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      01-13-2009, 09:14 PM   #1
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\|/ Eclipse Detailed: Various High-End Cars (LA & OC, CA) \|/

Eclipse Motors offers the finest detailing services in both Los Angeles and Orange Counties, with occasional tours performed in the southern CT/NYC areas. Our price list is below, and while these prices are more expensive than other detailers in the area, the old adage "you get what you pay for" certainly applies to our work. No one can match the level of detail seen in our finished products. We take particular pride in our polishing capabilities, offering concourse-level finishes to even the most damaged coats of paint.

Details performed in the LA area will be completed at either our premises (Sunset and Highland near Grauman's Chinese Theater) or the owner's location of choice, while details in the OC area must be done at the owner's location of choice.

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Wash, clay bar, minor paint correction, wax, seal: $350
Wash, clay bar, full paint correction, wax, seal: $450 and up depending on severity of paint damage/time to complete job
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Adam's 2009 Gray R8: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...3&postcount=58

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2007 AW M6: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...8&postcount=74
Rick's 2008 AW E92 M3: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...71&postcount=3
Sam's 2004 CB E46 M3: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...5&postcount=63
Powder's 2008 IB E92 M3: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...75&postcount=5
Peter's 2008 JB E90 M3: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...9&postcount=23
Rich's 2009 JB E92 M3: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...2&postcount=46
Dave's 2008 MR E92 M3: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...3&postcount=47
Don's 2008 SB E60 M5: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...72&postcount=4
Zach's 2007 SB E92 328: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...4&postcount=40
Dan's 2008 SG E92 M3: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...78&postcount=6
Marshall's 2008 SG E92 M3: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...9&postcount=68
Mark's 2008 SSII E92 M3: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...69&postcount=2
2thdr's 2009 JB E92 M3: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...1&postcount=32

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Jackie's 2001 Silver SL500: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...72&postcount=4

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Eddie's 2007 Midnight Blue Carrera S: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...3&postcount=55
Matt's 2007 White Carrera S: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...5&postcount=37

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This is OC kid's 2008 SSII M3. Overall, the car was in pretty good shape when it arrived. The CF roof on the other hand was a mess. The resin the roof uses is extremely sensitive to any type of contact compared to the clear coat on the rest of the car. The video in the above link illustrates the transformation the roof went through after several passes of Megs M105 and SIP. Ignore the bits of lint on the right side of the roof, as they were wiped off immediately after the video was taken.






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This is user rickc's 2008 AW M3. The paint was dull, had minor swirling, waterspots, and bird dropping etchings. The job took approximately twelve hours.



Left half polished, right half not polished.




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This car was filled with plenty of RIDS and swirls thanks to a weekly run through a machine wash. A yellow LC pad with Megs 105 on a Metabo took care of most of these issues.



Close-up of swirls:



After polishing:




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Pictorial: http://www.eclipse-motors.com/08M51.html

Even though this is practically a brand new car, the paint showed swirls, RIDS, and extremely dull paint from driving in lousy Northeast winter weather.



Close-up of swirls:



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This is a board member's 08 Interlagos Blue M3. He did not request a polish being the car is brand new.



Left side polished, right side untouched.






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This is user h1d's 09 E92 M3. It came to me basically in perfect condition, with only a light claying, wax, and sealant needed. Finished this detail at about 9 PM, so not too many pictures came out correctly thanks to the darkness.












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Not too many pictures in this update because the screen on my camera broke and most of the pictures didn't turn out too well. This extensive paint correction took 11 hours. Paint was full of swirls w/ two RIDS on the hood.


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This detail was performed in New Canaan, CT. Of the three details I had scheduled for my NY/CT tour, this was the only detail I performed as the other two appointments got snowed in. A Sapphire Black 328 coupe, it had severe swirling on the entire body. Took 12 hours to complete.



Passenger side door panel; left side polished, right side unpolished:




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This is an 09 Jet Black M3 with 221 miles on it. It had very few issues, so there's not much to talk about in terms of corrections.



Deep scratch in the passenger side door. Had to break out the heavy duty polish:



Scratch completely removed:




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      01-13-2009, 09:19 PM   #10
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This 08 Melbourne Red M3 came to me in horrible shape. The owner left it to sit outside every night by a sprinkler system, which resulted in some of the worst water spots I've ever seen. Job took well over 20 hours to complete.

This car was littered with etched in water spots and dirt that was practically glued onto the paint:



Severe water spotting on hood. Keep in mind that the following pictures are after two pre-soaks, a sponge wash, and clay bar treatment.



Left side of hood polished, right side unpolished:




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      01-13-2009, 09:37 PM   #11
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I think you're better off making multiple threads with cars you do, the reason being is it will take a long time for all these pictures to load, and could make some peoples computers freeze up. Nice work though.
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I loaded them just fine. Probably too many pictures for one sitting though.

Nice work. Let me know when you are back in the NY tri-state area.
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great details bro...... especially on the red M3.....quick question though. I see you are using Jetseal. How long are you curing before buffing it off?
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great work on that last one! :O
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Are the m3 tips chrome inside or exposed metal?? reason for asking is wondering if it would be safe to use 0000 steal wool on the insides.....i should prob know this since i own one ....??

thanks steve
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Very nice work... that Red M3 is outstanding (though looks like you would need to have a good detailer on stand by for a monthly polish!)
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This is an 07 Midnight Blue Metallic Porsche Carrera S. This is one of the richer, more complex colors I've ever worked with. Upon first seeing the car, I noticed the extremely dull paint alongside moderate swirling on every single panel. After polishing, the paint burst to life, revealing a deep metallic blue with hints of lavender.

Up next: take a wild guess what my next detail is http://www.dcturanoinc.com/r81.mpg

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Passenger side quarter panel before polishing:



Passenger side quarter panel after polishing:



Passenger side door before polishing:



Passenger side door after polishing:



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Great Job. You make me feel a little bit better about doing a lot of this on my own LOL.
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With this next detail, my camera battery died right after I finished claying the car. I still wanted to post it up being it's an Individual color: Titanium Silver.






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The job on the red m3 is insane. Well done!
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