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      08-27-2012, 04:46 PM   #1
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Restoring Jerez Black: After Wet Sanding & Polishing

I have two favorite types of cars to work on: (1) black cars, and (2) cars with heavily compromised paint (scratches/swirls). Combine these two and you will get to see what proper paint restoration is capable of achieving.

Restoring this car was a particularly enjoyable for me given how poor the paint's condition was. The trunk was the primary focus, as it had received multipled RIDS (Random Intense Deep Scratches) from having spoilers installed and removed. Just polishing the trunk would not be enough to correct the damage, so we opted to wet sand the trunk with 5 separate grades of paper.


Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Lenses: Tamron 24-70 VC, Canon 70-200 f2.8
Trigger system: Odin Phottix


Car upon arrival; dull paint w/ little gloss:



Front wheel w/ baked on brake dust, placed on foam pads for protection:



Front wheel after CG Wheel Cleaner & polish:



Soiled carpets:



Carpets after shampoo and extraction via Mytee Lite II:



Measuring clear coat thickness on trunk (available in 720p & 1080p):



Trunk w/ intense swirling and Random Intense Deep Scratches:



After wet sanding:



After polishing:



Passenger rear door; right side before polishing, left side after polishing:



Finished:






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      08-27-2012, 04:53 PM   #2
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Sick!!!! I will definitely use go to you guys when I am done here in Maine.

Well done!
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      08-27-2012, 04:54 PM   #3
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Looks fantastic!
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      08-27-2012, 04:57 PM   #4
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you son of Gun. where have you been bro?
My goodness, i thought you gave up the detailing business.

Anyway, that is unbelievable. Looks soo good.
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      08-27-2012, 05:13 PM   #5
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How can I get you to do my car....That looks awesome!!!
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      08-27-2012, 05:41 PM   #6
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      08-27-2012, 05:47 PM   #7
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this is scary cause it's identical looking to my car hahahhaha great work
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      08-27-2012, 05:48 PM   #8
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The car looks incredible I can only imagine how happy you were when u saw the End product!
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      08-27-2012, 06:08 PM   #10
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located in so cal?
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Wow.... I need a guy with this type of talent in New England.

Incredible.
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Wholly $h^t!!! Incredible! I've got one of your favorites!!!
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Dude, I will fly you first class to NC so you can make my JB look that good!
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      08-27-2012, 06:57 PM   #14
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Wow, nice job! Black is high maintenance but it seems you're the right man for the job. That looks freakin incredible!
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Wow that looks good!!!
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Wow. Looks like new!

Good job man.
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holy crap!
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I apologize for the swearing but, that is nothing short of fucking amazing!
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i thought you gave up the detailing business
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you son of Gun. where have you been bro?
My goodness, i thought you gave up the detailing business.

Anyway, that is unbelievable. Looks soo good.
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You changed your name! I've been great E, how've you been? Took a break from detailing to work on my family's company, got married recently too. Just started the detailing side of things back up.

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this is scary cause it's identical looking to my car hahahhaha great work
I hope the afters, not the befores

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LA & Costa Mesa.

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Wow.... I need a guy with this type of talent in New England.

Incredible.
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