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    Default 2008 Mazdaspeed3 Paint Restoration

    Well, the car has 71k miles and its a 2008, the paint well.. wasn't pretty, swirls, water spots, list goes on. Things i noticed on this car is that i found the paint to be very hard compared to Infiniti, Nissan, Lexus, and Toyota.

    Anyways, here is how it went down. Enjoy

    Products Used:
    - Plastic Razor Blade
    - Yellow Foam Applicator Pad
    - 2 Buckets
    - 2 microfiber washing mitts (one for the wheels, one for the car)
    - Lake Country CCS Foam 6.5 Orange Pad
    - Lake Country CCS Foam 6.5 White Pad
    - Optimum Microfiber Cutting 6.25 Pad
    - Optimum Microfiber Polishing 6.25 Pad
    - Various brushes for wheels
    - DI Fine Grade Clay Bar
    - Menzerna Power Lock Polymer Sealant
    - Wolfgang Finishing Glaze 3.0
    - Meguiar's Gold Class Carnuba Wax
    - Meguiar's Tire Shine
    - Meguiar's Gold Class Car wash soap (used to wash the car and the wheels)
    - Meguiar's M105
    - Meguiar's M205
    - Invisible Glass



    Wheels


    Dirt stuck into the rubber


    Solution? Soap and plastic razor blade


    And clean


    Dull Paint


    Dirty with water spots


    Door (right corrected, left before)


    Roof (left corrected, right before)


    Roof finished


    Fender


    Doors








    No that is not compound on that little ledge where the trunk closes. Its faded


    Sideskirts





    And 95% done (windows needed cleaning)






    And i just noticed my license plate bulb is out


    Reflections






    Metallic flakes <3


    Thanks for looking!

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    Quote Originally Posted by visualseven View Post
    Well, the car has 71k miles and its a 2008, the paint well.. wasn't pretty, swirls, water spots, list goes on. Things i noticed on this car is that i found the paint to be very hard compared to Infiniti, Nissan, Lexus, and Toyota.

    Anyways, here is how it went down. Enjoy

    Products Used:
    - Plastic Razor Blade
    - Yellow Foam Applicator Pad
    - 2 Buckets
    - 2 microfiber washing mitts (one for the wheels, one for the car)
    - Lake Country CCS Foam 6.5 Orange Pad
    - Lake Country CCS Foam 6.5 White Pad
    - Optimum Microfiber Cutting 6.25 Pad
    - Optimum Microfiber Polishing 6.25 Pad
    - Various brushes for wheels
    - DI Fine Grade Clay Bar
    - Menzerna Power Lock Polymer Sealant
    - Wolfgang Finishing Glaze 3.0
    - Meguiar's Gold Class Carnuba Wax
    - Meguiar's Tire Shine
    - Meguiar's Gold Class Car wash soap (used to wash the car and the wheels)
    - Meguiar's M105
    - Meguiar's M205
    - Invisible Glass



    Wheels


    Dirt stuck into the rubber


    Solution? Soap and plastic razor blade


    And clean


    Dull Paint


    Dirty with water spots


    Door (right corrected, left before)


    Roof (left corrected, right before)


    Roof finished


    Fender


    Doors








    No that is not compound on that little ledge where the trunk closes. Its faded


    Sideskirts





    And 95% done (windows needed cleaning)






    And i just noticed my license plate bulb is out


    Reflections






    Metallic flakes <3


    Thanks for looking!

    Looks nice. Try the 5.5" pads, you'll find they correct the paint a little quicker and won't use as much product.
    Team Project X

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    Looks great. Worth your time and effort. I also like using Menzerna sealant because it really protects the paint.

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