Presidential Detailed: 2009 Nissan GTR Full Paint Correction

Discussion in 'Car Cleaning & Detailing' started by prsdntial_dtail, Feb 15, 2013.

Help Support RICEKILLER.COM Forums by donating:

  1. Feb 15, 2013 #1

    prsdntial_dtail

    prsdntial_dtail

    prsdntial_dtail

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2009
    Messages:
    132
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    Hey guys! Its been a looong time since Ive posted on these forums! I now have a full time job, so detailing is only a weekend hobby for me. This car belonged to a long time customer of mine who recently acquired this 2009 "Solid Red" Nissan GTR. With only 15k miles on the clock, the paint was in pretty bad shape from the previous owner. Knowing what I was capable on his past vehicles, the client called me up and we quickly scheduled a date to perform my a full correction on his GTR. When he told me it was in bad shape over the phone, I just figured it had the normal minor swirling and the car would still be in relatively good shape..this was not the case.


    Pre-Detail Inspection

    As you can see in the following pictures, the paint was full of RIDS and imperfections. I knew I was going to have my work cut out for me.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    A fairly deep gouge in the paint from the previous owner, luckily still not through the base coat completely, I was able to make it much less noticeable after polishing.
    [​IMG]

    Wheels

    As with any super car, you need super brakes, which also generate a ton of brake dust!
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    After soaking with P21S Wheel Gel, the wheels were then agitated with a wash mitt and EZ-Detail Brush.
    [​IMG]

    A Swissvax Boars Hair Detail Brush to reach the tighter areas like the Brembo Brake Calipers.
    [​IMG]

    Wheels Complete.
    [​IMG]

    Engine

    The engine bay just needed a light cleaning, finished with 303 Aerospace Protectant.
    [​IMG]

    Exhaust Pipes & Prep

    Exhaust Before.
    [​IMG]

    After using Chemical Guys #2 Metal Polish.
    [​IMG]

    The owner decided he did not care for the black vinyl on the wing, so it was removed.
    [​IMG]

    He also decided to ditch the Nissan badge on the trunk lid.
    [​IMG]

    With a little prying using fishing line and heat gun, the badge was removed safely.
    [​IMG]

    The remaining double side tape was removed using a 3M Pinstripe Removal Wheel.
    [​IMG]

    Paint Correction

    Irony. This GTR had incredibly soft paint, I'd hate to find out what Nissan paint engineers classify as a "soft" clearcoat!
    [​IMG]

    Front fender Before.
    [​IMG]

    After First Stage of Compounding. The gouge in the paint is still slightly noticeably under the direct halogen lighting, but you would have a hard time ever seeing it if you didnt know it was there. Even the owner had a hard time finding it and it was one of his main concerns with the correction. I call that success!
    [​IMG]

    After applying two coats of BFWD Paint Sealant.(notice previous gouge is hardly visible)
    [​IMG]

    Drivers Side Door Before.
    [​IMG]

    If you look closely, there is some slight hazing, possibly from a previous detail.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    After correction and two coats of BFWD Paint Sealant.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    50/50 of Driver Door and Rear Quarter Panel.
    [​IMG]

    Rear Quarter Panel Before.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Rear Quarter Panel after correction and two coats of BFWD Paint Sealant.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    The A-Pillars needed a little love also.
    [​IMG]

    After First Stage of Compounding.
    [​IMG]

    Mirror Before.
    [​IMG]

    After First Stage of Compounding.
    [​IMG]

    Passenger Side Front Fender Before.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    After correction and two coats of BFWD Paint Sealant.
    [​IMG]

    Passenger Door Before.
    [​IMG]

    After correction and two coats of BFWD Paint Sealant.
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Feb 15, 2013 #2

    prsdntial_dtail

    prsdntial_dtail

    prsdntial_dtail

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2009
    Messages:
    132
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    50/50 of Passenger Door / Quarter Panel
    [​IMG]

    Passenger Rear Quarter Panel Before.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    After correction and two coats of BFWD Paint Sealant.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    The eraser wheel used to remove the badge residue left a bit of marring on the paint, which is easily polished out.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    After correction and two coats of BFWD Paint Sealant.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Interior

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Final Completed Pictures

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Feb 15, 2013 #3

    mmadden55

    mmadden55

    mmadden55

    Pontiac Pilot

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2008
    Messages:
    15,930
    Likes Received:
    33
    Location:
    Houston
    Your work is incredible as always, whatever you charge to detail is worth every cent. Your work makes the average detail look like a Texaco car wash job. Man that car is gorgeous!
     
  4. Feb 15, 2013 #4

    prsdntial_dtail

    prsdntial_dtail

    prsdntial_dtail

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2009
    Messages:
    132
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Tampa, FL
  5. Feb 15, 2013 #5

    Motown_LSx

    Motown_LSx

    Motown_LSx

    racecarlistings.com

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2012
    Messages:
    259
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Dallas
    Very nice work! I'm dumbfounded that someone could let paint get in that terrible of shape after 15k miles.
     
  6. Feb 15, 2013 #6

    prsdntial_dtail

    prsdntial_dtail

    prsdntial_dtail

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2009
    Messages:
    132
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    Youd be surprised how most cars come out of the dealership. Wait until you see the IS-F Im about to detail this weekend, its BAD. Only 1000 miles on it too.
     
  7. Feb 26, 2013 #7

    re-rx7

    re-rx7

    re-rx7

    Cuban Carlos

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2007
    Messages:
    3,418
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    Gainesville,Tx
    Exactly, most cars out of the dealership get washed by someone who doesnt give a shit upon delivery. They use a dirty sponge thats prolly been dropped on the ground 40x and dried the same way. Needless to say I opt out of the complimentary free wash lol.
     
  8. Aug 13, 2013 #8

    justintiptonnn

    justintiptonnn

    justintiptonnn

    Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2010
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    my favorite car. nice work.