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    Thread: Windsor Blue Jetta Exterior correction

    1. Member 2pt. slo's Avatar
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      05-07-2010 07:44 AM #1
      A local VW owner contacted me last week about cleaning up this car before he tries to sell it.

      Process

      Wash/clay
      -Two bucket wash
      -DP Extreme Auto foam/Dawn mix via AG Foam cannon
      -Pinnacle Clay bar

      Wheels/Tires
      -Various Brushes w/ P21s Wheel Gel
      -Meg's Gold class tire gel
      -Wheel wells received some Aerospace 303

      Correction
      -PCXP 7424
      -Megs 105 w/ LC Orange pad
      -Megs 205 w/ LC White pad


      LSP
      -Klasse High Gloss sealant
      -DoDo Juice Purple Haze

      All exterior textured trim received some Black WoW

      Total Time: 14 Hrs..

      I didnt have my camera for this entire detail so I didnt take any pics before the wash. Here are a few pics showing the condition of the paint after the wash and clay. As you can see the finish was pretty hammered with plenty of spider swirls and holograms.




      Here is a decent sun shot of the Rear quarter panel and rear door, as you can see the finish is very dull and has a decent amount of swirls and holo's.







      The entire car's finish was just dull and lacking luster.



      Not to mention that the roof was extremely oxidized.




      As was the trunk lid.



      After testing a small spot on the hood I decided that 2 passes with m105 on an LC Orange pad followed by 2 passes of m205 on a LC White pad would do the trick as usual.

      Here is the rear quarter panel after 2 passes of M105 on an Orange LC pad. As you can see we have made huge improvements and removed almost all imperfections.



      A semi 50/50 shot of this area



      Now moving on to the lower portion, dont worry I went back and hit all the crevices.

      Before



      After one pass with M105 on Orange LC.





      I then followed up after this shot with another pass of m105 on orange and 2 more passes with m205 on white. I followed this process for the entire car.

      Finally some gloss was restored.



      Now on the the roof. Which was extremely oxidized. It required 2 passes with a LC Yellow foamed wool w/ m105 and followed by the LC Orange on 105 for 1 pass and 3 passes with m205 on white.

      Before



      50/50



      After



      Last edited by 2pt. slo; 05-07-2010 at 01:35 PM.

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      05-07-2010 07:44 AM #2
      Since I didnt have my camera the entire detail I appoligize for the lack shots of other panels and of the full car. I however did have the camera the night I finished and below will show some shots of the correction using different lighting and before LSP



      Camera flash and a handheld shop light











      Now on to the afters. These are after the Klasse High gloss sealant and a coat of DoDo Juice Purple haze. I would have to say that i absolutly hate removing Klasse but i believe the results are worth the effort. The Dodo Juice was extremely easy to remove.

      Again sorry for the lack of pictures and the sun was moving fast when I got home so I didnt get many after sun shots.












      And a nice reflection



      Some before and afters

      Before



      After



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      Before



      After




      Thanks and I hope you enjoy!
      Last edited by 2pt. slo; 05-07-2010 at 07:49 AM.

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      05-07-2010 09:27 AM #3
      The paint looks perfect now... I love windsor blue, I miss mine. The rest of that ride now needs some serious attention... W T F is up with that "stance"?

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      05-07-2010 09:54 AM #4
      It's a daily driver. No need for the owner to do things like that to this car. The owners MKIII cabrio is a different story now its on point. Hopefully i can get my hands on it next.

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      05-07-2010 01:33 PM #5
      Man what's with that towel rack in that picture

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      05-07-2010 01:39 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Grey Mouser View Post
      Man what's with that towel rack in that picture
      haha...as you can see i took that "one" down. on this forum atleast.

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      05-07-2010 01:57 PM #7
      That paint came out great! My fiance bought a 1997 GTI in the same color (and same paint condition as the befores, unfortunately), and I can't wait to get my hands (well, polisher)on it now

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      05-07-2010 03:20 PM #8
      Looks great, but uhhhh... exactly how much junk is in that trunk?
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      05-07-2010 03:51 PM #9
      you did a fantastic job on that detail. I'd really like to do the same to my '01. It's amazing how you can get new life out of older paint like that. :bow:
      Last edited by MattRabbit; 05-15-2010 at 10:23 PM.

    10. 05-07-2010 09:37 PM #10
      Very nice bring back. That paint looks awesome!

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      05-08-2010 12:02 AM #11
      Wow! Great job in bringing that 12+ year old paint back to like new.

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      05-10-2010 08:45 AM #12
      Thanks for the comments guys!

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      05-10-2010 11:48 AM #13
      Great job ... one point of interest ... you should wait at least 12/24 hours before topping SG just to give it a chance to cure & bond.

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      05-10-2010 03:35 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Jesstzn View Post
      Great job ... one point of interest ... you should wait at least 12/24 hours before topping SG just to give it a chance to cure & bond.
      Thanks for the pointer. It was a good 6-8 hours before I topped it. Would you think that waiting the full 24 hours help in the removing of the product? I have used it on a few cars and it is by far the hardest sealant glaze I have ever had to take off before. I really disslike that its so hard to get off. I have found that in the warm sun its a lot easier but didnt know if it would make a difference in ease of removal if i waited that long. Any thoughts on that part?

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      05-14-2010 11:32 AM #15
      So the question is, how much did you charge the guy. It looks amazing.

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      05-17-2010 09:51 AM #16
      PM me for pricing. cant post things like that because of forum rules

    17. 05-17-2010 07:40 PM #17
      as always your work is top notch! the 20th still looks super fresh as long as i get it thur a touchless car wash every now and then.

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