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      08-11-2009, 09:07 PM   #1
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Detailer's Domain: S2000 CR Paint Correction

The Honda S2000 CR is quite a vehicle. My customer found a brand spanking new one on a lot as these were brought out for 1 year, 2008. It needed some work getting all the swirls out. This car turned out great!

Take a look at the specs from Honda USA:

Premier Performance
Nothing exemplifies Honda racing skill and ingenuity like the S2000 CR “Club Racer.” A firmer suspension, quicker steering ratio and fully functional front and rear spoilers have been specially designed to connect driver, vehicle and road.
Compete
The CR is a true competitor. Feel free to maximize its potential at club racing events.
Performance
A purist’s dream, the factory-tuned CR sports an aerodynamic design and stiffer suspension settings for increased rigidity and downforce. The CR proudly draws upon the S2000’s racing heritage, but delivers more in terms of sheer performance.
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With racecar-like suspension and lower weight, the CR’s performance is second to none. Drivers rave about its cornering, braking and acceleration. To accomplish this, the audio system and air conditioning are offered as options and the spare tire has been replaced with a tire-repair kit. This, along with other modifications, lightens the racy roadster by nearly 100 pounds from the original S2000. Add in a taut new chassis, quicker steering ratio, “stickier” tires, and track-inspired has never felt so meaningful.
EXCLUSIVE STANDARD FEATURES:

* Firmer springs and dampers
* Stiffer front and rear stabilization bars
* Quicker steering ratio
* Larger rear P255/40 R17 tires
* Bridgestone Potenza RE070 tires
* All-new 17" dark gray 5-spoke alloy wheels
* Fully functional aerodynamic front and rear spoilers
* Yellow and black fabric
* Yellow-stitched seats, shift boot and steering wheel
* Spherical aluminum shift knob
* Removable aluminum hardtop
* Body-colored roll-bar cowlings
* Sport-tuned exhaust silencer

PERFORMANCE FEATURES:

* Skidpad pulls .95G
* Slalom speed 71mph
* Coefficient of lift reduced approximately 70% over original S2000
* Over 2-seconds per lap faster around Japan’s Tsukuba Raceway than the original S2000



Products Used:
Exterior:
Adam's All Purpose Cleaner in the Cam Spray Foam Canon
Swissvax Paint Rubber and Optimum Instant Detail Spray and Gloss Enhancer for clay lube
Menzerna Super Intensive with the Uber Green Pad
Menzerna PO85RD with the Uber Blue Pad
Menzerna Top Inspection
Swissvax Finesse
Einszett Spray Wax

Wheels/Tires/Etc
Einszett Plastic Deep Cleaner
Einszett Wheel Cleaner
Adam's VRT
Uber Boar's Hair Wheel Brush
Swissvax Wheel Brush
Swissvax Autobahn
Adam's Undercarriage Spray
Adam's Glass Cleaner


Tools:
Fenix TK11
Brinkmann MaxFire
Metabo PE12-175
Flex 3403
The Uber Foam Pads (5.5inch)
Tons of "Uber" Microfiber Towels
Uber Drying Towels

Cam Spray 1500A with Cam Spray Foam Gun

Prep:
Swirls



Bug and tar


Wheels


Wheel well


Wash
Wheels/Tires/Wheel well






Pre soak


Dan foaming it up



Rinse


Claying

Polishing

Before shot of the top


Tape to test the area decided to go with Menzerna Super Intensive and the Uber Yellow pad
then finish it up with Menzerna PO85RD with the Uber Blue Pad



After SIP


After PO85RD


50/50


Me on the Flex 3403 is a blessing in disguise, its so light its enabling me to get back into the game


Dan polishing big assist as my hand is still out of wack


Various polishing shots





Rinse down due to dust


Shots outside after polishing




Swissvax Finesse


Dan doing the final touch up work


After shots;
Wheels and tires all dressed up and waxed up




Engine was wiped down





















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      08-11-2009, 09:40 PM   #2
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Awesome work! That color reminds me of Laguna seca blue.
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      08-11-2009, 10:21 PM   #3
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Nice work

never ever heard of a CR. what is it ? specs?
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      08-11-2009, 10:41 PM   #4
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Great work! I might have to go with Menzerna in the future.
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Phil - that is brilliant... do you have affiliates in Australia?
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Car looks awesome Phil..
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