Saturday, July 3, 2010

Before and After...The Great Project

Its called the Great Project

It consists of: wet sanding the entire car, buffing the entire car, washing, waxing, touching up spots missed.

"Wet Sanding: is the process of removing imperfections from your car's paint through the process of applying sandpaper to the clear coat. It is a process undertaken by only the most stringent perfectionist and is incredibly labor intensive."

Whoa. So I was super hesitant about this project, but I was none too happy when the dealership repainted it last year under warranty and the paint seriously looked wrinkly and blurry. If I would have known they were going to do such a crappy job, I would have paid the difference for a good paint job, therefore not having to go through this process 6 months later.

Step 1: Remove couple layers of clear coat with super fine grit sandpaper and water.

The trunk was first.

Then the roof.

Before you know it, the entire car was blurry.

Step 2: Buff the hell out of it.

In the end it came out amazing, the guys at the car wash that did the buffing job were so great, I thought I was going to have to wax it myself but they threw that in for free! Then they went over it so many times once I got there to make sure it was perfect and to my liking. It kinda made me feel like a princess. *twirls*   :)

The final product was like glass, running your hand over the paint feels so smooth, compared to the bumps and divots in it prior. So all I have to say in closing is: Suck it Mitsubishi, the paint looks good no thanks to you! :)

1 comment:

  1. dang- I would be super nervous to do this. Mostly because my luck sucks and I'd end up with a major mess.