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07-21-2012, 03:58 AM #1
Poor little Lexus...No worries, I'm about to ROCK your world!
IT HAS BECOME DISTRESSINGLY FASHIONABLE of late to roll your vehicle with a finish not worthy the floor of billiard hall in a third world country! The idea has been propagated that, despite every vehicle having a paint job, and the gazillions of products on the market, that the perfect FINISH is worthy every man. In fact, you might come to this conclusion from reading the L4P "detailing" section, that you, yourself, can break out your favorite bottle of MIRACLE product and perfect your finish, even should you lack an intermediate knowledge of the art of "loving" the very finish you in the past have taken for granted.
Unfortunately, no matter how well intentioned, most do more harm than good.
Here we have one such victim, a Lexus IS350. At one time she wore her black coat proudly. A glistening black jewel for all to admire. Sadly her glory was allowed to dwindle.
Her finish exhibited battle scars and suffered from wounds acquired on the streets of So California.
Her hood had been refinished and wasn't properly wet sanded. The result was a dull scratched appearance unfitting of such a lady.
Other areas showed more scratches and "swirls." All this is evidence of the lack of admiration for the little Lexus.
The defect in this photo is common when somebody vigorously rubs on the finish with something too harsh for the paint. The guilty culprit in this case should have been tared and feather for his/her abusive behavior.
Last edited by Superior Shine; 07-21-2012 at 06:32 PM.
07-21-2012, 04:05 AM #2
That paint looks beat up!http://www.flickr.com/photos/h2pimp91
07-21-2012, 04:11 AM #3
07-21-2012, 04:14 AM #4
First order of business was to gently and loving wash the vehicle to remove all traces of dirt and grime.
I vowed once that I would eat my shorts before I ever posted a photo of a vehicle lathered up.
To appease those that need their "bubble fix," I present to you this picture that I found much more enjoyable.
In order to repair paint defect we need to remove the damaged portion of paint. We remove that paint by compounding, polishing and in the most aggressive process, wet sanding.
The modern clear coat is very thin so we use a film thickness gauge to keep taps on how much we have removed.
Once the various defects were sanded out it was time to polish.
Over 19 hours of paint correction was performed on this vehicle.
Last edited by Superior Shine; 07-21-2012 at 04:16 AM.
07-21-2012, 04:29 AM #5
She had been restored to her former glory!!
She no longer needs to be humiliated, scoffed at, and live as an outcast!
She is now a beautiful lady. She shines as new, if not more so. My only wish is that she will be adored by her owner as much as I adored her.
Don't hate me because I am beautiful!
Last edited by Superior Shine; 07-21-2012 at 04:31 AM.
07-21-2012, 11:34 PM #6
Fantastic work!My Garage Build Thread...http://www.luxury4play.com/garage/87...e-remodel.html
Here's a short video of my garage:
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07-22-2012, 03:10 AM #7Member
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07-22-2012, 03:44 AM #8Member
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Nice save Joe! Love the lather pic!
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07-22-2012, 07:03 PM #9
Amazing work as usual Joe! A true paint correction professional!America has never been an empire. We may be the only great power in history that had the chance, and refused – preferring greatness to power and justice to glory.
~George W. Bush
07-23-2012, 01:14 AM #10Senior Member
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That is bee-you-tee-ful!