Hey all - - i'm purchasing a GT-R and planning to ceramic coat it ... my C7-Z06 was CeramicPro 9h coated professionally and the results were absolutely stunning, so I'm a real believer. I plan to do the GTR myself, and its been since i had my C6 (~5-6 years ago) since i've done any polishing and such, so I might be out of the loop.
My setup from back then is a PC 7424XP random orbital polisher, with M105 and M205 polishes, using 105 only where necessary, and 205 everywhere. I have orange (light cutting) and white (polishing) foam pads. Back then I used to use JetSeal109 as a sealant.
Nowadays, I'd like to put on either CeramicPro 9h, Cquartz or Gtechniq on the car... i'm leaning toward the Gtechniq Crystal Serum Light... however, i know that the prep of the paint is crucial when using any of these, so I'm wondering if there are newer/better products out there nowadays for the polishing/prep steps, especially considering i've read that the Nissan paint is pretty soft.
So, based on some research, i'm planning to do the following:
1.) Wash car with a good shampoo such as Chemical Guys Clean Slate - all companies seem to have something similar
2.) I used to clay-bar, but I've been reading that the Nanoskin Autoscrub is just as good and much faster
3.) Spray and wipe car down with a product like IronX to remove other contaminants
4.) Use a cutting compound where necessary
5.) Use polishing compound all over
6.) Coat in one of the aforementioned ceramic coats.
So, are there recommended products for any of these steps, but particularly steps 4 and 5? I was doing some research and thinking the Griots Fast Cutting Creme and Perfecting Creme might be good options to replace the M105 and M205?
The car i'm buying has PPF on the whole front of the car - - can you do steps 4 and 5 on the PPF?
Finally (for now), has anyone ever tackled this one or two panels at a time? I've always done the whole car at once, but i'm not sure i've got the 15-20 hours at a single time to do all this at once. However, it worries me a tad about having the whole car stripped down from step 1 and then possibly driving it before getting the rest of the steps completed. If its not recommended, i'll figure out a way to find the time.