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      08-12-2009, 03:06 PM   #1
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ScheerSpeed Detailed: Trashed Mercedez CLK500

This is a 2004 CLK 500. the car is barely driven only on occasions and had only 17K on the odometer!

At first sight, the car looked as if it hadn't been washed in at least a few months. The brake dust was very caked on and the dirt on the paint was all dried up and stuck to the paint. If i had a foam canon it would have been perfect to use, but unfortunately i dont own one.

enough of me talking and i'll let the pictures speak for themselves



-1Z Anti Insekt
-Meg's mitt
-P21s TAW

-P21s Gel
-P21s TAW
-EZ detail brush
-Swissvax wheel brush
-OXO tire scrubber

-Wheel Wells
-P21s TAW
-Meg's APC+
-Meg's Super Degreaser
-DD wheel well brush

-P21s TAW

-Special yellow poly clay
-ONR lube

-Exterior paint
-Menzerna SIP via Orange über pad (2 passes)
-Menzerna PO85RD via blue über pad
-Makita 9227C
-3M Yellow Foam Backing Plate
-1000w halogen lights
-Brinkmann Dual Xenon
-ISA 50/50 wipedown
-DD über MF towels


-1Z Glanz Wax
-FK1# 425
-Optimum QD
-CG 530XL MF towels

-Swissvax Cleaner Fluid
-Swissvax Autobahn
-FK1# 425
-CG Barebones (wheel wells)
-Optimum Opti-Bond

-Meg's Hyperdressing

-Sprayaway glass cleaner

-Leather Master Trio
-1Z Cockpit


Here you can see just how caked on all the dirt was

The engine bay looked as if it never had been washed...

To start off i gave the dirtier parts of the car a spray with P21s TAW and gave the wheels a generous coat of P21s wheel gel. I sprayed off the TAW after about 10 minutes, and then went to have breakfast while the wheel gel worked it's magic for about 30 minutes. After breakfast i gave the car a thurough wash using Chemical Guy's Citrus Wash n Clear. Then while the car was still wet i clayed the entire car (including windows and wheels) using the "Special" yellow clay with Optimum No-Rinse as lubrication

Look at how dirty the clay was...

After claying the entire car and applying tape to all the edges this is how the paint looked... i didnt think it would have been so bad...

As you can see, the paint was in pretty bad shape. I decided first to try Menzerna Super Insensive Polish with an Orange Über pad. it cleaned up pretty nicely with one pass, and two passes left the paint 99.9% perfect.

Here's a shot after two passes with SIP

and the hood after SIP and Alcohol wipedown

another 50/50

I Had to take a break to change the song

Two more 50/50's

and another

A 50/50 on the trunklid

After a lot of hard work, sweat, and some elbow grease, here's the final product:

Miami beach...

Thats all, thanks for looking!

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      08-12-2009, 03:14 PM   #2
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Awesome job!
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      08-12-2009, 08:40 PM   #3
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Wow! Great job!
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      08-13-2009, 11:42 AM   #4
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Simply unbelievable.
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      08-14-2009, 05:46 PM   #5
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wow~ good job.!!!
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      08-17-2009, 05:11 PM   #7
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WOW, what a difference.
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      08-17-2009, 05:29 PM   #8
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Flat out amazing work! I consider myself a fairly proficient hobby detailer but my God you are in a different league.
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wow amazingl & fantastic - that car was a mess when you started; it looked new when you finished
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      08-17-2009, 10:10 PM   #11
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Great work! Love your attention to detail!
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      08-17-2009, 11:58 PM   #12
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