You want before and after pics :) ?

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by GSRstilez, Oct 6, 2004.

  1. GSRstilez

    GSRstilez New Member

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    This one is by far the winner for dirt and grime. BY FAR. Belongs to the woman who lives above me. She is very busy and works the graveyard shift as an RN at Yale Hospital. She pretty much sleeps all day so not much time to care for the Jetta. This car stood out to me since I moved into my apartment 2 months ago. It looked battered.

    I spoke with this woman the day I did the Scotchbrite Maxima...She thought I repainted the car in the parking spot it looked so good. She explained to me how she spends winters in Northern New England (Mass, VT). She got stuck in a state of emergency (Snow Storm) and if she didn't move her car they'd tow her with a huge fine. She was already plowed in so her and her boyfriend went to town digging the Jetta out. Well, she took the steel shovel to her black finish :shocked . There were about 30-40 R.I.D.S. (Random Isolated Deep Scratches). After washing and claying, I took 1500 grit wetsanding papers and sanded the crater (indent) of the scratches. I then touched up x 2 (10 mins apart) with Audi touch up paint. Finally, I wetsanded with 2400 grit MicroMesh papers and compounded out with Menzerna PowerGloss via rotary and Cutting Pad @ 1700 rpm.

    Anyways, this was an exterior only job. It chewed up my clay bar and really needed a lot of work. :) Final processes were:

    -QEW x 2
    -Wolfgang Clay on paint and windows
    -Rain-X to seal the glass
    -Meguiar's APC+ (10:1) to clean rims, tires, and wells
    -Touchup and wetsanding info above
    -Meguiar's #80 via rotary and polishing pad @ 1500 rpm
    -Menzerna MicroPolish via rotary and polishing pad @ 1500 rpm
    -Meguiar's NXT by hand
    -Meguiar's Hyper Dressing on tires, wells, and plastic trim


    Now for the pics :big grin:


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    I honestly don't think it's been washed in many many months. There was so much accumulated grime on the doors they were whiteish/greyish.
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    Here's what I'm talking about with the scratches. The big one was almost hopeless but I got it back to life pretty well.

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    Teh Wetness Shot :big grin:
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    4 hours, $100 plus a 20 buck tip...I'm happy, she's happy...Life is good :)


    Enjoy!
     
  2. MDPE

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    WOW! I have no words to say, that is utterly amazing. A different car. Great work..
     
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    spooge
     
  5. n2_space

    n2_space Space > *.*

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    Damn, nice job man :cool: You charged way too little for such an amazing transformation :o
     
  6. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Like I said when you posted this on Autopia, you are one of the very, very few I would trust to detail my car. The only others I can think of are Anthony Orosco and Mike Phillips.

    Absolutely outstanding work Sean! :bowdown:
     
  7. Labster

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    As I stated on detailcity, this is an amazing transformation. Where did you pick up the sanding paper from?
     
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    :eek3: You are the man. :love:

    Will you have my babies? :hsugh:
     
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    Wow, that's a GREAT job. [golf clap]
     
  10. NoXeN

    NoXeN You can find me up on one

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    4 hours? shit that would take me 8

    did you clean the inside too?
     
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    props to you, looks amazing.
     
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    n2_space Space > *.*

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    GSRstilez New Member

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    Thanks everybody. :)

    4 hours for exterior only.

    Sanding papers are micromesh papers. I got a sample from an Autopian member...I will try to get the website. They go all they way up to 12,000 grit :)
     
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    jkklim toke smot

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    Priest Tango Custom User Tits

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    you post on iL ?:squint:
     
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    Holy shit, nice. Want to come do my vw sometime?
     
  17. GSRstilez

    GSRstilez New Member

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    What's that?
     
  18. Ballast

    Ballast Cold Heartless Bastard

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    Didn't you once tell me that my detailing skillz are so poor you'd have a hard time letting me look at your car in the parking lot?? Something about me having to avert my eyes?

    :big grin:
     
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    JointBeaker packaging engineer #2 OT Supporter

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    REPOST from autopia. :bigthumb:

    Still looks awesome, tho.
     

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