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2009 Corvette Polished & Sealed

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    2002 Camaro SS

    2009 Corvette Polished & Sealed

    The owner of this one is my brothers girlfriend. She is the second owner of this corvette. My brother helped me with this one as well.

    I forgot to get a before photo prior to us starting but the car was rather clean.

    We started on the inside and it was clean as well. We did a light vacuum. We gave the interior a wipedown with Meguiar's Quik Interior Detailer followed by 303 Automotive Protectant. The interior was a bit dry so it took a couple coats of 303 to rehydrate it.

    We cleaned the interior glass with DP Krystal Vision Glass Cleaner.

    The leather seats were cleaned with Meguiar's D181 Leather cleaner and protected with Meguiar's Ultimate Leather Balm.

    We finished off the interior with a Meguiar's New Car Scent Air-Refresher Odor Eliminator.

    Here's the finished look. These were taken the following day after the paint correction process.





    After the interior was complete we moved on to the exterior.

    Prior to washing I cleaned the wheels and tires. I used Meguiar's D143 on the wheels and tires. Also cleaned the wheel wells with Meguiar's D108.

    We moved onto using the Mike Phillips aggressive wash method

    Ironx doing it's thing.



    The Adams foam gun with 2.5 ounces of DP Xtreme Foam Car Shampoo



    My bro giving the car a foam bath



    We resumed with claying the car. This did not have a lot of surface contaminants which was a good thing. We finished claying rather quickly.

    The color hides defects pretty well but the defects that were in the paint were not that bad.

    I didn't take too many photos while we were correcting it.

    This was the perfect opportunity to use the new Rupes LHR15 Mark II and the Rupes UHS system. My Rupes Mini showed up just in time to knock out the smaller areas.

    Also used the Meguiar's MT300 with the Rupes UHS. Worked well with the UHS system.

    Here are some of the defects in the paint. Very minor and hard to capture with the camera.



    They were taken care of with a few passes using the Rupes UHS



    The Rupes Mini was put to work right away. The 3" UHS pads fit into the recessed tail lights just right.

    Before



    After



    For protection the car received Blackfire Wet Diamond Paint Protection.

    Here are some photos of the car sitting overnight in the garage. The Rupes UHS polishing compound added some nice gloss.



    Reflection shot after the car sat in the garage overnight.



    We gave this a final wipe with Blackfire Midnight Sun Carnauba Spray Wax.

    Pulled it outside and the finish was swirl free. The Rupes UHS system was a rockstar on this one.






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    2009 Corvette Polished & Sealed





    Nice gloss and hood reflections



    Reflections on the targa top



    Reflection off the driver side door



    The wheels were clayed and sealed with Adams Quick Sealant. The tires were dressed with two coats of Blackfire Total Eclipse Tire Gel.



    Some various other things we did. The trim was cleaned with Meguiar's D103. These front pillars and the front cowl were protected with 303 Trim Restorer & Protectant.

    I had to remove 303 off the smooth black decklid trim as it was too streaky for my liking. I went with wolfgang exterior trim sealant for that area as well as the front grille and rear valence.

    Before shot of the front trim on the passenger side. The coating on part of the trim has failed.



    After using 303 Trim Restorer & Protectant



    My brother loves Blackfire All In One Trim & Tire Protectant that he went for a little cosmetic engine make over. He used an Adams lug nut style brush and a microfiber to wipe off any residue.

    Before



    After



    She was very happy with the end result. The silver paint just popped and looked great.

    These are two of the tools used. The UHS system also worked really well with Meguiar's MT300 which is not pictured.




    Products and tools used:

    Interior:

    Meguiar's Quik Interior Detailer
    Meguiar's D181 Leather Cleaner
    Meguiar's Ultimate Leather Balm
    Meguiar's Air Re-Fresher Odor Eliminator (New Car Scent)
    303 Automotice Protectant
    DP Krystal Vision Glass Cleaner

    Exterior:

    CarPro IronX Lemon Scent
    DP Xtreme Foam Car Shampoo
    Meguiar's M34 as clay lube
    Clay Magic Clay Bar
    Rupes UHS system
    Blackfire Wet Diamond Paint Protection
    Blackfire Midnight Sun Carnauba Spray Wax (Final Wipe)
    DP Glass Restorer Polish (front & rear glass only)
    DP Coating Prep Polish
    DP Glass Coating

    Trim:

    Meguiar's D103 APC+
    303 Trim Restorer & Protectant (front cowl & front pillars)
    Wolfgang Exterior Trim Sealant (lower rear valance & rear decklid)

    Wheels, wheel wells and tires:

    Meguiar's D108 Super Degreaser
    Meguiar's D143 Non-Acid Wheel & Tire Cleaner at 2:1
    Blakfire Total Eclipse Tire Gel
    Adams Quick Sealant
    Meguiar's D4510 Plastic & Vinyl Coating

    Exhaust Tips:

    Pinnacle Exhaust Cleaner & Brightener

    Tools:

    Rupes LHR15 Mark II
    Rupes Mini
    Meguiar's MT300

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