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    Another black Mercedes.. S-320 CDi

    Mercedes-Benz S-320 CDi

    After completing both the black 650i Cabriolet and the black GL420 CDi, the Father of the household wanted his (yes, you guessed it) BLACK S-Class doing. This time going through a single-stage machine correction..

    Previous BMW and Mercedes reports found here:

    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/showthr...Benz-GL420-CDi
    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/showthr...do-Enhancement


    And two images:

    650i cab:



    GL series:



    Product

    AutoGlym Fast Glass
    AutoSmart G101
    AutoSmart Tardis
    Chemical Guys New Look Trim Gel
    Chemical Guys JetSEAL901
    Dodo Juice Supernatural
    Dodo Juice Born To Be Mild
    IPA
    Jeffs Werkstat Prime
    LTT Auto Ultra Foam
    LTT Auto Ultra Protect
    Meguiars Last Touch
    Meguiars Wheel Brightener
    Meguiars Super-Degreaser
    Menzerna 203s
    Poorboys BlackHole
    Sonus Green Mild Clay
    Zaino Z8 Grand Finale


    Before and After:






    Inspection:
















    Hidden beneath the dirt, the paints looking a little flat.




    After setting up base, I always start with the wheels/shuts.

    Wheels/Tyres/Arches Megs Wheel Brightener. AutoSmart G101. AutoSmart Tardis. Megs Super-Degreaser. EZ Wheel Brush. Wheel mitts. Vikan Long Reach brush. Envy Brushes. Sonus Green clay

    Shuts AutoSmart G101. AutoSmart Tardis.




    I spent close to an hour on the wheels alone; the inner rim was far gone. The facings suffered from pitting in the corners, Sonus Clay and Tardis were able to shift the most of.


    Snowfoamed > Washed > De-tar > De-contaminate (Clay!)




    A selection of sap and tar being dissolved by Tardis:



    This car had LOTS of tree-sap on. Little yellow specs that were an absolute bugger to shift!


    Claybar after half of the bonnet: (yellowing from sap build-up)



    After bootlit:






    Car re-washed and water-sheeted over the panels to aid the drying stages.





    Wash stage = 4 hours.

    Once inside and garaged, the scale of the job became apparent.







    A grey haze caused by a sea of swirls. But check out the above photo on the bootlid, some awesomely deep scratches on there!

    Under the Brinkmann:





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    Starting with a test section on the bonnet,



    Menz 203s de-swirled the car, but, struggling with the deeper stuff.

    50/50 on the o/s front door:









    Bonnet 50/50:




    o/s rear quarter before and after (a hazy grey, to black)






    A big 50/50 on the bonnet under strip lights:




    I think that was about the end of day 1.. Half the bonnet, drivers side and the half the boot lid complete. A long day ahead tomorrow!

    50/50 in the morning on the boot-lid. LOTS of deep scratches.








    N/S door 50/50:



    Before/After:





















    Once complete, car taken back outside for a good blast with the pressure washer; lots of dust from the polishing stage to remove!





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    Whilst dodging a brief rain-storm, I managed to again sheet-water over the car to aid drying.



    …as seen, only a few dots of water left to collect now.


    S-Class after being BlackHole’d.




    Wax on, Wax off:






    At this point, I quickly dressed the tyres as I wanted to catch the last of the afternoon’s sun for some photos. Windows, wheels, final wipedown etc yet to follow..
















    …and back inside before the rain returns! (Which it did)

    Final exterior touches were finished..

    Grille and other britework polished and protected with Jeffs Werkstat Prime.






    After:






    Alloys protected with JetSEAL901.

    A final wipedown required to remove any wax gassing smears, but, this can wait till later as the interior needs doing yet.






    Leather quite dirty..








    Starting with a good hoover throughout. Leather then cleaned with LTT Auto Ultra Foam.

    50/50 on drivers’ seat.




    Notice on the next photo the left-hand side appears ‘shiny’ under the flash. (This is down to the engrained dirt)




    Some funny patterns/stains spotted on the passenger seat; LTT’s Ink and Dye Removal Kit couldn’t shift these….?!




    Once leather clean was complete, a damp wipeover given to clean any residues and hydrate things. When dry, Auto Ultra Protect used to, well, to protect!


    Windows cleaned..



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    Plastics, doorcards and dashboard wiped with G101. Scuffs removed off of the plastics on the seats with a JML Magic Sponge.

    Wooden trim treated to Jeffs Prime. Pedals given a quick scrub. A last check over, and, interior finished. Pushing 8pm now..




    Exterior received a Z8 wipedown and I began to pack away! 18 hours in total.






    Turns out, the owner doesn’t actually use a solution (shampoo) to wash the car. “Why not?” In fear of stripping previous protection.. I can see the reasoning behind this, but, there are ‘wax-friendly’ shampoo’s out there (Dodo Juice Born To Be Mild as seen above for instance) and the idea behind a well “lubricated” and “slick” shampoo is to help prevent the ‘dragging’ of dirt over the bodywork during contact washing. I can only assume this is how the flurry of deep scratches have appeared..

    Will leave you with this..



    Thank you!
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    Re: Another black Mercedes.. S-320 CDi

    Superb as always chap. Mines turned into a nightmare, hence the lack of write up!!

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    Very impressive! Your work/threads, always inspire me.....Is that feline a detailing enthusiast? Admiring your work no less......
    Last edited by phoenixv6quattro; 29th March 2010 at 00:07.
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    Again.. brilliant!
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    good work bud
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    Another quality job!

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    Nice work Jim
    2000 Audi A3 1.8T Sport - Custom Code Phase 1 remap / Custom Stainless Catback Exhuast / MKII 18" RS4 Reps / Wietec Ultra GT40mm / KW ARB's / Forge TIP / Forge 007 / Green Panel Filter / EBC Greenstuff pads / 312mm S3 front brake upgrade / Aero Wipers / LED Interior Lights / LED Side Repeaters / Face Lift Rear Lights and covered in Dodo Juice

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    Defo worth the wait :)

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    Great job again dude.....well done on the multiplicity skills as well

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    Nice on Jim, I've done one of these, lovely cars.

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    Hi Guys,

    Being one to venture into DIY detailing, thank you for the step-by-step reality guide. It's a bit of a mine-field but posts like this make things easier to understand and are confidence-building.
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