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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-02-2014, 08:37 AM Thread Starter
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Wes_R x ISF (32 pics)

Hey MyIsers,

The owner of this ISF had just bought it pre owned for his wife and wanted to improve the paint condition before he gave to her. We spoke over the phone and he stopped by for me to see the condition of the paint and provide a proper quote. We figured out a date and in it came for a 2 stage polish.

As usual the rims were attended to first

The tires were covered in silicone dressing that I wanted to scrub off

Washing is always done using the 2 Bucket Method

Rinsing the dirt off the mitt before moving onto the next panel

The paint was claybarred to remove any dirt or contaminants embedded in the clearcoat

The paint was in rough shape as you can see from all the dirt in the clay

Paint measurements were taken

Then the rubber trim was masked off(sorry, I didn't realize my camera was out of focus but I think the pic looks kind of cool)

And finally the polishing could commence(commence lol)









And a 50/50 shot

And another shot of the paint correction in action


Paint was wiped down with alcohol to clean off the polishing oils.Then double checked with our special light that gives off the same color light as the sun

Tires were dressed and windows cleaned and here are the afters. Unfortunately it was very cloudy day but I did like the cloud reflections in some of the pics.

I thought this was a really cool mirror shot

And the final pic

Can winter just finally go away!
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Wow, incredible job on the paint correction, the car looks outstanding now.
How long would you say a detail and correction job like that takes, obviously using your professional equipment? I'm sure that customer will be very satified. Thanks for sharing!+rep

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neiman marcus edition F, nice job

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Nice job, just how a black car should be! Too bad it's still winter, but hopefully at least the swirls will stay off!
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Originally Posted by demik View Post
neiman marcus edition F, nice job
Not necessarily....all Canadian ISF's come with the two tone samurai blade BBS as a standard....one of the differences between us and the USA models.


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Nice job....I want to ask you a few things..I noticed from your pics that you work in a dark room..why?
Also, what product did you use to remove the swirls? Is it a heavy compound or a swirl remover?
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