Detailer's Domain: Mercedes Benz C280 - Paint Correction Detail

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  1. detailersdomain

    detailersdomain Administrator

    Mercedes C280 - Paint Correction
    As you will see in the pics this car clearly needed to be polished out. We used Meguiar's Microfiber DA Compound and finished with Menzerna Super Finish for that perfect finish. We used Aquartz Reload as a last step.

    What was done -

    - Wheels were prepped with Sonax Wheel Cleaner and cleaned up with various brushes
    - Tires were spritzed down with Adam’s All Purpose Cleaner and washed down
    - Wheel wells were cleaned up
    - Pre Washed with W99
    - Iron Cut
    - Wash down and rinsed
    - Door jambs were cleaned up
    - Clayed
    - Dried
    - Tires dressed
    - Masking
    - Paint Measurement
    - 2 Step - Meguiar's M105 and Super Finish
    - Inspection with Fenix, 3m Sun Gun, Infratech, and natural sunlight
    - Last Step – Aquartz Reload
    - Wheel wells were cleaned and dressed
    - Rubber and Plastics Treated
    - Exterior windows and mirrors cleaned and sealed
    - Exhaust tips cleaned
    - Windows were clayed, cleaned, and sealed

    Engine -

    - Clean
    - Dress

    Interior -
    - Vac
    - Wipe down and protect dash
    - Leather cleaned and conditioned

    Links to products used -

    1Z einszett W99
    Iron Cut
    Adam's All Purpose Cleaner
    Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner
    Uber Clay Bar Kit
    Meguiar's Microfiber DA Compound D300
    Menzerna Super Finish
    Aquartz Reload
    Adam's Super VRT
    Optimum Metal Polish
    1Z einszett Windscreen Cleaner

    Uber Glass Cleaner Kit

    Adam's All Purpose Cleaner
    Adam's In and Out

    1Z einszett Cockpit
    Sonax Leather Foam
    Adam's Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner

    Tools used
    Uber Wool Wash Mitt
    Uber No Name MF Towels
    Porter Cable 7424XP
    Uber Buffing Pads
    Defelsko Paint Meter

    Kranzle Pressure Washer
    Cam Spray Foam Canon
    2 Grit Guard Buckets with Caddies
    Uber Firehose Nozzle
    Metro Air Force Blaster

    Interior After

    Before shot

    Engine Before


    Engine After

    Prep, Wash, Clay

    Iron Cut in action



    Before and After Correction Shots


    After Correction Shots

    After shots
  2. detailersdomain

    detailersdomain Administrator

    sorry for the tease guys the write up is now up.
  3. hamza7

    hamza7 Welcome to Detailing

    Good job Phil
  4. trhland

    trhland Nuba Guru

  5. Socal Brian

    Socal Brian DB Forum Supporter

    Nice Phil!
  6. DaytonaJae

    DaytonaJae Birth of a Detailer

    Wow there's still much I have to learn from you - it's hard to make white shine like that. Great work Phil!
  7. JSF721

    JSF721 Jedi Nuba

    Phil, looks great. Not sure how you photograph the shine on white like you do? I can never capture the shine on white. Perhaps it's my car and not my camera? LOL.
  8. detailersdomain

    detailersdomain Administrator

    Honestly I have no idea how I take pictures, I just point and shoot.
  9. kakeuter

    kakeuter DB Forum Supporter

    Looks great Phil!

  10. rwisejr

    rwisejr DB Forum Supporter

    Looks Great Phil
  11. dsms

    dsms DB Forum Supporter

    nice work, paint was hammered!
  12. vasaline

    vasaline Two Bucket System Washer

    Very nice! How u like the DA microfiber system? Got it from you my last order but still waiting to try it out. I didn't get the finishing wax and pad. What pad did u use to finish it up with?
  13. P1et

    P1et Official DB Moderator

    A C280 Phil? I bet the detail cost more than the car was worth!

    I joke, I joke ;)
  14. detailersdomain

    detailersdomain Administrator

    I have been using the DA Compound for a couple months now and the results have been great, I was a skeptic but after a few cars I can say I'm a believer ; )

    I used the Menzerna Super Finish with the Uber Green Pad.
  15. boredstudent3

    boredstudent3 Wax on..Wax off

    that white paint was filthy...very nice work Phil.
  16. DirtyWeRX

    DirtyWeRX DB Forum Supporter

    Looks great! What did you use for dressing the tires
  17. detailersdomain

    detailersdomain Administrator

    Thanks! I believe its up on the product list - Tire Dressing = Adam's Super VRT
  18. TimAD

    TimAD Jedi Nuba

    Great work Phil! I've always been impressed when someone sells a paint correction on a white car. Kudos
  19. Supertuner

    Supertuner Jedi Nuba

    Nice Work Phil
  20. detailersdomain

    detailersdomain Administrator

    thanks guys!

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