So I did a collaboration with another detailer this weekend...

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by Perfect Speed, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. Perfect Speed

    Perfect Speed The STIG's American PNW cousin OT Supporter

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    I do a good deal of detailing but rarely take pics... however...
    A friend of mine who is a fellow detailer about an hour away enlisted my help this weekend - I took the weekend off to take a trip and the trip ended up being canceled so I was free - and he needed help to meet deadlines...

    Anyways we did a 1999.5 Jetta and a EVO IX MR... I don't have the pics of the Jetta up yet... but here's the EVO...

    I'll warn you now, there are quite a bit of pictures!

    Process:
    Menzerna PowerGloss - yellow - front end
    Menzerna PowerFinish - Orange
    Menzerna SuperFinish - Green
    Blackfire Wet Diamond Sealant - Blue
    Collinites Wax - Red

    Vehicle as it arrived, did say he was bringing it dirty haha

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    Wheels Before

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    Wheels After

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    After a full wash/degrease and clay bar, once dry, inspected the paint under the spotlights to find similar paint damage as the previous Tarmac Black Evo with 609hp.

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    As you can see, the paint was in desperate need of correction. The following photos are some progress shots, 50/50s, like night and day.

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    A quick shot of me in action - looking terrible I'll add

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    Blackfire Wet Diamond paint sealant applied via LC Blue pads

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    Some paint shots after the correction, spotlight pics followed by sunlight pics

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    Reflection shots, I took a little extra effort in the final pics this time around

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    Finished vehicle shots

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    Please enjoy and comment! A lot of hard work went into this car :)
     
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  2. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Looks 1000x better, nice job. :)

    PC only?
     
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    Holy crap that's awesome :eek4:
     
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    That thing looks amazing. And I'm asking the same question as Scott, only using a PC?? How long did that take??
     
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    BTW, don't worry about looking like shit when working, none of us look particularly sexy when buffing. ;)
     
  6. Perfect Speed

    Perfect Speed The STIG's American PNW cousin OT Supporter

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    Yessir.
    Thanks!
    Only a PC (both of us had one tho obviously to speed up the process), we spent a day on it basically... I think if I (or he) did it alone it'd be 1.5-2 days.
    Werd, makes me look fatter than I am cuz my back is kinda hunched over tho. But whatever.
     
  7. BlazinBlazer Guy

    BlazinBlazer Guy Witness to The De-Evolution of Mankind.

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    Speak for yourself! Ladies come running to drop their panties at the sight of me buffing :mamoru:



















    OK, maybe not, but since I'm usually alone in my shop with the door closed, I don't care. :o
     
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    Huge turnaround, especially considering PC only. Nice job!
     
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    How much you charge on that?
     
  10. Perfect Speed

    Perfect Speed The STIG's American PNW cousin OT Supporter

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    Thanks!
    The partner did the charge to the customer and just paid me a fee I asked for. I think it was 200-300 for the exterior only.
     
  11. you know me

    you know me OT where the douchbags play

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    nice work, shitty quality paint to work with
     
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    Great work, Speed!!! The before/after pics really tell a story of hard work and the end result is awesome! What was the customer's reaction to the finished work?
     
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    sharp!!
     
  14. Perfect Speed

    Perfect Speed The STIG's American PNW cousin OT Supporter

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    He was def happy with it... Very nice guy too. Philly police officer.
    Thanks!
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    Nice job :)

    Hyper Black Rota G-Force's ftw!
     
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    Perfect Speed The STIG's American PNW cousin OT Supporter

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    Thanks, and don't sell the guy short. They're REAL Advans ;)
     
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    Hehe I know exactly what they are, they are definiately Rota G-Force's ;) Doug actually purchased the wheels from me :mamoru:
     
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    Negative. I look damn sexy when working the rotary.
     
  19. you know me

    you know me OT where the douchbags play

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    i need to learn to buff
     
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    You look sexy ALL THE TIME :naughty: :o
     
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    listen im easy and all...but I require at least dinner before I put out.:naughty:
     
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