Gemclean Detailing-MBClub Member Richard Almeida's Mercedes SL55 AMG

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by mikec32, Apr 13, 2014.

  1. mikec32

    mikec32 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hi Guys,
    I completed this detail a few months ago, but only have had time to get the thread up now. Richard has his SL paint corrected by me some time ago, but decided he wanted to switch down the gtechniq protection route. So the car was bought back to be blitz and protected in the very best.
    If you know this car, you will know it’s in great shape, especially as it had paint correction only a year and a bit ago prior to this detail. The usual decontamination stages including snow foam bath, 2bm wash with ph neutral shampoo, engine bay degreased and scrubbed, chemical bath and rinse off with 0 grade filtered water.

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    Then back inside to be dried with a 70/30 towel Inc all shuts and gaps dried with the warm air blow dryer.

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    Then onto a full clay bar system with mild clay and a full IPA wipe down to remove the old wax.

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    The car was in great shape so a single stage machine polish on the flex, lake country yellow cutting pad and Gtechniq P1.

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    Various shots throughout the polishing to make sure the paint was in top condition before glass coat application.

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    mikec32 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Then Gtechniq C1 Crystal Lacquer was applied with an 8 hour gap between the EXOv2 coats. Once complete, wheels were removed and deep cleaned off the car. This included surfex HD, bilberry, iron x, air blow dried, de tar’ed with tardis and a full IPA wipe down. Ready for Gtechniq C5.

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    Callipers treated to C5 and inside arches treated to chemical guys bar bones.

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    Wheels torque up to factory setting.

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    Engine bay was treated to aerospace 303 after its deep cleaned, wiped down and vacummed leaving it like this.
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    Glass was treated to G1 all round multiple coats.

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    Interior was given a full interior detail to get it back up to scratch including deep cleaning leather, upholstery. All plastics were scrubbed using surfex with leather treated to L1 with carpets and mats with I1 and finished with a detailed vacuum. Interior glass cleaned with Meg’s glass cleaner.
    4 Days later here was the finished article:
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    mikec32

    mikec32 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Thanks for looking guys, all comments good and bad welcome:)

    Next up are the final shots of an mbclub members Morgan 3W after a mini overhaul including a full custom interior fabrication.

    Kind Regards

    Michael
     
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  4. MDC250

    MDC250 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    You missed a spot

    Seriously that looks epic, no mean feat given the colour of the car.
     
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    Ten elena Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Amazing job! Looks fantastic!
     

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