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      06-29-2020, 07:35 AM   #23
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GREAT QUESTIONS!!

1. What's the total amount of hours you've put into this?

I would say around 35 hours so far of actual polishing. Itís def more when I include the scrutinizing and prep. My biggest thing is not to rush. In one of my posts, I mentioned to make a plan and stick to it. I pull my car into the garage at an angle, mainly to give me better access around the car, but also Ďcause it looks cool. LOL Itís been habit really. I set up a folding table as my polishing station and get to work, first focusing on finding the imperfections, which have mostly been swirls and love marks. Then I practice with a least aggressive method and work my way up on the heavier imperfections.

2. Was there dusting with Megs compound and polish?

YES. I mainly had dusting with M110, but I donít think I was using enough distilled water (spray) to hydrate the pad. This helps to evenly distribute the polish and to pick it up without the dust. M205 was really easy. No dust. It polished out really nicely.

3. How are your knees and back holding up?

LOL. I have to get up off the floor for that one!! Not bad, actually. I stay mindful to keep my back straight when polishing on my feet, and then I use a rolling seat as I move further down. Also, I stay hydrated with water. It takes a lot out of you!!

4. What's the total cost you've put into this?

This I have not calculated. Iíve thought about I, but never put it down. Iíll have to think about this one, because some of the gear and materials were already existing from another car. Lemme get back to you.

Don't forget to polish the door sill area and taillights. And get that dent pulled out on the trunk.

For sure. I actually took a pic of the door sills, since I have to get creative with these. I might use a mini polishing ball. Everything else is too broad. And yes, I plan to have PDF friend of mine look at that dent.
Thanks for the feedback!

Looking forward to some more pics and updates.
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I will continue with some additional posts soon. Been slammed at work and now on vacation, so stay tuned!
Any updates, surely you're back from vacation. There's nowhere to go
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