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This car was pretty heavily swirled when I did my initial inspection, so I knew I was going to have my work cut out for me. This is the first Tucson I had worked on, and I had heard before that they had difficult paint to work with. To my surprise however, it was actually pretty soft.

When I was finished, the car's owner and I were both thrilled with the results. She said that it looked better than the day she drove it off of the lot.

I got a bit carried away with the photos though...

Process: (exterior only)
Dawn wash to remove any wax
Wheels cleaned with Megs Wheel Brightener 4:1
Wheel wells cleaned with Megs APC+ 4:1
Wheels dressed with Sonus Tire Gel
Wheel wells dressed with Megs Exterior Trim Detailer
Stoner's IG on glass
Clay with ONR lube

Polishing:
Menzerna SIP, white lc pad, rotary
Optimum Poli-Seal, white lc pad, PC
Topped with Optimum Car Wax

Tools:
Makita 9227 rotary w/W66 backing plate
Porter Cable D/A
Canon Rebel XSi camera w18/55mm lense

Total time: 5 hours.

Befores:




Lots of dead bugs, and an alive one too!






50/50 after SIP:




Inspection in the sun. SIP only at this point.


And now for the after shots:


 

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looks nice bro. I got alot of cars to post just been slammed which is good.

I love the new OCW.
 

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looks nice bro. I got alot of cars to post just been slammed which is good.

I love the new OCW.

Thanks man! Post 'em up when you've got some time. Yes, you definitely have a good problem there!

I've been using the new OCW more and more lately. I find it to be a really good topper for OPS (which is already fantastic by itself IMO).
 

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For this car, $180. Other cars could be $250-$350 depending on the time it takes to achieve the same results.
 
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