This detail is way overdue! I had to kick myself the the butt to get it done. Why? As I have been going to local meets, I have been offered features in magazines and web sites and wanted to have something nice to show I should be getting a full feature (vids+pics) in the next 2 weeks (I'll update this later). Here's a quick story with my car: Bought it back 07' because me and my brother wanted a nice project to work on. We always wanted a Skyline GTR, but they were WAY OUT of our budget at that time, so we opted for a 180sx since there's a huge aftermarket support for the engine and chassis. We got the car bone stock and a pair of blown coilovers. We had the car repainted 2 years ago in Inuit White (Audi Q7 Coastline) and the body shop rushed it in a week. The guy that does the wet sanding/polishing is now a friend of mine and told me that he had a working day to sand + compound + polish the car. Pretty big task if you ask me! I contacted him in order to help me out to redo the car, he said yes. We planned out a night to wet sand the car all over. My brother helped out also. Three guys can get alot of stuff done in 4 hours! On with the detail! Products used: Wash + clay: - Pinnacale XMT car shampoo - Zep Citrus 3:1 - IronX - ONR + XMT as clay lube - Ricardo yellow clay Correction: - 2000 grit sand paper - Meg's 105 - Menz 85RD - Makita rotary + 3M white pad (105) - Flex rotary + 5" white LC CCS pad (85rd) Wheels + tires: - Sonax Full Effect wheel cleaner - Zep cleaner & degreaser (aka Purple) 3:1 - ONR clay lube + Riccardo yellow clay - Brushes - Menz 85RD (wheel lips) - DP tire shine LSP: - Opti-coat V2 On with some pictures! I dont have much before and during since we had a real small window of time to do the correction. Wheels before: Wheels after: Paint "quality": This is the hood. As you can see, it has pretty much no detail what so ever, it's not hazy or oxidized, it need a wet sand ASAP. Rear quarter has the same problem. Zep Citrus doing it's job. I had put two coats of Poorboys EX-P as a "temporary" fix until I could detail the car properly. IronX doing it's job! Yours truly (on the left), look at those man-arms, wow! My friend on the hood is compounding and i'm following with the 85RD. After the compound + polishing stage, the screws that hold my overfenders were pretty shinny. I proceeded to change them all. I dipped them in urethane to ensure a nice bond. Here are some finished pics after LSP (Opti-Coat V2) The hood has come a long way from the 1st pic: Nice pearl action, the black spot is a bug. It coulnd help itself I guess. Thanks for looking!