Here are the products and some steps of the paint correction I performed.
I'm not a pro, but I found it a fun project.


Lighting is VERY important as I have learned.
I have a 20ft x 20ft garage.

On my ceiling I have 10x 4ft Flourescent 6500K lights.
Its great for lighting, but not great for scratch detection.
I need to see if they make 4ft LED's I can replace them with.

I also have 2x LED banks on my garage door.
When the garage door was closed it was great for detecting scratches on the side of the car.







I purchased this LED light at Home Depot.
It was great for detecting scratches on the side of the car.
I was also able to extend it higher to view the hood and top of car for scratches.



This is the Orbital Porter Cable polisher I got.
It worked very well but a Rupes polisher would have been more desirable.
For me the added cost of a Rupes polisher it just did not make sense for me.
I also wish I had purchased a 3" Orbital polisher for the tight spots.
I will pick up a 3" orbital polisher next time I do this job.



These are the polishing pads I got.
The White microfiber pad is for heavy correction.
The Blue foam pad is for heavy correction (not as correcting as a micro fiber pad).
The Orange foam pad is for mild correction.
The White foam pad is for the finishing polish.



This is the 5" backing plate you need for the polisher to put the pads on.



This is the Adams Polishes paint correct system.
I used the Blue heavy correcting polish on the White micro fiber pad for HEAVY corrections.
I used the Orange correcting polish with the Orange foam pad for Mild corrections.
I used the White finishing polish with the White foam pad for the final polish.



This is the Adams polishes Ceramic coat system.
I recommend watching the application video on Adams web site before you try this.



This is my Adams collection of products I use on my car.



You can see the fine scratches on my paint I was able to remove.



This is after using the HEAVY correcting polish with the White micro fiber pad.



Reviewing the first pass on the passenger side.
Using the LED light I was able to locate more scraches that I missed.
I used tape to mark the scratches I wanted to go back and repair.
I did say this was my first time trying this right ? 8-).







I masked off the front end because my 5.5" pads would have slung product everywhere.
This is where a 3" orbital polisher would have helped a lot !
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So this was the best way to protect my front grills.







Same situation with my mirrors. A 3" orbital polisher would have been a better option.



Paint correction completed.
Make sure the paint is perfectly clean and clear of scratches before Ceramic coating.



Ceramic coating complete.



Since its been raining for days I'll wait till the sun comes out to see my work.



Paint correction and Ceramic coating complete.



Paint correction and Ceramic coating complete.



Paint correction and Ceramic coating complete.



Paint correction and Ceramic coating complete.



Paint correction and Ceramic coating complete.



Paint correction and Ceramic coating complete.



Paint correction and Ceramic coating complete.