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Old 06-10-2011, 10:30 AM   #1
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Detailer's Domain: S2000 - Paint Correction

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




After



Exterior
Before














Wheels were in great shape we used Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner (no brushes needed)


Clean wheels


Tires were cleaned with the Uber Wheel/Tire Brush and Adam's All Purpose Cleaner


Uber Fender Brush to clean up the wheel wells


Pre Rinse, Wash, Convertible Top Cleaned









After wash pics show how bad the paint really is






Claying


50/50 shots of the paint correction - Super Intensive Polish followed by Super Finish





Fenix showing the imperfections



Paint on the door panel before


After the necessary polishing



Headlights were polished out.



After the extensive polishing we rinsed all the dust off the car



Afters
Lusso Oro was used as a last step








Outside shots














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Old 06-10-2011, 11:01 AM   #2
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that is some amazing work. now i have to say i would love to be able to do that to my cars. but i do understand you need the tool and can not do that with just hands. also i have a question. with what you did is it considered a cover up and if not kept polished and waxed that the swirls will come back?
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Old 06-10-2011, 11:05 AM   #3
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have a question if you can answer. what is the best way to clay bar a car? i have used the detailer before and then i was told by some one i could wash the car down really good and then rinse it. after i rinse it put soap in the area you want to clay bar and it works just as good as with the detailer.
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Old 06-10-2011, 11:16 AM   #4
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that is some amazing work. now i have to say i would love to be able to do that to my cars. but i do understand you need the tool and can not do that with just hands. also i have a question. with what you did is it considered a cover up and if not kept polished and waxed that the swirls will come back?
This is NOT a cover up job!

He actually REMOVED all the damage from the paint by leveling the clear coat down PAST the damage that you saw in the first couple of pictures. This is what paint correction consist of. You don't cover up anything, you FIX it. You don't have to keep it waxed to keep the swirls from coming back, you have to learn how to properly wash the car and touch the paint. If you do both of those correctly, the swirls will not come back.

Swirls are not some mystical occurrence that just happens from swirl fairies while you sleep. They are the results of improper touching of the paint with crappy supplies and techniques.

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have a question if you can answer. what is the best way to clay bar a car? i have used the detailer before and then i was told by some one i could wash the car down really good and then rinse it. after i rinse it put soap in the area you want to clay bar and it works just as good as with the detailer.
The best way is to use a quick detailer. In this write-up, it appears that Optimum No Rinse was used. Don't be cheap and try to use soap. You'll never get the mixture right and you waste more expensive soap instead of using the cheaper detail spray.

What I would like to know is where the hell was this done where you still need a jacket? I'm roasting my nuts off where I live! :(
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Old 06-10-2011, 12:08 PM   #5
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That's effing awesome work!

I said, "Holy sh!t!!!" when I saw the before pictures
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Damn thats a great job
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Old 06-12-2011, 12:10 AM   #7
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Very nice job!

Those before pics were terrible! But you fixed it on up really good.
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Old 06-12-2011, 12:57 AM   #8
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i do body work/paint and detailing for a living and i gotta say you did a great job on this car!!
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This is NOT a cover up job!

He actually REMOVED all the damage from the paint by leveling the clear coat down PAST the damage that you saw in the first couple of pictures. This is what paint correction consist of. You don't cover up anything, you FIX it. You don't have to keep it waxed to keep the swirls from coming back, you have to learn how to properly wash the car and touch the paint. If you do both of those correctly, the swirls will not come back.

Swirls are not some mystical occurrence that just happens from swirl fairies while you sleep. They are the results of improper touching of the paint with crappy supplies and techniques.



The best way is to use a quick detailer. In this write-up, it appears that Optimum No Rinse was used. Don't be cheap and try to use soap. You'll never get the mixture right and you waste more expensive soap instead of using the cheaper detail spray.

What I would like to know is where the hell was this done where you still need a jacket? I'm roasting my nuts off where I live! :(
thank you for the advice. i mean i have to admit i do what i can to keep my cars clean and shinny but i do not have all the proper tools. i lay wax by hand. and i wash my car with micrifiber towels, and once i wash the car before i dip it back into the soap bucket i rinse it off from all debris. and i dry with a shammy. i guess after time of trying new things i will find the right way. lol
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thank you for the advice. i mean i have to admit i do what i can to keep my cars clean and shinny but i do not have all the proper tools. i lay wax by hand. and i wash my car with micrifiber towels, and once i wash the car before i dip it back into the soap bucket i rinse it off from all debris. and i dry with a shammy. i guess after time of trying new things i will find the right way. lol
Luckily, I have presented to you a easy to follow template in my many online videos.
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Luckily, I have presented to you a easy to follow template in my many online videos.
where can i find your videos? i know i have seen some clips you put up here and i have to say i liked them. so if you do not mind sending me the link that would be great.
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thanks guys! I appreciate the feedback.

Videos on how to detail would be here.

Click here - we will get the new videos up shortly.
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where can i find your videos? i know i have seen some clips you put up here and i have to say i liked them. so if you do not mind sending me the link that would be great.
This is my area on Adam's Forums that contains all of my videos and write-ups.
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This is my area on Adam's Forums that contains all of my videos and write-ups.
thank you. my friends and i are going to wash and detail our cars for the show this saturday. so i will watch some of them and practice this friday.
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thank you. my friends and i are going to wash and detail our cars for the show this saturday. so i will watch some of them and practice this friday.
Then you will also need to look at this link.
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