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Old 03-01-2018, 09:00 AM   #1
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Detailing over 2 days.

Hi guys, planning to correct the paint on my car and as im new to it i dont want to burn myself out cramming everything into 1 day if i can help it.

Is there a way i can spread the whole process over 2 days and any tips?

Car isnt garaged.

Was thinking maybe wash, chemical decon and clay on day 1. Then maybe a qd or somethinf the following morning, mask up machine and wax on the 2nd day.

Any help or pointers is appreciated.
If it has to be all in one day then it has to be.

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Old 03-01-2018, 09:10 AM   #2
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You absolutely can spread it out over two days (or more).

Day 1 would be your full, thorough wash, chemical decon and clay.

Day 2, I'd probably rewash the car before polishing.

Machining a whole car in a day is quite an undertaking, especially if your experience is limited. I would aim to get a few panels done well, rather than rush to complete the whole thing in a day.

If you have another free day soon after you could then just wash the car (or even just the relevant panel) and then get stuck into polishing.
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Old 03-01-2018, 09:15 AM   #3
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You absolutely can spread it out over two days (or more).

Day 1 would be your full, thorough wash, chemical decon and clay.

Day 2, I'd probably rewash the car before polishing.

Machining a whole car in a day is quite an undertaking, especially if your experience is limited. I would aim to get a few panels done well, rather than rush to complete the whole thing in a day.

If you have another free day soon after you could then just wash the car (or even just the relevant panel) and then get stuck into polishing.
Ideal perfect, so i could wash and decon day 1, wash again the next day and polish and seal maybe 2-3 large panels, then just wash the next day and polish and seal the remaining panels?
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Old 03-01-2018, 09:21 AM   #4
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i have to do mine over two days, do the decon etc first as already said, then if you caan polish an seal the roof, the next day just hose down lower part of car and rewash then you havent got to do roof or windows again and you have a headstart for polishing the sides etc.
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Old 03-01-2018, 09:22 AM   #5
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Wheels are a good one to do as and when time suits, clean them every wash but for a full decontamination and seal, you can do that anytime.
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Old 03-01-2018, 09:32 AM   #6
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Awesome thanks for all the comments, settled my mind a bit. Just need 2-3 clear days now to actually do it
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Old 03-01-2018, 10:06 AM   #7
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Quick hijack, how long should 1 panel (say bonnet) take to machine polish? I can clean/prep the car at the weekend but would not get time to then polish so would do this in the evenings after the kids are in bed.
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My advice would be prepare well.

Before your allocated days. Ensure that you have tested out on the car, all the polish/pad combinations to achieve the level of correction you're after. Do this for original paint, re-painted areas, bumpers and piano black trims. Write this all down so it's there to hand, because doing this on the day will take hours away from time needed on the car.

Having worked out the pads you're going to use, buy plenty of them so that you can rotate them out. Plan breaks for your day, just like you would in the workplace, make yourself food for lunch and even a flask for hot drinks. As constant trips to the kettle will kill valuable time.
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Iíve just come in from my first go on a DA (DAS6 Pro) after a couple of months of reading up and watching YouTube vids. Itís taken me 1hr 15mins to correct 25% of my bonnet using Scholl S2O and chemical guys green hex pads. I got all the marks out except for a couple of scratches which looked dangerously close to being all the way through the clear coat. Iíll crack on with the rest of it tomorrow eve and I expect itíll take around another 3 hours to finish the panel as Iíll be abit quicker now Iíve got a feel for it. Thatís hard BMW paint mind, you might find you can work quicker and still get good results depending on your paint/pad/polish combo.
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Iíve just come in from my first go on a DA (DAS6 Pro) after a couple of months of reading up and watching YouTube vids. Itís taken me 1hr 15mins to correct 25% of my bonnet using Scholl S2O and chemical guys green hex pads. I got all the marks out except for a couple of scratches which looked dangerously close to being all the way through the clear coat. Iíll crack on with the rest of it tomorrow eve and I expect itíll take around another 3 hours to finish the panel as Iíll be abit quicker now Iíve got a feel for it. Thatís hard BMW paint mind, you might find you can work quicker and still get good results depending on your paint/pad/polish combo.
That's the combi I will be trying out hopefully over the weekend. How bad was the paint on yours? What car is it?
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