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Detailer's Domain: Brings this one back to life - 05 Mercedes SL55

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Subject: 2005 Mercedes SL55 (was a NYC car)
Requirements - get it back to NEW like condition

Exterior

- Wheels were prepped with Sonax Wheel Cleaner and cleaned up with various brushes
- Tires were spritzed down with Adamís All Purpose Cleaner and washed down
- Wheel wells were cleaned up
- Washed with 1Z einszett W99
- Wolf's Decon Gel
- Wash down and rinsed
- Door jambs were cleaned up
- Nano Scrub AutoScrub
- Dried
- Tires dressed
- Masking
- Paint Measurement
- Meg's M105 with Surbuf and Griots Orbital
- Sonax 5/5 Fine Abrasive Paste - Microfiber DA Cut Pad - Griots Orbital
- Sonax 3/6 Nano Polish - Uber Green Pad - Griots Orbital
- Aquartz
- Inspection with Fenix, 3m Sun Gun, Infratech, and natural sunlight
- Wheel wells were cleaned and dressed
- Rubber and Plastics Treated
- Exterior windows and mirrors cleaned and sealed
- Exhaust tips cleaned
- Windows were autoscrubed, cleaned, and sealed

Products used

Links to products used -

1Z einszett W99
Wolf's Decon Gel
Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner
NanoSkin AutoScrub System
Meg's M105
Sonax Compound 5/5 - Coming Soon
Sonax Nano Polish 3/6 - Coming Soon
Aquartz
Adam's Super VRT
Optimum Metal Polish

Interior
1Z Cockpit
1Z Plastic Deep Cleaner
1Z Leathercare
Sonax Upholstery and Carpet Cleaner
Griot's 3 inch Random Orbital Polisher

Tools used
Uber Wool Wash Mitt
Uber No Name MF Towels
Griot's 6 inch Random Orbital Polisher
Griot's 3 inch Random Orbital Polisher
Uber Buffing Pads
Defelsko Paint Meter
Fenix TK35
Brinkmann
Kranzle Pressure Washer
Cam Spray Foam Canon
2 Grit Guard Buckets with Caddies
Uber Firehose Nozzle
Metro Air Force Blaster

Interior
Before
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Cleaning up the mats with the Griots 3 inch and brush attachment
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Vac
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50/50 shot of the leather - we cleaned them up with 1Z einszett Plastic Deep Cleaner - take a look at all the dirt and oils removed.. returning the leather to a "like NEW' look and feel
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Afters
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Exterior

Wash/Decon/Autoscrub/Wheels/Tires/Engine
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Engine
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After
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Nanoskin Autoscrub
Lubricant prior to the Autoscrub
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Here is what we had in front of us
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Paint Correction
The 50/50 shots will show it all
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After compounding and polishing we ended up with this
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Pulled the wheels off to do a thorough cleaning - wheel wells cleaned and dressed, brake calipers cleaned and protected, wheel cleaned up and protected
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Calipers before
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After caliper and wheel wells were taken care of
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BBS LM's were pretty dirty on the inside
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Sonax Full Effect going to work
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Wheel Woolies for easy cleaning
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Cleaned up and dried - ready for the final touches and sealant
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Testing Sonax Polymer Netshield on the BBS LM's
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Ready to mount them back on
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Exhaust tips (Optimum Metal Polish and Steel Wool #0000)
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Exterior
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