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Old 07-13-2009, 05:54 PM   #11
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Here’s the finished hood after 5 passes of M105/Wool and SIP/White:
A couple more action shots:




Here’s the finished hood after 5 passes of M105/Wool and SIP/White:



















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The rear fender also needed several passes to get completely corrected:

Before:



After 1 Pass:



After 2 Passes:



After 3 Passes:



After 4:




The headlights also had large amounts of oxidation. These were taken care of using the Porter Cable, Meguiar’s M205 on Orange, followed by Plast-X. Notice how cloudy the face of the right headlight housing was.




I did the opposite side to show the difference.

During:


After:


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Old 07-13-2009, 05:58 PM   #13
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The both of us stayed up until 2 AM working to get as much as we could get done before the next morning. This was the first detail I did with my new lighting install in the garage. It helped TREMENDOUSLY.







By the end of the night, the car was finally showing some signs of revival







Under the Brinkmann:



At this point, we decided to call it a night.

6:30AM - Finish Cutting Stage, Begin Refining Stage

After a short 3 ½ Hours of sleep, we got back up at 6:30AM and worked quickly to pick up from where we left off. After compounding with M105/PFW and SIP/White, I finally went one last time around the car with Ultrafina on Blue to remove any hologramming and further enhance the gloss of the paint.






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I put Greg on the porter cable once he was finished on the rims. He used M105/Orange followed by M205/White for the smaller areas on the car.



Now, at this point there was so much dust on the car that it was hard to see the progress:







I decided to bring the car outside and hose it down to reduce any risk of inducing new scratches into the paint during waxing. The car was looking beautiful.





I was surprised to see beading already present on the car, even without any wax on.



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After being rinsed down, the car was brought back inside the garage and blown dry once again.





Greg and I went around the car one more time to ensure that there was no longer leftoever residue present.





12:45 PM - LSP Application, Cleanup and Finish

Finally satisfied with the condition of the car’s paint, and just in time too (it was already 12:45), I waxed the car using Wolfgang’s Fuzion on a Meguiar’s Yellow Applicator Pad, removed using Meguiar’s Ultimate Quick Detailer and a clean microfiber towel, then applied Meguiar’s Endurance Tire Shine to the tires, and Invisible glass to the windows.





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Wheels Before:



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Thanks everyone for reading!

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Old 07-13-2009, 06:12 PM   #17
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You have a great talent.
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indeed he is! can you pm me a price for my crx?
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Old 07-13-2009, 07:27 PM   #19
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Damn, I'm quite impressed.

Question though - what do you do when you're hitting the emblems?
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Old 07-13-2009, 08:42 PM   #20
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great job kris. we gotta start a business.
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