New Beetle detailed at the shop I'll be setting up.

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by JRock10, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. JRock10

    JRock10 Active Member

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    Here's an example of the types of cars that this shop produces. Custom paint, stereo, tint, wheels, and suspension. Add me in for detail and it'll be a one stop shop. This one was pretty trashed. I wish I had taken before shots. but there was an abundance of dust and overspray on the car. I also wasn't really prepared to do a full correction on this one (wrong pads) so i had to improvise! Anyways, on with the pics/process

    Wash Meg's Gold Class
    Clayed some Meg's White Clay
    Wipe down with Mark V Adhesive remover
    Pinnacle Advanced Swirl Remover PC6 with white CCS Polish pad :mamoru:
    Werkstatt Prime via PC4 green CCS light polish
    Werkstatt Acrylic Jett Trigger via PC3 gray CCS finish (don't recommend this process)
    Checkered Flag Best Tire Dressing
    Wheels cleaned with Mark V Window Sheen @ 8:1 (i love the way window cleaner makes chrome shine!)

    the lighting sucks. it was cloudy outside and the have HID lights with diffusers (think flourescent light covers) over them.

    Hope you enjoy!

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  2. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Looks pretty good to me!

    Those lights can be tough to shoot pics under, they give off a weird green glow. Same thing happened when trying to take pics in a customer's garage. Very well lit but the lights left a greenish tint to the pics. :sad2:
     
  3. justin30513

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    NIce detail and congrats on the job at the shop. You will get lots of business......no doubt. Just keep taking pics and start a photobucket account as a resume. No fancy website needed!
     
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    :bigthumb: http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y161/JRock10/Details/

    Scott - Yeah I wasn't satisfied at all when i pulled the pics up on screen. I also just have a Kodak point and shoot digital, so my pics are about as close as what you see is what you get. I have no exposure adjustments to help the pics at all. :hs:

    Thanks for the compliments!
     
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    nice job!
    Side note : damn those brakes are small looking now.
     
  6. Juztang

    Juztang www.obsessivedetail.com

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    Great job on the detail! It looks like you will be doing some pretty sweet cars!
     
  7. mtnbikekid08

    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    They're small looking no matter what. It only has to stop an anorexic chick and that plastic bucket of a car. :rofl: Technically, a 2x4 attached to a lever would do the same job. :drool:
     
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    Ugly car, but nice work!
     
  9. deusexaethera

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    Worst beetle ever. Shiny, though.
     
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    :hs: i can only polish the turds, not paint them
     
  11. MSIGuy

    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    Is it just me or is that paint job kinda... sub par?

    I mean, look at where two panels meet, you can see the white base color, or where the kit was put on. Was it really like that or was it a camera trick?
     
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    some of it is reflection, some of it is the painter's mess that i couldn't see before washing since it had sat in the shop for about 4 months and couldn't really remedy because I had to detail it on the showroom floor (yes, where it is sitting now). Most of it is just plain carelessness by the painter not cleaning up his mess before adding the side skirts and putting body panels back on the car. It was painted with the doors and other parts off. the car was originally bright green. like i said:

    The car really is a mess upon close inspection. So much trash in the paint, the new painter said the only thing he would do is strip and repaint. It's kinda sad, because the colors are really nice in daylight. I just tried to shine it up to sit on the floor.
     
  13. MSIGuy

    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    That sucks. I hate when you do some work and its good work, but its limited by a poor starting product.

    Hope you get some better painted cars to really show some skill on!
     

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