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      04-29-2009, 04:51 PM   #1
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OCDetailing Detailed: Trashed Black 2005 Porsche Carrera S

Hey,

Sorry I have not posted in a while. Things have been a little hectic the past week.

Anyways so the past couple of days I spent my time at the Porsche dealership on a trade in that was in horrendous condition. It was my first detail at that dealership and the people there were great. Although it was disappointing that someone would treat a car, any car the way the previous owner treated this beauty.

During the inspection stage the roof and rear hatch had particularly low paint reading and was hit with the PC DA with a much less aggresive combination.

Please excuse some of the untouched wheel wells. The car was washed and sat in the bay. I did a quick ONR on the paintwork and went at it.

Whoops one last thing. I was only to address the paintwork at the request of the client.

Anyways enough of my babbling.

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Befores










Swirls on the rear lights



















During


50/50 of ROOF - Right side was hit with two passes of PG with Yellow


50/50 of passenger side door panel





Driver door panel polished and rear driver side quarter panel unpolished


Another unpolished shot of the rear driver side quarter panel.


Panels polished








Compounded prior to final polish.


Swirls and holos in rear lights.


50/50


All cleared up



Now you see the massive scratches.

Now you don't. Yes I know i forgot to use the halogens.


Another 50/50 of rear passenger side quarter panel


AFTERS


























Total Hours Worked: 19 Hours.
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      04-29-2009, 04:56 PM   #2
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Beautiful work. Was the dealer happy to pay your price? What did they think of the job?
It has been my experience in different endeavors that dealers want to charge the max and pay the least.
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      04-29-2009, 04:57 PM   #3
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WOW. Excellent job! I wish the SF Bay Area had detailers of your calibur! I have yet to find one here!
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      04-29-2009, 05:05 PM   #4
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Wow, amazing work. That was in really rough condition. Looks awesome now though!
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      04-29-2009, 05:57 PM   #5
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Beautiful work. Was the dealer happy to pay your price? What did they think of the job?
It has been my experience in different endeavors that dealers want to charge the max and pay the least.
Dealers are never happy to pay something they don't think they need but in this case they knew they needed it.

From what I understood, they loved the job. Sometimes they play hard ball. They'll love it just enough to say I don't want to pay that much but hate it if it's a bad job. However I had a very positive experience with the dealership. Great focused management at that location.

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WOW. Excellent job! I wish the SF Bay Area had detailers of your calibur! I have yet to find one here!
I definitely appreciate that comment. I am sure there are a couple in the SF area that are good at what they do

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Wow, amazing work. That was in really rough condition. Looks awesome now though!
Thanks for the kind words jopa. I expect you to tell me different if I miss a step.
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      04-29-2009, 06:11 PM   #6
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It absolutely blows my mind that some people will go out and purchase a beautiful car only to neglect it.

Beautiful detail!
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came out amazing! but shame on the previous owner. I dont care if it was leased even, if you're not going to take care of it at all buy a kia
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wow looks great...
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      04-29-2009, 08:14 PM   #9
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WOW. Excellent job! I wish the SF Bay Area had detailers of your calibur! I have yet to find one here!
we've never talked before...

19 hours on a four step polish? you're on detailing steroids man
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Wow that's an awesome job. I feel sorry for that car for having to get to that stage in the first place. Bravo on the detail!
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      04-30-2009, 01:17 AM   #11
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we've never talked before...

19 hours on a four step polish? you're on detailing steroids man
It a 3 step polish although a couple of scratch spots I did do four. 11 hours the first day non stop , no breaks but it was fun. Second day I did 8 hours non stop no breaks.

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It absolutely blows my mind that some people will go out and purchase a beautiful car only to neglect it.

Beautiful detail!
Thanks for the compliment.

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came out amazing! but shame on the previous owner. I dont care if it was leased even, if you're not going to take care of it at all buy a kia
I know what you mean. It happens. Some people just have more money to play with. It is what it is

Thanks for the compliment.

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wow looks great...
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Wow that's an awesome job. I feel sorry for that car for having to get to that stage in the first place. Bravo on the detail!
Yea it is sad sometimes but what can you do? Thanks for the compliment and thanks for looking.
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It absolutely blows my mind that some people will go out and purchase a beautiful car only to neglect it.

Beautiful detail!

I agree with you 100% Btw, your car is looking great bro, love it!

Nikku, GREAT JOB man. Brought that poor thing back to life.. Don't know what's up with a lot of Porsche owners, everyone I see is kinda thrashed badly.
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I agree with you 100% Btw, your car is looking great bro, love it!

Nikku, GREAT JOB man. Brought that poor thing back to life.. Don't know what's up with a lot of Porsche owners, everyone I see is kinda thrashed badly.
Much appreciated bro
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Big thumbs up. Beautiful work and a beautiful car.

I've always wondered how you guys polish in and around areas like the door handle. This one you clearly polished. Do you just put some SIP or 106FF on a foam applicator and polish those spots by hand? Luckily, I've never had to do that.
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Beautiful work. Brought the car back to life.
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I wanted to cry when I saw some of the "before" pictures. My guess is the guy was "babying" his car by bringing it to the car wash every week or every time he drove it.

Not that it mattered in this case, but if you had been hired by a guy who handed you the keys to that car, would you give him some pro-bono cleaning advice? Like "DO THE OPPOSITE OF WHAT YOU ARE CURRENTLY DOING!" ?
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When you hand them the bill and they complain (if they do) put it in their perspective language. Personally, the before pictured vehicle is worth $2500-5000 LESS than the after vehicle, just as I walk up to it on a lot.
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