Swedish Makeover

Discussion in 'Show and Shine' started by AndyThomason, Jul 31, 2017.

  1. AndyThomason

    AndyThomason Any Rag Vehicle Washer

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    This is the first Volvo I have ever driven (or paint corrected) and I've got to say I was kind of impressed. This particular one looks good with the suspension setup and the BBS wheels and is rather quick with the turbo 6cyl. It's not flashy and won't grab everyone's attention but will grab the right person's attention to make them appreciate what they're looking at. It's also owned by one of the best automotive photographers out there!

    I don't have a lot of pictures with this one like I usually do but I'll make the best of it. This color, as with most shades of silver, was hard to capture the defects on camera but they were there. The only editing I did was darkening some of the pictures so the defects were easier to see.

    Foam wash
    Clay bar
    Dried
    Masked
    Rupes LHR15 w/ Rupes Green Foam Pads
    Menzerna HC400
    Menzerna Powerlock

    Starting with the before pics... Typical daily driver mess!

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    Claying and masking done. Onto the lighting inspection...

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    Previous paint work line?

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    Let's get some results...

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    Top section of hood before:

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    Top section of hood after:

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    Line is hard to see, I know.

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    Before:

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    I love a clean metallic silver!

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    The mirrors weren't a super shiny painted material but they shined up a little bit better than they started:

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    Trunk 50/50:

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    Rear bumper 50/50:

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    Taillight before:

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    This is the only before picture I have for the interior. It wasn't in horrible shape or anything. Just what I like to call "daily driver dirty".

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    Interior afters:

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    Pedals were pretty disgusting so they were steam cleaned:

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    Sealant is off and ready to see how she looks outside!

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    I waited as long as I could to take pictures before having to go pick up the owner at the airport. The morning started off very foggy so unfortunately these few last shots were the best I could manage!

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    Thanks for looking!
     
  2. atgonzales

    atgonzales New Member

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    Nicley done and great pics and review
     
  3. bigaudiofanatic

    bigaudiofanatic Any Rag Vehicle Washer

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    Great job with the exposure rates. All in all well done too
     

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