So I did a collaboration with another detailer this weekend...

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by Perfect Speed, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. Perfect Speed

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    I do a good deal of detailing but rarely take pics... however...
    A friend of mine who is a fellow detailer about an hour away enlisted my help this weekend - I took the weekend off to take a trip and the trip ended up being canceled so I was free - and he needed help to meet deadlines...

    Anyways we did a 1999.5 Jetta and a EVO IX MR... I don't have the pics of the Jetta up yet... but here's the EVO...

    I'll warn you now, there are quite a bit of pictures!

    Process:
    Menzerna PowerGloss - yellow - front end
    Menzerna PowerFinish - Orange
    Menzerna SuperFinish - Green
    Blackfire Wet Diamond Sealant - Blue
    Collinites Wax - Red

    Vehicle as it arrived, did say he was bringing it dirty haha

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    Wheels Before

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    Wheels After

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    After a full wash/degrease and clay bar, once dry, inspected the paint under the spotlights to find similar paint damage as the previous Tarmac Black Evo with 609hp.

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    As you can see, the paint was in desperate need of correction. The following photos are some progress shots, 50/50s, like night and day.

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    A quick shot of me in action - looking terrible I'll add

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    Blackfire Wet Diamond paint sealant applied via LC Blue pads

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    Some paint shots after the correction, spotlight pics followed by sunlight pics

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    Reflection shots, I took a little extra effort in the final pics this time around

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    Finished vehicle shots

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    Please enjoy and comment! A lot of hard work went into this car :)
     
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  2. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Looks 1000x better, nice job. :)

    PC only?
     
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    Holy crap that's awesome :eek4:
     
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    That thing looks amazing. And I'm asking the same question as Scott, only using a PC?? How long did that take??
     
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    BTW, don't worry about looking like shit when working, none of us look particularly sexy when buffing. ;)
     
  6. Perfect Speed

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    Yessir.
    Thanks!
    Only a PC (both of us had one tho obviously to speed up the process), we spent a day on it basically... I think if I (or he) did it alone it'd be 1.5-2 days.
    Werd, makes me look fatter than I am cuz my back is kinda hunched over tho. But whatever.
     
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    BlazinBlazer Guy Witness to The De-Evolution of Mankind.

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    Speak for yourself! Ladies come running to drop their panties at the sight of me buffing :mamoru:



















    OK, maybe not, but since I'm usually alone in my shop with the door closed, I don't care. :o
     
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    Huge turnaround, especially considering PC only. Nice job!
     
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    How much you charge on that?
     
  10. Perfect Speed

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    Thanks!
    The partner did the charge to the customer and just paid me a fee I asked for. I think it was 200-300 for the exterior only.
     
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    you know me OT where the douchbags play

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    nice work, shitty quality paint to work with
     
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    Great work, Speed!!! The before/after pics really tell a story of hard work and the end result is awesome! What was the customer's reaction to the finished work?
     
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    sharp!!
     
  14. Perfect Speed

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    He was def happy with it... Very nice guy too. Philly police officer.
    Thanks!
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    Nice job :)

    Hyper Black Rota G-Force's ftw!
     
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    Thanks, and don't sell the guy short. They're REAL Advans ;)
     
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    Hehe I know exactly what they are, they are definiately Rota G-Force's ;) Doug actually purchased the wheels from me :mamoru:
     
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    Negative. I look damn sexy when working the rotary.
     
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    you know me OT where the douchbags play

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    i need to learn to buff
     
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    You look sexy ALL THE TIME :naughty: :o
     
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    listen im easy and all...but I require at least dinner before I put out.:naughty:
     
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