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Old 04-04-2010, 11:45 AM   #1
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Mercedes S500 AMG

I detailed this very nice 2003 Mercedes s500 with the AMG appearance package and treated it to a full interior cleaning and a thorough wash, clay, and wax until a correction appointment is made this summer (you will see why later). I am kicking myself for forgetting my DSLR at school so I apologize for the cell phone pictures.

All in all the car was cared for well by the owners however it sat at the airport uncovered for a month which took its toll on the exterior. I spent the majority of the time cleaning all the crevices from the trim pieces and chrome work and decontaminating as much as I could. After it was washed, it was clayed, glazed, and waxed.

Products and Process:

-Autosmart Autobody Shampoo
-Optimum OPC, various brushes and wash mitts
-Meg's APC+
-Clayed with Riccardo Yellow and CG Luber
-Dried with CG Miracle Dryer
-Quick IPA wipedown
-CG EZ creme glaze
-Collinite 845
-CG Barebones
-Autosmart #9 waterbased dressing on tires
-PB's Trim Restorer on cowel
-Planet Polish WS+S on the rims

Interior:

-Vacuumed with a 6hp Shop Vac
-OPC on carpets and plastics
-XMT360 on the chrome
-303 Aerospace on plastics, vinyl, and leather
-AG Fast Glass
-Wood waxed with P21s 100%


Befores: some stubborn grime that stood out on the white paint and made the car look dull.
















After the wash:







The Final After Shots:


















And the reason why it will be scheduled for a correction detail:




I tried my best to get a little extra out of white as I enjoy the challenge of trying harder to make it pop for the owner. As always, thanks for reading!
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Old 04-07-2010, 02:52 PM   #2
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awesome pics, and license plate haha.
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Love the license plate, reminds me of my grandmothers vanity plate. OOLALA
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Not another worthless detailing thread, wtf is wrong with your christain*
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Christian you put us all to shame (well at least me) with your skills, thanks for sharing!!!
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I will pay you to stop detailing cars, and, in turn, you can stop posting about them. Let me know how much you want.

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I will pay you to stop detailing cars, and, in turn, you can stop posting about them. Let me know how much you want.

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Why the fuck do you keep opening up his thread then?
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My paint has swirls. I was thirsty for knowledge. Came up empty again...same shit that has been posted countless times before.

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then how come you don't rant when people post coutless times about what the first mod they should do is? or what is more important, dp or cat back?
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Huge improvement as always... can't wait to see the shots after the correction. Again, beautiful work! Is this what you're going to do for a living? You could make some pretty serious bank.
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You could make some pretty serious bank.
Auto detailing is generally not very lucrative.
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My paint has swirls. I was thirsty for knowledge. Came up empty again...same shit that has been posted countless times before.

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I was bored. I thought you might have something intelligent to say. I was disappointed again. You spew the same shit every time you come online.

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Not another worthless detailing thread, wtf is wrong with your christain*
I tried to warn him in a previous post. VL has drawn him in and cast a spell on him. Too bad, he was such a nice kid......
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"And to Christian900SE, if you were my kid, I wouldn't want you playing with VL because he is so strange. I mean, really, "To be completely truthful, I have seen worse body work come from people with professional tools and products. In person, it is not bad from 15-20 feet away." Anyone can buy those things. That does not make them a professional by any stretch of the imagination. And, not bad from 15-20 feet away?

I think that he's starting to have an adverse effect on your rationale. But if you want to hang with that strange a person, who am I to try to help you. Just please be careful to not become like him. We are judged by the company we keep. What if you do something wrong and he "throws hands" at you. Please be careful. I am only expressing my opinion out of concern for your well being.
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I tried to warn him in a previous post. VL has drawn him in and cast a spell on him. Too bad, he was such a nice kid......
From my previous post:

"And to Christian900SE, if you were my kid, I wouldn't want you playing with VL because he is so strange. I mean, really, "To be completely truthful, I have seen worse body work come from people with professional tools and products. In person, it is not bad from 15-20 feet away." Anyone can buy those things. That does not make them a professional by any stretch of the imagination. And, not bad from 15-20 feet away?

I think that he's starting to have an adverse effect on your rationale. But if you want to hang with that strange a person, who am I to try to help you. Just please be careful to not become like him. We are judged by the company we keep. What if you do something wrong and he "throws hands" at you. Please be careful. I am only expressing my opinion out of concern for your well being.
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For some odd reason, after reading ^^ i feel like I'v experienced Deja Vu
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Well, I'm sure we'll all miss Dave for the next three weeks or so.

Christian, carry on. Nice work making things look all purty.
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Auto detailing is generally not very lucrative.
It definitely can be if you are living in Cali like he is. Lots of loaded people there with beautiful and expensive cars. There are several auto detailers on some luxury forums that I've been on that are pretty damn successful. All depends on your location and skills. I think Christian has both going for him .
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It definitely can be if you are living in Cali like he is. Lots of loaded people there with beautiful and expensive cars. There are several auto detailers on some luxury forums that I've been on that are pretty damn successful. All depends on your location and skills. I think Christian has both going for him .
I suppose Cali can be a different animal - here in MN it just isn't worth $200 to have your car shined up when it's guaranteed to rain or snow within the next 3 days.
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This could all be alleviated if Christian just made a single thread called: "Cars I've cleaned"

And updated it continuously.

I mean really, we don't need multiple threads.
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I suppose Cali can be a different animal - here in MN it just isn't worth $200 to have your car shined up when it's guaranteed to rain or snow within the next 3 days.
Yep. Cali and FL are the prime spots to be if you want to get into detailing due to the abundance of rich people with Mercs, Ferrari's, Lambo's, BMW's, etc. and nice weather.
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