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February 21, 2015, 09:51 PM #0

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So before spring I'd like to detail my STI. It will likely need a cut. I think I'll likely only spend the time to do it once, so I'm wondering if I can borrow or rent someone's tool(s).

If you wanted to show me some tips I'd be  :banana: with that too. I'll probably be watching quite a few vids online.

After watching only a few vids I see how many tools the pros have, but I'm not looking to do a showroom finish. I think all I'd like to borrow would be a polisher, but if you have something else you think I should use, I'd be all ears.

I have a 2 car heated garage with decent lighting so if you didn't have a spot to do your car this winter / spring I'm down with that too.
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    February 22, 2015, 08:46 AM #1

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    Being silver iirc, it should be a pretty easy car to work with as scratches and dullness are not as apparent as they could be on a darker color. Are you looking for a high speed or an orbital polisher? I don't have one personally but it might help for others to know which type you want to use. Are there any major problem areas you're looking to resolve or just looking to restore some shine and remove the swirl marks?

      February 22, 2015, 09:09 AM #2

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      Originally posted by Lou
      Being silver iirc, it should be a pretty easy car to work with as scratches and dullness are not as apparent as they could be on a darker color. Are you looking for a high speed or an orbital polisher? I don't have one personally but it might help for others to know which type you want to use. Are there any major problem areas you're looking to resolve or just looking to restore some shine and remove the swirl marks?
      Well given that I don't have really anything, I'd like to borrow whatever someone will give me. As far as I can see there isn't much swirl marks, but the paint is dull, especially on the hood. A friend saw it and said "it will look much better once you get all this dust off it" and i showed him what happens when I streak my finger across it (nothing) and he said "oh...".

      Given that I'm not super experienced I don't think I'd want a high-speed rotary polisher. A dual-action / orbital is probably what I'd be looking to use. But I'm open to suggestions. I'll try to take pictures of the hood later today with my better camera.
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        February 22, 2015, 12:50 PM #3

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        Check out Larry Kosilla, he has a channel on youtube aimed towards the DIY'ers and goes into insane detail on things every car guy should know when it comes to detailing, he is incredibly smart and knows his stuff. His channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/AMMONYCdo

        He's also got an extention of DRIVE/ on youtube called drive/clean. very valuable information that man has ^^

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          Detailing tools and materials are pretty pricey I don't know if anyone would just borrow or rent them out.
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            February 22, 2015, 01:14 PM #5

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            Dano i'll give you a hand with this, although im not sure if i'll have my car back by then. but i'll still give you a hand. I've got basically everything you'd need to polish a car, minus a strong polishing compound, i've got a light and medium compound but i'd have to see the scratches to know if its enough to get it out. lmk if you'd like my help!

            edit: i'll also do it for free lol
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              February 22, 2015, 01:29 PM #6

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              Originally posted by almondsmk3
              Check out Larry Kosilla, he has a channel on youtube aimed towards the DIY'ers and goes into insane detail on things every car guy should know when it comes to detailing, he is incredibly smart and knows his stuff. His channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/AMMONYCdo

              He's also got an extention of DRIVE/ on youtube called drive/clean. very valuable information that man has ^^

              Thanks dude. He was one of the video series that I had already paid attention to. Great info with a great production value videos.

              Originally posted by cluelessk
              Detailing tools and materials are pretty pricey I don't know if anyone would just borrow or rent them out.

              Yeah, I'm not looking for someone's pro tools, especially if its their living or side job.

              I was looking for someone who had bought the stuff and knows how to use it but it might sit in their garage for the winter not doing anything. And I'm not trying to mooch off someone, it just doesn't make sense for me to buy everything new for this one use.

              Originally posted by SubieSTI
              Dano i'll give you a hand with this, although im not sure if i'll have my car back by then. but i'll still give you a hand. I've got basically everything you'd need to polish a car, minus a strong polishing compound, i've got a light and medium compound but i'd have to see the scratches to know if its enough to get it out. lmk if you'd like my help!

              edit: i'll also do it for free lol

              Sounds great, you are now pm'ed!
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                February 22, 2015, 01:36 PM #7

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                Didn't mean to sound like a dick.

                Looks like you found exactly what you were looking for though.
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                  February 22, 2015, 06:07 PM #8

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                  You could also take it to Rebirth and have it done professionally
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                    February 22, 2015, 07:58 PM #9

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                    Originally posted by Igor
                    You could also take it to Rebirth and have it done professionally
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                    I work/worked at rebirth and can tell you quality work we do is amazing. If you're not looking for a professional grade job, maybe try to read up, ask people questions and watch videos to see how you can do it at home

                      February 22, 2015, 09:24 PM #10

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                      Originally posted by Igor
                      You could also take it to Rebirth and have it done professionally
                      Originally posted by Banman
                      X2

                      I work/worked at rebirth and can tell you quality work we do is amazing. If you're not looking for a professional grade job, maybe try to read up, ask people questions and watch videos to see how you can do it at home

                      I took the Forester when it came in to @Josh . I could see how much of a difference it made, but I'd like to try my hand at doing some entry-mid level detailing. I know Rebirth is close, and depending on the outcome may take there still. We will see how it goes.
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