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This is a discussion on Black C6 Convertible Corvette within the Showcar and Detailing forums, part of the General Help category; This car took me two days to complete. I usually can do one in about 8hrs tops, but this one ...

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    Black C6 Convertible Corvette

    This car took me two days to complete. I usually can do one in about 8hrs tops, but this one had some random isolated deep swirls
    The car came out real good...
    The car is for sale. $34,000
    It's a 2005 6-speed Z51 with NAV, 14031 miles...

    Process:

    Blue Magic Claybar
    Menzerna, M105, DeWalt849 Buffer, Flex
    BF Enhancing polish Flex White pad
    BF Wet Diamond PC Black pad
    Meguiars Leather Cleaner/Conditioner
    DG265 on trim
    DG101 on Wheel and exhaust tips
    Dynamic Detailing Concours Tire Gel on tires

    Only two before pics...




    Final pics...



























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    Thanks for looking...
    Last edited by Z06-Goose; 07-14-2009 at 06:29 PM.

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    Dam that black looks wet! Great job as always Goose. What is that under the hood of the red Vett?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KING Z28 HAWK View Post
    Dam that black looks wet! Great job as always Goose. What is that under the hood of the red Vett?
    Thank you!
    the red vette has an LS6 motor with electronic throttle (not wire)

    I will be doing a blck and white 56 vette. That one not only has an LS6 motor in it, but some upgraded suspension...
    Very pretty cars.
    That's why I detail!

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    Very nice as always sir!!


    Can't wait to see the pics of the other cars this guy is having you detail.

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    Nice! Goose make sure you get pics of those also. I come in the showcar and detailing every day just to see what you did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KING Z28 HAWK View Post
    Nice! Goose make sure you get pics of those also. I come in the showcar and detailing every day just to see what you did.
    Thanks for the kind words!

    Yeah, there will be a few more cars I'll be detailing for this guy. He's got some quality cars for sure!
    I'll post pics of the red vette hopefully by Tuesday.
    The owner is a cool guy, so I will be taking my time to ensure his cars come out looking great.
    After the black C6 was done, he gave me his vote of confidence to do the rest of his cars
    Last edited by Z06-Goose; 07-11-2009 at 09:59 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Very nice as always sir!!


    Can't wait to see the pics of the other cars this guy is having you detail.
    Me either!

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    Wow! You never disappoint. Looks better than new. I love checking out the pics of all the unique cars you detail. Keep em coming!

    I had plans to get going on my Z/28 today but it started raining -of course-so I couldn't wash it. Maybe sometime this week I hope.

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    I'm adding some more pics from the C6 from this morning...
    Ok. I just needed to finish the C6
    I looked at the engine bay Friday, and I couldn't let that one go. I had to do something about!


    Before:







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    Last edited by Z06-Goose; 07-13-2009 at 07:18 PM.

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    Your work is excellent. I may have to ship my car out there for a detail. Or better yet take a drive....I've never seen black paint come out as good as on that vett you just did. Any tips to share? If I remember did you post a sticky somewhere about doing a full detail like this? Or am I wrong. At a minimum what can you share about getting the paint to really give that 'wet' look?
    thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by erikzola View Post
    Your work is excellent. I may have to ship my car out there for a detail. Or better yet take a drive....I've never seen black paint come out as good as on that vett you just did. Any tips to share? If I remember did you post a sticky somewhere about doing a full detail like this? Or am I wrong. At a minimum what can you share about getting the paint to really give that 'wet' look?
    thanks!
    You need the right tools. You can't achieve good results if you don't use a buffer. Then you need products that work

    I do all my details consistently the same way everytime, and the results are always good, sometimes ones come out better than others, but that's just on the effort or the demands by the customer, but in general, all my details are almost spot on in the majority of the cases...

    That said, you need a buffer, like a PC7424XP or the new one Griots just came out with. They're user friendly, and have more cutting power than their predecesors...
    You need at a minimum, orange pads, white pads, and black pads
    Orange pads for paint correction, whire pads for polishing with a milder polish or glaze, and blac pad to apply sealant. The black pad is optional, you can do sealants or waxes by hand, I just prefer by machine...

    Products:
    Claybar
    Menzerna Super Intensive Polish is my goto product for paint correction
    Menzerna Nano Polish is a great finish polish to follow after SIP
    Prima Amigo or Blackfire Enhancing Polish is my new favorite
    Blackfire Wet Diamond as my sealant of choice, or Rejex

    You have to do those in order

    1-Wash
    2-Claybar
    3-Menzerna SIP (orange pad)
    4-Menzerna Nano Polish (white pad)
    5-Prima Amigo (black pad) or BFEP (white pad)
    6-Sealant or wax of your choice
    Last edited by Z06-Goose; 07-13-2009 at 07:41 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erikzola View Post
    Your work is excellent. I may have to ship my car out there for a detail!
    Hint, hint, hint...I'm a huge Red Sox fan. Hint!

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    Goose if you get to test ride some the cars you do I bet you do some of them for nothing...........






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    Quote Originally Posted by 4get gto View Post
    Goose if you get to test ride some the cars you do I bet you do some of them for nothing...........





    Not the way the economy is right now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z06-Goose View Post
    Hint, hint, hint...I'm a huge Red Sox fan. Hint!
    Hey Luos....making troll accounts are we?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
    Hey Luos....making troll accounts are we?
    Sarge...I think you are mistaken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SINISTER-TA View Post
    Sarge...I think you are mistaken.
    He isn't mistaken, and if you need to discuss this with Sarge any further, take it to PMs instead of ruining the integrity of this thread. If you post any further about the matter in this thread, expect an infraction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z06-Goose View Post
    You need the right tools. You can't achieve good results if you don't use a buffer. Then you need products that work

    I do all my details consistently the same way everytime, and the results are always good, sometimes ones come out better than others, but that's just on the effort or the demands by the customer, but in general, all my details are almost spot on in the majority of the cases...

    That said, you need a buffer, like a PC7424XP or the new one Griots just came out with. They're user friendly, and have more cutting power than their predecesors...
    You need at a minimum, orange pads, white pads, and black pads
    Orange pads for paint correction, whire pads for polishing with a milder polish or glaze, and blac pad to apply sealant. The black pad is optional, you can do sealants or waxes by hand, I just prefer by machine...

    Products:
    Claybar
    Menzerna Super Intensive Polish is my goto product for paint correction
    Menzerna Nano Polish is a great finish polish to follow after SIP
    Prima Amigo or Blackfire Enhancing Polish is my new favorite
    Blackfire Wet Diamond as my sealant of choice, or Rejex

    You have to do those in order

    1-Wash
    2-Claybar
    3-Menzerna SIP (orange pad)
    4-Menzerna Nano Polish (white pad)
    5-Prima Amigo (black pad) or BFEP (white pad)
    6-Sealant or wax of your choice

    Thanks for the above. I'm going to look into the Menzerna products. Are those available 'on the street' in CO or are they only available by ordering online? One other question is: How often is claybar really necessary? My car is always garaged and has never seen rain.
    Thanks
    Erik

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    Issue has been resolved...
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