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      10-30-2012, 11:22 AM   #1
eclipsisNA
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eclipsisNA Detailed | Restoring Jerez Black - Part II

My favorite client to work with is someone that is genuinely excited about seeing their car after I've completed a paint correction. This client in particular had very high hopes for a car he recently purchased that was severely neglected by its previous owner. The entire car had intense swirling and holograms created by another detailer.

This detail let me try out a tool I hobbled together to help facilitate multiple fixed measurement points for my paint depth gauge. Prior to this, I had always measured paint by locations marked with a single laser point. The inherit problem in this practice is that I wouldn't know whether the amount of paint I was removing was uniform across the entire panel measured by the single point. The solution was to somehow split the laser's beam into multiple paths to create a grid. A grid would allow me track the amount of paint removed across an entire panel. The grid was created by gluing a piece of diffraction grating to a laser pointer with a toggle switch.

This is after 56 hours of work spread out over 6 days.



Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Lenses: Tamron 24-70 VC, Canon 70-200 f2.8L IS II
Trigger system: Odin Phottix




Dull, faded paint at delivery



Thick brake dust on wheel's barrel



Clay bar after wheel was decontaminated



After decontamination





Heavy swirling on reverse light



Reverse light after polishing



Side vent removed for polishing



Side vent after polishing



Passenger side pillar before polishing



Passenger side pillar after polishing



Available in 720p & 1080p



Holograms and swirls on hood



Hood after polishing



Swirled and faded front-end



Front-end after paint correction and application of Chemical Guys J97





Tripod-mounted diffraction laser



Multiple measuring points are created on driver side door by diffraction grating



Measuring grid points w/ paint depth gauge (available in 720p & 1080p)



Buffer trails and swirls on driver side door



Driver side door after polishing





Left side of driver side door before polishing, right side after polishing




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