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    Welcome to the Shine Station

    Hello friends!

    But before we start, could you guess the color of this car?





    A hint



    Another one




    A better clue, but guess this part of the ride





    This is what I had to do a paint correction on.



    No beading, no sheeting, no protection, just water clinging on all surfaces and a flake-off while washing the car…. Permanent damage



    Whole car washed using 2BM method, MF washmitt, car shampoo and APC mix, and finally dried with MF towels, all available locally


    Claying






    Ready for inspection



    Feeling blessed! The sun was here! Looking for defects was so easy 



    Close-up







    More…. Too many





    The infamous RIDS and Scratches
    The side-mirror









    Many… many of them….





    Textured paint, orange peel, pits and pores, blurriness etc….







    More and more




    we really know how much you care 
    & now we are ready for real fun.



    The headlights
    The right side before






    After








    The left side before











    The afters







    Last edited by zckid; 04-24-2014 at 02:39 PM. Reason: missed some pics

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    Re: Welcome to the Shine Station

    To the most sought after part of the ride… paintwork

    Tools n equipment:

    Compounding: Optimum hyper compound, carpro denim pads, optimum doublesided wool pad
    Polishing: menzerna 203s, LC white pad
    Finishing: Menzerna PO85rd, LC black and LC Red HT pads
    LSP: Menz Powerlock , wipedown with the softest towel (yellow) I had locally

    CarPro pads effective but dangerous too.

    Voilŕ !



    close-up





    close-up




    Compounding after paint leveled




    Refined




    Further refined





    Before






    After







    Blurriness gone




    Look carefully, the permanent damage in focus




    50-50






    During




    After




    Friends in need






    the side Mirrors










    Mirror - Mirror








    Glow with sunset




    A detail in another detail





    The boss inspecting








    close-up




    the doors







    What’s your favorite color?








    house on wheels




    Mirror house




    Water test







    Hydrophobic-ity
    (These are the last set of pictures, after sun shots and mirror shots)








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    Re: Welcome to the Shine Station









    Saved some sun shots as the sun loves to play with the clouds here




    The door sides



    ]






    extreme close-up






    The roof










    When others envy your ride’s shine, it’s BeyondShine.



    My appreciation and thanks go to all of the friends who have helped me with their advice, their detailed posts and instructions, their videos and the hands-on experience from which I learned a lot.

    Thanks for viewing, your comments and thoughts are most welcome.

    Zaid :driver:

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    Re: Welcome to the Shine Station

    Your detailing assistant is awfully young and small! LOL!!!

    That paint was HAMMERED! Great job rescuing it!

    https://www.facebook.com/FlawlessFinishDetailing
    Dr. Claude Tremblay, Co-owner/Senior Detailer, Certified CQuartz FINEST Installer

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    Re: Welcome to the Shine Station

    Tu Veni, Tu Vidi, Tu vici.
    Great work. You had it cut out for you.

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    Re: Welcome to the Shine Station

    Quote Originally Posted by sunday joe View Post
    Tu Veni, Tu Vidi, Tu vici.
    Great work. You had it cut out for you.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Pain View Post
    Your detailing assistant is awfully young and small! LOL!!!

    That paint was HAMMERED! Great job rescuing it!
    Thanks a lot for your encouraging words most appreciated

    and actually the assistant is me that one is the BOSS

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    Wow great job and write up!!!!


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    Re: Welcome to the Shine Station

    Beautiful work, picture taking, and documentation. The car came out great.

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    Re: Welcome to the Shine Station

    Don't let the boss "boss" you around too much. Great work
    2010 Honda Civic LX-S Crystal Black Pearl

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    Re: Welcome to the Shine Station

    Fantastic work on a trashed finish

    Twice this week I see great results using the Optimum Hyper, I'm like hmmmmm, am I missing out on a great product!

    Good thing you had the rotary and a wool pad , that helped save the paint.
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