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Old 11-15-2016, 01:52 PM
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For a period, I've polished a plenty using a rotary only.....but we're talking OCD 3 step polishing. No DA needed.

I don't recommend you to try to buff it yourself.
It takes a skilled hand with Rotary. You can cause damage easily....and fairly quick.

You're on the right track. You can use the products you have. It will STILL make the paint look better than it is already right .

Re, leather. I don't have any issues with cleaning leather.....use a nice horsehair brush, later, foam it...etc, agitate, get it clean.

Re: conditioning. It's coated leather. It's NOT going to get any conditioner into it.
Maybe in the areas where the stitching perforation AND on a very MaCroSCOPIC level, the conditioner might even into ~abraded pores~ of your coated leather by let's say .0001 absorption.

Don't go crazy with the conditioner. It tends to accelerate wear as it keeps dirt, etc around . Once again, reference washing the car techniques. It's all about the abrasion factor....whether it be paint of leather
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YazX5 -

For a period, I've polished a plenty using a rotary only.....but we're talking OCD 3 step polishing. No DA needed.

I don't recommend you to try to buff it yourself.
It takes a skilled hand with Rotary. You can cause damage easily....and fairly quick.

You're on the right track. You can use the products you have. It will STILL make the paint look better than it is already right .

Re, leather. I don't have any issues with cleaning leather.....use a nice horsehair brush, later, foam it...etc, agitate, get it clean.

Re: conditioning. It's coated leather. It's NOT going to get any conditioner into it.
Maybe in the areas where the stitching perforation AND on a very MaCroSCOPIC level, the conditioner might even into ~abraded pores~ of your coated leather by let's say .0001 absorption.

Don't go crazy with the conditioner. It tends to accelerate wear as it keeps dirt, etc around . Once again, reference washing the car techniques. It's all about the abrasion factor....whether it be paint of leather


Yeah I was practicing on a black e63 yesterday, let's just say that you can now surf in the paint lol. I'm just gonna clay the car and then look for a reliable detailer that actually gets the job done right. One guy near me wants 110 for a buff and polish, he does all the cars for the dealers on our street Honda, Toyota, dodge. Look pretty good but I don't think it'll be that much of high quality work as they're always packed with cars so they just need it to "look good enough" and not the type of perfection I want. Oh well gotta keep lookin.


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Dont know where in CHI you are but hit up this guys if you are close

Chicago Auto and Car Detailing - CQuartz Finest - XPEL - LUSTR Detail
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Dont know where in CHI you are but hit up this guys if you are close

Chicago Auto and Car Detailing - CQuartz Finest - XPEL - LUSTR Detail


Prices start at 500-1200 for suvs…yikes! I can buy a whole 'nother car for that lol.


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For that price ($1200) I would expect full paint correction and CQuartz Finest coating. Not bad if that's what you are getting.
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For that price ($1200) I would expect full paint correction and CQuartz Finest coating. Not bad if that's what you are getting.


The website did say something about c quartz. No idea what it was or what it does. Didn't bother after I send the price tag. For that price you can get a semi decent paint job on the whole car.


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You can? At $1,200 I expect a mid grade Maaco paint job - maybe in Chicago there are more shops hurting for business - Around here if you want a good quality paint job with proper prep, masking, disassembly, etc, expect at least $3-5k

There are lots of other factors, I'd personally rather keep factory original paint in good shape then getting a paint job on a whole car -
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You can? At $1,200 I expect a mid grade Maaco paint job - maybe in Chicago there are more shops hurting for business - Around here if you want a good quality paint job with proper prep, masking, disassembly, etc, expect at least $3-5k

There are lots of other factors, I'd personally rather keep factory original paint in good shape then getting a paint job on a whole car -


I said semi decent. My uncles shop charges 3.5k if there's no body damage. And I was joking about getting it painted. Keeping it original and maintained is way better of course.


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