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Old 04-06-2013, 02:37 AM   #1
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Default 2011 E63 AMG Paint Correction

Thought you guys might enjoy this solely because it's a gorgeous car.

Good friend of mine came to me with this poor, abused, and neglected 2011 Mercedes E63 AMG with the hopes that I clean it up a bit.


I'll keep this short and sweet, enjoy the pictures.

Car was dropped off with a force field of dirt and filth on it that took over 2 hours to clean and claimed the life of my microfiber wash mits.




Car was covered in swirls and RIDS











And the worst part of it all, the paint readings were subpar. Highest I encountered was 109. 8X was common throughout the hood, roof, fenders, and trunk. This was taken into account with my plan of correction.



Onto some 50/50's and correction shots



Haze was removed with further polishing steps.




After Menzerna-SF4000




And finally, the only thing that matters in a detail thread. SUNSHOTS!










Front bumper plastic was later cleaned and sealed with Wolf's Trim Guard




Thanks for looking!




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Old 04-07-2013, 07:44 AM   #2
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Awesome job and awesome car!
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Old 04-07-2013, 03:32 PM   #3
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Agreed ^^
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:42 PM   #4
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^x2, looks amazing.
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:59 PM   #5
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So clean! looks amazing
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Old 04-08-2013, 04:04 AM   #6
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Awesome work! My OBP subie is in need of paint correction. How much does that kind of detail cost? (I'm almost affraid to ask lol)...
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:51 AM   #7
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Awesome work! My OBP subie is in need of paint correction. How much does that kind of detail cost? (I'm almost affraid to ask lol)...
It depends on the detailer and how much correction you're looking for. Luckily subaru paint is very soft so it corrects easily meaning less aggressive products are needed (generally speaking) and less money out of your pocket! If you want anymore info on it shoot me a PM


Thanks for all the kind words. The owner was very pleased with the end results, on arrival the car looked grey from all the heavy swirls.

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Old 04-08-2013, 12:02 PM   #8
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looking great. 5-7 years ago when i was really into detailing i remember that mercedes' used a clearcoat called "ceramiclear". it was a pain to get decent correction out of. did the newer cars still have this issue?
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Old 04-08-2013, 12:13 PM   #9
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Nice work man. Those are some sick results.
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:46 PM   #10
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DAYUM shun..
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:04 PM   #11
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looking great. 5-7 years ago when i was really into detailing i remember that mercedes' used a clearcoat called "ceramiclear". it was a pain to get decent correction out of. did the newer cars still have this issue?
It was one of the hardest I have come across. It took several passes to workout the swirls and the light scratches which was quite annoying. A two day project ended up takin four.
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:06 PM   #12
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That looks amazing!
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:41 PM   #13
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That looks amazing!
Thank you! We're in the talks now of repeating the process to his BMW M6, which is just as sick looking. The only downside is it's a silver so there won't be any crazy before/afters
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:09 PM   #14
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awesome work! what wheels are on this beast?
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:25 PM   #15
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Dear god... gorgeous car and amazing work! Wish I had the patience or know how to do this.

What does this guy wash his nice cars with? A ****ing brillo pad?
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:36 PM   #16
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awesome work! what wheels are on this beast?
I'll have to ask him and get back to you in a PM. I know the company is Vorsteiner but I cannot recall the model.


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Dear god... gorgeous car and amazing work! Wish I had the patience or know how to do this.

What does this guy wash his nice cars with? A ****ing brillo pad?
I believe he'd take them to a cheap-o car wash where the workers dry the car with towels that look like shop rags .

When he came to pick up the car I put the fear of god in him. Now all washes will be performed by me.
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:40 PM   #17
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It took you only 2 hrs to do all that??? or 2 hours to just WASH it? well done.
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:43 PM   #18
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It took you only 2 hrs to do all that??? or 2 hours to just WASH it? well done.

Two hours JUST to wash it. +/- 20 hours broken up over 4 days for the paint correction.
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:43 PM   #19
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wow!! great job
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awesome work, im very curious in your setup/procedure. mind shooting me a pm?
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:13 PM   #21
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awesome work, im very curious in your setup/procedure. mind shooting me a pm?
Absolutely. Ill be home later
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Old 04-10-2013, 01:26 AM   #22
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awesome work, im very curious in your setup/procedure. mind shooting me a pm?

PMs are sent! Tried to go in depth as I could, sorry for the long walls of my dribble!
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:40 PM   #23
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I'll just leave this here.....



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Old 04-11-2013, 09:48 PM   #24
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Thats a sad sad sight . Still looks fixable though.
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:49 PM   #25
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Nooooooo
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