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ebpcivicsi
Oct 17th, 2005, 02:08 PM
This Vette has been used and abused!!! The owner bought it used and was going to pay to have it repainted. Someone referred him to me (the guy with the black Suburban if you remember) and I was hired to “do the best you can.” He’s no longer planning on repainting it. :D

The clear was SUPER hard and was marred pretty seriously. There were also areas of repaints that much softer.

After a few test combos were performed, the final process that I used was:

Wash
Clay with Meguiars aggressive clay
Meguiars #84 via rotary polisher @1750 RPM’s with a wool cutting pad
Meguiars #84 via rotary polisher @150 RPM’s with a meguiars polishing pad
Meguiars #83 via rotary polisher @1500 RPM’s with a meguiars polishing pad
Meguiars #80 via PC @5.5 with a meguiars polishing pad
Meguiars Medallion premium paint protectant via PC and a Meguiars finishing pad

Windows cleaned with NXT GC and a WW MF.

Tires dressed with Meguiars Hyper dressing 1:1

Interior was very clean. I just vac’ed, “degreased” with Costco APC 10:1

Total time 6 hours.

Before:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v720/ebpcivicsi/tn_140_4038.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v720/ebpcivicsi/tn_140_4040.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v720/ebpcivicsi/tn_140_4043.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v720/ebpcivicsi/tn_140_4044.jpg


After:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v720/ebpcivicsi/tn_140_4049.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v720/ebpcivicsi/tn_140_4054.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v720/ebpcivicsi/tn_140_4069.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v720/ebpcivicsi/tn_140_4063.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v720/ebpcivicsi/tn_140_4068.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v720/ebpcivicsi/tn_140_4080.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v720/ebpcivicsi/tn_140_4071.jpg

The engine was degreased with “MAGNUM” then dressed with Eagle One Pro Water Based dressing (1:1)

I covered the ECU with clear plastic and electrical tape.

Before:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v720/ebpcivicsi/tn_140_4030.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v720/ebpcivicsi/tn_140_4031.jpg

After:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v720/ebpcivicsi/tn_140_4072.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v720/ebpcivicsi/tn_140_4077.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v720/ebpcivicsi/tn_140_4074.jpg

scrub
Oct 17th, 2005, 02:12 PM
Great work. All that paint correction in 6 hours. Awesome pics too.

matt colvin
Oct 17th, 2005, 02:22 PM
excellent job. i really like how the hyper dressing looks, too.

Pete-FWA
Oct 17th, 2005, 02:43 PM
Looks sweet now! Nothing like a turnaround on black.

Ranger72
Oct 17th, 2005, 03:35 PM
Wow, your really like to turn up the RPM's.
Looks great.

travisdecpn
Oct 17th, 2005, 04:20 PM
Out of all the jobs I've seen from you, this one takes the cake. Outstanding job on the vette, I can't even say enough to do your work justice.

RDVT4ME
Oct 17th, 2005, 04:44 PM
Zora would be proud!

:xyxthumbs

Lncanney
Oct 17th, 2005, 05:20 PM
Wow! That is probably the most beautiful looking black paint I have ever seen! That makes me want to learn to use a rotary.
-Lindsey :xyxthumbs

zsoap
Oct 17th, 2005, 05:51 PM
Awesome!:xyxthumbs

Tom Weed
Oct 17th, 2005, 06:10 PM
Wow,
your work is amazing, nice job, and in 6 hrs for all of that polishing. I'm impressed... :xyxthumbs :xyxthumbs :xyxthumbs

Tom

explore_02xlt
Oct 17th, 2005, 06:28 PM
WOW!! i would be afriad to touch it man. great job!

Rob66
Oct 17th, 2005, 08:33 PM
WOW!!!:xyxthumbs

Fantastic job what a difference, i'd be afraid to drive it. And love the engine bay as well looks brand new.:cool:

Ranger72
Oct 17th, 2005, 08:54 PM
Originally posted by RDVT4ME
Zora would be proud!

:xyxthumbs
lol

ebpcivicsi
Oct 18th, 2005, 03:12 AM
Originally posted by Ranger72
Wow, your really like to turn up the RPM's.
Looks great.

1750?


Thanks everyone, I appreciate the kind words!!

TKDDAD
Oct 18th, 2005, 03:58 AM
Holy Moly!!!....no way that's the same car....AWESOME job !!!....

MattN03
Oct 18th, 2005, 07:01 AM
Wow, that's amazing! Great job. :bow How do you apply the engine degreaser? Do you scrub any of the engine bay after applying the degreaser, or simply rinse the degreaser & dirt off?

gb387
Oct 18th, 2005, 07:06 AM
Now that is impressive sure didn't look good to start with. VERY nice work. I bet the owner is happy. :xyxthumbs ::xyxthumbs :bigups :bigups Scottwax1

Ranger72
Oct 18th, 2005, 10:56 AM
Misread the RPM's... my bad lol

chrisx
Oct 18th, 2005, 01:18 PM
Awsome work, especially on Black.

ebpcivicsi
Oct 18th, 2005, 02:22 PM
Originally posted by MattN03
Wow, that's amazing! Great job. :bow How do you apply the engine degreaser? Do you scrub any of the engine bay after applying the degreaser, or simply rinse the degreaser & dirt off?

Thanks Matt, long time, no see. :)

I did agitate after the degreaser was applied. I use a combination of brushes/mitts including the EZ Detail brush (similar to the meguiars spoke brush, but longer).

Thanks everyone!!!!

MattN03
Oct 18th, 2005, 02:42 PM
Originally posted by ebpcivicsi
Thanks Matt, long time, no see. :)

I did agitate after the degreaser was applied. I use a combination of brushes/mitts including the EZ Detail brush (similar to the meguiars spoke brush, but longer).

Thanks everyone!!!!

lol, Joe I didn't even pay attention to who made the original post I was so impressed with the finished results! Are you doing articles in Southern Rides now? If so, nice job! :xyxthumbs

ebpcivicsi
Oct 19th, 2005, 03:13 AM
Originally posted by MattN03
lol, Joe I didn't even pay attention to who made the original post I was so impressed with the finished results! Are you doing articles in Southern Rides now? If so, nice job! :xyxthumbs

Thanks, LOL!! Yep, I write a lil sumpen sumpen for them monthly- it's a nice gig!!! :)

dino
Oct 19th, 2005, 07:18 AM
What a transformation!!!!

:xyxthumbs :xyxthumbs :xyxthumbs

Desertdawg
Nov 13th, 2005, 07:06 PM
WOW!!!
There's a friend in Phoenix with the same model year, and his looks just as bad.
If we can ever get a date set he wants me to try to fix his paint.
I sent him the link to your thread to motivate him...Thanks!!!:xyxthumbs

Togo
Nov 13th, 2005, 07:16 PM
yeah, that would be ME - D - when i come by - we'll get some before and after pics for this - mine looks just as bad as the before pics in the first post!

hoghead00
Nov 14th, 2005, 03:38 AM
Wow! Just Wow! What a difference!

Accumulator
Nov 14th, 2005, 10:24 AM
ebpcivicsi- You sure do turn out great jobs in a record time! Now let's see how the customer treats 'em ;)

ebpcivicsi
Nov 14th, 2005, 12:36 PM
Originally posted by Accumulator
ebpcivicsi- You sure do turn out great jobs in a record time! Now let's see how the customer treats 'em ;)

LOL!!! Thanks man, I try my best to educate each customer on the proper use of wash methods/tool/techniques, as well as leaving them some literature on the subject. Now whether or not they actually apply it, that's another story. :) I have some that do and some the don't. The ones that don't typically call me sooner to "fix" the paint again. :D

Thanks again everyone. Bumping this thread actually brought back memories, what a job that was!!!!

ebpcivicsi
Nov 14th, 2005, 12:37 PM
Originally posted by Desertdawg
WOW!!!
There's a friend in Phoenix with the same model year, and his looks just as bad.
If we can ever get a date set he wants me to try to fix his paint.
I sent him the link to your thread to motivate him...Thanks!!!:xyxthumbs

Awesome!! Good luck, bring some wool pads. That paint buffs beautifully IMO, but is VERY HARD!!!