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Old 06-10-2011, 11:18 AM   #1
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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

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Old 06-10-2011, 11:19 AM   #2
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Old 06-10-2011, 11:20 AM   #3
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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
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Old 06-10-2011, 11:20 AM   #4
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Pre Rinse, Wash, Convertible Top Cleaned







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Old 06-10-2011, 11:21 AM   #5
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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



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Old 06-10-2011, 11:22 AM   #6
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Fenix showing the imperfections



Paint on the door panel before


After the necessary polishing

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Old 06-10-2011, 11:23 AM   #7
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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






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Old 06-10-2011, 11:24 AM   #9
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Old 06-10-2011, 11:42 AM   #10
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wow, amazing work as usual. Great find by your customer.
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Old 06-10-2011, 11:44 AM   #11
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wow. i wish u were in CT
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Old 06-10-2011, 11:51 AM   #12
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I love the before & after shots! It makes me

Very Nice work as usual
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Old 06-10-2011, 12:00 PM   #13
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wow that's some amazing work..
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Old 06-10-2011, 01:04 PM   #14
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seriously, amazing job DD! paint almost looks like chrome in a few of the last shots. stunning.
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Old 06-10-2011, 01:34 PM   #15
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I've never understood how paint gets to that point.
Great work as always.
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Old 06-10-2011, 02:02 PM   #16
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I've never understood how paint gets to that point.
Great work as always.
Snow? Salt? Winter?
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Old 06-10-2011, 02:18 PM   #17
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What pad combination did you use in the compounding/polishing stages. I will be correcting my wife's 03 Civic LX. Hers is Black and not quite in as bad shape in most places, but close. Recommendations would be awesome.

I will be using a Porter Cable XP, and currently only have the Megs 105/205. Any help on pad selection would be awesome.
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Old 06-10-2011, 02:23 PM   #18
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Snow? Salt? Winter?
My 97 spent most of its life in Maine before I bought it (Kansas - Maine - Savannah - Atlanta) and I'm not sure if it ever got washed. My paint isn't nearly this bad.
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Old 06-10-2011, 03:01 PM   #19
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OP said that the car was a dealer leftover.

I'm guessing it got that way being 'washed' everyday for a year or so by the lot kids.
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Old 06-10-2011, 05:37 PM   #20
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^^^ This.

Once again you have done amazing work, I'm sure the owner was floored. It makes me wish that he/she would drive it back to the dealership so they could see what an awful job they are doing.
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Old 06-10-2011, 06:36 PM   #21
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wow. i wish u were in CT
I wish that you were here in CT as well. Got a few cars that need attention.

Mike
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Old 06-10-2011, 06:43 PM   #22
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Excellent job, that paint was destroyed. Menzerna SIP is awesome. S2000's are easily one of my favorite cars. Along with an NSX of course.
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Old 06-10-2011, 06:49 PM   #23
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That looks brand new... I wish I had the money for a full detail of this magnitude (+interior) and you were nearby.
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Old 06-11-2011, 08:22 PM   #24
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My god i love reading these threads. Just amazing work. I terribly NEED a garage!

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thanks guys!
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