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ts|s Detailing: 71 Liquid Black LeMans

This is a discussion on ts|s Detailing: 71 Liquid Black LeMans within the Showcar and Detailing forums, part of the General Help category; Try not to drool on your keyboards! This restoration took roughly 10 hours. Lots of body panels to work on ...

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    ts|s Detailing: 71 Liquid Black LeMans

    Try not to drool on your keyboards! This restoration took roughly 10 hours. Lots of body panels to work on and all the chrome needed polishing too. The engine bay needed a good bath too (i forgot to shoot after pix!!!! though )

    Before shots:




    Here you can see marring in the paint from poor washing/drying technique. This paint was SUPER soft so it had to be wiped down gently so as not to mar the finish again.


    Engine got a bath too. Always block off your air intake and cover your alternator! I use aluminum foil around the alternator, it's water proof and conforms around things really great.


    Owner claimed the car was claybarred last month; this is why I clay every car I touch!


    All taped up and ready to buff


    The money shot, after 2 polishing steps, you can see an epic correction.


    After hours of polishing, the cars is washed again and then waxed with Blackfire Wet Diamond






    LOVE these next two shots




    Thanks for looking!

    Here's his OTHER show car....can you guess what it is???


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    nice work, thing looks amazing...i'm guessing the batmobile lol

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    Damn nice work! Do you do a standard buff and then a pass with a swirl remover on black cars?

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    very nice work

    BTW - what did you use to clean the engine bay?

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    Almost looks like he used a foam gun/cannon. I never thought about spraying down the engine with it though.

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    Awesome job Jay!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHines-IT View Post
    Almost looks like he used a foam gun/cannon. I never thought about spraying down the engine with it though.
    yea but i wanted to know the kind of clear lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird-WS6 View Post
    yea but i wanted to know the kind of clear lol
    Oh, then same

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    I guess the Batmobile on the last pic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clint195 View Post
    I guess the Batmobile on the last pic.
    Winner

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    Damn nice work! Do you do a standard buff and then a pass with a swirl remover on black cars?
    On black, you kinda have too. A single polish step just doesn't reduce enough swirls. Since his paint was soft (after market, only 5 years old) I used my Flex DA and a hydrotech cyan pad with M105 followed by a tangerine pad with M205.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird-WS6 View Post
    very nice work

    BTW - what did you use to clean the engine bay?
    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird-WS6 View Post
    yea but i wanted to know the kind of clear lol
    Thank you, i used a foam cannon with my pressure washer, loaded it with some Chemical Guys citrus wash and an oz of their "Bugger" wash b/c it's good for loosening grease. I worked most of the engine with a soft brush, and used Chemical Guys "Grime Reaper" @ 5:1 for tougher spots. Rinsed everything down with the pressure washer, then dried with a towel and the blower on my vacuum. Dressed it all with CD2

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    Thank you, i used a foam cannon with my pressure washer, loaded it with some Chemical Guys citrus wash and an oz of their "Bugger" wash b/c it's good for loosening grease. I worked most of the engine with a soft brush, and used Chemical Guys "Grime Reaper" @ 5:1 for tougher spots. Rinsed everything down with the pressure washer, then dried with a towel and the blower on my vacuum. Dressed it all with CD2
    again VERY nice work......its hard to fine good people that can do that kinda work on cars much less black cars lol

    if you dont mind me asking, what does something like this cost from start to finish?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird-WS6 View Post
    again VERY nice work......its hard to fine good people that can do that kinda work on cars much less black cars lol

    if you dont mind me asking, what does something like this cost from start to finish?
    Not a problem, he ordered my "Stage III Package" + an additional polish step, so the total was $345, here is how it's written on my site:

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    This service is a combination of Stage 1 + 2 plus the addition of an engine cleaning. We start by thoroughly cleaning the interior's dash, upholstery, leather and seats, shampooing the carpets and dresssing everything in a semi-gloss conditioner to prevent cracking and block UV rays. Focus is then turned too the wheels and engine where everything is thoroughly degreased and cleaned, then dressed with a high gloss finish. Finally the paint is washed and decontaminated (click here for more info on clay bar paint decontamination) then washed again-properly setting it up to be machine polished to a brilliant luster, removing most swirls and light oxidation. Finally it's all topped off with your choice of wax or sealant. $300 (add a second polish step for just $45-inquire withinfor more info.)

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    Bada**!

    I wish cinci was closer, I'd be making a road trip asap for my swirls.

    Great work! (as usual)

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    Very nice! As if anyone expected different. When's he having you do the Batmobile?

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    Fantastic work man! I've always liked that body style they just have "Muscle" writen all over them. imho..
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    i know some of the guys already said it but man your good your good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knight View Post
    Very nice! As if anyone expected different. When's he having you do the Batmobile?
    Not sure, he only drives it to shows, the other car goes to cruise-ins and other stuff. I never got close enough to the bat to see if there were any swirls on it, i'm sure their are if this is how is concours car looked!
    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    Fantastic work man! I've always liked that body style they just have "Muscle" writen all over them. imho..
    hellllll ya! and thanks
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    Bada**!

    I wish cinci was closer, I'd be making a road trip asap for my swirls.

    Great work! (as usual)
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    i know some of the guys already said it but man your good your good.
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