Friday, January 18, 2013
Got up at 8 am and made breakfast, then went out and washed the car to get it ready for the rubbing compound and waxing. I worked on it most of the day, but it still does not look as good as I expected. The paint still looks oxidized and the hard water spots did not come out even though the rubbing compound claims that it cuts the hard water spots. So I feel like I basically wasted my time and energy doing the job. I don't even know if I had it professionally detailed if it would look any better and I'd hate to pay a lot of money and then have it not. I'm thinking that some day, I will just have to have the car re-painted. The years of it sitting in the boiling sun of Palmdale when I was working at Lockheed and the years of it sitting on the drive way in the sun and rain have just taken their toll on it. It was a beautiful day here today. In the low 70's, sunny but still somewhat windy. If the weather stays this way, I think I will take Hiker out for a hike in the mountains over the weekend if I'm not too sore from what I did today.