Car just back from paint- what products to use?

Discussion in 'Detailing Topic' started by OsborneConst, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. Wadd2

    Wadd2 Veteran Member

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    The best products I've found are by Griots. My paint guy turned me onto them and they're amazing. I use Griots Speed Shine the most. I uncover the car, use the Griots bug remover first wherever needed. Then I use the Speed Shine. I haven't washed my car in 2 years since and I love the stuff. Always looks nice and shiny. Lucas has a nice speed wax I use once in a while too.
     
  2. bfendick

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    Since my car was painted 4 years ago I have never washed it with water, I use the clean and dirty chamois method. You use two chamois, wet them and "wash" the car with the dirty one and dry it with the clean one. I have a "c" marked on the clean one and a "d" marked on the dirty one. I have never been in the rain and haven't had anything worse then rubber on the back fenders from burnouts on it, those I cleaned off first with brake cleaner spray. I think your painter is telling you to not seal the paint so that it can cure better the first two months.
     
  3. secondgenfan

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    Love that color! Nice job.
     
  4. OsborneConst

    OsborneConst Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Thanks guys for all of the info! I will look into those products. The car is turning out nicer than I imagined, and I want to keep it as nice as possible. However, I built it for a driver, and it will be driven, hopefully a lot. So it will see rain, although I will try to avoid it when possible. Several buddies and I are planning on power tour in two years, and my wife and I plan on running Route 66 across the country too. And I will drive it as much as possible for work when I don't need a truck.
     
  5. OsborneConst

    OsborneConst Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    It is PPG paint, it doesn't have a name, only a number, which is kind of lame. I guess I should come up with my own name.
     
  6. OsborneConst

    OsborneConst Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    My painter does some pretty high end restorations, and is very knowledgable on how metal works and acts, and kind of blew my mind talking about it. When I first went to him with my 'solid' car, the first thing he told me was about the area between the door and the rear wheel. He said the way that it was made, it was solid on the outside, and everything seems great. But AFTER it gets repainted, especially after taking it down to bare metal, it rusts from the inside out. So he told me he cuts that area out of every 2nd gen he does, otherwise they start rusting out a few years after being painted.
     
  7. OsborneConst

    OsborneConst Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Thanks!
     
  8. OsborneConst

    OsborneConst Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Thanks!
     
  9. Zstar

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    That color looks like 69 Camaro/Nova called Shadow Gray. In hs had my 64
    LeMans painted that color. LOVED IT.
     
  10. 68400BIRD

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    Like the painter mentioned do nothing for a few months. If you plan on wet sanding it for a even better finish let it bake out in the sun to help get all the shrinking done.
     

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