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      06-10-2011, 10:04 AM   #1
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Detailer's Domain: S2000 - Paint Correction

My customer bought a leftover S2000 in BB with no miles (amazing deal). However the paint was another issue. Here is where we came in.

We put about 14 hours into the paint over 2 days and below are the results.
Other than the paint the car was mint!

What was done -

- Wheels were prepped with Sonax Wheel Cleaner and cleaned up with various brushes
- Tires were spritzed down with Adam’s All Purpose Cleaner and washed down
- Wheel wells were cleaned up
- Pre Washed with W99
- Wash down and rinsed
- Door jambs were cleaned up
- Clayed
- Dried
- Tires dressed
- Masking
- Paint Measurement
- 2 Step - Menzerna Super Intensive Polish with Menzerna Super Finish
- Inspection with Fenix, 3m Sun Gun, Infratech, and natural sunlight
- Last Step – Lusso Oro
- Rubber and Plastics Treated
- Exterior windows and mirrors cleaned and sealed
- Exhaust tips cleaned
- Windows were clayed, cleaned, and sealed
- Jambs steam cleaned

Links to products used -

1Z einszett W99

Adam's All Purpose Cleaner
Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner
Uber Clay Bar Kit
Menzerna Super Intensive Polish
Menzerna Super Finish
Lusso Oro
Adam's Super VRT
Optimum Metal Polish
Adam's Glass Cleaner
Adam's Glass Sealant

1Z einszett Cockpit
1Z einszett Leathercare

Tools used
Uber Wool Wash Mitt
Uber No Name MF Towels
Porter Cable 7424XP
Flex PE14-2-150
Uber Buffing Pads
Defelsko Paint Meter
Fenix TK11
Kranzle Pressure Washer
Cam Spray Foam Canon
2 Grit Guard Buckets with Caddies
Uber Firehose Nozzle



Wheels were in great shape we used Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner (no brushes needed)

Clean wheels

Tires were cleaned with the Uber Wheel/Tire Brush and Adam's All Purpose Cleaner

Uber Fender Brush to clean up the wheel wells

Pre Rinse, Wash, Convertible Top Cleaned

After wash pics show how bad the paint really is


50/50 shots of the paint correction - Super Intensive Polish followed by Super Finish

Fenix showing the imperfections

Paint on the door panel before

After the necessary polishing

Headlights were polished out.

After the extensive polishing we rinsed all the dust off the car

Lusso Oro was used as a last step

Outside shots

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      06-10-2011, 10:30 AM   #2
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wow great work i am a detailer myself and i always can appreciate all the hard work that goes into this stuff
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      06-10-2011, 11:51 AM   #3
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nice one phil!
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      06-10-2011, 01:51 PM   #5
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wow, I'm always blow away by the results. I wish when I attempted this myself it came out half as good. Thank god my car is not near as bad as this one was before you started.
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      06-10-2011, 01:52 PM   #6
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i love these paint correction threads. awesome work
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      06-10-2011, 07:52 PM   #7
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great work,

it almost look like that paint was washed with sand paper!
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      06-11-2011, 01:35 PM   #8
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Great job ! That paint was tore up!
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      06-13-2011, 01:42 AM   #9
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wow amazing work!

LOVE these kind of threads!
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      06-20-2011, 01:19 PM   #10
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I have minor swirls in my 07 mazdaspeed 3... What should i do exactly to make the paint nice and shiny?
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      06-20-2011, 01:44 PM   #11
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Do you have a porter cable?

A pc or flex plus the right polishes should bring your paint back to life.
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