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Chevy Camaro in for a complete correction and winter prep detail.

-Car was bought with 8,000 miles on it
-Dealer prep and polish job left paint with heavy defects and holograms



Some before shots of the finish, lots of swirling, RIDS and machine holograms





Example of how a hologram carries in the light



The wash process

-Foam w/ CG maxi suds
-Soak with Optimum Power clean 5:1
-Hand wash using Lusso Auto Bathe

Car was then clayed and dried followed by several IPA wipedowns to remove any remaining protection, oils and clay residue

Measuring the paint with a paint gauge, consistent readings all around



Hood under the LED light, nice myriad of defects



After a few test combos I landed on the following using both rotary and DA machnes. M105, M205 and Menzerna powerfinish.

A 50.50 after compounding of some of the hood defects



Pulled the car outside to check my work...




Front fender 50.50



Showing the difference in color between polished and unpolished paint... both are technically "black" paint :giggle:


 

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Closeup of some of the deeper defects





The lower panels of this car took the most abuse, 50.50 of lower front fender vs. door



Spot compounding



Some of the body panels make for awkward polishing angles, improvisation as always is a staple in the correction process :thumb:

I always open up doors during correction so I can polish all the way to an edge without my pad running onto an adjacent panel, especially one just polished out.



Some areas required an extra hit during the compounding stage





Some DA finishing on the trunk, new crimson LC pads are very nice!



A 50.50 of the trunk, again lots of holograms



Better pic of some of the deeper defects



Under the LED








 

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The rear bumper had some of the worst holograms I have seen on a car and by worst I mean just careless buffing x10! Typical figure 8's pattern going up and down the entire bumper.

Before, holograms and defects under standing halogen and LED lights



After, same exact light source(s) in the same spot




All in all the correction process took about 15hrs. After which a final IPA wipedown was given before LSP. LSP of choice was Menzerna powerlock.

Wheels polished with Werkstat Prime followed by 2 coats of Rejex.

Interior did not need much work. All leather was treated with the Leather Masters trio for a clean no shine look. 303 on the plastics and Jetseal on the doorjamps for protection.

After shots of the interior





Finished shots



























Thanks for looking :thumb:
 

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damn Dave. amazing work as usual. the holograms on the rear are crazy haha. which reminds me i need to schedule a winter prep with you sometime in the next few weeks.
 

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Good job, you made this one look at its best. There are to many poeple out there doing this without really knowing what they do or just not goiong far enough. Thank lord, there are some guys like you to get things back like they are suppose to.
 

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Good job, you made this one look at its best. There are to many poeple out there doing this without really knowing what they do or just not goiong far enough. Thank lord, there are some guys like you to get things back like they are suppose to.
Thanks Marty. I have to say at least 70% of the cars I work on have been touched by another detailer at some point and they all leave their mark somewhere weather it be greasy leather or dried wax everywhere... sometimes its not about what you know TO DO but rather what you know NOT TO DO :lol:
 

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Thanks Marty. I have to say at least 70% of the cars I work on have been touched by another detailer at some point and they all leave their mark somewhere weather it be greasy leather or dried wax everywhere... sometimes its not about what you know TO DO but rather what you know NOT TO DO :lol:
Great work as always Dave. Keep up the good work man!
 
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