Detailed TRASHED Black IS350 - M105 + Menz Power Finish + Fuzion - 41 pics

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  1. HorseDick

    HorseDick Active Member

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    Detailed this for a local racing forum member. It's a lease, and the owner apparently polished the entire car with metal polish. Basically it looks like someone rubbed sandpaper all over the car....

    I had the worst hangover of my life when I started on this thing and felt like I was going to vomit all over the car every time I bent down, but luckily I got it done without my breakfast ending up on the car.

    OK so enough of that...this was a single stage paintjob, and luckily the paint was pretty soft. The Flex 3401 was used for everything, but I used the PC 7424 with 3.5" PFW pads on the bumpers.

    Process was as follows:

    -Wash with DG 901
    -Clay with new "sample" clay I'm testing, which worked quite well
    -Opti-Seal on wheels, PB BnB on tires
    -Meguiar's #105 on exhaust tips

    Paint correction:
    -Meguiar's #105 with yellow LC cutting pad
    -Menzerna Power Finish with LC green polishing/finishing pad
    -Wolfgang Fuzion Paste Wax

    Power Finish works awesome, just what you would expect from Menzerna. Great working time, little to no dusting, and finished down VERY nicely. 105 didn't leave behind any noticeable hazing, but Power Finish took the finish to the next level. Some of the deeper stuff couldn't be taken out completely (wetsanding required), but they didn't want it perfect - just good enough so that the dealership wouldn't notice all the scratches all over the car.

    The pictures can say the rest....

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    Oh, this is what the previous um, "detailer" left for me:

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    As you can see here, some of the deeper stuff did not come out, but the improvement after 1 pass of M105 was quite dramatic.

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    This is where those terrible scratches were on the roof...

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  2. trueimage

    trueimage Money from dirt OT Supporter

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    wow, that is nuts! great job.
     
  3. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    :bowdown: Damn fine work.

    I can't believe how fucked up that car was.
     
  4. triXx

    triXx Im the crack being smoked by your dealer

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    looks amazing, i wish i could to work like that
     
  5. mtnbikekid08

    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    Just a quick question: when do you apply the M105?
     
  6. HorseDick

    HorseDick Active Member

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    M105 is the initial compound I used, which was right after washing/claying.
     
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    geez dude... awesome work!! :bigthumb:
     
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    Very nice...that paint is 10 miles deep!
     
  9. mtnbikekid08

    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    I'm trying to learn. So you go ahead and washed it, then used claybars, then went with the M105?
    Thanks.
     
  10. justin30513

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    Very very nice work.

    I've very interested in the Menz polish. Glad to see such nice results with it.

    Did you use it in full sun?
     
  11. HorseDick

    HorseDick Active Member

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    Nope, washed/clayed it outside, then pulled it in the garage to polish it.

    mtnbikekid08 - yes, wash, clay, M105, Menzerna, wax
     
  12. mtnbikekid08

    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    Cool. Thanks
     
  13. whoa

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    LOl metal polish. looks like someone keyed the hell out of the IS.


    good job though, looks good.
     
  14. HorseDick

    HorseDick Active Member

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    Thanks everyone :cool:

    Only took me 5 1/2 hours :big grin:. Gotta love the ultra fast working time of M105.
     
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    Run N. Gun Active Member

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    That car's exterior was a train-wreck! :eek3: Wow!

    Excellent work - that paint looks fantastic in the after shots. :bigthumb:
     
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    Damn. Damn damn goddamn.

    Can you do me next?
     
  17. Morgan06

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    Quite a turnaround. :h5:
     
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    i don't understand how people can let their cars get that bad

    but nice work man :bigthumb:
     
  19. HorseDick

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    If you're a hot woman, without a big dick....then yes :hsd:
     
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    wow that idiot didn't deserve your services, he should've driven around with that shit for all to stare and laugh
     
  21. HorseDick

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    Eh, money is money. :)
     
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    I love doing cars like this just because I love the before and afters. I just did an 07 corvette in some terrible condition so the customer can ship it down to his vacation house in Naples.
     
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    Very nice turn around, looks like the "previous detailer" took a SOS pad to try to remove some sap or something.
     
  24. XPX

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    Did he wash his car with sand and rocks? God damn....

    Excellent job!
     

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