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  • DETAILED: Honda S2000

    I took delivery of this 2004 S2000 Friday night so I can get an early start Saturday morning as I knew it would take quite a bit of time to get this paint looking as close as possible to perfect.

    Before doing anything here are a couple of before shots






    After washing it I clayed a small area so I can do a test spot. M105 on the rotory with a W-8006 pad seemed to do the trick. I tried 205 first which worked great but still needed a bit more cut.


    The famous clay in the hand shot. The paint to begin with didn't look too bad. Once it was fully clayed the clarity in the paint began taking place.


    Once the car was clayed I polished out the head lights per customers request. There was some slight dullness to the lens. I went from 800 grit to 3000 grit followed by a polish on a 3" orange foam pad.

    This is after the 800 grit.

    Final result. For some reason I didn't upload the photo showing the 3000 grit.


    A few during shots

    after the first pass with M105

    Worked on the car until around 10pm. Just about ready to call it a long day. Oh and maybe Next season the Angels will do better



    DAY 2
    After working on the car with M105 I had plenty of dust that needed to be washed off. So I rinsed the car off with dionized water untill all the dust was completely off.


    After the rinse I went over the car with M205, W-9006 and the rotory. That really brought out the shine. Once that was done I went over the car once again with the same combination but this time using the G110 to ensure I didn't get any holograms. This paint has absolutely no flakes and is black as black can be so I had to be careful how I wiped off the product. Let's just say that too much pressure wiping can result in very light scratches.

    and after NXT 2.0








    The rims were washed with soap and water. The material on this rims were like no other I have worked on. Not sure what they were so to avoid causing any damage I took the safe yet effective route. The tires received a coat of #40.


    And here is about another 100 shots


    That mark you see on the hood was a cloud or something.







    All in all I spent 14 hours (13:50 to be exact) on the paint alone. The interior per customers request was not touched. I figure I removed about 85-90% of the scratches mainly remaining on the hard top. I couldn't measure the paint thickness on the top so I removed enough to make it presentable. The customer was happy and so was I.

    Thanks all for viewing.
    Jesse

    2009-2014 Meguiar's/Car Crazy SEMA Team
    www.ShineTechAutoDetail.com
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  • #2
    Re: DETAILED: Honda S2000

    Looks great! Nice job!
    Shane
    1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera SL

    If you trim yourself to fit the world you'll whittle yourself away. - Aaron Tippin

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    • #3
      Re: DETAILED: Honda S2000

      Great results as always Jesse. Love the reflections on the paint and also on the headlights.

      Them big brakes kit sure gives me the warm fuzzy...*LOL*
      Learning new things everyday

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      • #4
        Re: DETAILED: Honda S2000

        Great work as always, Jesse. The paint looks great. Way to go.
        quality creates its own demand

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        • #5
          Re: DETAILED: Honda S2000

          Great Job Jesse, the turn around looks amazing.
          Erik Mejia

          Polishing Paint removes the stress in my life, and the swirls on my car.

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          • #6
            Re: DETAILED: Honda S2000

            You rock Jessie!

            Your typical outstanding job.... and a nice write up too.
            -Bob
            NXTti graduate, Meguiars Ford/SEMA Team

            "All Corvette's are red, the rest are mistakes" - John Heinricy (Corvette Engineer)

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            • #7
              Re: DETAILED: Honda S2000

              Originally posted by CieraSL View Post
              Looks great! Nice job!
              Thanks Shane!

              Originally posted by TimG View Post
              Great results as always Jesse. Love the reflections on the paint and also on the headlights.

              Them big brakes kit sure gives me the warm fuzzy...*LOL*
              Thanks Tim, yeah he has a nice set up.

              Originally posted by J. A. Michaels View Post
              Great work as always, Jesse. The paint looks great. Way to go.
              Thanks Mr. J.A.

              Originally posted by Erik Mejia View Post
              Great Job Jesse, the turn around looks amazing.
              Thanks Erik!

              Originally posted by RDVT4ME View Post
              You rock Jessie!

              Your typical outstanding job.... and a nice write up too.
              Thanks Bob I really appreciate it.
              Jesse

              2009-2014 Meguiar's/Car Crazy SEMA Team
              www.ShineTechAutoDetail.com
              Facebook www.detailing.com

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              • #8
                Re: DETAILED: Honda S2000

                Looks great.

                Is this car related to Mr. Kimel's belove "Luthien". Maybe they are brother and sister? LOL
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                3Fitty - Now recommending products I have never used.

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                • #9
                  Re: DETAILED: Honda S2000

                  Looks stunning. Oh the mark on the hood looks more like a vapor trail from a jet than a cloud.

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                  • #10
                    Re: DETAILED: Honda S2000

                    Originally posted by 3Fitty View Post
                    Looks great.

                    Is this car related to Mr. Kimel's belove "Luthien". Maybe they are brother and sister? LOL
                    Thanks Fitty! Maybe they are
                    Jesse

                    2009-2014 Meguiar's/Car Crazy SEMA Team
                    www.ShineTechAutoDetail.com
                    Facebook www.detailing.com

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                    • #11
                      Re: DETAILED: Honda S2000

                      Originally posted by Gemini13 View Post
                      Looks stunning. Oh the mark on the hood looks more like a vapor trail from a jet than a cloud.
                      Thanks Gemini13. That has to be it. When I first saw that I gasped for air because I thought it was in the paint. Believe me I triple checked the entire car before letting her go.
                      Jesse

                      2009-2014 Meguiar's/Car Crazy SEMA Team
                      www.ShineTechAutoDetail.com
                      Facebook www.detailing.com

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                      • #12
                        Re: DETAILED: Honda S2000

                        Nice work Jesse!

                        I did my co-workers black S2000 a while back and know what you mean about not wiping too hard! The black paint on those things is a PITA!
                        Rasky's Auto Detailing

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                        • #13
                          Re: DETAILED: Honda S2000

                          Originally posted by RaskyR1 View Post
                          Nice work Jesse!

                          I did my co-workers black S2000 a while back and know what you mean about not wiping too hard! The black paint on those things is a PITA!
                          Thanks Chad. Yeah now I know.
                          Jesse

                          2009-2014 Meguiar's/Car Crazy SEMA Team
                          www.ShineTechAutoDetail.com
                          Facebook www.detailing.com

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                          • #14
                            Re: DETAILED: Honda S2000

                            M A M A M I A - what an astonished work

                            I enjoy reading your write out.....what a magical touch..... great transformation on the head lamp ...... the depth & the gloss really reflecting your passion... the owner probably don't need a mirror anymore......

                            what a show car shine
                            it only takes a little patience and plenty of PASSION!!

                            detailing blog

                            http://thedetailers.blogspot.com

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                            • #15
                              Re: DETAILED: Honda S2000

                              Awesome work Jesse. You really did a great job making that paint look black and swirl free.
                              Nick
                              Tucker's Detailing Services
                              815-954-0773
                              2012 Ford Transit Connect

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