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    Now THIS is black! 2014 C300.

    This is a repeat customer for whom I did a Porsche Boxster a few years ago. They drove 2 hours to come to me. The C300 was booked for a one step polish, but it got more in some areas where it was needed. I quoted 12 hours but took 13. I gladly ate the hour for the repeat business and for them making the effort to come all that way. This was to receive CQuartz Finest.


    Here it is as it arrived. I forgot to shoot it when the sun was higher and was showing more of the swirls in the hood. Someone had laid a briefcase on the hood and had caused some damage. That was my primary focus as well as some chips including one inside a ding. Check it out:





















































    First up was washing the wheels. The barrels were cleaned with Tarminator followed by Zep Citrus. The tires were cleaned with Zep 505. The wells were cleaned with LATA (LA Totally Awesome). The faces were cleaned with a demoted wash mitt and Megs Hyper Wash. The barrels were shot with Aqua Bead.

    The car was then washed with Megs HW followed by IronX paste. It was then brought inside and clayed.


    I tried to chose a fairly aggressive one step but also wanted a great shine out of it. I first tried a Megs mf pad with Rupes 21 and M205. That was OK, but just didn't give me the "pop" I wanted to the paint. I then chose the burg Megs foam compounding pad + M205. OUTSTANDING! The scratches and bad swirls were compounded first with my Flex 3401 + Tuf Buff black wool + M100 followed by the a/m polishing stage. Head and tail lights were also polished.

    The paint was then double coated with CQF as was the head and tail lights and the faces of the wheels. The CQF was then baked with my IR light:





    The trim was done with DLux. The windshield with Fly By 30 and the tires were shot with OB using my air gun. Here she is all done. I was very proud of how this came out:





















    One strange thing I noticed: The door handles were painted in metallic black whereas the rest of the car was straight black. It makes me think they were shot off the car and Franz musta got confused;




















    Door ding chip filled:





    Left front fender scuff all repaired although there is still a dent there:














    Thanks for looking! Comments appreciated.

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    Re: Now THIS is black! 2014 C300.

    Beautiful!
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    Re: Now THIS is black! 2014 C300.

    You're a Beast Richy! Turned out great as always. Love the door handles too!

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    Re: Now THIS is black! 2014 C300.

    Great work as always Richy!!! The black looks perfect!
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    Re: Now THIS is black! 2014 C300.

    Really nice job on the black paint. When you make it shine like you did nothing looks better than black. IMO.

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    Re: Now THIS is black! 2014 C300.

    That looks great. Nice after shots, they really show the quality of your work.

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    Re: Now THIS is black! 2014 C300.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kamakaz1961 View Post
    Beautiful!
    Thanks very much!

    Quote Originally Posted by fly07sti View Post
    You're a Beast Richy! Turned out great as always. Love the door handles too!
    Thanks Don! Funny how they're a different paint, eh?

    Quote Originally Posted by Marc08EX View Post
    Great work as always Richy!!! The black looks perfect!
    Thanks Marc for the comment and for taking the time to make it.

    Quote Originally Posted by RegalOne View Post
    Really nice job on the black paint. When you make it shine like you did nothing looks better than black. IMO.
    Thank you. I agree although I do think black could qualify as a full time job, LOL.

    Quote Originally Posted by haris300 View Post
    That looks great. Nice after shots, they really show the quality of your work.
    Thanks kindly!

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    Re: Now THIS is black! 2014 C300.

    Quote Originally Posted by richy View Post

    I tried to chose a fairly aggressive one step but also wanted a great shine out of it. I first tried a Megs mf pad with Rupes 21 and M205. That was OK, but just didn't give me the "pop" I wanted to the paint. I then chose the burg Megs foam compounding pad + M205. OUTSTANDING! The scratches and bad swirls were compounded first with my Flex 3401 + Tuf Buff black wool + M100 followed by the a/m polishing stage. Head and tail lights were also polished.
    The Meg's Burgundy finished that well? If so....
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    Re: Now THIS is black! 2014 C300.

    Wow. Great work.

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    Re: Now THIS is black! 2014 C300.

    Another beautiful job my friend

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