Monday, February 25, 2008
The client booked a full correction and sealant for LSP (we are using my new "in-development" sealant!).
We start with interior early in the AM (notice the winter AM fog).
The engine compartment was cleaned with Simple Green cut 4:1 and then dressed with SYTEM ONE Licorice dressing.
Next we washed (pre-soak first) with warm water, Gold Class soap, two buckets and a grit guard.
The car wash dried with a very soft and plush microfiber drying cloth.
For some reason, the defect shots didn't come out as expected (we'll do better next time... I promise), but you can see the scratches and swirls in these shots.
The dealer installed the wing and did a pretty good job at scratching up the paint around it on the trunk. There also seemed to be sand scratches around it!! (<-?!?!?!?)
We taped up the edges and got to work (we found a spot on the front driver's fender where the dealer had already burned through the paint!!). We decided to use Menzerna PO83 SIP for the heavier correction (hood, fenders, bumpers & trunk lid).
Two drops is all it takes!
I used a Lake Country Green CCS pad for the cutting step and a Makita 9227C rotary at about 1,500 rpms (ramping up and down using the pyramid technique).
We finished off with Menzerna Nano PO106FF on a white finishing pad. The sun came out just in time to check our work!
We apply our sealant with a small palm, low power DA like this Ryobi unit using a blue Lake Country pad.
It was left to cure for about 30 minutes.
Then was buffed off with a clean, plush microfiber.
We drove it down to my favorite photo op spot and did the best we could with the heavy vertical lighting.
Thanks for looking.
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Lately, it seems the hood of my 99 Cobra has been a feline night club floor! I get up in the AM and get in my car to go to work and there would be tons of muddy cat paw prints all over my car!
Well when I washed the car I realized that it was more than just muddy paws! The claws were involved too! (Does anyone have a .22 I can borrow?)
I was pleased to say the least! Quickest and easiest polish I've ever used!
Finished off with my sealant that I am developing. (I'm getting close! It's starting to come together but not there yet... still working on it.)
Thanks for looking...