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So I decided to play with my new toys this last weekend...

I won the Pinnacle LSP from Autogeek.net and had ordered the DA kit from DetailedImage not long ago and it had been sitting in my garage collecting dust...

I started off with a decent canvas already as it was only about 6 months ago that I did a correction on the TL...But I was never 100% happy with the results (I am OCD)...Wasn't enough time to do the expedition...Ok maybe there was enough time and beer but I wasn't in the mood to work on the land barge...

1. I started off with a good wash with Chemical Guys Glossworkz (also removed front license plate).
2. Pulled the car in the garage and dried it with some nice waffle weaves I bought from Chemical Guys.
3. Broke out the Chemical Guys Clay bar and Luber and hit the entire car with a good claybar action.
4. Gave the car another good spray down (no shampoo) with distilled water and pulled it back in the garage and dried it off with some ww's.
5. Taped up some minor stuff
6. Started with the Megs DA kit...I DO NOT like their backing plate so I just used the one I use for my foam pads.
7. Primed the correction pad with the megs correction solution (smells like candy) and went to work. I found that I needed 2 passes with the system to get the desired cut. The pads and solution work VERY well together.
8. Wiped the car down with IPA and a nice MF
9. Primed the polishing pad with the megs polishing solution (smells like blueberrys) and went to work. Again hit it with 2 passes for desired results.
10. Wiped the car down with IPA and a nice MF
11. Applied Black Fire Wet Diamond in a thin coat covering the entire car.
12. I let the car sit with the BFWD on the car for 18 hours. Alot of people dont like to do this but I have no issues with it as my car sits in the garage and no doors are opened during this time.
13. Wiped the BFWD off with a MF (lightly sprayed with P40) and then let the paint breathe for about 2 hours.
14. Applied Pinnacle Signature Series 2 LSP to the car and let it steep for an hour.
15. Removed Pinnacle Signature Series 2 LSP with a MF
16. Applied Chemical Guys P40 with a MF and was finished.

All in all I have to say I LOVE the Meguiars DA Kit and I feel that it does a great job...I am sure people can do better with pads but for me the DA kit does just fine...I had NO DUSTING with it...Hell I really didnt have to tape up anything IMHO because it works great with everything...The Pinnacle Signature Series 2 LSP went on so smooth and was a joy to work with. I was very impressed by it to say the least. It came off just as good as it went on and left a nice shine that I couldn't be happier with. I have been all about AGHD for a while now but I have to say that this Pinnacle Signature Series 2 LSP is right there with it if not better. It really made me want to try out the other line of LSP that Pinnacle has. Anyways on with the pictures:

















Yes it was like 90+ degrees and humid as hell...The hottest weekend of the year and I pick it to detail my car LOL...It’s well worth it.

Oh and I LOVE this light setup LOL



Please feel free to critique my technique/process as I am a student of the game and am needing to learn as much as possible.

-Chris
 

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Very nice job Chris! Good thing you used the halogens to get the job done right not many guys on here use them for some reason and they are a very important tool when doing correction work. To get the paint in between the emblems try polishing by hand with a q tip and light pressure or a microfiber. Just thought I might add that in there in case you were interested on how to correct those areas.
 

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Thanks Danny I will def try that!
 

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Ehh, A supercharged Mustang would look better then that. You should trade it for one! :lmao

Looks good bro. That DAMF system is the tits.

Danny, proper lighting is a MUST!!!!! I use that and now I added a brinkman to the mix just to make spot checking easy.
 

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Ehh, A supercharged Mustang would look better then that. You should trade it for one! :lmao

Looks good bro. That DAMF system is the tits.

Danny, proper lighting is a MUST!!!!! I use that and now I added a brinkman to the mix just to make spot checking easy.
I know man, I dont know why some guys refuse to use good lighting especially when its the key to removing imperfections. I want to invest in a 3M Sungun or one of the crazy lumen lights Phil carries at Detailers Domain to use along with my Craftsman 1000 watt halogen tripod.:eek:
 

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Phil has some real nice lights on his site. In my Army gear I have a bunch of SureFire lights. I am going to try a couple and see how well they work. My Brinkman seems to work well for now though. I like the fact that I can use one or both of the lights on it.
 

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Ehh, A supercharged Mustang would look better then that. You should trade it for one! :lmao

Looks good bro. That DAMF system is the tits.

Danny, proper lighting is a MUST!!!!! I use that and now I added a brinkman to the mix just to make spot checking easy.
Did you post that every where you crazy cracka?

I know man, I dont know why some guys refuse to use good lighting especially when its the key to removing imperfections. I want to invest in a 3M Sungun or one of the crazy lumen lights Phil carries at Detailers Domain to use along with my Craftsman 1000 watt halogen tripod.:eek:
I agree so much...It makes it so much easier for correction and for adding and removing products...

Phil has some real nice lights on his site. In my Army gear I have a bunch of SureFire lights. I am going to try a couple and see how well they work. My Brinkman seems to work well for now though. I like the fact that I can use one or both of the lights on it.
I want one of those sun lights myself LOL

My camera sucks and it looking like the sun isnt crisp in the pictures but believe you me it is very crisp in real life...I am actually VERY satisfied how this all came out...

Oh did I mention I didnt tape off ANYTHING? Yep no need to there was literally 0 dust and the compound/polish worked awesome on the chrome and lights...lol
 

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M.P. Cobra Fan I've got quite a few Surefire Weaponlights as well and have used them for paint correction. They don't work too bad. However unless you have one with a flood head than the "spot light" style should offer a larger picture.

You saving that for giving yourself personal pleasure to?
LOL, man boob..

the NO dusting at all is what really makes me enjoy using the MF pads
I don't really care about dusting with M105 and M205 (which is little) but how does the Meguiars Microfiber Correction Kit deal with humidity? This is the thing I hate about M105 is it sucks to use when humidity is bad and considering this is Florida...
 

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M.P. Cobra Fan I've got quite a few Surefire Weaponlights as well and have used them for paint correction. They don't work too bad. However unless you have one with a flood head than the "spot light" style should offer a larger picture.



LOL, man boob..



I don't really care about dusting with M105 and M205 (which is little) but how does the Meguiars Microfiber Correction Kit deal with humidity? This is the thing I hate about M105 is it sucks to use when humidity is bad and considering this is Florida...
Its moob thank you...

Its rather humid here in VA and I didnt have any issues...
 
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