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      07-12-2009, 11:52 PM   #1
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Detailer's Domain: Almost New C63 Prep

This car belongs to a very good customer of mine. The car came to me with 200 miles on it pretty much brand new. The customer wanted to make sure it was perfect and protected, as well as install clear film on it.

Some info on the MB C63

The Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG is the most potent version of the German automaker's C-Class sedan. The car delivers a whopping 457 horsepower, putting it comfortably ahead of BMW's all-new M3. With that amount of performance on tap, and a price to match the M3, Mercedes looks to steal at least a few sales away from its cross-country rival.

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In typical AMG fashion, the C63 features large performance-oriented tires and wheels, an aggressive bodykit, a much sportier interior, and suspension and chassis improvements.

Unlike the M3's small displacement V8, the C63 uses a big 6.2L V8. The C63's powerplant is good for 443 lb-ft of torque and 457 horsepower. The torque curve of the engine is just as impressive as its output: from 2000 to 6250 rpm the driver always has more than 360 pound-feet on tap - ideal for powerful acceleration in any engine speed range.

The sprint to 62 mph takes a scant 4.5 seconds according to Mercedes -- and that's likely a conservative estimate: real world acceleration is typically even quicker than claimed times.

Maximum torque of 443 pound-feet comes at 5000 rpm. The torque curve is equally impressive: from 2000 to 6250 rpm the driver always has more than 360 pound-feet on tap -- ideal for powerful acceleration in any engine speed range.

A new seven-speed AMG automatic transmission with paddle shifting provides a wide range of driving modes. The different modes are "S" (Sport), " C" (Comfort) and "M" (Manual). Gearshifts in "S" mode are around 30 percent faster than in "C", and no less than around 50 percent faster in "M" mode.

The C 63 AMG owes its outstanding handling dynamics to the AMG sports suspension and an all-new three-link front axle design. The stiff configuration of the springs and gas-pressure shock absorbers ensures optimal road contact and low body movements when negotiating serpentine bends at speed.

The new front axle has a 35-millimetre wider track - visible by the more widely flared wheel arches - and therefore ensures lower dynamic wheel loads when cornering.

The front brakes have size 360 x 36-millimeter discs with six-piston fixed callipers, while deceleration at the rear is handled by 330 x 26-millimeter discs with four-piston fixed callipers.

The Electronic Stability Program offers a variety of settings. In "ESP ON" mode, the onset of handling instability leads to braking intervention at one or more of the wheels, accompanied by a reduction in engine torque. Briefly pressing the ESP key activates "ESP SPORT". In this mode the braking intervention to counter oversteer or understeer, as well as the accompanying reduction in engine torque, allows a higher dynamic threshold. Prolonged pressure on the ESP key activates "ESP OFF," whereby there is no intervention.


There is no doubt that Mercedes-Benz is squarely taking aiming at BMW's M3 with its all-new C63 AMG Sedan, and that rivalry will be reflected in the car's price. Mercedes has announced that its C63 AMG will come with a base sticker price of $53,800 -- the exact same price of entry for BMW's M3 sedan.

Products used:
Optimum Car Wash
Uber Boar's Hair Wash Brush 7 inch
Swissvax Yellow Clay Bar and Optimum Instant Detail Spray and Gloss Enhancer
Einszett Spray Wax
P21S Finish Restorer Metal Polish (on the tips)
Menzerna PO85RD
Swissvax Cleaner Fluid
Swissvax Divine

Wheels and tires:
P21S Wheel Cleaner Gel
Swissvax Wheel Brush
Uber Wheel Brush
Uber Spoke Brush
Swissvax Pneu
Swissvax Autobahn

Interior and Glass
Leather Master Strong Cleaner
Leather Master Protection Cream
Einszett Cockpit
Lusso Glass Polish
Einszett Plastic/Vinyl Cleaner

Infratech 5300
Metabo PE12-175
The Uber Foam Pads (5.5inch)
Tons of "Uber" Microfiber Towels
Uber Drying Towels

Metro Vac
Gilmour Foam Gun

200 miles on this one

I'll start with the interior first...

Before shots:

Cleaning it up

After shots:

Before shot of the door jamb

And an in progress after shot.. (sorry the only one I had some spots still on the right)

Before shots and prep work
Pretty dirty for a car with 200 miles

P21S wheel gel doing its job

Wheel brushes in action

P21S Total Auto Wash on the bugs and on some of the areas which required more bite

Sorry no wash shots it was getting hot and I had to just get it done....


Jambs were cleaned up with Einszett Spray Wax

Gas Cover Before:


Pictures of the car prior to clear film install after polishing

preparing install

Swissvax Divine after the clear film install

after shots:

Love clean wheel shots

Random shots inside

Outside shots

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      07-12-2009, 11:54 PM   #2
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      07-13-2009, 10:20 PM   #3
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nice job...not feeling the 1/2 hood film

Cars I've owned '76 Chevelle 350 RIP '82 Monte Carlo 350 RIP '82 Mustang 302 RIP '88 Honda CRX RIP '88 Olds Toronado sold '94 Toyota Tercel sold '99 Acura TL sold 2002 Porsche 911 sold 2003 E46 M3 Blk/gr 2006 MB S430 sold Current: 2008 Infiniti QX56 & 2008 E60 M5

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      07-23-2009, 10:49 PM   #4
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You do clear bra installations?
11 E92 M3 DCT Jerez Black ZCP...Eisenmann, Dinan, Fabspeed, IND, LUX

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      07-23-2009, 10:53 PM   #5
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yes we have a person come in for that.
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