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Old 04-25-2012, 04:15 AM   #1
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Wink Hawkeye WRX STI Obsidian Black Swirl to Pearl

Thats right another black colored vehicle....

I'd like to share some of my most recent work on a fellow members vehicle.


This was a Stage 3 level detail with a dual step paint correction procedure.


Length of detail: 17 hrs


Upon inspection. Vehicle was not too dirty since previously washed a couple of weeks prior. Paint condition still seems healthy for a black car. Garaged kept and maintained.



Full body inspection points out old residues from autox race stickers.



You can see mild swirling and scratches from the sunlight from panel to panel.



Water spots from spoiler crevices.






Dual bucket multi step wash and rinse down.



Now that the car is washed of all surface debris, we inspect the exterior again for a better understanding of it's condition. Inspection shows what is expected for black cars.



Hood has some hazing over some spots, etched water spots, swirls and cobwebbing.

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Old 04-25-2012, 04:17 AM   #2
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More cobwebbing on the hood.



Same on the mirrors!


More on the doors


Vehicle has been claybarred twice a year and garage kept. After claying the hood section, not much build up at all.


After claying part of the roof, a little bit more contamination, but not much.


All masked up and ready for the paint correction to begin!


Masked up all around.



Front driver door with moderate swirling all around.

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Old 04-25-2012, 04:17 AM   #3
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Front of door shows etched water spots from trapped water drippings.


50/50 with M105 Cutting compound and yellow cutting pad.


Before and after of door panel, as you can see the majority of the swirls and defects on the clear coat have been corrected. Dull at first because this is only one step of a dual step polishing procedure.


Before shot on left side C pillar.


After corrected C pillar with M105 & M205


Rear window spoiler before


Rear window spoiler after


Rear spoiler also had many swirls.


50/50 Before and after shot of trunk panel. After first step M105 with yellow cutting pad.


You can see the water etching has also been corrected.
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Old 04-25-2012, 04:18 AM   #4
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Another RIDS that had to be corrected on one of the doors.


Prepping to work on another panel.


Inspecting the panel post correction


Front bumper with more scratches and etching.


After correction with M205 and orange polishing pad.


Another usual one, scuff marks on passenger side skirt area from shoes. Before


After with M205 & orange polishing pad.


Dont forget the door cups.


After hand polishing door cups.


These little guys were watching me the whole time I was correcting the client's mistress.

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Old 04-25-2012, 04:18 AM   #5
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Sealed and waiting to cure.


Waxed all around and waiting to cure.




Finished. Rich and deep wet reflection.



Side view mirrors after.


Hey I can see myself.



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Old 04-25-2012, 04:18 AM   #6
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Time to pull her out for the unveiling.



Tires dressed with FKTK #108.








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Old 04-25-2012, 04:20 AM   #7
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Hope you guys enjoy the pictures as much as I enjoyed the finish on this paint.
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Old 04-25-2012, 04:54 AM   #8
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you forgot the exhaust?
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:38 AM   #9
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You do nice work man. Great job!
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:57 AM   #10
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i came. :drool:


whos car is this? looks fantastic.
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:33 AM   #11
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WOWOWOWOWOWOWOW. B-E-A-UTIFUL What kind of fender flares are those man?
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:28 AM   #12
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you forgot the exhaust?
The exhaust is blacked out? Also because of that, client requested to skip that procedure.
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:50 AM   #13
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this is gorgeous. I pmd you a couple questions regarding this detail
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:27 PM   #14
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i came. :drool:


whos car is this? looks fantastic.
Apetron on here
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Old 04-25-2012, 02:00 PM   #15
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omg i love this car. the karlton fenders are sick.
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Old 04-25-2012, 02:18 PM   #16
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WOWOWOWOWOWOWOW. B-E-A-UTIFUL What kind of fender flares are those man?
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omg i love this car. the karlton fenders are sick.
Yes they are the Karlton fender flares.



Thank you all for the kind words!!
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:54 PM   #17
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wow that came out badass. and I normally HATE wheel arches but those are so damn sweet.. where can i get them??
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:58 PM   #18
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They are called "Karlton Fender Flares" as mentioned in the post above yours. Just do a Google search for them.
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Old 04-27-2012, 02:39 PM   #19
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Well, that made me miss my 06 Obsidian black WRX... good job the cars looks awesome.
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:07 AM   #20
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Can't view photos?
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Old 04-28-2012, 03:11 AM   #21
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Way too many photos for me not to be extremely curious. Get these fixed!!
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Old 04-28-2012, 03:32 AM   #22
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Sorry guys guess the bandwidth exceeded on my account. I think it will reset in a couple of days.
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Old 04-28-2012, 05:20 PM   #23
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Subscribed for later then.

Edit: I really like your color description, it's like mine. <---
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:35 AM   #24
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Darn it says the bandwidth will reset on the 17th???? Why so long... Alright hopefully the pictures work sooner than that.
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:06 PM   #25
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Waiting. Really want to see it!
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