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      01-24-2015, 06:11 PM   #1
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Detailer's Domain: Big Clean Up on a Big Classic - Mercedes 600 SEL W100

Mercedes-Benz 600 (W100) - this was a big one!

This one was a call that took us off guard. The 600 SEL has been a car I had waited to work on for years. Always loved this one since I first saw it as a kid in the old movies. I knew my customer had this car but had never seen it, finally got a call in for it and I was a bit surprised it was for mold removal......a lot of it. The car was brought in and after taking a look at it, the customer and I decided it was best to go full out on it - mold removal, engine clean up, paint correction, and protection.

This car is a special one to the family, we took special measures to take our time and made sure we were able to get it back to it's glory.

Products used

Interior Products
Leather Master Mold Killer
Leather Master Strong Cleaner
Leather Master Protection Cream
1Z einszett Cockpit Cleaner
1Z einszett Plastic Deep Cleaner
1Z einszett Gummi Pflege Stift Rubber Care Stick

Interior Tools
Dupray Hill Injection Steam Cleaner
Uber All Purpose Microfiber Towels
Uber Leather and Carpet Brush
Uber Purple Gloves
3M respirator masks
Black Light

Exterior Products
Adam's Car Wash
Adam's Metal Polish 1
Adam's Metal Polish 2
Adam's In and Out
Adam's Super VRT
Adam's Glass Sealant
Auto Finesse Citrus Cleaner
Auto Finesse Crystal
NanoSkin Autoscrub Pad
NanoSkin Glide
Menzerna FG400
Menzerna SF4000
Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner
Swissvax Divine

Tools Used
Griot's 6 inch Random Orbital Polisher
Porter Cable 7424XP
Uber Green Pad
Uber Blue Pad
Uber Black Pad
Uber All Purpose Microfiber Towels
Uber Quick Detailing Towels
Uber Super Drying Towel
Metro Air Force Master Blaster
2 Grit Guard Bucket Kits
Uber Foam Cannon
Kranzle K 1122TST Cold Water Electric Pressure Washer

Interior
Before
MOLD, MOLD, MOLD!!! Customer stated that the mold was caused due to humidity from the hot summer months and improper ventilation in the garage.




















Products used for this one


The A team ready to go


Steam - one of the best ways to remove and kill mold





Action shot



Getting it done





We took the mold removal one section at a time.







Carpets getting steamed



Chrome bits getting steamed



Headliner carefully being steamed


Vents steamed


After steaming mats were removed and vacuumed.



After everything was steamed and vacuumed we went ahead and used Leather Master Mold Remover to remove any left over traces of mold.




After the mold remover was applied we waited a day to check on the interior. Using a black light we found no mold left in the interior. Carpets, leather, wood, all free and clear of mold




Leather Master Protection Cream applied



Random shots - interior detailing






Wood polishing




After shots


































Exterior
Before photos










Paint imperfections before the wash






Prep - wash/decon/nanoskin auto scrub/wheels cleaned

Wash - Decon








Rinse




Nanoskin Autoscrub


Nanoskin Autoscrub pad on glass first


Nanoskin Autoscrub pad on paint



Rinse and Dry


Wheels


Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner


APC used on the white walls



Tires were scrubbed and wipe down



Hub caps pulled off and polished and protected



Back side cleaned as well.


Wheels cleaned



Hubcaps put back on




Wheels and tires looking much better




Engine
Before





Steam used to clean the motor


APC and brushes to remove the years of dirt and grime



Not like modern day motors with all the plastics and covers, but a nice improvement




Paint Correction
Imperfections



















50/50 shots - after using the Griot's and Uber Green and Uber Blue pads with Menzerna FG400 and Menzerna SF400








Pads used



After correction









Chrome - Bright work
Before
Years of oxidation












Metal polished out with the Festool and Uber Green Pad


50/50 shot of the bumper




Chrome fender accents











Final touches
Adam's Glass Sealant








Applying a carnauba paste wax via the Griot's and Uber Black Finishing Pad





Final shots







































I hope you enjoyed this one as much as we did.
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      01-27-2015, 02:46 AM   #2
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Wow.

Awesome work! I wish you guys had a shop in Georgia. There isn't a place I can trust with my car...
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      01-27-2015, 07:01 PM   #3
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DetailersDomain - thank you very much for this outstanding demonstration of craftsmanship on a truly exquisite car. I enjoy your posts and am certain that your customers receive amazing service.

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Wow, thanks for sharing the step-by-step pics. You took a beautiful, classic 600 and brought back to its original form! Good to see that you are in nearby Norwood! I'll stop-by when it warms up to get a consultation for my '12 535iX M-sport.
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      03-30-2015, 08:31 AM   #5
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sure thing that would be great, bring it by.
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WOW, following all those pictures until the final result is more interesting than watching a movie!
Awesome, I just love it!
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