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      06-18-2015, 04:43 PM   #1
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[Jet Black Content] The detail from hell...

So, about a month ago I had the bright idea to detail my car, well long story short I asked my uncle who owns a body shop to let me use his air tools and let me have a go. I went on to chemical guys, and got cutting polish, sealant, glaze, and went gung ho. I started on a very cloudy day and thought I did a good job at first...until the sun hit it:




So, like anyone would do, I freaked out and called myself many, many names. I really thought I did the fuckup of all fuckups..

I knew I had to get my car redone, but was scared to ask how much it would be, so I went to my guys in west hampton beach, and spoke to them. They were amazed how bad I fucked up my paint, but they thought they could bring it back to life...

10 hours, 2 days
3 separate compounds with Wolfgang Uber Compound
xx amount of passes with Menzerna Polish
3 passes with Blacklight glaze
other tidbits

So I get a call, and Mark says he was done and to come pick her up

Results:










so as you guys can see, Mark saved my paint...if anyone wants his number, let me know. Also, I know I need new rims.

Oh, and just to rep for the NA guys...if ya'll didnt see my record dyno for an xi N51




and the video if you guys didnt see it
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      06-18-2015, 05:34 PM   #2
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Damn your detailer did an awesome job on your car!

Props to him!

Your ride looks clean by the way
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Damn your detailer did an awesome job on your car!

Props to him!

Your ride looks clean by the way
thanks dude. Its been a loooooong journey
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Wow had no idea you could f* it up that bad. You crushed my interest in doing something like this ever. But end result looks amazing. Reminds me of those beer commercials, where the chick is f* up looking and the more beer you drink she turns out to look like Adriana Lima.
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Wow had no idea you could f* it up that bad. You crushed my interest in doing something like this ever. But end result looks amazing. Reminds me of those beer commercials, where the chick is f* up looking and the more beer you drink she turns out to look like Adriana Lima.
hahah yes, that is pretty much what is was like in the shade and the sun
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lol never detail yourself again! did you use rotary polishers? were the pads dirty or something? if you ever do attempt to detail again make sure you are using random orbit or dual action polisher.
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lol never detail yourself again! did you use rotary polishers? were the pads dirty or something? if you ever do attempt to detail again make sure you are using random orbit or dual action polisher.
haha it was a rotary, pads were pretty clean.. failboat
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I bet your technique was fine, just that you forgot to clay bar. Am I right?
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Somebody please tell me what went wrong here. I am about to buy a beginners detailing kit from Zaino and DIY. I don't have a RANDOM orbital sander yet. Going to do the clay and whole bit but have never done anything like this. Always hand washed the car tho. I have read that awesome thread by David.

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I bet your technique was fine, just that you forgot to clay bar. Am I right?
I clayd. I used the wrong pads and yeah...etched into the paint.

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Somebody please tell me what went wrong here. I am about to buy a beginners detailing kit from Zaino and DIY. I don't have a RANDOM orbital sander yet. Going to do the clay and whole bit but have never done anything like this. Always hand washed the car tho. I have read that awesome thread by David.

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what went wrong? Im an idiot, luckily, Mark saved my ass
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Lol, practice makes perfect. Nice job on the resurface.

Wheels aren't doing it for me though.
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Your paint looks great now
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Haha your post made me laugh. Glad you got it repair and all. Just an FYI, not sure if your splitter is big enough to matter, but based on its angle, you are getting lift. I had the same setup before my mtech bumper and added spacers to get the angle right.
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Haha your post made me laugh. Glad you got it repair and all. Just an FYI, not sure if your splitter is big enough to matter, but based on its angle, you are getting lift. I had the same setup before my mtech bumper and added spacers to get the angle right.
It is angled up, i was told to do that because of the downforce the e90 bumper creates, also this was one way to get rid of most of the space between the bumper and lip

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lets see some pics of it now in the sun lol..
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lets see some pics of it now in the sun lol..
glad someone said it..

yea if you dont know what you are doing... dont ever touch a rotary. stick with the DA polishers.. The detailer definitely saved you..
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Jet Black is such a soft paint ... similar thing happened to me when a family friend detailed my car, told him NOT to use compound, glad to see how it came out!

Car looks spectacular now.

also, nice numbers for an AWD NA ... I'm assuming that's at the wheels? not bad!!
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Jet Black is such a soft paint ... similar thing happened to me when a family friend detailed my car, told him NOT to use compound, glad to see how it came out!

Car looks spectacular now.

also, nice numbers for an AWD NA ... I'm assuming that's at the wheels? not bad!!
To everyone along for pics, yes I'll get them. It's been overcast for like 3 days straight.

And to you kind sir, yes it is the whp at the crank is about 290. For a grocery getter, she's fun to drive!

And to everyone else, thank you, yes the paint looking amazing!!
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What lip do you have attached to your OEM splitters?
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What lip do you have attached to your OEM splitters?
Custom made, PM me for Rays contact info
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lets see some pics of it now in the sun lol..

pics are up
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