WHAT TO DO ABOUT SWIRLMARKS?

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WHAT TO DO ABOUT SWIRLMARKS?

Postby MAXX WRENCH » Thu Sep 28, 2006 12:21 pm

I have heard a lot of different things from people about what to use to get out swirlmarks & get a really deep deep shine. My c5 is black & swirlmarks stick out like a sore thumb. I have been told Adams products work well on swirlmarks & especially if the car is black....anyone have any experience using these adams products? What is there that has worked for any of you?

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Postby Cajundude » Fri Oct 13, 2006 11:50 am

Actually, yes. I just bought the Adams Essentials kit and the stuff is phenomenal. I've been a long time Zaino user but by word of a friend I took a shot with Adams. I liked the stuff so much, I am now going to be a dealer for them and add the product to my line up of other stuff. I am just now starting out with the business but will eventually look into possibly being a vendor on this forum! I am placing my first order tomorrow to get some Adams in stock. To get rid of swirls you can use a 3M compound and a orange pad with the Porter Cable.

Using a Porter Cable 7424 is great with it!

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Postby MAXX WRENCH » Fri Oct 13, 2006 11:52 am

thanks cajun...apprecciate it...your car looks awesome man...about the doors...i too am considering lambo doors...u had any probs with them?

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Postby Cajundude » Fri Oct 13, 2006 11:55 am

Actually, no, not yet. This is the L.S.D. kit. It took me about 10 hours on the first door but about 4-5 hours on the second. It lines up everytime you close it unlike other kits. I really like it so far. :D

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Postby australi » Fri Oct 13, 2006 12:15 pm

MAXX WRENCH wrote:thanks cajun...your car looks awesome man...


A) :o A) :o

...I'm going to HAVE TO use one of those pics for tomorrow’s forum ‘thumbnail'!

THAT IS JUST AWE-INSPIRING!!!

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Postby Cajundude » Fri Oct 13, 2006 12:17 pm

Not as good as your hood ornament! Holy moly! :o :twisted:

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Postby australi » Fri Oct 13, 2006 12:19 pm

Cajundude wrote:Not as good as your hood ornament! Holy moly! :o :twisted:


Swap you anytime...BOTH cost LOTS of money to maintain! :-x

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Postby Cajundude » Fri Oct 13, 2006 12:41 pm

:-x Let's see, you borrow my car for an hour and I borrow...welllll... :o

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Postby Stingraynut » Fri Oct 13, 2006 1:51 pm

Neat doors, a big improvement.

I haven't heard of Adams before - I tried the Zaino on an old panel and it didn't last much longer than ordinanry waxs - I have a theory that the best polish test is on an old panel, because you can see when the product stops working - please have you got a link to the Adams?

Here's a pic of my vette, with NO POLISH - just car shampoo!! -
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Postby Winfield RED » Fri Oct 13, 2006 3:40 pm

Let me sort that pic for ya S'nut :o
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Postby Winfield RED » Fri Oct 13, 2006 3:42 pm

Love that yellow C5 there, looks bloody good, all very tastefully done. Im not a fan of the doors like that, but yours are the best ive seen, and they do tie in well with the car. Great colour contrasts with the black lights too ;)
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Postby Cajundude » Fri Oct 13, 2006 8:49 pm

Winfield RED wrote:Love that yellow C5 there, looks bloody good, all very tastefully done. Im not a fan of the doors like that, but yours are the best ive seen, and they do tie in well with the car. Great colour contrasts with the black lights too ;)


Appreciate it! I was not at first either and had my second thoughts but went with this on a recommendation from someone who was on the fence for several years about the various door kits. Most of them have their issues. None with this kit so far (cross fingers).

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Postby Winfield RED » Fri Oct 13, 2006 10:50 pm

No worries mate ;) Do you reckon you could do a bit of a tech write up for the C5 tech section on the door mod here for us? Id be really interested in seeing what is involved and some close ups of the parts used. :o (installed is fine, dont pull them off for pics!!! :-x )

P.S. Love the garage there too mate 8)

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Postby Cajundude » Fri Oct 13, 2006 10:54 pm

Sure, I'll do it when I get home today, I guess that would be late night early morning for ya'll. I'll put the pics up on my tech page. I don't plan on doing a full how to on this mod but I will put up detailed pics for sure. I'll try and put the install manual in a pdf as well. :o

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Postby Cajundude » Fri Oct 13, 2006 10:55 pm

I took plenty of detailed pics during my installation. :o

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Postby Winfield RED » Fri Oct 13, 2006 11:31 pm

Thanks mate ;)

As a reference for time here, the message you have posted ubove was made at 10:55pm local time for the east coast of Australia :o

Its now about 11:31pm here.

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Postby Cajundude » Fri Oct 13, 2006 11:33 pm

15 hours ahead, eh...so, what's the weather like tomorrow? :-x Hopefully around lunchtime for you tomorrow. :D

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Postby Winfield RED » Fri Oct 13, 2006 11:38 pm

Well it was reasonably good mate yeah, expect some fairly clear skies all afternoon, light sea breeze, there was abit of traffic on the way home today, so im not sure how it will be by the time youre ready to make the trip.... :-x

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Postby MAXX WRENCH » Sat Oct 14, 2006 4:59 pm

S'nut...here is your link my friend www.adamspolishes.com :o

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Postby australi » Sat Oct 14, 2006 5:43 pm

MAXX WRENCH wrote:S'nut...here is your link my friend www.adamspolishes.com :o


You can also contact 'Panther'; he is now an Australian distributor for Adams I understand. :o

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Adams Polishes

Postby Panther » Mon Oct 16, 2006 4:48 pm

First shipment of products are leaving for Australia this week finally, we will be sole importer/warehouse

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Postby australi » Mon Oct 16, 2006 5:33 pm

Panther wrote:First shipment of products are leaving for Australia this week finally, we will be sole importer/warehouse


:o :o :o

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Postby Winfield RED » Mon Oct 16, 2006 9:52 pm

Gday Panther, long time no see mate. Hows it going down there?? :D

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Postby Panther » Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:33 am

Hi guys
just been so busy down here, with so much happening good and bad, alls well and back on track sort of, good to be able to get out and do some K's in the C5

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Postby Panther » Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:35 am

love the yellow vette, well done

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Postby Winfield RED » Tue Oct 17, 2006 5:35 pm

Good to hear most is all well at your end there Panther :o

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Re: WHAT TO DO ABOUT SWIRLMARKS?

Postby australi » Tue Oct 17, 2006 6:18 pm

MAXX WRENCH wrote:I have heard a lot of different things from people about what to use to get out swirlmarks & get a really deep deep shine. My c5 is black & swirlmarks stick out like a sore thumb. I have been told Adams products work well on swirlmarks & especially if the car is black....anyone have any experience using these adams products? What is there that has worked for any of you?


Well, we all know that the products are great; but there’s always the option of you taking your car to a pro to have it done...(and yes, before you can comment - I DO mean a panel beater type of pro!) ~ I know you TOO well young 'Maxxy'!!! :-x


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