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Len
05-07-2016, 08:09 AM
Here's a couple before and after pictures of a Mercedes that bounced back after a good buffing by our friend Robert.


http://i1021.photobucket.com/albums/af333/AutoBodyStore/Posts/rsw1_zpsizfrpxom.jpg

http://i1021.photobucket.com/albums/af333/AutoBodyStore/Posts/rsw2_zpsgbtwq5mr.jpg

http://i1021.photobucket.com/albums/af333/AutoBodyStore/Posts/rsw3_zpsk6qd2akt.jpg

baubau
05-07-2016, 02:37 PM
from the pictures, it looks really good....what type of paint is on the car, 2 stage basecoat/clearcoat or single stage?....

Len
05-07-2016, 03:54 PM
from the pictures, it looks really good....what type of paint is on the car, 2 stage basecoat/clearcoat or single stage?....

Robert didn't say but it appears to be original which would mean single stage but I'll ask him next time I talk to him.

baubau
05-07-2016, 07:39 PM
it is just outstanding shine....i appreciate and respect work like that...

Henry
05-08-2016, 08:19 AM
it is just outstanding shine....i appreciate and respect work like that...

Robert is indeed 'the' Professional in the detail world.

One can learn a lot from all of his postings here. He has several items in the CLASSROOM link (from the HOME page) of this site.

Here's one you might like:

http://www.autobodystore.com/rsw.shtml

And some detailing videos:

http://autobodystore.com/forum/showthread.php?23828-Robert-s-Detailing-Videos

Henry

Robert
05-13-2016, 08:21 PM
That car was almost a barn find, maybe a little worse. The paint was more pink than showed in the pictures.

A Mercedes mechanic I've been working for since the 80s called me for this. His shop is at one end of a complex of shops and there's another detailer who works in the shop at the other end and I've been trying to convince him to try some of my techniques and products. So, I took the car by his shop at 10:45 AM and said, take a look, I'll be back.

Here's the process.

First, wash and clay - leave wet - sand with 2000 trizact to cut the oxidation off. (It's my experience that if I try to cut that kind of oxidation with compound, the oils from the compound make the oxidation look like good paint so it's impossible to tell when the oxidation is gone. Sanding, you can see the color change as you break through the oxidation, so the goal is to make the car look sort of zebra striped.)

Then cut with the rotary and Menzerna FG400 with a wool pad, followed by FG400 on the Makita BO60940 with an orange foam pad, leave that on and wax over the top with Menzerna Power lock.

I drove the car by his shop at 1:45PM - three hours.

The owner started laughing when he saw the car.

Great day.

Robert

Henry
05-14-2016, 01:24 AM
That car was almost a barn find, maybe a little worse. The paint was more pink than showed in the pictures.

A Mercedes mechanic I've been working for since the 80s called me for this. His shop is at one end of a complex of shops and there's another detailer who works in the shop at the other end and I've been trying to convince him to try some of my techniques and products. So, I took the car by his shop at 10:45 AM and said, take a look, I'll be back.

Here's the process.

First, wash and clay - leave wet - sand with 2000 trizact to cut the oxidation off. (It's my experience that if I try to cut that kind of oxidation with compound, the oils from the compound make the oxidation look like good paint so it's impossible to tell when the oxidation is gone. Sanding, you can see the color change as you break through the oxidation, so the goal is to make the car look sort of zebra striped.)

Then cut with the rotary and Menzerna FG400 with a wool pad, followed by FG400 on the Makita BO60940 with an orange foam pad, leave that on and wax over the top with Menzerna Power lock.

I drove the car by his shop at 1:45PM - three hours.

The owner started laughing when he saw the car.

Great day.

Robert

Great to hear from you and 'again' learn something new.

Later.

Henry