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Street Dreams Detail San Diego - Benz C63 Edition 507: OptiCoat and correction


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#1 dsms

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 12:56 PM

Mercedes C63 AMG in for detail, paint correction and OptiCoat protection

 

 

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Sonax on the wheels, tires cleaned and degreased, wheel wells treated and de-tarred

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Minimal protection on the paint, quick blast with pressure washer as a pre rinse before using Iron Out to remove contaminants.

 

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This is Iron Out decontaminating the finish, turning all ferrous particles embeded in the finish red, not so bad on the doors here..

 

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Before claying heavy contaminants running off rear quarter and bumper

 

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After rinsing another pressure wash and foam bath with the foam cannon

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Foam sat for about 5 minutes, at this point even before taking a mitt to it the finish is extremely clean, all surface dirt and grime is already off now its time to wash the paint and further strip any last wax or glaze on the finish left by the dealer

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After prep I started on the interior. White AMG option leather looks awesome but for daily driving its a pain. Jean transfer always a problem on light colored leathers. They do take a beating, luckily its fixable

 

Before

 

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Here are some 50/50 shots of the leather before and after deep cleaning

 

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Final finished interior

 

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Onto paint correction, car was in generally good shape light swirls on the finish. Typical of Benzes lots of swirls and lines in the front and rear bumpers

 

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Taillights polished

 

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Rupes Duetto great for polishing steps, the 21 does have the advantage in cutting however

 

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Soft clear on the B pillars and mirror caps, fine polishing needed for this my trusty LHR75 worked great

 

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Hood vents polished by hand

 

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After correction and finishing work all paintwork was cleaned with IPA to prep for OptiCoat application

 

Final shots after OptiCoat

 

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White finishing popping nicely, no metallic hard gloss is what I call it!

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Wheels coated and tires dressed for optimal dark matte finish that won't sling and washes off clean after a few weeks

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Shop LED lighting illuminating the finish

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Thanks for viewing!

 

Regards,

 

Dave

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#2 Justin Murphy

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 02:02 PM

Very clean straight forward detail.

Nice shop as well.



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#3 David Fermani

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 03:39 PM

Bad ass work on a bad ass Benz! Your place is looking really great too. 


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#4 WillWashesCars

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Posted 15 January 2014 - 07:21 PM

As always, everything is perfect. Great job and I'm very envious of the new shop!


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#5 Thomas Dekany

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 10:23 AM

Excellent post Dave, really enjoyed looking at the pictures.I agree the shop looks great.


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#6 Scottwax

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 04:00 PM

Nice work really glows in the after shots. 


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#7 Guru17

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 03:35 AM

Awesome wet finish on the Benzy. Would have loved some final outdoor shots though.



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Posted 19 January 2014 - 11:14 AM

Sweet! You made that white paintwork really stand out!


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