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    Resurrecting 2007 Escalade....Again!

    This vehicle belongs to a great customer who is always enthusiastically sending people my way. I had done the car for him in November of 2016, about 18 months ago. Those months had been hard on it. During this long, brutal winter, a broom had been used to remove the snow from the hood. There were many marks that were just not worth chasing...not worth thinning out the paint. I`m a big advocate for intelligent correction and not over correction where not needed.

    Here it is last time:

    2007 black Escalade (Probably my last for the season)


    This time he had a new set of wheels for it and I was going to coat those first and then move on to the paint. Here are the new wheels and the condition of the vehicle:






































    First up was the wash. I only did the outside of the old wheels as I was going to be replacing them with the new, coated ones. It was clayed with a clay towel. Here are some shots of the paint after being thoroughly cleaned:




















    As you can see, deep swirls and linear scratches.


    First up was to coat the wheels. They got an ONR wipedown followed by DG Squeaky clean.

    Here`s how one wheel looked after the Squeaky Clean stage:





    The barrel was then coated with DLux:








    The faces were done with Feynlab Wheel and Caliper:







    Part of what I do when I pull wheels is to add anti-seize to the lugs and around the face. You can see here that it needed it badly:





    Here it is after the anti-seize:





    The wells needed some attention too:





    Here it is treated with a product I use:








    The paint was given a 2 step M100 + TB (or 3D) black wool + 3401. That was followed by a white CarPro gloss pad + 205 + 3401.


    Here`s a shot after polishing and before being coated:





    This time, and wisely so, he chose to go with Feynlab Self Heal Lite. That was topped with Top Coat. They were back in love with their Escalade again!!







































    Thanks for looking!

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    Re: Resurrecting 2007 Escalade....Again!

    Quote Originally Posted by richy View Post
    This vehicle belongs to a great customer who is always enthusiastically sending people my way. I had done the car for him in November of 2016, about 18 months ago. Those months had been hard on it. During this long, brutal winter, a broom had been used to remove the snow from the hood. There were many marks that were just not worth chasing...not worth thinning out the paint. I`m a big advocate for intelligent correction and not over correction where not needed.

    Here it is last time:

    2007 black Escalade (Probably my last for the season)


    This time he had a new set of wheels for it and I was going to coat those first and then move on to the paint. Here are the new wheels and the condition of the vehicle:






































    First up was the wash. I only did the outside of the old wheels as I was going to be replacing them with the new, coated ones. It was clayed with a clay towel. Here are some shots of the paint after being thoroughly cleaned:




















    As you can see, deep swirls and linear scratches.


    First up was to coat the wheels. They got an ONR wipedown followed by DG Squeaky clean.

    Here`s how one wheel looked after the Squeaky Clean stage:





    The barrel was then coated with DLux:








    The faces were done with Feynlab Wheel and Caliper:







    Part of what I do when I pull wheels is to add anti-seize to the lugs and around the face. You can see here that it needed it badly:





    Here it is after the anti-seize:





    The wells needed some attention too:





    Here it is treated with a product I use:








    The paint was given a 2 step M100 + TB (or 3D) black wool + 3401. That was followed by a white CarPro gloss pad + 205 + 3401.


    Here`s a shot after polishing and before being coated:





    This time, and wisely so, he chose to go with Feynlab Self Heal Lite. That was topped with Top Coat. They were back in love with their Escalade again!!







































    Thanks for looking!
    Could I possibly PM you about the coating you used?

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    Re: Resurrecting 2007 Escalade....Again!

    Awesome results. Thanks for the great write-up.

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    Re: Resurrecting 2007 Escalade....Again!

    My goodness. That’s a BIG filthy SUV. My back is sore just reading your thread. As always, you brought it back to life.

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    Re: Resurrecting 2007 Escalade....Again!

    Great work and write up and pictures!

    We got a law a few years back that we need to get all of the snow off on the horisontall surfaces on a vehical before starting to drive. So even if I was gentle when removed the snow this season some marring and scratches has accured. It's frustrateing when you have to do this and not use a brush to just take the snow off and do it so the brush don't touch the paint and not scuff the snow on the paint. So the customer can use a gentle way to take off the snow with just above the paint and if the snow is moving around on the paint just leave it and let it fall off natuaral.

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    Re: Resurrecting 2007 Escalade....Again!

    Very solid work!
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    Re: Resurrecting 2007 Escalade....Again!

    Quote Originally Posted by LEDetailing View Post
    Awesome results. Thanks for the great write-up.
    Thanks kindly for both the comment and for taking the time to make it!

    Quote Originally Posted by fly07sti View Post
    My goodness. That’s a BIG filthy SUV. My back is sore just reading your thread. As always, you brought it back to life.
    Thanks Don..it was over 26 hours of work on this bad boy, including the wheels.

    Quote Originally Posted by SWETM View Post
    Great work and write up and pictures!

    We got a law a few years back that we need to get all of the snow off on the horisontall surfaces on a vehical before starting to drive. So even if I was gentle when removed the snow this season some marring and scratches has accured. It's frustrateing when you have to do this and not use a brush to just take the snow off and do it so the brush don't touch the paint and not scuff the snow on the paint. So the customer can use a gentle way to take off the snow with just above the paint and if the snow is moving around on the paint just leave it and let it fall off natuaral.
    Thanks! Yes, I think he needs to show his wife that method.

    Quote Originally Posted by hoyt66 View Post
    Very solid work!
    Thanks kindly Bill!

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    Just an incredible job, Richy.

    I always love checking out your work, man!!
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    Re: Resurrecting 2007 Escalade....Again!

    Fantastic job, Richy.
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    Re: Resurrecting 2007 Escalade....Again!

    Awesome work Richy! I always enjoy seeing your Show N' Shine posts.
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