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    2016 Camaro RS First Polishing

    2016 Camaro RS nightfall grey metallic with heavy swirling on the trunk. Super hard clear coat.


    I have owned this car for one year and it has not been polished yet. There was a LOT of swirling on the trunk. I'm not sure where it came from. It's possible that someone at the dealership wiped the trunk with a dirty rag. You can see how bad it is in this pic.



    Materials

    Wash

    Chemical Guys Citrus Wash & Gloss soap

    Chemical Guys Clean Slate soap

    Bilt-Hamber Auto Clay (regular)

    Chemical Guys Synthetic Detailer as clay lubrication

    Tools:

    Flex PE14-2 rotary buffer with Chemical Guys Flex backing plate

    Flex PE14-2 rotary buffer with 3" backing plate

    Cyclo Pro 5 dual action polisher

    Porter Cable 7424XP dual action polisher

    Porter Cable 7424XP dual action polisherwith 3" backing plate

    Chemical Guys blow dryer

    Polishes
    :

    Pinnacle Advanced Swirl Remover (cut level 7)- most of the panels

    Optimum Compound II (cut level 8)- tried it on the trunk lid

    Wolfgang Uber Compound (cut level 10)- trunk lid

    Optimum Polish II (cut level 4)

    Chemical Guys P40 Final Polish (cut level 2)

    Pads
    :

    Orange Lake Country Force 2 5.5"

    Orange Chemical Guys Hex Logic 5.5" for curvy body panels

    Orange Lake Country 3"

    White Cyclo pad 4"

    White Lake Country 3"

    Chemical Guys 3" backing plate for rotary and PC7424

    Chemical Guys 6" Flexible backing plate for rotary

    Chemical Guys Polishing Pad Conditioner

    Chemical Guys Pad Cleaner

    Chemical Guys WipeOut Surface Cleaner

    IPG ProMask blue painters tape





    Towels:

    TheRagCompany Edgeless Eagles, Everests, and Wizards

    Sealant:

    Mckee's Hydro Blue SiO2 Coating

    It took 3 polishes to get the job done! Compounding, polishing, and jeweling. The trunk was really tough. I had to resort to my most aggressive polish, Wolfgang Uber Compound to get the swirls out of the trunk! I removed the holograms from the compound and rotary with Optimum Polish II and then did a final polish with Chemical Guys P40. The P40 really finished the car out well. n nI used the CG flexible backing plates on all the curvy panels on this car, and there are a lot!





    After the polishing was done, I wiped the surface with Chemical Guys WipeOut surface cleaner to remove any polishing oils. I then used Chemical Guys Clean Slate soap in a foam cannon and foamed away all of the polish dust and residue. I left the car wet and applied Mckee's Hydro Blue SiO2 Coating and sprayed it with a pressure washer. I blew the car dry and wiped any leftover water with McKee's Fast Wax as a drying aid.









    I will add more details later. I will be glad to answer any questions about polishing.

  2. #2
    Kirk, that's a beaut!

  3. #3
    I will drive it by the Detail Garage one day!

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