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Something different - Mercedes CL 500

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Evo-Detailing

Something different... Valeting I mean, I don't use to do this kind of services but since it was the request of a friend, I accepted. That's why I drove almost 500 km in order to work on this car.

In a few words and pictures, this is the storry of my trip.

So i needed to get to Beius (Ro), which is as I said almost 500 km from Craiova, my hometown

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Reminiscences of the comunist golden age, the Turceni power plant, which until now it has the greatest installed power in southern Europe.

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Somewhere in the rain, driving to Rovinari power plant.

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Designed and boult after the second world war, Rovinari power plant still produces electricity for a good part of southern Romania.

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Entering the narrow road along the Jiu river

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We are at Petrosani - between earth and the skyes -.

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The winter still present in the mountains...

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Don't tell mum !

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A little bit close to God, the old church at Santamaria Orlea (HD) an UNESCO site.

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Angry Skyes.

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The ruins of what was once te biggest producer of I don't know exactly what kind of metal in Europe.

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Deva, my love.

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The fortress.

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I had no time, just to fill up the tank and to gram something to eat at McDonalds.

On the road to Brad.

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Romanian landscape.

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50 meters hairpin left, caution inside :).

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Mystic peaks.

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I'm here....

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So, the initial imspection.

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Mercedes CL500.

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Wash.

APC CG Green Clean, alover the car.

Rinsed.

2BM CG Maxi Suds II, washmitt Kent.

Rinsed.

Dryed.

Wheels : Sonax Full Effect.

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For sure the dirtyest wheels wheels I have ever seen

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Rinse.

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Result.

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Same treatment was applyed to the other 3 wheels.

APC spray allover the car, agitated in some areas :

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Rinsed again and continued the wash with 2BM

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I had no patience to remove he bucket from the picture, so, after the wash the car looked like this

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After a good rinse, this is the result.

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Dryed all the car and then clayed using a green sonus clay and ONR as lube. I should have used a more aggresive clay.. but....

Few random shots.

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Rinsed again and then dryed :

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For the first day I wanted to clean the car and the interior, I took no pictures during the operation, althoe the final results are these :

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Day II.

I took the car out in the backyard because of the friendly sun in order to takkle the paint defects.

Few of them, also random.

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Test area, trunk lid.

LC white + Menz 203.

After one hit :

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After 3 hits.

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I was advancing very slow, the dots that you can see told me that the boot lid was resprayed at some point, I swiched 203 with S100, and still could not correct them. The only way to get rid of them should have been wetsanding but the owner cathegoricaly refused...

Rear quarter after the S100.

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Left C pillar Before :

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After:

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The roof before:

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Some sort of 50/50

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After:

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Drivers door:

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Reflection with no finish:

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Front left fender.

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Final :

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The right one:

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The right side done :

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Finish, 106Fa on a blue 3M pad.

IPA wipedown and 3 coats of CG wax, each left to cure for about one hour :

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While the wax cured I treated the seals with gummi, the tyres with SmartGel, the exhaust tips with autosol.

Day III.

A quick buff using a micrifibre cloth and megs QD.

The final results :

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Alex Lascu

EVOLUTION DETAILING 2011.

  • DCN Poeng 20

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bilmagikeren    40
bilmagikeren

Very nice work, and a very beutiful country, sad it was not sun outside in the first pictures. :) The roads in Romania is almost as great as in Norway:)

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ØHN    5 293
ØHN

Nice road trip pics and a great turn over on the Mercedes-Benz. Keep up the good work! :)

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wreckmaster    15
wreckmaster

Nice work as always :) And it was fun to see a little bit of Romania, which I belive is a very little travelled land for us Norwegians! Except maybe some places along the black sea coast :)

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hmsilset    3 830
hmsilset

Great job on this car!I can understand the owner about the wet sanding, but you could really save som time there :) I altso like the pictures around on your trip, and a little history!Cred!!

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truhaa    1 518
truhaa

Great work again Alex..

Nothing beats a roadtrip :-)

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Bernhard    2 322
Bernhard

Ahhh, this brings back good memories for me. My granddad had the same car only in silver when he died, and I used to drive it and ofcourse detail it. I've been actually trying to find out who own's it now and ask if he's willing to let me detail it again for one last time :)

But great work, and it looks like you do alot of expensive cars to, so obviously you have a good reputation :)

Keep up the good work and keep them coming :)

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Evo-Detailing    431
Evo-Detailing

I try to do my best on every car that I work on, expensive or not. If customers talk good or bad about me it's for them to decide, I do my best on each car that I work on. I don't prefer either cheap or expensive. Each car has a soul, each care should be enjoyed at its best, that's why I do what I do.

Thank you for the appreciation of my work.

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