Monday, February 25, 2008

Black Infiniti G37S Detail

This beautiful Infiniti G37S suffered from dealer detail syndrome! The client brought this almost brand new G37S to the dealer on a couple occasions where the dealer offered the dreaded "free detail" (you're really paying for it by how bad the usually hack the car up!). As is typical in these situations, there were several swirls and some deeper scratches that were obviously inflicted from poor washing and drying techniques.

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).

Black Infiniti G37S

The engine compartment was cleaned with Simple Green cut 4:1 and then dressed with SYTEM ONE Licorice dressing.

Black Infiniti G37S

Next we washed (pre-soak first) with warm water, Gold Class soap, two buckets and a grit guard.

Black Infiniti G37S

Black Infiniti G37S

The car wash dried with a very soft and plush microfiber drying cloth.

Black Infiniti G37S

Black Infiniti G37S

Black Infiniti G37S

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.

Black Infiniti G37S

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!! (<-?!?!?!?) Black Infiniti G37S

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).

Black Infiniti G37S

Two drops is all it takes!

Black Infiniti G37S

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).

Black Infiniti G37S

Black Infiniti G37S

Black Infiniti G37S

Black Infiniti G37S

We finished off with Menzerna Nano PO106FF on a white finishing pad. The sun came out just in time to check our work!

Black Infiniti G37S

Black Infiniti G37S Guruwax

We apply our sealant with a small palm, low power DA like this Ryobi unit using a blue Lake Country pad.

Black Infiniti G37S Guruwax

It was left to cure for about 30 minutes.

Black Infiniti G37S Guruwax

Then was buffed off with a clean, plush microfiber.

Black Infiniti G37S Guruwax

Black Infiniti G37S Guruwax

Black Infiniti G37S Guruwax



Black Infiniti G37S Guruwax



Black Infiniti G37S Guruwax

We drove it down to my favorite photo op spot and did the best we could with the heavy vertical lighting.

Black Infiniti G37S Guruwax

Black Infiniti G37S Guruwax

Black Infiniti G37S Guruwax

Black Infiniti G37S Guruwax

Black Infiniti G37S Guruwax

Black Infiniti G37S Guruwax

Black Infiniti G37S Guruwax

Black Infiniti G37S Guruwax

Thanks for looking.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

awesome work how did you get that lake country pad onto the rb60? imo thats an awesome idea man. great work =)

Dan Ponjican said...

I just removed the foam backer and glued a velcro pad on to the plastic backing plate.

Sam L said...

wow i didnt think it was that simple. how would you the pad though after you applied the wax? i figured there was a way to screw on a backing plate .

Sam L said...

sorry i meant to say clean.

David said...

Amazing work is all I can say. I got a silver g37s about a month ago and the dealer offered a free "white glove" detail service when I purchased the car. Of course, I took the offer and when I got the car back I noticed numerous scratches around the rear fender and truck lid area.