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    Black Beauty: 2012 Challenger

    This gentleman had approached my months ago and was looking very forward to having his car done. So was I when I saw it! This was going to be a wheels-off, full correction + CQF detail and including an engine detail.


    Here it was as it arrived:


















    2 shots of some scratches on the RF fender:














    First up was doing the engine. I cleaned it with Zep Citrus and then blew it off with the Master Blaster. I then used UTTG to dress the plastic trim. That should keep it looking nice for a while hopefully.














    Next up was removing the backing behind the emblems. Not as easy as I thought it was going to be at all! I ended up using a LOT of Tarminator and mf's and a plastic razor. Even when I had it removed, you could see the ghosting of "Challlenger" on the fenders.











    Next up was the wheels. Even though I was going to be removing them, I still wanted to remove as much stuff as I could while they were still on the car. I used Tarminator on the barrels and faces followed by Zep Citrus and a demoted wash mitt. Tires were cleaned with Zep 505 and the wells were cleaned with LATA.


    The trim on the car was going to be done with DLux too.





    The car was then washed with DG 901 followed by a second decontamination wash with Ironx paste. It was then clayed using a Speedy Prep towel.



    Now it was time to start on the wheels. Each was removed and cleaned more aggressively on the barrels and both the barrels and the faces were chemically cleaned with DG Squeaky Clean. Then each was given 2 coats of Finest.





    The wells were also more thoroughly cleaned and then were coated with the DG trim coating.








    Front wheel all done:





    One wheel had this black spray Plasti-Dip coating on it that was a ##### to remove. I had to use several magic erasers + Tarminator to do it. Here is the wheel in progress:








    Here it is all done:




    And the other side coated:



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    Re: Black Beauty: 2012 Challenger

    The hood was pretty swirled and I was using my HD black wool pad again. It performed better this time than last. I was trying HD Cut but it was not cutting it, hehehehe. I then switched to what is quickly becoming my go-to for aggressive correction: Amerirocks. Here is a before and after shot of a section of the hood:





    Now here is the after, ONLY being done with Arocks and my HD wool:





    The vast majority of the car was done with that combo (Arocks+Flex 3401+ HD black wool) and that was followed by Rupes 21 + M205 + white B/S.

    Here is the roof done with both steps:





    It was wiped down with ONR to remove any dust and then wiped down with Eraser. It was given 2 coats of Finest to the paint and glass and the windshield was given 2 coats of Fly By 30. The trim was done with DLux and the exhaust tips with Colli Metal Wax.

    And here she is, 20+ hours later:




































    I was very proud how this turned out and the customer was extremely happy. Thanks for looking!

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    Re: Black Beauty: 2012 Challenger

    Nothing compares to clean black car! Very nice work turning it into a mirror.
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    Re: Black Beauty: 2012 Challenger

    wow what a beauty! Excellent work!

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    That is a eye candy for sure excellent job well done

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    Re: Black Beauty: 2012 Challenger

    Excellent work Richy, and awesome write up as well. A pleasure to follow and see the turnaround on this one.

    Turned out very beautiful. Congratulations mate.

    Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Black Beauty: 2012 Challenger

    Excellent job as always Richy!

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    Re: Black Beauty: 2012 Challenger

    Very nice work
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    Re: Black Beauty: 2012 Challenger

    Wow, incredible work and thorough dedication to that job Richy! That looks stunning! Thanks for sharing.

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    Re: Black Beauty: 2012 Challenger

    Exactly how black should look Richy.. Awesome job !!
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