Detailed: 2004 Chevy SSR.....Supercharged

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  1. justin30513

    justin30513 New Member

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    This is vehicle #2 from collection that brought me the Carrera detail. This SSR was one of the first produced and had the 327 as the power plant. Not wanting to part with this one for the more powerful recent model, the owner opted to supercharge it. This, along with exhaust and computer mods aided it to putting down 400+ hp to ground. He later had a good friend paint on the flames and wet sand the entire vehicle a year ago. This left an amazing finish and other than some washing induced marring, it was defect free.

    I apologize for lack of after shots. It began to rain as my day ended.


    Detail Description:
    Exterior Detail with paint correction and protection.

    Goal:
    To remove any paint defects present and achieve the highest possible gloss/depth.

    Wash Cycle:
    Dawn Wash (2 oz. per 2 gallons of water)
    Meguiar's Gold Class
    Clayed using Meguiar's Last touch 1:1

    Paint Correction:
    Meguiar's 205 via G110 using Meguiar's Soft Buff 2.0 Polishing Pad

    After a lot of inspection, this was all that was needed to refine the paint. This is the beauty of 205 and most paints.

    Paint Protection:
    Meguiar's 21 2.0 by hand using Meguiar's hand applicators.
    Final gloss was aided by Optimum's Instant Detailer. Such a wonderful product.

    Wheel Protection:
    Meguiar's 21 2.0 by hand using Meguiar's hand applicators.

    Tire Protection:
    Meguiar's Endurance Tire Gel

    Time accumulated:
    7 hours
    Even though the paint was in pristine condition, there is a lot of it on this ride. The bed cover is enormous. There is also a ton of painted interior surfaces that I protected and polished with Meguiar's D-151 Reconditioning Cream.

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    Also decided to take care of the SSR's engine bay....
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  2. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Really nice wetness and depth in the afters. :)
     
  3. Curren$y

    Curren$y New Member

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    great work. Owner is an idiot though
     
  4. BlazinBlazer Guy

    BlazinBlazer Guy Witness to The De-Evolution of Mankind.

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    :werd: I can understand keeping and S/Cing the 5.3L, and you can tell the wetsanding job made a huge difference, but those flames and the wheels destroy the looks. :hsugh:
     
  5. Run N. Gun

    Run N. Gun Active Member

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    Nice work. That paint looks nice and wet after your hard work! :cool:
     
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    that thing is hideous. nice polish on the turd tho!!
     
  7. justin30513

    justin30513 New Member

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    Serious? I thought it looked ok. Maybe I just liked the detail in the airbrush work and that there was ZERO orange peel in the new clear. That is worth a lot to me.
     

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