--Chemical Guys Maxi Suds II
Wheels and Tires:
--P21S Gel Wheel Cleaner
--Boars Hair Brush
Engine Bay/Door Shuts:
--P21S Total Auto Wash for door shuts and engine bay.
--Meguiars Boars Hair Brush
---Clay Magic's Claybar and Meguire's Final Inspection for lubrication.
--Citrus based adhesive remover & lacquer thinner on lower panels to remove road tar & road paint.
--Menzerna Power Finish Polish
--Menzerna Micro Polish
--Menzerna FMJ sealant
--Chemical Guys' 5050 carnuaba wax
--Lake Country foam pads
--Leatherique conditioner & cleaner (2 part system)
-- Chemical Guy's Fade 2 Black spray.
--Ultra Plush Detailing Microfiber Towels
--Meguiars Microfiber towels
--Milwauke HD Polisher 5440 0-2800 RPM
--Stoner Invisible Glass
Other products were used during this process.
All paint/clear is reflective from a distance.
This one has about 35% of reflection in comparison to the last photos.
At this point the car has been fully washed and dried.
Odd residue (of something)
Swirls starting to show (very overcast with high humidity from winter fog)
Trim shows heavy deposits of polish/compound. Initially I thought it was an extremely poor wax job by the used car dealer, but after washing it was obvious that this car had recently been fully repainted.
The white residue is a compound of some sort.
Low grade reflections and lots of debris on plastic.
Buffer pad and compound debris on rear bumpers. (bad, don't do this!)
More compound on rubber trim.
Interior condition before Leatherique treatment.
Convertible condition before Raggtop treatment.
After Clay Magic claybar procedure. The Blue bar was used (light aggression)
Example of debris removed from paint by Blue claybar. Has been folded once.
Getting started with the massive compound swirl removal.
The entire car looked like this under our spotlights.
Notice the quality of the reflections from start to finish.
The convertible was taped off and protected by a flat sheet.
At this stage the entire car has gone through the first level of paint correction.
From the next photo to the end, each remaining mar to the paint was corrected using our
led light source to identify them. At this point the halogen twin head lights were of no real use
other to warm the air! (50 F) I like working in 50F much better than 105F!
Identifying each remaining scratch and applying a small dag of Menzerna polish to each spot.
It looks like a large area was handled in this photo, it's really only a 1' section a few feet wide in this shot.
Using the spotlights and a handheld led lightsource to eliminate each remaining scratch.
Interior after 14 hours of the application of the product Leatherique,
allowing it to soak in as long as possible. (overnight)
Two small dabs of Menzerna PO 85 RD just before final hood (remaining) micro scratch removal.
While the hood is very reflective here, the micromarring scratches are very visible with the led source.
After scratch removal and polish removal. Any odd light pattern isn't a concern. It is caused by the very low temperature (50 F) and a light microfiber towel removal of polish.
After applying 2 coats of Menzerna FMJ and 2 coats of Chemical Guys' 5050 carnuaba wax.
The "black" specks are birds circling high overhead!
Convertible top after 3 coats of Raggtop.
Fibers on convertible were from nearby tree (shedding in the warming sun of the day).
Leather condition after removal of remaining Leatherique conditioner. (wow)
Soft, supple and smells incredible.
From massively abused to immaculate.
14 hours of exterior correction, 1.5 hours of interior detailing.
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