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      12-30-2011, 05:58 PM   #1
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GT3 clean up correction

Porsche GT3 One Step correction

When you have a black car in this condition, it usually requires much more work to restore it to a like new state. By much more work, I mean more compounding, more polishing, and more final polishing. However, when you are trying to sell the car, and you donít want to put a lot of money into it since you will not be the one driving it around anymore, it makes sense to get it looking better, but not necessarily perfect, especially when perfect would require triple the bill and 2 full days on the car! Overall, this was a pretty big change and is now in a much better condition. Total time was about 8 hours. I was dealing with being outside all day, very strong winds, lack of shade, a filthy car, repainted panels (75% of the car), and black paint! I couldnít go more aggressive without leaving the paint too hazy, yet I had to get some cut going on in order to remove oxidation, paint defects, and restore gloss. It was 8 hours of straight through labor!

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Nasty wheels and brake calipers! Sonax takes care of these with ease!



It was a chilly morning, this is the condensation build up I was greeted with!



Lets not take off the license plate bracket, just hit it with the polisher. Takes 1 min to remove!


Exhaust tips needs a bit of loving


Claybar after just half the front fender


Swirls and paintwork needing help

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      12-30-2011, 05:59 PM   #2
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AFTER SHOTS OF ONE POLISHING STEP ONLY Ė NOT FULL CORRECTION, BUT MUCH BETTER OVERALL CONDITION!













And the license plate bracket cleaned up even though your donít see it with the plate on, I still know.



Process from start to finish:
Paint stripping wash to remove old protection
Thorough wheel cleaning
Claybar treatment
Compound and polish hood
Polish entire car
Clean paint
Sealant application to paintwork
Vacuum and interior dusting
Tire dressing application
Windows cleaned (twice as they were pretty filthy inside)
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      12-30-2011, 06:02 PM   #3
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nice work! shocking to see how bad of condition that car was in
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nice work! shocking to see how bad of condition that car was in
yeah, it's a shame. wonder what other kind of neglect the owner is leaving for the upcoming buyer to deal with...

Eric, how did the nasty scratch on the top left side of the hood come out?
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      12-30-2011, 08:11 PM   #5
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oh, that one was really deep, almost primer(thin paint showing) no bringing that one back so I barely let the polisher hit that area, actually taped it off!
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For a one step that looks pretty dam good as always

As the others said its a shame that the car was in that condition
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Good work. You will be my next detailer.
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sounds good man, let me know when!
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sounds good man, let me know when!
Will do!
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