Detailed: Corvette ZR-1 Correction....

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by justin30513, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. justin30513

    justin30513 New Member

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    This is one detail that I have been looking forward to. I've done a few 'Vettes before but this is the daddy of all them. The only problem was....it was black. I'm usually ok with this color but throw in a 150K+ car, hard clear, and picky owner....I was sweating. Oh well. Gotta work!


    Detail Description:
    Exterior with paint correction and protection.

    Goal:
    To remove defects, enhance gloss/depth, and protect.

    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

    The only areas that had any fallout was the rear spoiler and rear quarter panels.

    Paint Correction Phase 1:
    Meguiar's 105 via G110 using LC White 5.5" Polishing Pad

    I used this combo once I found that 105/Orange Pad was leaving a ton of marring. This new arrangement left a lot more hazing that I was use to as well. After compounding the hood, no other panels were done with 105

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

    Paint Correction Phase 2:
    Menzerna's 106FF via G110 using Meguiar's Yellow 2.0 Polishing Pad

    This is the one time that this product worked well for me. It melted the holograms away leaving a glossy finish.

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

    Paint Protection:
    Pinnacle's Souveran Paste Wax
    Meguiar's Ultimate Quick Wax

    Wheel Protection:
    Meguiar's Ultimate Quick Wax

    Tire Protection:
    Meguiar's Endurance Tire Gel


    Time accumulated:
    6 hours

    Tons of holograms. The owner said that no detailer has touched the paint. Factory to dealer to him. Oh well.........they were still there.
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    The swirls showed up too. Looked like marring from washing and a chamois....
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    More buffer trails....
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    After 105 only. You can see the marring that I was whining about. Much better though.
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    This is after 105/106FF and a wipedown. No wax or sealant.
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    The exterior was re-washed to remove any residue. It was then blown dry and pulled inside. The paint was sealed and then backed out for some beauty shots....
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    Just needs KITT's scanner bar! This is the car that would have made Knight Rider proud.
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  2. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Looks terrific, Justin, really sick wet glow. :bowdown:

    Just an FYI for the next C6 you do, #205 + Meguiars yellow polishing pad + rotary does an amazing job on light to moderate holograms on those cars.
     
  3. Run N. Gun

    Run N. Gun Active Member

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    I seriously wonder if the owner tried to "polish" the car and it came out like crap? Somebody touched the paint on this car....:squint: Good thing he hired you, Justin! A ZR1 with ugly halograms and buffer trails, is just plain WRONG.

    I LOVE the correction you did on this car. That's a nice deep gloss and shine on that paint now! :cool: Well done. :bigthumb:
     

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