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Old 06-29-2019, 09:03 AM   #1
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If you have a vehicle that hasn't been produced for 17 years (or on this website), you probably enjoy/tolerate vehicle maintenance... . Have always enjoyed how easy it is to work on my SL and appreciate its low maintenance exterior.

Coming up to 1/3 million miles, thought it was high time to clean up the finish on my daily driver. Have recently used ceramic coating on our newer vehicles, but hesitant to use it on the relatively rough Saturn's paint.

Used a new version of clay bar cleaner (Mother's Speed Clay 2.0) which produced a glass-smooth, sleek finish, perfect starting point for polish/wax/coating.

Hugely impressed with amount of crud was removed, what a difference it made when applying coatings - polishing cloth didn't catch on all the imperfections. Hour spent cleaning Saturn well worth it, vehicle looks as good as it runs.
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Id like to see. ...some pictures.
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Not sure if photos do the end result justice, but here you go. The real difference is the feel of the panel compared to what I started with. Missed a small section where hood creases form and the difference was staggering. Thought I had kept up with washing and occasional waxing, running clay bar over it made a dramatic difference.

Is the effort to make a 17 year old daily driver more shiny worth it? Personal call is that it's a small show of appreciation for a vehicle that's hauled my rear end a third of a million miles.
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Looks good, even in the garage lights.

Clay bars work wonders for keeping the finish in better shape. Otherwise it's more steps, and you still grind in some stuff you can't see.
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Wow, almost makes me want to give a damn about my exterior.... the sun will eat it up here anyway.
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