I'll start with this:
Not long ago, a good friend of mine mentioned his mother had been washing her car with "old t-shirts and dirty sponges." I immediately shed a few tears, and told him I wanted to get it into my garage for a little TLC.
Enter the previously mentioned blue SLK.
From 20' away, it's a cute little car. Upon closer inspection, this had some of the worst clear coat damage I've come across in quite some time. Swirls, marring, washing scratches, and RIDS galore, and they were EVERYWHERE:
Since it had been recently washed and they don't live far away, I did a quick Waterless Wash
wipedown to get the driving dust off, and broke out the Clay Bar
. Only going to post one picture here, but I think you'll get the point:
Post clay inspection, pretty much the same everywhere:
Time for some taping to see what it was going to take to take make an improvement. She didn't want perfection as I only had a few hours to work with, but I wanted to to get close.
This was the roof after one pass of Paint Correcting Polish
and Orange Microfiber Cutting Pads
on the Cyclo
. I was pleasantly surprised, to say the least:
All of the horizontal surfaces had quite a bit of solvent pop in them, which are the tiny dots you can see:
Deck lid 50/50:
This was the passenger side corner of the hood, near the windshield cowl after one pass as well. You can still see some deep stuff here as well that still remained after one pass of the Correcting Polish:
We are getting ready for a cookout (hence my limited time frame to do this one) so the garage was a busy place! My Mom and my little man James supervising:
My sister and daughter Azlyn "cooking" in her garage kitchen:
I went around everything with a quick pass of Revive Polish
on Grey Sealant and Wax Pads
to clear up any polishing oils, then laid down a coat of Liquid Paint Sealant
, Super VRT
on the tires, and away she went!
The Cyclo, combined with our Paint Correcting Polish and Microfiber Cutting Pads, correct very quickly and finish down great!
Thanks for looking, and if you have any questions, fire away!!