Skyline detail

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by Scottwax, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    1993 Nissan Skyline GT, repainted a while back, otherwise it appears to be very original. The repaint is good enough for local shows, but not show quality. Several areas looked pretty hazy and the backend had some overspray.

    The headlights were in pretty bad shape as you can see by the before shots.

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    I used Meguiars Uni-Grit 2000 wetsanding paper, followed by Meguiars #105 and an orange Soft Edge cutting pad via rotary, then when I was going around the car polishing, I went over them again with #105 and a Meguiars yellow polishing pad and #205 with a yellow Meguiars pad (both via rotary).

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    I had a hard time picking up the light to moderate spider swirls on the car, this is about the best before shot...

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    After the Meguiars #105/yellow @ 1000-1200 rpms and #205/yellow at 1400-1600 rpms, finishing with light pressure at 1000 rpms.

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    I followed with 3M Ultrafina using a blue Ultrafina pad at 1000-1800-1000 rpms and finally, for the first time since last Thursday (today is Wednesday), the sun came out. These pictures are after UF but before waxing.

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    I finished the paint off with Clearkote's Carnauba Moose. The exhaust was polished with Optimum Metal Polish.

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    I cleaned the vinyl with 20:1 dillution of water to Woolite HE and the carpet and seats with a 32:1 dillution of water to BioKleen Traffic Lane Cleaner. Vinyl was dressed with Optimum Protectant Plus.

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    Engine was pretty clean but I figured y'all want to see it

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    Owner of the Skyline has some nice toys in the garage....

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    Going back next week to finish that 1972 Porsche (got one side polished) and the GT-R. He also has a Supra Turbo that needs some attention and a Lamborghini Countach that is waiting on some parts that I should be detailing in a few weeks.
     
  2. BlazinBlazer Guy

    BlazinBlazer Guy Witness to The De-Evolution of Mankind.

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    Nice! I wish my clients had high end cars. Nobody around here can afford anything like that :hs:
     
  3. Morgan06

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    You took that paint from 93 Wrangler red to a showroom shine, did you only have to sand the headlights?

    +1. And that's a very sporty and unique stable, must be nice to see some cars with character rather than the 'rich bastard' status quo.
     
  4. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Those are Guerojo from OT's cars. :)

    Morgan-only had to wetsand the headlights. #105 is pretty much liquid sandpaper anyway. :mamoru:
     
  5. Juztang

    Juztang www.obsessivedetail.com

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    Great work Scott. Paint turned out nice. Those headights came out awesome!
     
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    yeah, that shit looks good son!
     
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