Welcome to the Shine Station

zckid

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zckid

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Feb 28, 2012
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Mauritius
Hello friends!

This is a full correction I had to do
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









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.
Voilà !


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)















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



The door sides


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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. :love:

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

Zaid :driver:
 
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