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Thread: Red 2011 CTS

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    Red 2011 CTS

    This car was purchased used by a gentleman whom I used to work with. It was in pretty good shape except for some mishap on the back edge of the trunk lid. Typical rock hard GM clear though. Opti Guard was the choice of protection for this car.

    Here it is as it arrived:

    Here's what I was referring to with the trunk lid scratches:

    This is a very pretty colour red. I was excited to see how it would jump when I was done with it!

    First up was the wheels.

    Barrels & faces got cleaned first with Tarminator followed by Zep Citrus.
    Wells were cleaned with LATA.
    Tires were cleaned with 2 rounds of 505. (2nd round more for insurance; it was not turning brown).

    Next the car was foamed with a strong mix of DG 901 and the emblems, etc were cleaned while it dwelled:

    That was followed by a hand wash with DG 901.

    The car was then brought inside while I blew off the wheels, barrels and wells with my Master Blaster.

    The car was then clayed using a CarPro Elastofoam block.

    Paint Correction:

    The paint was typical hard GM. Most spots were vastly improved with only one round of M100 + black TB wool + Flex 3401. Some places like the hood and trunk lid top needed more passes to get it great. The scratches on the rear surface of the trunk lid were attacked with my Dyna, a 3" TB wool pad + Power Gloss.
    The R/R 1/4 panel had this weird scuff on it. That came out with the M100. Here is the scuff mark:

    The polishing stage was done with M205 + white B/S + Rupes 21. Headlights, tail lights and the high mount stop light were all compounded and polished too.
    The paint prep stage was done with DG Squeaky Clean to ensure a true correction with no filler. That was followed by an ERASER wipe down.

    The windshield was coated with Opt Glass coating.
    The paint, wheels, and remaining glass were all coated with Opti Guard.

    The trim was treated to UTTG. The black window trim was done with DLux trim coating.
    The tires were shot with DG Wet shine via an air gun and leveled.

    The paint was wiped down the following day with UWW.

    Here is the end result:

    INSIDE SHOTS (No Tire Dressing yet):


    Exhaust tip polished with Collinite Metal wax + 0000 steel wool:

    Problem area vastly improved:

    All the chrome got polished by hand with M205 prior to being coated:

    R/R 1/4 panel scuff gone:

    Comments welcomed and appreciated.

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    Re: Red 2011 CTS

    Nicely done! I've always liked the way that color looks after a good detail.

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    Wholly cow Richy! You never fail to impress me my friend! Simply stunning!

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    +1 very impressive. Great color and write up.
    Semper Fi

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    Very nice work!
    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Rose
    I am cursed for life because I can never look at beautiful paint without seeing the defects

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    Great do you compare the b/s pads vs LC pads

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    Nice job as always!

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    Great job again on the CTS mate . Keep it on .

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    Super job. Love that color.
    'Cause there's just something women like about a pickup man.

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    nice work! Sharp looking car for sure. Do you use the 205 on chrome trim often?

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