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      08-27-2012, 11:26 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.


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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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      08-28-2012, 08:14 PM   #2
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Definitely fun detailing black or dark color cars. Great work!
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      08-28-2012, 11:13 PM   #3
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I have two favorite types of cars to work on: (1) black cars, and (2) cars with heavily compromised paint (scratches/swirls).
LOL, you're a masochist.

Great job, BTW.
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      09-05-2012, 10:41 AM   #4
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Thank you gents.
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      09-10-2012, 03:50 AM   #5
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Awesome work. I have a car right now that needs this kid of love. I just wish I had the time/talent or was close to you so I was maybe able to pay you to preform such awesomeness.

You can see the passion that you have put into it /
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      09-17-2012, 11:29 AM   #6
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Awesome work. I have a car right now that needs this kid of love. I just wish I had the time/talent or was close to you so I was maybe able to pay you to preform such awesomeness.

You can see the passion that you have put into it /
Thank you red, this work is my passion and I'm glad it shows.
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      09-19-2012, 07:33 AM   #7
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Impressive.
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      10-02-2012, 07:06 PM   #8
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Nice to see a black car with a show car finish.
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