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    2017 Mercedes S550 Convertible - 🌴 A Miracle Detailing - CQuartz Finest Reserve

    2017 Mercedes S550 Convertible - 🌴 A Miracle Detailing - CQuartz Finest Reserve


    Inspection:

    DeFelsko PosiTest DFT Paint Thickness Gauge for ferrous/non-ferrous metals
    DeFelsko 200C3-G PosiTector 200 C3 Advanced Ultrasonic Coating Thickness Gauge

    Lighting:
    ScanGrip MultiMatch 8 and MultiMatch 3 color from 2500k to 6500k. ScanGrip Sunmatch 3

    Machines:
    Rupes 21 with a Rupes 5" Backing Plate and IBrid Nano long neck.

    Correction:
    STL 5" Cutting - Blue Spider Pad / Rupes DA Coarse High-Performance Cutting Compound

    Polishing:
    Lake Country HDO Black Finishing Pad - 5 1/2" / Rupes UNO Pure Universal Ultrafine Finishing Polish

    Tools:
    MTM Hydro PF22.2 Professional Snow Foam Cannon
    Metro Air Force Master Blaster
    Nanoskin Autoscrub Wash Mitt (FINE GRADE)

    Products:
    CARPRO IronX Snow Soap / Poorboys Super Slick & Foam Pre Wash Snow Foam
    CARPRO ImmoLube (Diluted 8:1) - Nanoskin/Clay Lube
    Nanoskin AUTOSCRUB Fine Grade Wash Mitt
    CARPRO Automotive Masking Tape - Assorted widths. To protect trim etc.
    Sonus Trim and Motor Kote (Engine Bay)

    Last Step Products:
    Cquartz Finest Reserve ceramic coating on paint, and wheels
    CarPro Clarify Glass Cleaner on glass and windows
    CQuartz Dlux Wheel and Trim Coating on plastic trim
    OBSSSSD Tire Dressing - Matte

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    Re: 2017 Mercedes S550 Convertible - 🌴 A Miracle Detailing - CQuartz Finest Reserve

    It`s a BEAUT (BUTE)! Such nice work.
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    A Miracle Detailing Merlin's Avatar
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    Re: 2017 Mercedes S550 Convertible - 🌴 A Miracle Detailing - CQuartz Finest Reserve

    Quote Originally Posted by GearHead_1 View Post
    It`s a BEAUT (BUTE)! Such nice work.
    Thank you! That is very kind.

    You should have seen it "before"...it was loaded...etchings, water spots, swirl marks, etc...


    Convertibles are always a small challenge. The client always thinks "it`s easier" because I don`t need to polish the roof.

    I have to wash it, clean it, dry it, and seal it. In this case...
    I used RAGGTOPP™ Convertible Top Fabric Cleaner with their brush and RAGGTOPP™ Convertible Top Fabric Protectant

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    Re: 2017 Mercedes S550 Convertible - 🌴 A Miracle Detailing - CQuartz Finest Reserve

    Wow!
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    A Miracle Detailing Merlin's Avatar
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    Re: 2017 Mercedes S550 Convertible - 🌴 A Miracle Detailing - CQuartz Finest Reserve

    Quote Originally Posted by GearHead_1 View Post
    Wow!
    RAGGTOPP™ works pretty well.

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    Re: 2017 Mercedes S550 Convertible - 🌴 A Miracle Detailing - CQuartz Finest Reserve

    Merlin:
    Do the Rupe`s compound and polish combo you used work "better" with, what I assume is, M-B`s CeramiClear hard clear coat on this S 550?
    I ask because you have an assortment of compounds and polishes from various manufacturers to choose from, so why these two?
    (Always the difficult Captain Obvious questions).

    That hue of blue is outstanding! I assume it is Anthracite Blue Metallic (Yes, I looked it up on Google!)
    As always, love your detailing workmanship and and the pics you posted, especially the "before" pic, so we know what you are up against.
    GB detailer

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    A Miracle Detailing Merlin's Avatar
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    Re: 2017 Mercedes S550 Convertible - 🌴 A Miracle Detailing - CQuartz Finest Reserve

    Quote Originally Posted by Lonnie View Post
    Merlin:
    Do the Rupe`s compound and polish combo you used work "better" with, what I assume is, M-B`s CeramiClear hard clear coat on this S 550?
    I ask because you have an assortment of compounds and polishes from various manufacturers to choose from, so why these two?
    (Always the difficult Captain Obvious questions).
    I always try a test spot. I tried a few different pad/polish combos.
    Different microfiber pads - They left a micro marring fog.
    Different Foam pads - Oddly enough even the dark "cutting" pads didn`t remove the imperfections.
    and I tried a couple of different correction/cutting compounds...with less than stellar results.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lonnie View Post
    so why these two?
    They worked (Captain Obvious) on this paint! (GRIN)

    Quote Originally Posted by Lonnie View Post
    That hue of blue is outstanding! I assume it is Anthracite Blue Metallic (Yes, I looked it up on Google!)
    As always, love your detailing workmanship and the pics you posted, especially the "before" pic, so we know what you are up against.
    Thank you! That is very kind.
    IMHO It turned out "better than brand new".

    Did you see the video in HD?

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    Re: 2017 Mercedes S550 Convertible - 🌴 A Miracle Detailing - CQuartz Finest Reserve

    And another fine example of the mysterious Merlin`s work! Well done Mike, looks stellar now!
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    Re: 2017 Mercedes S550 Convertible - 🌴 A Miracle Detailing - CQuartz Finest Reserve

    Merlin you always do top notch details and this one is no exception , beautiful car and awesome detail.

 

 

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