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Detailer's Domain: S2000 Paint Correction

#1 User is offline   detailersdomain 

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 10:32 AM

My customer bought a leftover S2000 in BB with no miles (amazing deal). However the paint was another issue. Here is where we came in.

We put about 14 hours into the paint over 2 days and below are the results.
Other than the paint the car was mint!

What was done -
Exterior

- Wheels were prepped with Sonax Wheel Cleaner and cleaned up with various brushes
- Tires were spritzed down with Adam’s All Purpose Cleaner and washed down
- Wheel wells were cleaned up
- Pre Washed with W99
- Wash down and rinsed
- Door jambs were cleaned up
- Clayed
- Dried
- Tires dressed
- Masking
- Paint Measurement
- 2 Step - Menzerna Super Intensive Polish with Menzerna Super Finish
- Inspection with Fenix, 3m Sun Gun, Infratech, and natural sunlight
- Last Step – Lusso Oro
- Rubber and Plastics Treated
- Exterior windows and mirrors cleaned and sealed
- Exhaust tips cleaned
- Windows were clayed, cleaned, and sealed
- Jambs steam cleaned

Links to products used -

1Z einszett W99

Adam's All Purpose Cleaner
Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner
Uber Clay Bar Kit
Menzerna Super Intensive Polish
Menzerna Super Finish
Lusso Oro
Adam's Super VRT
Optimum Metal Polish
Adam's Glass Cleaner
Adam's Glass Sealant

Interior
1Z einszett Cockpit
1Z einszett Leathercare

Tools used
Uber Wool Wash Mitt
Uber No Name MF Towels
Porter Cable 7424XP
Flex PE14-2-150
Uber Buffing Pads
Defelsko Paint Meter
Fenix TK11
Brinkmann
Kranzle Pressure Washer
Cam Spray Foam Canon
2 Grit Guard Buckets with Caddies
Uber Firehose Nozzle
Interior
Before
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After
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Exterior
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Posted 10 June 2011 - 10:32 AM

Wheels were in great shape we used Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner (no brushes needed)
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Clean wheels
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Tires were cleaned with the Uber Wheel/Tire Brush and Adam's All Purpose Cleaner
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Uber Fender Brush to clean up the wheel wells
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Pre Rinse, Wash, Convertible Top Cleaned
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Posted 10 June 2011 - 10:33 AM

After wash pics show how bad the paint really is
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Claying
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50/50 shots of the paint correction - Super Intensive Polish followed by Super Finish
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Posted 10 June 2011 - 10:33 AM

Fenix showing the imperfections
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Paint on the door panel before
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After the necessary polishing
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Headlights were polished out.
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After the extensive polishing we rinsed all the dust off the car
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Posted 10 June 2011 - 10:34 AM

Afters
Lusso Oro was used as a last step
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Outside shots
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Enjoy!

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 11:09 AM

All I can say is WOW - at how bad it was before and how it is after your work - great job as always!
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Posted 10 June 2011 - 12:17 PM

The second to last picture of the side mirror looks like black chrome. Great job! Was the paint sticky?

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 02:01 PM

Yea that was my exact thought on that picture, chrome side mirror :).

The whole car looks amazing!
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Posted 10 June 2011 - 02:51 PM

:feint: :thumbup:
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Posted 10 June 2011 - 07:45 PM

awesome job. what a challange and what great results.
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Posted 11 June 2011 - 04:54 AM

Nice job.... :thumbup:

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 03:01 PM

Just incredible. I mean, seriously. Amazing work! So hold on a second, this car was a leftover?? From how long ago? Also, how on earth do you get results like that with a DA polisher? What size pads to you recommend? On my Meguiar's DA, I using the standard 7" pads the bundle came with. It removes defects fairly well but there are always some left over. And doesn't get NEAR the clarity you get. Any tips?

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 03:55 PM

omg...did the techs @ the dealership wash + dry the car with a steel wool pad or something? Great work!! :thumbup:
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Posted 12 June 2011 - 08:40 AM

^^^^^^

My thoughts as well................. when I bought my '07 S I asked that it not be detailed by the dealer just for that reason. Great work Phil!
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Posted 13 June 2011 - 02:21 AM

Nice job!


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Posted 16 June 2011 - 11:47 PM

Wow.. That's a really good job you guys did there! I was just wondering, if you were to do all that, how long would it stay like that for before the swirls and all that stuff come back? *daily driven*

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 06:46 PM

all i can say is. excellent job and what the hell happened to the paint to begin with. ugh trashed

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 08:49 PM

How did you guys get the Menz SIP to work so well? I've used that on every car I've ever detailed and it did nothing but fight me when I tried it on my black s2000. It worked like a charm on my first s2k which was silverstone.

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Posted 19 June 2011 - 09:56 PM

that berlina looks awesome now! great job :thumbup:

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 02:18 AM

Minty fresh!
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Posted 20 June 2011 - 02:59 AM

Nice pictures and thanks for sharing! I can't believe how trashed the paint got with already 0 miles :thumbdn:

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Posted 20 June 2011 - 10:00 PM

VERY well done!

Just did a simliar procedure on my paint, put 9 hours into it today. Clayed, then cut with Menzerma Super Intensive, and sealed with Race Glaze and then Colonite Insulator wax.

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Posted 06 July 2011 - 03:05 AM

I think I would faint if I had bought the car in its original shape and come back to see it in its pristine detailed glory. This is perfection!
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Posted 15 October 2011 - 02:24 PM

very nice!
what did you use to do the paint correction??
it looks awesome!

wet sand? or just polish?

i think i spent close to 2 days detailing my car when i bought it.
the paint was in pretty good shape. no swirls or anything but she needed a good clay/polish/seal.
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Posted 04 February 2012 - 10:13 AM

wow. great job you saved that s2k!

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