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Old 10-13-2013, 07:12 PM   #1
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Hey E46Fanatics,

Before I seriously got into detailing I used to see this NSX frequently around Downtown Toronto and just drool or chase it in traffic to see it again and drool some more. Years later for me to get the chance to work on this exact same car was a huge pleasure and very pleasant coincidence! The owner of a 350z I had detailed put me in touch with the owner and after a few phone calls, into the shop it came!



Here it is on arrival








I wanted to try out a different wheel cleaner and went with Sonax Full Effect


Applied to the rim


And started cleaning












I started washing and forgot to take pics first but as usual the 2 Bucket Method was used.

The bucket on the right is supposed to be the water only bucket


Started washing beginning with the roof


Rinsing the dirt off my sponge




Rinsed the car down


And began to clay while it was still wet


Not too bad




Dried it off and masked up all the trim and wrapped areas




Began taking measurements of the overall thickness of the paint










I ended up using a medium cutting polish accompanied by a wool pad to achieve the following results

Before


After


Before


After


Before


After


Before


After


Here is a 50/50 shot


Another 50/50 shot on the oxidized wing


You can see the weave again


And a before and after on the taillight

Before


After




And a shot of yours truly doing the second stage of polishing which was a medium cutting polish and light cutting pad




Finally with all the polishing done we could begin the unmasking




As usual alcohol cut 50/50 with distilled water was used to clean the paint of the polishing oils left behind


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Old 10-13-2013, 07:12 PM   #2
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After the final wipe down I checked my work with my special light that gives off the same color light as the sun


No swirls




Swissvax Concorso was the last step product used to wax the paint


Applied to the paint




Tires were dressed and windows cleaned and finally the afters!



I'll just let the pics speak for themselves










Arrgghhh I love the gloss!!!






This is one of my favorite pics of the set


Reflections in the wing






















I hope you enjoyed the write up on the car that inspired the Mclaren F1!

Thanks!
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wow fantastic job and nice car.
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Did you use the same product/applicator on the rear lights as the rest of the car? Although my tail lights are currently brand new, I would love to know how you got them looking so fresh and new again.
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Old 11-10-2013, 09:27 AM   #14
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Phenomenal work! Curious how many hours went into that detail??
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