Collabo #2 - Jetta from Hell...

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by Perfect Speed, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. Perfect Speed

    Perfect Speed OT Supporter

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    So if you read my first thread about the EVO I did with another detailer (Oakes if you know who the man is), this is the Jetta I was alluding to. Here goes...

    So, this may be a great example to explain a "Paint Corrective" detail to those who wonder what it exactly means...

    This 2001 Jetta came as a daily driven, automatic car wash queen and you can clearly see the effects of that combo with it's age. The paint was almost deemed hopeless, and the original quest for the job was to bring back the gloss in the paint, miracles weren't expected here on the owner's part. However, I love to take on a project and see what I can do, and I can honestly say that while it could have come out better with more time and such, it came out better than I was expecting as well. I will let the pics do the talking this time!

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    Menzerna PowerGloss - Yellow
    Menzerna PowerFinish - Orange
    Menzerna SuperFinish - Green
    Blackfire Wet Diamond - Blue
    Collinite's No. 845



    These photos show the damage I was against after the wash, clay, rewash....quite a few of the defects/scratches were just too deep and while I was able to make them better, they still remained.

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    Logo on the trunk, the actual lettering wore off, this was the base/adhesive just baked into the paint. The first shot is before removing it and polishing the trunk.

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    This time, I took quite a few more 50/50 shots, and what a difference you can see :) I'll let the photos do the talking...

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    A few paint photos under the spotlight after correction, like stated before, some deep defects still remained but quite a bit of them gone as you can see

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    Overall shots of the car, it was dark and the vehicle was leaving shortly, so no fancy outside photos this time.

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    Thank you for looking, Please comment!
     
  2. Run N. Gun

    Run N. Gun Active Member

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    Excellent work! Night and Day transition there. :bigthumb: I'd love to see some full sun shots of the car. While you have restored the gloss to the finish, many of those scratches just aren't going to come out. Permanent damage, FTL. :-(

    This is why Automatic car-washes are BAD, BAD, BAD.

    How many hours of work?
     
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    Another awesome job my friend! And I know what a PITA black VW paint is. My wife used to drive an identical Jetta to that one.
     
  4. Perfect Speed

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    Yeah, the guy just wanted "an improvement" and we gave him a little more than that I'd think...
    it was about 10 (11am-10pm - hour for lunch) hours with both of us working on it together for about 6.
    Indeed! Thanks
     
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    Huge improvement, the paint was really fubared. :noes:
     
  6. Perfect Speed

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    Seriously the whole time I was just going "how the FUCK DO YOU DO THIS?!"

    Oh you know how all the drive thru washes have that little thing that covers the rocker in a spot because of the rollers that move your car...
    Well there was a spot on this dudes rocker (where the rollers go) that looked like rhino-liner... it was just dirt about 5/16 of an inch thick CAKED on that took a half hour to get off... the rear of all the door jambs had a spot like that too.
     
  7. BlazinBlazer Guy

    BlazinBlazer Guy Witness to The De-Evolution of Mankind.

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    Holy fuck.... nice work! That thing was beyond trashed... I don't even understand being able to treat a car that way.
     
  8. MartyFukstein

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    Great work, but it's going to get cold and rainy soon and the owner will take the car through a tunnel wash.

    Until then...:thumbsup:
     
  9. XPX

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    Ordinary people should never buy black cars
     
  10. Perfect Speed

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    Got an STI (black( from 2007 with 60k on it in the garage now...
    It looks as bad...
    Pics will likely be posted in the next few days
     
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    Doesn't even look like the same car. what was the customer's reaction?
     
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    Pretty happy.
     
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    I hope there was a tip haha.

    My jeep is covered in trail scratches but I think I can get most to come out. I think I'm going to try to get them out in the spring, after the salts are off the roads.
     

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