autogeekonline car wax, car care and auto detailing forum Autogeek on TV
car wax, car care and auto detailing forumAutogeekonline autogeekonline car wax, car care and auto detailing forum HomeForumBlogAutogeek.net StoreDetailing Classes with Mike PhillipsGalleryDetailing How To's
 
Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Dislikes Dislikes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18
  1. #1
    Super Member richy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Windsor, Ontario
    Posts
    5,158
    Post Thanks / Like

    Out From Hibernation: 2013 Charger SRT

    This gentleman approached me and wanted his car done right away. He called in March when it was still cold. I usually don't start doing cars until April but decided to kick off the season early as this sounded like an awesome car and I really wanted to do it. Talk about jumping back in with both feet...this was to be a correction detail on black paint as well as a wheels-off detail with CQF. This was going to be the first time using V6 too. Let's see if I lost my touch...


    Here was the car as it arrived. The paint is metallic black and was in really nice shape save for some minor swirls and some chips. Even thought it's a daily driver, he wanted it as nice as it could be..game on!!





    Boy, I LOVE these black chrome wheels! I had done one set of them before and I think they look gorgeous. The red Brembos are just as sexy as Hell too!




    One of the chips needing repair:







    You know how good this trim is going to look afterward with DLux on it! Those exhaust tips are cool too.







    I was to do the interior too, but that was just a basic vac and windows.
















    First up was to clean the wheels. Even though they were being removed, I still wanted to get as much of the work done on them while they were still on to save time. The barrels were cleaned with my Daytona brush and Megs Hyper Wash and some added Zep Citrus.
    The wells were cleaned with LATA.
    The tires were cleaned with Zep 505.
    The faces were cleaned with Megs HW.

    The car was then washed for the first time using Megs HW and my incredimitt. That was followed by an IronX paste wash with my incredipad.
    The car was clayed using my Speedy Prep towel.

    The wheels were removed one at a time and then re-cleaned with ONR and then chemically cleaned with DG Squeaky Clean (as well as the caliper). Those were double coated with CQF and then re-installed (all with "Dodge" pointing the same way, LOL) and then torqued to spec at 110 ft/lbs. Here's a wheel in the process:

















  2. #2
    Super Member richy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Windsor, Ontario
    Posts
    5,158
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Out From Hibernation: 2013 Charger SRT

    The front of the car had been painted due to being hit by a deer. It was a good paint job but the paint on the front was softer than the rear. I had received a sample of Flat Top (thanks again Mark!) that I wanted to try. I first tried it with a yellow B/S pad and it did OK but did not bite down enough to remove some light scratches I could see. I stepped it up to my favourite cutting pad, the TB black wool using my Flex 3401. As usual, that did the job. I liked using the Flat Top. I did end up switching to M105 as I want to finish it anyway and I really know how to make that product work. That was followed by M205 + white B/S + 3401. I then did a paint cleaning stage to prepare for the CP Finest using DG Squeaky Clean + blue B/S + 3401. Man, oh, man did that paint sparkle under the lights!! I was looking forward to coating it and seeing it in the sun.

    The paint, head and tail lights as well as all the glass except the windshield got a double coat of CQF. The windshield got coated with Fly-by-30. I ended up having this car for about 5 days due to my daughters getting the Flu and then me. Finally it was done and time to photograph...


    Here's a few inside shots:




    Here's 2 with LED lighting for inspection:








    Let's see it in the early April sunlight:


































    One of the chip repairs:





    Let's see some close ups!




















    DLux looking amazing as usual:




    The exhaust tips got DLux too:





    Interior after a vac and clean glass:



    I'll leave you with this one last shot:





    Thanks for looking! Comments appreciated.

  3. #3
    Super Member FrankS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    West Palm Beach, FL
    Posts
    1,560
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Out From Hibernation: 2013 Charger SRT

    Outstanding job as always Richy!

  4. #4
    Super Member Kamakaz1961's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Tustin, CA
    Posts
    4,386
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Out From Hibernation: 2013 Charger SRT

    Just Beautiful Work....PERIOD!!
    CJ
    2013 Mustang GT w/Track Pack 6-Speed Manual
    Save the Manual!

  5. #5
    Super Member Misterpaul's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Plainfield, Il
    Posts
    1,369
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Out From Hibernation: 2013 Charger SRT


    I think you mixed in a photo from the Hubble Telescope.

    Darn fine work you did there!!!
    2017 Phantom Black Metallic Chevy SS, automatic, skylight, plus unused wheel in the boot.

  6. #6
    Super Member Sizzle Chest's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Naples, FL
    Posts
    5,481
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Out From Hibernation: 2013 Charger SRT

    Great work! That flake it popping!
    Scott Harle
    Autodermatology
    #autodermatology


  7. #7
    Super Member Odisious's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Posts
    217
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Out From Hibernation: 2013 Charger SRT

    So when are you going to start correcting? NO JUST KIDDING! I KID, I KID.

  8. #8
    Super Member custmsprty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    7,493
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Out From Hibernation: 2013 Charger SRT

    Great job!
    2013 Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track Edition
    2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited, 2016 Pearl White Nissan Altima SR
    2019 Nissan Rogue SL

  9. #9
    Super Member richy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Windsor, Ontario
    Posts
    5,158
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Out From Hibernation: 2013 Charger SRT

    Quote Originally Posted by FrankS View Post
    Outstanding job as always Richy!
    Thank you Frank. It feels good to be back at it!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kamakaz1961 View Post
    Just Beautiful Work....PERIOD!!
    Thanks very kindly.

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterpaul View Post

    I think you mixed in a photo from the Hubble Telescope.

    Darn fine work you did there!!!
    Thanks. In person it looked even better.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sizzle Chest View Post
    Great work! That flake it popping!
    Thanks. It's a nicer (heavier) flake than on my Lincoln.

    Quote Originally Posted by Odisious View Post
    So when are you going to start correcting? NO JUST KIDDING! I KID, I KID.
    Haha. Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by custmsprty View Post
    Great job!
    Thanks a bunch.

  10. #10
    Super Member Sicoupe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    3,352
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Out From Hibernation: 2013 Charger SRT

    Outstanding job sir!

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 26
    Last Post: 10-14-2014, 08:16 AM
  2. 2013 Dodge Charger - LIVE BROADCAST - Black Label & Rupes Polishers
    By Mike Phillips in forum PICTURES: Wednesday Night Detailing Classes
    Replies: 123
    Last Post: 12-11-2013, 08:47 AM
  3. 2013 Dodge Charger - LIVE BROADCAST - Behind the scenes and Thanks!
    By chrislorl in forum PICTURES: Wednesday Night Detailing Classes
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 11-18-2013, 04:19 PM
  4. Sign-up: 2013 Jazz Blue Charger - Extreme Makeover!
    By Mike Phillips in forum Wednesday Night Detailing Classes - Info & Dates
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 11-14-2013, 04:29 PM
  5. 2013 blue Dodge Charger
    By parttimer in forum Show N' Shine
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-28-2013, 04:42 PM

Members who have read this thread: 0

There are no members to list at the moment.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

» November 2022

S M T W T F S
3031 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 123