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Fixed a bodyshop nightmare (very pic heavy)

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    Fixed a bodyshop nightmare (very pic heavy)

    This SS recently had a lot of work done. Most notably his custom DH stripe and the Asanti wheels that really set this car apart. The owner wasn't very happy with how the body shop finished his paint so he called me for a consultation on his car. After a few minutes of looking at it, it was apparent this would be a much bigger job than anticipated. So he dropped it off at my house and I spent several days working on it. Upon closer inspection I found numerous sections that were completely unfinished after wetsanding, several areas where there was nearly no clear or paint either, and several burn marks from the body shop running a wool pad at high speed on edges. I was able to bring the majority of the car back though.

    Keep in mind, this is not a 100% correction, but most sections was able to achieve ~95% correction.

    Total time about 25 hours.






    Before I got started I photographed the worst spots. Here you can see there is almost no paint coverage and even less clear. These sections I didn't touch at all...it would just make it worse.




















    Previous shop burned the plastic here










    And again, the plastic trim here...










    A few paint burns I found






















    Ready for the swirls and wetsanding marks that were left for me?










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    There was massive orangepeel around the gas door that I had to wetsand to get it smooth.

























    Wetsanded, but didn't go too deep because of the thin paint in other areas.













    Fixed


















    Can you say product fling? The inside of the hood scoop is unfinished fiberglass so it was pretty much impossible to clean. Thanks a lot bodyshop...
































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    Heavy waterspots that dried on the car as the clear was curing. The spots were baked into the clear. I got most of them out, but after 3 steps of compounding/polishing, it was apparent they weren't gonna come completely out without wetsanding the entire hood and fenders.










    Better...















    A quick 50/50 on the fender and door....

















    Can you say DA sander marks/swirl/hologram heaven?




















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    I wonder why he wasn't happy with the other shops work

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    This is where it starts to get better... The front bumper looked completely flat with no reflection as well. I didn't get a before pic though. This after pic was taken at about 2am so its a little shaky... BUT at least it has gloss again!




































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    Thanks for looking!
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    wow, nice work
    Can't believe how the car looked before

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    How does that bodyshop stay in buisness. One car like that and I'd lose all my cusomers. I'd be ashmed to let that car leave, oh wait let me take that back it wouldn't have left before it looked like the after pics. Some people just take no pride
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    http://s260.photobucket.com/albums/i...20Viper%20Job/ in their shop or quality of work.
    Nice job fixing it. dam 25 hours. I can do a whole paint job then wet sand, buff, polish and glaze a car in 40 to 50 hours unless it's a color change or needs alot of bodywork.
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    Nice work man

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoFast908Z View Post
    This SS recently had a lot of work done. Most notably his custom DH stripe and the Asanti wheels that really set this car apart. The owner wasn't very happy with how the body shop finished his paint so he called me for a consultation on his car. After a few minutes of looking at it, it was apparent this would be a much bigger job than anticipated. So he dropped it off at my house and I spent several days working on it. Upon closer inspection I found numerous sections that were completely unfinished after wetsanding, several areas where there was nearly no clear or paint either, and several burn marks from the body shop running a wool pad at high speed on edges. I was able to bring the majority of the car back though.

    Keep in mind, this is not a 100% correction, but most sections was able to achieve ~95% correction.

    Total time about 25 hours.






    Before I got started I photographed the worst spots. Here you can see there is almost no paint coverage and even less clear. These sections I didn't touch at all...it would just make it worse.

    My question is how much (if any) of the swirls, scratches, what-not, will show back up after a few washes?

    Looks AWESOME BTW!

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    WOW like night and day good job

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    Quote Originally Posted by Superwoody View Post
    My question is how much (if any) of the swirls, scratches, what-not, will show back up after a few washes?

    Looks AWESOME BTW!
    None if washed and dried properly.

    I didn't glaze over swirls, I removed them.

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    looks like u brought that car back to life really liking the car and the work that was done to it

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoFast908Z View Post
    None if washed and dried properly.

    I didn't glaze over swirls, I removed them.
    I wish I could have found you several years ago,(just a short drive to Cali) we bought a new Camry that was a dark blue and had some kind of water spots or soap dried on the paint or ??? Anyway the idiots at the dealership sent it to some buffer happy shop that made the pant look like the Camaro did before you got it ... and still didn't get the spots off the paint. We had already made the deal, signed the paperwork, and gotten an awesome trade-in for my truck so I just lived with it until we traded it a few years later. I haven't seen anybody around our small detail shops that do your kind of work, awesome!

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    His kind of work takes time and most places dont give a shit

    I think the op said 25 hours invested

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    Hey did you do a hardcore restore on a T/A recently? pics posted on another thread?

    had a lot of overspray on it...and rats had chewed up the front bumper?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikito View Post
    Hey did you do a hardcore restore on a T/A recently? pics posted on another thread?

    had a lot of overspray on it...and rats had chewed up the front bumper?
    Yep that was me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
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