01 IS300 Detail

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by THT, Sep 17, 2006.

  1. THT

    THT The easy way is always mined

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2005
    Messages:
    12,748
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    The booby hatch
    A friend of mine brought me his 2001 IS300 to be detailed. On first glance, the paint looked fine but when I looked closer, I saw that the previous owner did not take care of the paint at all. On the front driver-side door, there was a mark that looked like the car had been egged and the roof was packed with waterspots and bird crap. I attacked the roof w/ Optimum Hyper Compound with my PC set to 3, moderate pressure, and a Sonus SFX1 (yellow) pad. This combination usually removes most any blemish however, it failed to do much. I looked even closer and it looked like the roof had been resprayed...no wonder I couldn't get to the etched paint...

    Anyhow, the complete process (excluding the OHC on the roof):

    Wash with Z7
    Clay
    Wash Again
    Sonus SFX1 with cleaning Pad on Rotary
    Poorboys SSR1 on SFX2 pad (PC set to 5)
    Sonus Swirl Polish on SB pad (PC set to 5)
    Z5Pro/ZFX/Grand Finale (PC set to 3, then 5; two passes)
    Pinnacle Souveran by hand


    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  2. XPX

    XPX New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2002
    Messages:
    12,074
    Likes Received:
    0
    it still looks great! :cool:
     
  3. justin30513

    justin30513 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2006
    Messages:
    1,033
    Likes Received:
    0
    Last pic is the money shot!
    Nice man. Lots of work paid off. You really know what youre doing bro.
    Congrats.
     
  4. THT

    THT The easy way is always mined

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2005
    Messages:
    12,748
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    The booby hatch
    Thanks guys. It was an overcast day so the pics don't really do it justice. Also, Toyota/Lexus red and black SUCK because of so much paint transfer. You'd think that with a $40K car, they'd at least do a two stage paint job...
     
  5. Run N. Gun

    Run N. Gun Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2004
    Messages:
    1,905
    Likes Received:
    0
    LOL! Yeah, I've experienced paint transfer from a gold Toyota before. Ick!

    Great job, THT! That paint looks great now!
     
  6. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

    Joined:
    May 5, 2000
    Messages:
    160,100
    Likes Received:
    736
    Location:
    Home of the Texas Rangers
    Superb work! :)

    I agree about black Toyotas/Lexus, what a pain to deal with.
     
  7. hohoho

    hohoho New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2006
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    The detail looks awesome! Goodjob :bowdown:

    I agree about black toyota/lexus (paint code 202) too. I have the same car (black IS300) and I'm serious when I say this black is only for avid detailers. That being said, it looks gorgeous when it's clean :hsd: . As for paint transfer, I don't get much at all. That being said, I've pampered the car from day 1 so I never had to do any heavy compounding; just light polishing to take out swirls/scratches before sealing and wax.

    Enough with the blabber, on with some pics. I just detailed it last weekend. Sorry, don't mean to steal your thread, but since it's the same car/color, why not :wiggle:
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2006

Share This Page