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    3peat Customer: 2015 Camaro 1LE

    This is the third vehicle I've done for this customer. I did his last Camaro which he traded in for this one. Here is the job I did on the last one:

    2013 Camaro with full treatment and lots of pics!


    This car is meaner and black! It sounds incredible too. It was booked for CQF just like his last one and wheels-off just like his last one. There were some chips to fill as he drives to Detroit on the freeways every day. Here it is as it arrived. This was the first time I was going to coat a flat finish other than wheels. I was interested to see how the CQF would react and how (if at all) it would change the appearance of the hood.

















    Some scratches on the roof:







    More scratches on the passenger door and into the rear 1/4 panel:








    The dealer scratched the paint removing the old emblem and replacing it with the 1LE emblem:








    Every Camaro I have looked at so far has had chips behind the doors on the lower quarter panels were the fake vents are:





    First up was the wheels. The barrels were first cleaned with Tarminator and then that was followed up by Zep Citrus. The faces were cleaned with Zep Citrus and Megs HW with a wash mitt. The tires were cleaned with Zep 505. The wells were cleaned with LATA.


    The car was then washed with Megs HW followed by a 2nd decontamination wash using IronX paste. It was then brought inside and clayed with a CarPro clay towel and then blown dry with my Master Blaster. Now it was time to do the wheels.


    Each wheel was removed and then intensively cleaned again to remove any remaining tar or grime. Each wheel was double coated with CQF as was the caliper. Since he's such a good customer, I decided to coat his wheel wells for him for free using Americoat. He'll have better protection on the inside of his wheel wells than most will have on their paint!! Here's a wheel in the process of being done:


















    Next it was time to play with some paint..my favourite time! He wanted it as good as possible, so we agreed upon a 2 stage correction. After trying a few different pads and products, I settled upon what usually works so well for me: M100 + Rupes 21 + TB black wool followed by a mixture of M205 + DG Squeaky Clean + Flex 3401 + burg Megs pad. The front of the car had a PPF product applied to it so that did not get polished although it certainly did get coated. The windshield was double coated with Forte. The paint and remaining glass as well as head and tail lights were double coated with CQF. When I coated the hood, it reacted differently than normal paint does. What worked very well was working the product in, in a back and forth motion till it basically disappeared (or appeared to) and then it was wiped down. That gave it an even, consistent look and no added (and unwanted!) shine. The coating was heat cured using my IR light. The tires were shot with OB from my air gun @ 100% and the trim was done with DLux. Here it is all done:





























    Happy Camper pulling away:







    I forgot to mention that the exhaust tips were hand polished with M205 and then also coated inside and out.















    Thanks for looking. Comments always appreciated.

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    Re: 3peat Customer: 2015 Camaro 1LE

    Damn good work my friend! Lovin the flat black hood.

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    Re: 3peat Customer: 2015 Camaro 1LE

    Awesome work as always, Sir! How much time was spent on that project?

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    Re: 3peat Customer: 2015 Camaro 1LE

    What an amazing job buddy! your work is outstanding like always.

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    Re: 3peat Customer: 2015 Camaro 1LE

    Great work car looks perfect, I have the same car 1LE black on black on black. those wheels are a pain to keep clean Brembo's make a ton of brake dust.

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    Re: 3peat Customer: 2015 Camaro 1LE

    Quote Originally Posted by fly07sti View Post
    Damn good work my friend! Lovin the flat black hood.
    Thanks kindly Don! Yes, it definitely adds a sinister look to it.

    Quote Originally Posted by DeansDetailing View Post
    Awesome work as always, Sir! How much time was spent on that project?
    Thanks Dean! I spent 18.5 hours on it all told.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sicoupe View Post
    What an amazing job buddy! your work is outstanding like always.
    Thanks so much and thanks for commenting too; I am grateful.

    Quote Originally Posted by trashmanssd View Post
    Great work car looks perfect, I have the same car 1LE black on black on black. those wheels are a pain to keep clean Brembo's make a ton of brake dust.
    Oh, buddy, I'm envious! Awesome ride to call your own. Yes, those brakes are a PITA. I know the owner has some IronX. The CQF will help him dramatically I'm sure. And, thanks!

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    Re: 3peat Customer: 2015 Camaro 1LE

    Beautiful

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronkh57 View Post
    Beautiful
    Thank you Sir!

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    Re: 3peat Customer: 2015 Camaro 1LE

    As always Richy.... Flawless!

    Sweet looking Camaro!
    The coating on the flat paint looked great. Surprised it worked out with no shine........

    Learn something every day.

    Keep up the great work my friend, always look forward to your S&S!
    Tim
    "I have done so much with so little for so long.
    Now I can do anything with nothing"

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    Re: 3peat Customer: 2015 Camaro 1LE

    Quote Originally Posted by dad07 View Post
    As always Richy.... Flawless!

    Sweet looking Camaro!
    The coating on the flat paint looked great. Surprised it worked out with no shine........

    Learn something every day.

    Keep up the great work my friend, always look forward to your S&S!
    Thanks Tim! I know when I've done flat painted wheels that it performed very well, but I had yet to use it on a large flat painted panel. I was very pleased.

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