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PHANTOM BLACK S3

Discussion in 'Detailing - Sponsored by Slim's Detailing' started by jr001, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. jr001

    jr001 Member

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    A stunning car in a cracking colour. This car had clearly been well looked after and believe it or not it is washed with a traditional sponge, with the help of the owner’s daughter!

    I initially thought that I would turn the halogens on and expect to find swirling around the filament in the traditional bonnet and door reflections. Quite a few deeper swirls, but very far apart on panels. But no mountain of swirls.

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    This proved to be a frustrating detail due to BOTH Menzerna (3.02 and 106FA) and 3M polishes (Extra Fine Compound) drying out very quicky – like at the end of 1 and 2 passes around 1200 rpm. Switching over to the black 3M polishing pad helped greatly, but I was still getting dry-out. The consequence of this was lots of ‘baked’ on polish residue that was a real pain to get off the panels, and I mean EVERY panel.

    Anyway, some before and after correction shots:

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    The halogens were bringing about lots of sweating very early on, so the owner kindly went and got me my own air conditioner:

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    Man, that thing blows really strong and really cold – what a godsend it was.

    Some general after correction shots:

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    Paint cleansing: IPA, then Dodo Lime Prime
    Waxing: Blackfire Midnight Ivory (adorable)
    Windows and Wheels: cleansed and sealed with the usual Werkstat Prime Strong
    Exterior trim: 303 Aerospace
    Tyres: 303 Aerospace
    Tailpipes: Megs NXT Metal Polish

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    Then outside for some rain-free pics:

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    Cheers,

    JOHN
     
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  3. JayPlay

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    nice work John and some nice photo's
     
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    S3 Rav Well-Known Member

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    saw it on detailingworld, very nice results there mate.
     
  5. jesters3

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    It always amazes me how the bodywork can look like a mirror after you guys finish it off. Respect due!
     
  6. jr001

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    Thanks fellas. :icon_thumright:

    Good surface prep, appropriate lighting - you can achieve quite a lot really.

    I have to say that the Blackfire Midnight Ivory wax is superb and adds its own little nuances to the overall images.

    Thanks again.
     
  7. WX51TXR

    WX51TXR Polished Bliss

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    Cracking work John, always a pleasure to read/view your work. :icon_thumright:
     
  8. deuce

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    Nice work there John!

    I really love the look you get with Blackfires on darker colours :icon_thumright:
     

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