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I spent 3 FULL days straight getting this car back into shape. The owner of this car also owns the AC COBRA I detailed, and we went for the full "Presidential" Package on this one! The car wasnt in that bad of condition, it just needed to be polished and touched up in a few areas. There were some pretty significant buffer burns across the hood, rear c-pillars and across the car overall from a previous attempt. I was very happy with the way this one came out, and I have a ton of pictures to show it! haha! Sit back, relax, and ENJOY! :d

It was 7AM when I started the first day, so there was some dew left on the car..












 

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So I did a little testing and once again M105 pulls it off! I used M105/yellow wool for one pass to remove the harsher defects, then follow with a couple more passes using M105 on a PFW pad. This came out fantastic, I would say a 99% correction, there were only a few RIDs left throughout the whole car.











The hood completed after M105/SIP/3M UF


Fenders completed.




 

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Due to having to work outside I changed up my routine for this one, I did the entire front half of the car (polish/seal/wax) and then moved to the roof, then each side(doors), then I work on the rear section. This was to prevent me from having to repolish before applying LSP since the car was left outside each night, and I would only have to re-wash the car once finished.

Here is the car taped off to completely polish each trim peice as well as the front bumper.


This was the condition of the front bumper before I started.


After all said and done on the front half.
















 

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To start day two I chose to work on the roof and ended up completing both the roof and the entire driver side.

My work environment, this thing made what would have been hell a much nicer place to work in the Florida Heat!


I made sure to tape off anything that I didnt want the buffer to touch..


This is after compounding and SIP/Orange








The roof completed and in the FL sun! BTW, the white lines that look like a hologram are actually plane tracers.




The drivers rear quarter panel 50/50.


And completed.
 

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I then proceeded to tape off the pillars as they were painted black and needed some work also. This was completed for both sides although I only picture one.



Here you can even see some hard water and how dull the finish looks.




After M105/PFW and SIP/Orange




I also gave under the door handles a bit of attention since they had been lightly scratched from finger nails, etc.

Before.


After M105 on a green foam finger pad.
 

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On the third day, the passenger side of the car and the rear portion of the car were completed.






The trunk was the worst section of the car requiring a bit more work.




After. You can see how well the flake comes out at you here..


The exhaust was also treated to some Adams Metal Polish. I did the best I could without being able to take it off the car.
Before.


After.
 

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hot damn!

again, teach me! :p
 

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Amazing work! The end result looks absolutely fantastic.

Cheers,
-Darryl
 

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That is incredibly nice work! I also enjoy seeing your documentation of this meticulous process.

It is amazing how much "normal wear and tear" damage can be reversed just by using the right products and processes, and, of course, with a lot of knowledge and elbow grease.
 

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That is incredibly nice work! I also enjoy seeing your documentation of this meticulous process.

It is amazing how much "normal wear and tear" damage can be reversed just by using the right products and processes, and, of course, with a lot of knowledge and elbow grease.
thanks! I enjoy documenting it as well! ;)
 

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You're 50/50 pics are excellent marketing tools. All the fine blemishes don't really stand out to the untrained eye. They just make the car look aged without the person being able to say why. And looking at the final product the person will know it looks much better, but not really why. Those 50/50 pics really illustrate what happens.

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You know, that doesn't look half bad!

I have a question for you since you seem quite the expert.
What can I use to clean my matte black stripes and wheels that will keep them flat looking and not make them shiny?
 
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