C63 [44 pics]

Happy Chinese New Year to all my Chinese friends!

 

 

 

This C63 came to me after the owner had seen some of my write ups and inquired on what level of paint correction I thought his car might need. After a few conversations via text message we determined we would go with a 1 stage polish. And that we would do it on Jan. 20, 2013.

 

 

 

The day of the car came with a huge sheet of snow on the hood lol and here are the first pics.

 

 

 

 

 

Starting with the wheels as usual

 

 

Getting in the wheels wells

 

 

 

Next up was washing with the 2 bucket method

 

 

Cleaning inside the gas

 

 

 

While the car was still wet I clayed the paint

 

Paint was actually in pretty good shape.

 

 

 

Dried the car

 

 

 

Then took some paint measurements

 

 

 

 

 

Rubber trim was masked to prevent against burning the trim

 

 

 

And here are the before and afters. All in all I don’t think the paint was in terrible condition and I think the 1 stage improved the paint to make it an 8 out of 10. It’s never perfect as some scratches are too deep to take out. The combo I decided to go with was FG400 and a B&S Yellow Pad. Here are the results.

 

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After

 

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Here is a 50/50 shot. The left side is unpolished and the right side is polished.

 

Shot of me polishing.

 

 

 

There was also some sort of oxidization on the chrome piece of the trunk that I wanted to improve and was happy with the result.

 

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After

 

 

 

Unmasked the trim

 

Cleaned off the polishing oils with IPA

 

And applied a sealant via machine

 

 

 

 

While the sealant was curing I attended to other areas such as…

 

Dressing the tires

 

Cleaning the windows

 

And mirrors

 

 

 

And here the afters, just before the sunset. 4pm something sheesh! :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And finally my last two favourite pics

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed seeing the process as usual and I wish everyone a healthful and prosperous year in the Year of the Snake.

 

:)

C63 [44 pics]