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Well, this is NOT my '04 S60R, but it will get done in a few weeks, after the hood cures from a repaint after a crash. In the meantime, I tried Zaino for the first time on my wifes new car and I love it! I thought some of you fellow detailers might want to see:<br> <A HREF="http://web.mac.com/stugary/iWeb/Gary%20House/Lexus%20IS%20350%20Detailed.html" TARGET="_blank">http://web.mac.com/stugary/iWe....html</A><p><IMG SRC="http://web.mac.com/stugary/iWeb/Gary%20House/Lexus%20IS%20350%20Detailed_files/IMG_3490.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Enjoy!<br>Fire R <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Looks wonderful. A question, please...

...can you say more about the following:<p>"removed four rock chip and or scratch defects with the Porter Cable random orbital with Meguiar’s cutting pad and Meguiar’s #83 DACP"<p>What is a cutting pad & #83 DACP, and how exactly did you use them with the random oribtal?<p>Nicely done!<p>Harry J
 

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Re: Looks wonderful. A question, please... (harryj)

In brief, (there are many detailing sites on the internet like Autopia) you use different density foam pads and an abrasive chemical with a dual action, random orbital polisher to lightly smooth out the clear coat when abraded or rock hit. You never take it all the way down to the color layer. When the roughness is gone from the hit or marr, plus any color from what hit it, then when you polish and wax, the reflectivity from those chemical layers tend to "not show" 90+% of small hits. For large hits, you need to properly use touch up paint... In other words, you can get out some damage to clear coats. If the random orbital can't do it, then a pro shop with a higher speed rotary and more abrasive chemical may be able to fix it, and then there is also wet sanding with VERY fine auto paper...
 

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Wow that looks amazing....i need to go through the academy and join your FD. Seems to be paying quite well <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> Looks amazing fire!
 

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I've thought about trying the Zaino, but i have soo much Maguire's professional that i can't justify it. I need to get new pads though. I too have a PC DA buffer. I love the results every time I use it. Even on my '91 CRX (which does not have clearcoat), theesults are amazing. Not what a pro sho gets but still looks prettty damn fine.<p>BTW, nice results on the Lex with the Zaino.
 
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