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SL55 AMG Paint Correction!

Discussion in 'Bodywork, Tyres, Wheels & Trim' started by Daryl, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. Daryl

    Daryl New Member

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    I had this task a good few weekends ago on an SL55 AMG. Most horrific paint I'd ever seen. Thought you guys may like to see it.

    Some before and afters.

    The last I saw of the owner was him walking round the car with his arms wide open, beaming at his SL whilst I was reversing out his driveway - hahahah.

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    carnut13 Senior Member

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    Very nice indeed....rare colour combination also; blue is a great colour for a good shine:lol:
     
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    A fine job! Some real nasty swirling in that paintwork before you corrected it.

    Are you happy tp share details of the machine and products that you use?

    I use a Maguires DA machine, usually ending with a Dodo Juice product......always happy to learn mor on this subject though.

    Cheers
     
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    That is just gorgeous.... What a great change..no wonder he was beaming... Well done ...
     
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    Wow what a great job you done !
     
  6. SL55 Mark

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    It's a good reminder of why one should never take a car in a car wash. I assume that is how those swirls appeared ?
     
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    Daryl

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    Hi all, sorry just seen the replies.

    Yes, the condition of the paint was a combination of automatic car washes and these 'EU' car washes you see popping up everywhere. Every panel had the same damage. Some deeper scratches I couldn't remove, but overall it looked alot better! I'd say around 95% of the defects have now gone. Hopefully they won't return!

    Products I tend to use are Scholl, Meguiars and Zaino.

    Cheers!
     
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  8. SL55 Mark

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    By "EU" car washes do you mean the jet wash ones ? I thought they were OK to use ? :( At the moment I just wash mine with a sponge and a chamois leather.
     
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    Daryl

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    Sorry I mean the EU immigrant ones that pop up all over. Using dirty cloths sponges, naff products.

    They do more harm than good.
     
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    Lovely car, great job in making it even better :D
     
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    Daryl

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    Thanks, feel free to pm me regarding quotes etc. I'm in Essex near Billericay.
     

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