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    Locked in overnight at the dealership.....lots to do

    With how crazy my schedule has been the last few months, my contact at the dealership arranged an overnight lock-in with the owner's approval. This was from 9pm to 9am the following day. Upon arrival I had already pulled a 10hr day....so it was truly a marathon work day/night. Nothing super fancy, but just a lot of work.

    On the agenda:
    -Take scratches out of every Vette back end with the full width spoiler install (thank you service dept)
    -wipe down all showroom Vettes and the ZL1
    -wipe down all Vettes in the larger secondary showroom
    -wipe down all Vettes in the warehouse (a lot)
    -wash, clay, wax, interior cleanup on two Vettes being picked up the following day by their new owners
    -Fully correct a 427 vert that was sold and in rough shape.

    So there was FAR beyond 12hrs of work to do in the timeframe I had. So the cars were prioritized and after they let me out in the morning and grabbed a few hours sleep I returned and brought Ryan with me to help knock out the massive amount of work ahead. And as it usually goes with dealers, they sprung a few extra surprises on me and asked me to get them done too...




    Arrived at about 8:30pm to start setting up. Here is a couple shots of what's to be done...

    Warehouse







    Primary showroom cars

















    ZL1 getting its finishing touches






    Night Race Blue Z06 getting its cleanup after the 90 min correction around the new spoiler.





    After doing about 4 hours in the primary showroom, I moved to the warehouse to handle the two sold cars that were being picked up in the morning. Only took a few pics as I was pressed for time.

    Both cars got an Optimum No Rinse wash





    All tidied up and ready to go












    Back to the primary showroom to correct the issues on the remaining cars...marks kids had made and issues from the spoiler install.

    Side-by-side 50/50 shot






    Correction finished


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    Re: Locked in overnight at the dealership.....lots to do

    People ask why do new cars need any work at all? Well lets take a look...
    (Night Race Blue Z06 shown earlier)












    Onto a Night Race Blue 427 vert....







    Testing a few product/pad combinations with the Griot's Garage 6" DA....unfortunately was not giving the results I wanted. Time to step it up to the Rupes Bigfoot DA...








    Trunk looking much better. Spoiler area still to do...









    After completing the back end...






    Onto the front....











    Looking much better














    At that point the sun was back up, freshly rested salesmen were returning to their offices and the doors were unlocked so I could go home for a couple hours sleep. So fast forward a few hours and I was back and had Ryan with me to help finish it all off.


    Next up was the Cyber Gray 427 vert from the showroom that badly needed correction before the new owner would come collect it. Just a little bit of rain to contend with on the short drive to the warehouse....








    The issues....






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    Re: Locked in overnight at the dealership.....lots to do









    Loving my custom Meguiars G110v2 DA with the NXT shroud thanks to Mr. Kevin Brown!






    These parallel scratches spanned about 5 feet along the drivers side of the car









    Corrected
















    Sorting out the scratches on the hood












    Ryan working on the small fleet of horsepower behind me. He had all these cars perfect while I handled that 427 which took the majority of my day.








    At the end of the day the sun broke out and dried everything up just in time for some pictures.


























    Thanks for checking out this marathon detail session!

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    Re: Locked in overnight at the dealership.....lots to do

    Now that's a marathon detail session!

    I'm sure you were wore out after that one.

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    Re: Locked in overnight at the dealership.....lots to do

    wow! awesome work. Even though I know this was exhausting, I wish I was detailing there with you guys!

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    Re: Locked in overnight at the dealership.....lots to do

    So many purdee cars! Good work you did.

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    Re: Locked in overnight at the dealership.....lots to do

    That's so awesome to see that many vettes. Excellent work too.
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    Re: Locked in overnight at the dealership.....lots to do

    Great work!

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    Re: Locked in overnight at the dealership.....lots to do

    Gee , lots of Vettes in there fella ! Did you got enough time to do them all !

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    Re: Locked in overnight at the dealership.....lots to do

    I'm not even a big vette fan and I'm jealous! Can you list some of the compound/polish/pad combos you used?

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