and Wolfgang products so decided to finally see what all the fuss was about. Although I thought I got good results by hand via Zaino products, it just doesn't compare with a machine with the right pad on defects. Paint is nearly flawless when it comes to all but a few deep cuts in the clearcoat ... something can't be done by hand. I've been converted to a true believer of porter cable vs by hand.
I'm very pleased with the results. Just from normal driving I washed the truck yesterday cause of all the dust and whatnot. I didn't even have to touch it with a sponge. I was in awe on how just spraying it off with the hose took everything off the truck including bugs. I've never experienced that before so stood there in disbelief wasting water I'm sure. I'm got the Mustang in the garage now and doing the paint correction step (Black as well). Being an 01 I have my work cut out for me but from what I've been able to do on the first part of the car, the result are astonishing. Can't wait to get it finished as well (long time Zaino user and was happy with it....till now).
So the Mustang's paint was in pretty bad shape. I've been kinda lazy and working on it in pieces as I have time and laziness allows. Here's some bad pics of just the correction stage...which is all I've done so far:
You can see how much that scratch was reduced and the swirls gone.
Can see swirl free. Tonight will probably put on the glaze and sealant and be done with it. Will post way better pics then but as of now night time is the only time I have to work on it.
Your L looks great! We've got an '07 L in Dark Blue Pearl and they are lots of real estate to cover... congrats on making the Black look so good! I learned of the Porter Cable tool a few years ago from a Mercury Marauder forum... lots of big black cars there... and I've been converted ever since.