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      10-16-2012, 03:48 PM   #1
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eclipsisNA | Restoring Jerez Black: After Wet Sanding & Polishing

Hey 5post, this post originally came from sister site m3post.

I have two favorite types of cars to work on: (1) black cars, and (2) cars with heavily compromised paint (scratches/swirls). Combine these two and you will get to see what proper paint restoration is capable of achieving.

Restoring this car was a particularly enjoyable for me given how poor the paint's condition was. The trunk was the primary focus, as it had received multipled RIDS (Random Intense Deep Scratches) from having spoilers installed and removed. Just polishing the trunk would not be enough to correct the damage, so we opted to wet sand the trunk with 5 separate grades of paper.


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Car upon arrival; dull paint w/ little gloss:



Front wheel w/ baked on brake dust, placed on foam pads for protection:



Front wheel after CG Wheel Cleaner & polish:



Soiled carpets:



Carpets after shampoo and extraction via Mytee Lite II:



Measuring clear coat thickness on trunk (available in 720p & 1080p):



Trunk w/ intense swirling and Random Intense Deep Scratches:



After wet sanding:



After polishing:



Passenger rear door; right side before polishing, left side after polishing:



Finished:





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Nice recovery!
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Hi eclipsisNA,

Great job! Was wondering if you had experience buffing out Jet Black to a mirror finish? In particular, Jet Black on the F10. I can't for the life of me get rid of micro marring in my paint. I've tried everything in my arsenal including the rotary, #80, #83, Klasse AIO, and Einzsett polishes. FYI, I used to detail cars professionally in another life. But, it's been a long time since I've detailed. I'm using Meguiars M205 + a finishing pad and the PC 7424XP. I feel like the DA is causing the micro-marring as the defects are very consistent and curvy. This micro-marring is unlike rotary buffer swirls or cob-webbing. I wish I could capture the defect on my camera. Any thoughts? TIA!
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Hi eclipsisNA,

Great job! Was wondering if you had experience buffing out Jet Black to a mirror finish? In particular, Jet Black on the F10. I can't for the life of me get rid of micro marring in my paint. I've tried everything in my arsenal including the rotary, #80, #83, Klasse AIO, and Einzsett polishes. FYI, I used to detail cars professionally in another life. But, it's been a long time since I've detailed. I'm using Meguiars M205 + a finishing pad and the PC 7424XP. I feel like the DA is causing the micro-marring as the defects are very consistent and curvy. This micro-marring is unlike rotary buffer swirls or cob-webbing. I wish I could capture the defect on my camera. Any thoughts? TIA!
Could be several things: technique, dirt somewhere in the process, or product's used. If you'd like you can show me in person how you're doing it and I can advise you on what needs to be fixed.
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That would be awesome! Where in OC are you located? I'm in Irvine. Beers on me!

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Could be several things: technique, dirt somewhere in the process, or product's used. If you'd like you can show me in person how you're doing it and I can advise you on what needs to be fixed.
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That would be awesome! Where in OC are you located? I'm in Irvine. Beers on me!
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