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  • 1965 230SL Mercedes

    Hi all,

    Its been a while since Ive posted on here but here is a car which i worked on recently.

    Had the chance to detail this 1965 Mercedes SL230 Convertible over the last few days and nights.

    The car was left at a Merc dealership for repairs and they left it out in the rain over the easter long weekend which resulted in water spots and some etching in the paint


    This was how I received it.












    Engine got a degrease and the exterior got the regular wash


    Paint was clayed.
    This is what came off the roof


    And this is what came off the bonnet and boot


    It was then rinse, dried and taken inside to prepare the body for polishing


    Some shots of the paint defects under Metal Halide lamps




    Bonnet






    It got a Stage 2 machine polish which involved Menzerna P091L with Orange LC pad for the 1st stage and Menzerna 106ff and White LC pad for 2nd stage.
    50/50 shots




    Sealed with Wolfgang DGS and left over night to cure




    Next day a coat of Victoria Concours Wax was layered over the Wolfgang sealant for more depth in colour


    Bilt-Hamber Auto balm was used to seal all chrome parts. A great product to help prevent corrosion.


    Interior received a full interior detail which included vacuum, leather cleaned and conditioned with Driven VRL and full carpet shampoo.



  • #2
    Here are the after shots






















    Cheers
    Dave
    Dave
    2B Bourke St, North Parramatta (02)8677-4345 www.reflecteffect.com.au / Reflect Effect Facebook

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    • #3
      Looks absolutely stunning now, great stuff.

      Itís good to see you back Dave. DP hasnít been the same since a lot of the 'old school' regulars are no shows. I miss them.

      Keep us current with more of your work.
      VZ Commodore Equipe
      Swirl free since ī09

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      • #4
        Cheers mate.

        Yeah I pop on every now and then to have a quick peep but have noticed that some of the oldies are not posting as much anymore 8O
        Dave
        2B Bourke St, North Parramatta (02)8677-4345 www.reflecteffect.com.au / Reflect Effect Facebook

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        • #5
          Nice work Dave
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          • #6
            That is a gorgeous Mercedes Benz....

            Oh my
            Just a regular guy who loves to keep his regular cars in pristine condition

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            • #7
              Dave ........ that's beautiful.

              Stick around and keep posting more of that kinda stuff please! :lol:


              And yeah, don't know what happened to the other pros. I think they may have defected. Oh well.

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              • #8
                Dave, that is an awesome result.

                Nice to see such a classic car restored as you did with it.
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                • #9
                  That is an incredible result Dave.
                  Yes, more photos of your work please.
                  The Clean Car Guy

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                  • #10
                    Very nice... Top job

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                    • #11
                      Wow, that's real nice. You got any idea how much they're selling it for?

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                      • #12
                        Cheers Guys.

                        Yeah will try get some more detailing pics up to keep the flow going.

                        Originally posted by dopey
                        Wow, that's real nice. You got any idea how much they're selling it for?
                        Not selling it. The owner has had it for 15 years.
                        Apparently they're worth about $120K from what I remember him saying.
                        Dave
                        2B Bourke St, North Parramatta (02)8677-4345 www.reflecteffect.com.au / Reflect Effect Facebook

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                        • #13
                          Very nice!
                          Wax `Em Auto Detailing
                          Perth Western Australia

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                          • #14
                            Awesome work Dave. 8) 8) 8)
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                            • #15
                              AWESOME after shots Dave, love the deep gloss and the sparkle!
                              Great work mate. How many hours did this one take?


                              Regards,
                              Wayde.

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