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2008 Mercedes Bens CLK500 DETAIL

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  • 2008 Mercedes Bens CLK500 DETAIL

    Today I worked on a Mercedes CLK500 black. Seems that these last few details have all been black cars/trucks which has made it fun but tiring to say the least.

    Here are some before shots. Actually this shot shows the minor.

    There were minor to moderate swirls all over the car.
    MB CLK500
    Water spots on the passenger side.
    MB CLK500
    You can see more of the water spots on the passenger side
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    Not sure exactly what was on the driver side wheel but it was DIIIIRRRTY! Upclose you can see it had some type of oil & crud
    MB CLK500
    MB CLK500
    I did my first test spot with #80 & the G110 with a W-8006 pad
    MB CLK500
    I then tried my second test spot with the rotory #80 & the W-8006. I think I liked this better. A second pass should improve it some more.
    MB CLK500
    So far so good.
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    Here's that wheel all cleaned up
    MB CLK500
    Hood shot
    MB CLK500
    Reflection shot off the hood
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    Now this is how the car should look. Might even be in better shape than when it came out of the dealership
    MB CLK500
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    So, this particular paint was great to work on. Just soft enough to make the corrections without too many passes & most importantly without having to use anything too aggressive. Luckily the waterspots were not etched in so I was able to remove them easily. I tried a few combinations and on this paint after using #80 I found that #66 cleaned up very well and gave me a good shine. Total time spent was 8 1/2 hours. Not too bad. Tomorrow I should be working on an Acura in which I will post up.
    Jesse

    2009-2014 Meguiar's/Car Crazy SEMA Team
    www.ShineTechAutoDetail.com
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  • #2
    Re: 2008 Mercedes Bens CLK500 DETAIL

    Looks great man! I love seeing the black vehicles, thanks for sharing!

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    • #3
      Re: 2008 Mercedes Bens CLK500 DETAIL

      Nice car, but a NICER SHINE!

      good job, thanks for spending the time to share with the MOL
      members
      -nick
      Luck is probability taken personally!

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      • #4
        Re: 2008 Mercedes Bens CLK500 DETAIL

        Nice work black cars are always the hardest but most rewarding
        ""Some of us will do our jobs well and some will not, but we will be judged by only one thing - the result." - Vince Lombardi
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        • #5
          Re: 2008 Mercedes Bens CLK500 DETAIL

          that the car probably looks better then when it was new. You did great workthere. Thats how there suppose to look. Way to go.
          quality creates its own demand

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          • #6
            Re: 2008 Mercedes Bens CLK500 DETAIL

            Very nice job!
            Like that wet look and very nice job cleaning the rims

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            • #7
              Re: 2008 Mercedes Bens CLK500 DETAIL

              Thanks guys for the kind comments. One thing I didn't mention was that there was quite a bit of bonded contaminants on the paint. So claying the car made a whole world of difference as far ashow the paint felt.
              Jesse

              2009-2014 Meguiar's/Car Crazy SEMA Team
              www.ShineTechAutoDetail.com
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              • #8
                Re: 2008 Mercedes Bens CLK500 DETAIL

                Very nice. Shows the power of #80. Highly under rated. I would have loved to see what #105 could have done.

                Excellent work.
                www.clean4udetailing.com

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                • #9
                  Re: 2008 Mercedes Bens CLK500 DETAIL

                  Looks great. What did you use on the wheels?

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                  • #10
                    Re: 2008 Mercedes Bens CLK500 DETAIL

                    Nice work as always Jesse! That car looks beautiful after you worked your magic on it.
                    Michael Stoops
                    Senior Global Product & Training Specialist | Meguiar's Inc.

                    Remember, this hobby is supposed to be your therapy, not the reason you need therapy.

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                    • #11
                      Re: 2008 Mercedes Bens CLK500 DETAIL

                      Originally posted by gators241987 View Post
                      Looks great. What did you use on the wheels?
                      Thanks. I used Wheel Brightener. Ther was a strange film of oil residue. Not sure where it came from and didn't appear to be anything from the brakes. I actually had to aggitateit a bit to be able to remove it completely.

                      Originally posted by Mike-in-Orange View Post
                      Nice work as always Jesse! That car looks beautiful after you worked your magic on it.
                      Thanks Mike.
                      Jesse

                      2009-2014 Meguiar's/Car Crazy SEMA Team
                      www.ShineTechAutoDetail.com
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                      • #12
                        Re: 2008 Mercedes Bens CLK500 DETAIL

                        Nice work as usual Jesse, thank you for documenting and sharing on our forum.

                        Mike Phillips
                        Office: 800-869-3011 x206
                        Mike.Phillips@Autogeek.net
                        "Find something you like and use it often"

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