Exterior Detail: 2006 Mercedes C230

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by 91RS, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. 91RS

    91RS If this flag offends you... you need a history les

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    I tried my new Optimum products today, and I'm pretty happy with the results. Though I didn't actually get much paint correction done with the PC because of the hard paint, but it is nice and shiny!

    Process:
    Wash - Meg's Gold Class Car Wash
    Wheels - DP's Gel Wheel Cleaner
    Optimum Polish II on an Orange Light Cutting Pad (Lake Country)
    Optimum Finish on a Black Finessing Pad (Lake Country)
    ClearKote Carnauba Moose Wax on a Blue Finessing Pad (Wolfgang)
    EagleOne 20/20 Glass Cleaner
    Optimum Opti-Bond Tire Gel

    I was going to use Opti-Seal instead of the CMW, but the Opti-Seal was back ordered. I was going to just put the Opti-Seal on top when it came in, but I've been advised not to.

    On to the pictures! The street in front of my favorite picture location is under construction so, of course, I got dirt all over my tire shine. :squint:

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  2. Derek173

    Derek173 Analyst and Therapist

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    Nice job! The Optimum Finish really adds depth and wetness to silver cars.
     
  3. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Agreed, really sick depth and wetness. :drool:
     
  4. justin30513

    justin30513 New Member

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    Very glossy. First thing I noticed. Car's cool too. I do a white one.
     
  5. Run N. Gun

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    I like how wet and slick the paint looks. Very well done! :bigthumb:
     
  6. 91RS

    91RS If this flag offends you... you need a history les

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    Thanks guys. I am happy with how it turned out, but I guess I'm going to have to step up to something else if I plan on doing any paint correction on this car. I'm not used to lighter colored cars, so I was kinda disappointed in the reflection when I was done. I've walked outside a couple of times since I finished though and it definately looks better than before. Now I'm going to drive it today and start getting it dirty again! I did get the Opti-Seal on yesterday and it looks really good, too. I meant to take another shot of the deck lid for comparison yesterday, but I forgot. I'll try and do that tonight.
     

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