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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-29-2013, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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compounding my truck

With the nicer weather coming i would like to buff out my truck to eliminate small scratches and blemishes in the paint. I have never done this before and i was wondering if you guys new of any good products i can buy locally. Also if you knew of any methods or things to be careful of while doing this would be greatly appreciated. Also can i buff over the pin strip stickers that go down the side of the truck? Thanks.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-01-2013, 07:31 PM
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Re: compounding my truck

Cant go wrong with Mother's products. If you are going to buff it to remove scratches i would clay bar the truck before i put a buffer on it.

Wash
Clay bar
Light compund
Cleaner wax
Polish wax
You can go over pinstripes just dont bear down on it.

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Re: compounding my truck

I appreciate the response ended up using a Meguiars fine cut cleaner and was pretty happy with the outcome

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Re: compounding my truck

What did you use to buff it with? Some pics. Would be great too.

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Re: compounding my truck

I used an old craftsman orbital buffer I borrowed from a buddy worked pretty good. Unfortunately I don't know how to post pics or else I would.

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I buy a lot of stuff from griots garage. They have everything you can think of. Stuff is a bit spendy but it is all amazing.

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Ya I have been on there. They have it all, But like ya said its pricey.

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Re: compounding my truck

I have been giving some serious consideration to investing in a dual action buffer. I hear a lot about the bad things that can happen with these things. That being said I've seen the positive results a buffer can make.

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I have been told to be really carefully with the uglier grinder like machines. The machine I used you would have to be trying to burn through also a little water goes a long way.

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Re: compounding my truck

I've watched hours of detailing videos, much like the hours I've spent learning about this darn 6.0. I think I'm more comfortable with the buffing than the wrenching.

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