Mercedes E55 Paint Correction Detail

by Phil Yiu August 11, 2009

This MB E55 is a beast! Car has 13k a needed some major work, swirls, light scratches, ribbons from the last person that put a machine too it. Pictures are not the best but I'm getting there. This car came out great!!!! Enjoy! Total time 4 hours 30 minutes (2 people on it) Products used: Pamolive Dish washing detergent (to remove any and all wax on the car) Shmitt Wash mitt and Shmitt Wheel mitt 1 Bucket with grit guard Jumbo Waffle Weave Drying Towel Microfiber Buffing Towels (about 20-30 used) Boar's Hair Brush Spoke brush for the inner wheels Adam's VRT Adam's Glass Cleaner Adam's Detail Spray Adam's Clay Bar Menzerna Super Intensive Polish Menzerna 85rd Swissol Concorso Swissol Pre-Cleaner P21S Wheel Cleaner Gel P21S Autowash Metabo (hi speed rotary) PC Firehose Nozzle Edge pad blue, green, yellow 6 inch 1Z Einszett Leather conditioner/cleaner 1Z Einszett Cockpit 1Z Einszett Detail Spray Procedure: 1. Rinsed down the wheels (they were cool enough to touch) 2. Sprayed down the wheels with some P21S Wheel Cleaner Gel 3. Brush and cleaned the wheels with a Boar's Hair Brush 4. Rinsed down the wheels 5. Filled the bucket with water and soap 6. Used the Shmitt to wash the car, from top to hood to sides to rear. cleaning the Shmitt after each panel was soaped up by dunking it in the bucket with the grit guard at the bottom, rinse and clean the pad and continue on to the next panel repeat till you finish washing each panel. 7. After you wash the car rinse car off throughly 8. Dried the car with a Waffle Weave Drying Towel 9. Used 3M adhesive remover to remove the leftover adhesive from customer debadging his car. 10. Used Adam's Detail Spray and Adam's Clay bar to clay the entire car 11. Used the Metabo with the Menzerna SIP and the E2K green and yellow pads to polish out all the imperfections. 12. Used the Metabo with Menzerna 85RD with the E2K blue pad to polish out the car to a mirror finish. 13. Applied the Swissol Pre Cleaner (needed for the Swissol wax to bond to the car) 14. Removed Pre Cleaner 15. Applied and removed Swissol Concorso (applied with bare hands) (WOW amazing a super wet/deep/shine....) 16. Cleaned up the windows with Adam's Glass Cleaner (interior/exterior) 17. Dressed the tires with Adam's VRT (did one pass on the applicator and did a pass using the dry side as the customer prefers a matte finish) 18. Used 1Z Detail Spray to do a final wipe down on the wheels. 19. Used the 1Z Detail Spray for a final wipe down on the car. Interior: (sorry no pics) 1. Wiped down the door jambs with 1Z detail spray 2. Vacuumed the mats, carpet, etc. 3. Wiped down the interior and used 1Z Leather Cleaner/Conditioner (applied with a MF Applicator pad 1 pass to apply the next pass on the dry side to wipe to a matte finish, no shine for this customer) 4. Wiped down the dash with 1Z Cockpit 5. Cleaned the glass 6. Wiped down the jambs with 1Z einszett detail spray. 7. Applied Swissvax to the jambs. Engine: (sorry no pics) Engine cleaning was done after the wheels, as the engine was still warm 1. Rinsed down the engine 2. Sprayed some P21S Autowash on the engine 3. Brushed the dirt and grime off the engine with a boar's hair brush 4. Sprayed down engine to rinse the P21S off 5. Closed the rear hatch and let it dry 6. Wiped down the jambs and the metal parts with 1Z einszett detail spray. Before: After Wash: Before right fender: (notice the leftover adhesive from the debadging) Right fender after wash after clay: Right fender after a pass or 2 with Menzerna SIP using yellow E2K pad: Right fender after a couple passes with Menzerna SIP using green E2K pad: Right fender after a couple passes with Menzerna 85rd using blue E2K pad: Hood shots before wash: Split shot of hood: Better shots of what needed to be corrected: Passenger side of hood corrected: After hood outside: Trunk shot before: Trunk shot after: Trunk shot after outside: Debadging before: Debadged area after:
Phil Yiu
Phil Yiu


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