Mini-Detail: 2002 C5 Corvette (700HP)

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  1. justin30513

    justin30513 New Member

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    This was a surprise for me today. I've been cleaning the owners RV (ok it's a 500K motor home) for about a year now. He's told me all about this car but I had not seen it yet. He calls me out of the blue today and needs it cleaned. Seems that he uses it for SCCA racing on the weekends. The motor is supercharged and was tuned/built by two guys that are huge in the Vette world.
    This was not a full correction since he needed by the end of the day. No befores since it was pretty clean to begin with. I will be getting it for a full correction later this month. Oh yeah.......it was silver but he hated it. It's Lexus black now.
    Crazy.

    The process.......

    Wash Cycle:
    Meguiar's Shampoo Plus and chenille wash pad

    Wheels, Tires, and Wells:
    Wheels were cleaned with Pinnacle's Gel Wheel cleaner.
    Tires were cleaned with ZEP's Degreaser and brush.
    Wells were coated with Stoner's Tarminator to remove tire debris and then washed.

    Paint Correction:
    (Meguiar's D151 via Meguiar's Polishing Pad and G110)
    I was just trying to clean the paint and get rid of some of the minor swirls. The hood was painted and installed about a month ago and boy are there some holograms. There are some pretty deep scratches all around too. Seems that I'll bee wetsanding some. Glad I ordered a paint gauge.

    Paint Protection:
    He loves the look of carnauba so I went with Lusso Oro's wax. Easy to use and filled in some of the defects. Love the gloss it gives.

    Interior:
    Stoner's Invisible Glass (Liquid form. Awesome stuff) on glass.
    Pinnacle's Leather Conditioner on seats, panels, and steering wheel.

    Engine Bay;
    ONR only. I was so scared of removing the engine builder's signature! I then used Hyper Dressing on all hoses and Opti-Seal on all carbon fiber as well as the superchager.




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    Wheels were pretty cool.
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    Here you can see the work I have cut out for me later in the month.
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    They actully did a nice job painting under the aftermarket hood.
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    Wow. That's all I can say.......
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    Loads of carbon fiber. Everyone needs fiber.
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    He mumbled something about Ferrari seats. Even more carbon fiber.
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    More swirls. Some glamour shots for the end.
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  2. HorseDick

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    Stock runflats + power = :eek:

    Nice mini-detail. Love the engine bay.
     
  3. justin30513

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    He have another set of wheels and tires for the track.
     
  4. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Bad ass car. I got a ride in Kdubb's TT Z06 (602 hp at the wheels) and let me tell you, it is like the hand of God shoving you in the seat when he got on it. 15-105 roll in about 6 seconds. :eek3:

    Looking forward to the full correction, make sure you plan for a full day at least. I did a '99 C5 Corvette (black) and some light wetsanding and polishing was about 6.5 hours total...and it was a convertible. :noes:

    Oh yeah, good luck with the paint thickness gauge on a fiberglass car.... :mamoru:
     
  5. justin30513

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    Well, it's not GM paint.........it was resprayed with a Lexus black.

    Forgot about the damn fiberglass body!

    I'm not worried about the time though.........he pays well!
     
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    Paulie Walnuts Im an agent of chaos

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    Hrm, never thought of using tarminator in the wells, I will have to do that. Nice tip.
     
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    OMG.......it makes the look like new.

    On a side note.........I'm starting to switch over to using a lot of Stoner's products.

    5 gallons of Trim Shine aka tire dressing is 65.00 and FREE shipping! I cut it 2:1 too.

    All of their stuff is good.
     
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    Paulie Walnuts Im an agent of chaos

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    Just noticed the silver things around the tail lights, that is hideous.
     
  10. notaniceperson

    notaniceperson -I'm an ASSHOLE!

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    I used Zymol on my black C5 and it really makes a huge difference.

    Hand applied it and spritzed with water after removal, deep hard gloss to the paint.
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Nothing like a good carnauba on black, eh?

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    Paulie Walnuts Im an agent of chaos

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    I dont give a shit what anyone says Ive never had a wetter wax on black than PS.
     
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    I picked up some Zymol Concours and wow it looks amazing on dark blue. I can't wait to see what it looks like on Black.
     
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    Lusso Oro is a hidden gem. 50.00.

    I've used.........Souveran, Sig.II, Natty's, Zymol Concours, FK1 Pink Wax, #26, #16, Collinite's 476, XMT 180, Fuzion, Super Natural (Dodo).

    To me Lusso is simply the best for the dollar (to me). Everyone has their pick and that's ok.
     
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    You can even get it in 55 gallon drums.......for like 265.00.......FREE SHIPPING!

    That's 4.18 a gallon!!!
     
  16. BlackIroc

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    I love PS, a nice mix of wetness/depth. But IMO, Natty's Blue give a more "wet" appearance. But lacks the depth of PS. Can't go wrong with either though.
     

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