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    Camaro ZL1

    2018 Camaro ZL1
    935 Miles
    Black w/Carbon black trim pieces/accents/carbon hood
    10spd auto, 6.2L supercharged V8
    650HP/650TQ
    0-60 in 3.5 sec, ľ mile 11.4s @ 127mph

    ďOPERATION HAMMER TIMEĒ



    This black muscle car came in on referral. The owner saw another black Camaro I have previously corrected and coated and wanted the same treatment on his muscle bound beast!

    For a brand new vehicle with such low mileage, the dealer really did a number on the finish. It is FULL of swirls, holograms, hazy paint, scratches, poor repair attempts, etc; that have resulted in even more holograms, VERY thin clear in some areas (1.2m range) and some hurt clear in areas. My client is very upset that his vehicle looks as it does, and was noticeably upset after I went over the vehicle with him under my LED lights.

    Iím hoping for a huge turnaround and explained that some areas I need to tread very lightly on and around. I will be taking my usual approach of being conservative with the correction; while attempting to achieve as much Ď%í of correction as possible while taking this avenue.

    Onto the meat and potatoes!


    Tools/process/chemicals/products/etc:
    Iron decon with Adamís Iron remover.
    Washed with Adamís shampoo and GYEON mitt.
    Clayed via Griotís medium mitt.
    Engine bay cleaned with Adamís APC.
    ScanGrip lighting.
    DeFelsko PTG.
    Misc. MF towels.
    Misc. MF and foam pads.
    Flex 3401 was used for the heavy hitting. Flex XFE15 was used for the finessing. Rupes LHR12 and iBrid were used for the smaller areas.
    Griotís Fast Correcting Cream.
    Griotís Perfecting Cream.
    Final wipe down was with Optimum Paint Prep.
    22ple Mistico Elemento Forte was the LSP.
    Engine bay trim was coated with IGL Trim.
    Ranger QuickJack.
    Wheels cleaned with Adamís wheel cleaner.
    Tires/Rubber cleaned with Adamís tire and rubber cleaner.
    Misc. brushes.
    Wheelwells and calipers cleaned with Adamís APC/steam if necessary.
    Wheelwells coated with IGL Trim.
    Calipers and wheels coated with 22ple VM1.
    Tire dressing: McKeeís37 High Gloss.
    Exhaust tips cleaned with Pinnacle exhaust cleaner and brightener.
    Auto Finesse glass cleaner.
    McKeeís 37 Fast Interior Detailer.
    Metro Vacuum.

    Thanks for looking! Comments/questions/etc are encouraged and welcomed!






































    After the initial hit:



    Getting corrected and glossy!




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    Re: Camaro ZL1

    Awesome! I luv the job you do on wheels!

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    Re: Camaro ZL1

    Thanks Tom!
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    Re: Camaro ZL1

    Great job as usual! That was some mighty thin clear on that vehicle. It always amazes me to see a new vehicles in that condition. It’s like dealers try to do a bad job. Maybe people just don’t notice or don’t care?

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    That is some crazy bad dealer work. Thanks to your truly professional safe work it looks amazing now.

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    Amazing results!

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    Thanks all!

    rl: I`m not sure a a lot of people notice; as long as it`s `shiny & clean` they`re good with it.
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    Awesome work

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    Re: Camaro ZL1

    Excellent work.

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    Re: Camaro ZL1

    Wow. What a turn around. Shame it was that bad to begin with!
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    Re: Camaro ZL1

    Sizzle Chest:
    Is the 1.2 mil thickness you measured out-of-spec for a GM car, IE, have you seen this thickness in other cars in similar areas of such vehicles? It also re-enforces the need for a paint thickness gauge (PTG) if you are serious about total correction and avoiding big "oops" when correcting such areas, as I imagine that burning through paint in such areas could easily happen.
    When you mention dealer repairs to this exterior, do you think they were the culprits for such thin paint? I am just wondering what specifically they were trying to "repair".
    Did you come back and do your signature "striping" of the carpeting later because the photos do not show this very well if it was striped. I like it the way it looked in the photos, personally.

    And I must concur with others above; you really do amazing detailing work, especially to wheels. I cannot thank you enough for posting pictures of your detailing workmanship, and that goes for other Autopians in this forum as well.
    GB detailer

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    Re: Camaro ZL1

    Geez. A new car looking that bad is sad. A new ZL1, even worse.

    Thanks for making it look great!

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    Re: Camaro ZL1

    Thanks everyone!!

    Lonnie: Thank you!!

    I believe they were attempting to remove some scratches. You can still see them under the mess they left. As for some of the other areas, I have no earthly idea what they were trying to do!

    NO! This is absolutely not normal for any vehicle, let alone a brand new one. Those thin reading were only in the areas that the dealer touched. The other areas had decent readings: 3.5-4.5`ish.

    I did not do my signature stripes on this vehicle...I figured hot rods/muscle cars/race cars don`t get them! LOL
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