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This is a friend of mine, Joe. Ive known him since I purchased my S2K a year or so ago and began hanging out with the S2K community. Ive seen this car go from stock to a full out auto-x/track monster! This particular car has the Kraftwerks Rotrex Supercharger on it and WOW is all I have to say! I had the pleasure of picking the car up and driving it about 30 minutes back to my house! I strongly feel this is what ALL S2K's should come with STANDARD! While this car is fairly new and pampered it still had your normal swirling in the paint and the owner wanted it in even BETTER shape than it already was. This was supposed to be a 2 day detail, but the weather was laughing at me as it rained HARD the entire first day I had the car and then we had FREEZING weather(I believe we hit the 20's this week!!!) so it slowed me down quite a bit. I ended up working on the car on and off for several days, working around the weather. Anyways, on to the pics! :D

Products:
Exterior:
Dawn Soap Pre-Wash
ONR diluted to clay lube
COBRA UMF Wash Mitt
COBRA "GOLD" MF's (awesome!)
Dual Buckets with Dual Grit Guards
from Autogeek.net :D
3m "green" Masking Tape
Adams Professional Clay Bar
Meguairs APC+
Meguairs Hyperdressing
Meguairs M105/PFW Wool
Menzerna 106fa/White
UK 3M Ultrafina/ UK 3M Finishing Pad
91% Isopropyl Alcohol
Tons of (retired) Cobra "Deluxe Jr" Towels(AP)
Swissvax Pneu

LSP:
Optimum Opti-Seal applied with Uber Foam Applicator
Two coats of Dodo Juice Supernatural Paste Wax applied with Uber Foam Applicator

Tools:
Dual Work Lamps
Makita Hi Speed Rotary
World's Greatest Boar's Hair Wheel Brush
Foam Pad Cleaning Brush
DD Detail Sponge
The Wheel Well/Fender Brush
The Spoke Brush
Canon Rebel XTi
Craftsmen 295MPH Vac/Blow
E-Z Detail Wheel Brush
Swissvax Wheel Brush

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This car also has a true single weave CF hood, which needed some work after some abuse from the FL sun!




Notice here, while I am taping off the vented slots you can actually see THROUGH the CF. :D


Here, you can see just how badly it had been oxidized.




Here, I am using a LC PFW Spot Buff pad for the small sections of the vents.


50/50 Shot just after compounding.




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After..


Notice how dull the reflections are..


And now everything is very crisp!


Hood completed..
 

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nice work
 

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Great work!

On a side note, I couldn't help but cringe when I saw those stock brakes, especially on a car with so much money spent elsewhere, when the motor is generating that kind of power. Not a good idea...

I hope the weather appreciates the finish enough to back off for a while too!
 

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shoot I wish you were a little bit more down south, I would love to get my car professionally done. looks fantastic
 
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