Detailed: Black Jeep Grand Cherokee

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by justin30513, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. justin30513

    justin30513 New Member

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    This Grand Cherokee was booked in the fall. It was going on the used car market since the owner's new vehicle was on it's way in from Detroit. It was pretty clean but the paint's condition was horrible. They have dogs and there was tons of nail scratches that required some multiple, compounding passes.

    Interior was quite clean, just needing a touch up.

    Detail Description:
    Exterior restoration detail intended for the resale of the vehicle.

    Goal:
    To remove all possible paint defects and give an eye popping, deep finish.

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

    Paint Correction Phase 1:
    Meguiar's 105 via G110 using LC Orange 5.5" Polishing Pad utilizing the Kevin Brown Method.

    Several passes had to be made on certain areas. The hood had several deep nail scratches but 105 did an amazing job.

    A complete wipedown was done using Meguiar's Detailer Line glass cleaner.


    Paint Correction Phase 2:
    Meguiar's 205 via G110 using LC White 5.5" Polishing Pad utilizing the Kevin Brown Method

    A complete wipedown was done using Meguiar's Detailer Line glass cleaner.

    Paint Gloss Enhancing Phase:

    Meguiar's D-151 via G110 using LC Black 5.5" Finishing Pad.

    I noticed that 205 was taking out 105's haze but leaving haze itself. This why I used this step. To simply "rouge" the paint and give a base layer of protection.

    Paint Protection:
    Meguiar's #26 via the G110 and LC Red 6.5" Finessing pad

    Since this vehicle was being sold, it was all about the gloss. Nothing sells better than a shiny, black ride!

    Wheel Protection:
    Meguiar's Ultimate Quick Wax

    Tire Protection:
    Meguiar's Endurance Tire Gel


    Time accumulated:
    6 hours


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    A 2X2 taped off test area to see if the process was working. I highly recommend doing this.
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    This is after one pass of 105 and a wipedown.

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    This was some of the worse scratching. It took a ton of pressure and 3 passes of 105.
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    But it was worth it!!! You can see that they were removed but some hazing was left. 205/D-151 took care of this.
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    The after shots.....
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  2. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Nice work, the KB method really does an amazing job.

    BTW, I guess you noticed how nice #26 is on dark paint.
     
  3. Run N. Gun

    Run N. Gun Active Member

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    That is exactly how it is done! Fine, fine work there, Justin! :cool: :bowdown:
     
  4. justin30513

    justin30513 New Member

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    Yeah, I remembered how good it looks on dark colors. I just hate the white residue it leaves.
     
  5. jjski78

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    Beautiful work as usual man!
     
  6. Juztang

    Juztang www.obsessivedetail.com

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    Nice job Justin!
     

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