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A Nissan transformation...

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    A Nissan transformation...

    I haven't post many details lately, I thought I'll post this one...
    A couple things to get out of the way.
    1- I know is not a LSX car, this is for learning purposes only
    2-Preston, I know the wheel wells could've used a bit of dressing, unfortunately I ran out

    Ok, with that out of the way:
    Mike (a friend of mine) called me this week to tell me his boss has bought a small car for his wife, and wanted to have it detailed
    Mike didn't have enough info for me other than the car was black, and mainly the emphasis will be in the interior, so I showed up with a few of my arsenal (truck load of stuff! )
    Upon arrival, I looked at the car and noticed it had a lot of dead paint (oxidation) but at the same time it brought a smile to my face as I knew this could turn out great, despite not having a cleaner wax to use first
    That said, I proceeded to wash the car with Ice Car Wash
    Claybarred a little bit, but then I realized it was going to be futile as the contaminants should come off with the layer of dead paint, and I was right

    Clean and dressed tires, wheel wells and exhaust tips
    After polishing out the paint, I used DG501/Rejex to protect and seal the finish and hopefully give it 6-8 months protection

    Before shots:
    Notice headlights condition; a bit oxidized as well:






    After working the hood driver's side with a couple passes of my own concoction



    To give you an idea what oxidized paint means:
    My pad after buffing the roof:

    My pad after washing it: I washed my pad at least 8 times during this process


    Passenger's side mirror before:

    Last edited by Z06-Goose; 08-07-2008 at 08:36 AM.

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    Passenger's side mirror after:




    Money shots:





    Headlights were also polished out:




    Thanks for looking :thumbsup:

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    damn man that looks real clean, i wash/wax my car every other day (usually no more then 3 days) and i cant get it to look this clean and i wash with miguires soap, with micro mit, i dry with leather cowl which prevents scratching and fuzz, then wax with meguires wax take off with micro fiber clean towel, then detail afterwords and it doesnt look this clean....

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    Looks like a new car, good job.

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    Want some LSX Detail pics?
    Here's a teaser of some details I did last week for a car show in Breckenridge Colorado:





    A 2003 Z06 TT 434cid











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    damn man that is clean, tell me how and what you use for a basic wash to make it look so good

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z06-Goose View Post
    Want some LSX Detail pics?
    Here's a teaser of some details I did last week for a car show in Breckenridge Colorado:
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    People with more money than me. Maybe I should rob a bank and mod the shit out of my car.

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    im starting to think about the same thing

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    Im hoping to have this done in a couple of weeks. Looks great man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshieDoom View Post
    Im hoping to have this done in a couple of weeks. Looks great man!
    what? robbing a bank or detailing your car?

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    Both actually..

    cept the bank will be robbing me .. with interest

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    you got the worst jokes but there funny

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshieDoom View Post
    Both actually..

    cept the bank will be robbing me .. with interest

    I know that feeling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jd1666 View Post
    damn man that is clean, tell me how and what you use for a basic wash to make it look so good
    Thanks for your kind words...
    The most important thing is to have a buffer and some Menzerna polishes to achieve that kind of result
    I use Menzerna Super Intensive Polish as my go-to polish, and a PC7424 buffer. I also use a Makita 9227 (rotary buffer) for more involved paint correction

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    Quote Originally Posted by doozjamann View Post
    People with more money than me. Maybe I should rob a bank and mod the shit out of my car.
    Haha!!
    I've been lucky to do most of my work for a friend who owns a speed shop. I detail most of the cars that come in. They also do a lot of airbrush artwork as you can see in those pics. Fun stuff!

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    Looks great except for the wheel wells Goose
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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    Looks great except for the wheel wells Goose















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    Quote Originally Posted by Z06-Goose View Post
    Haha!!
    I've been lucky to do most of my work for a friend who owns a speed shop. I detail most of the cars that come in. They also do a lot of airbrush artwork as you can see in those pics. Fun stuff!


    Good looking cars, what are you using?

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    damn good work as always.do you detail for a living?or on the side?just curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doozjamann View Post
    Good looking cars, what are you using?
    On the Corvettes, I used Menzerna SIP and Victoria Wax, on the Nissan I used Menzerna, 3M Ultraafina SE and Duragloss 501 with some Rejex on the front fascia

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