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2009 Nissan GTR Full Paint Correction - Presidential Automotive Detailing - FL

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Hey guys! Its been a looong time since Ive posted on these forums! 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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
Wheels
 
 
As with any super car, you need super brakes, which also generate a ton of brake dust!
 
 
 
 
After soaking with P21S Wheel Gel, the wheels were then agitated with a wash mitt and EZ-Detail Brush.
 
 
A Swissvax Boars Hair Detail Brush to reach the tighter areas like the Brembo Brake Calipers.
 
 
Wheels Complete.
 
 
Engine
 
 
The engine bay just needed a light cleaning, finished with 303 Aerospace Protectant.
 
 
Exhaust Pipes & Prep
 
 
Exhaust Before.
 
 
After using Chemical Guys #2 Metal Polish.
 
 
The owner decided he did not care for the black vinyl on the wing, so it was removed.
 
 
He also decided to ditch the Nissan badge on the trunk lid.
 
 
With a little prying using fishing line and heat gun, the badge was removed safely.
 
 
The remaining double side tape was removed using a 3M Pinstripe Removal Wheel.
 
 
Paint Correction
 
 
Irony. This GTR had incredibly soft paint, I'd hate to find out what Nissan paint engineers classify as a "soft" clearcoat!
 
 
Front fender Before.
 
 
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!
 
 
After applying two coats of BFWD Paint Sealant.(notice previous gouge is hardly visible)
 
 
Drivers Side Door Before.
 
 
If you look closely, there is some slight hazing, possibly from a previous detail.
 
 
 
 
After correction and two coats of BFWD Paint Sealant.
 
 
 
 
50/50 of Driver Door and Rear Quarter Panel.
 
 
Rear Quarter Panel Before.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rear Quarter Panel after correction and two coats of BFWD Paint Sealant.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The A-Pillars needed a little love also.
 
 
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After First Stage of Compounding.
 
 
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Mirror Before.
 
 
After First Stage of Compounding.
 
 
Passenger Side Front Fender Before.
 
 
 
 
After correction and two coats of BFWD Paint Sealant.
 
 
Passenger Door Before.
 
 
After correction and two coats of BFWD Paint Sealant.


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50/50 of Passenger Door / Quarter Panel
 
 
 
 
Passenger Rear Quarter Panel Before.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
After correction and two coats of BFWD Paint Sealant.
 
 
 
 
 
The eraser wheel used to remove the badge residue left a bit of marring on the paint, which is easily polished out.
 
 
 
 
After correction and two coats of BFWD Paint Sealant.
 
 
 
 
Interior
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Final Completed Pictures
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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wow that looks really good
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That came out nice!


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Damn, red shine so bright



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Thanks guys! :D



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Woaaaa great job on that mission

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Thanks for looking!



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Incredible result,what an amazing piece of work.



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nicely done,

 

why don't you live closer to do mine! :P


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Nice!


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how much does something like this cost?


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Great write up. Getting to the point with my 2010 model where a respray is required. The question is what type of paint do you put on. Don't want to repeat that soft black paint that Nissan did.

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amazing!



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Billy is amazingly talented.  I'll be taking delivery of my Model X next month and driving it straight to him.



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Ok, so this may be a stupid question, but what do you guys do after the paint correction to preserve its condition? Immediately cover it with film? Get Cquartz or ceramic pro applied? Or keep it unprotected and wash it with alpine lamb wool mittens dipped into unicorn tears?
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Coat it with a paint sealant. 







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