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This poor C6 had spent considerable time just sitting in a field taking a brutal beating from the elements. The owners sought me out to bring its appearance back from the brink. Numerous parts had been replaced due to neglect and/or sun damage. Even so, this high mileage C6 had just about every issue....swirls, RIDS, severe water spot etching, dust EVERYWHERE inside and out, dried out rubber trim, etc....

Originally brought in for a 1 step correction, once I saw it in person I knew this would be insufficient to achieve good results. We agreed to do 2 steps of correction at this point. However, the extreme weathering of the car necessitated a 3rd step to bring it back. Because of the extreme poor condition and time constraints, Ryan came out to lend a hand and help me see this done properly with no corners cut. A full correction was not possible on this car, so we got it looking as good as possible with the limited time/budget given. After 25+hrs, the turnaround was substantial.







It was pretty bad when dropped off....much worse than described to me.













Brand new headlights replaced the totally failed units previously mounted to the car.






















These scratches and were incredibly deep and would be seen in their full glory later....
















Some pre-existing damage...too severe to be repairable. This mirror would need more than just repainting...

 

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Getting started on the correction after several hours washing and claying...


















Remember these scratches? They are all the way through the clear and were not able to be fully removed. I did what I could to minimize them as much as possible.


























More scratches too deep to be removed without compromising the clear coat integrity.






Even so, a substantial improvement in color, clarity, and gloss



 

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Up in the air to take care of the lower door sections and rocker panels. Many hours would be spent here as it was in extremely poor condition.







Fruits of much labor....










50/50 shots on the jacked up hood....









Even cars this bad can be improved....there is hope here.

 

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Difference seen easily in the standard florescent lights. No need for high powered halogens or LED to see this kind of difference








Taillights.... yep, right about what you'd expect. Bad.












After great effort between Ryan and myself, it was all done and brought outside for final pics.












This weatherstripping was deformed by sun exposure and was scheduled to be replaced.





















Thanks for taking the time to check it out!
 

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Quite a turn-around. Well done. :wink:
 

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Wow nice job!!
 
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