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Detailed: modded 2006 Matador Red Lexus GS430

jmkiang

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Detailed a friend's GS today... its got some pretty sick mods. Definitely one of the nicest GS's in our area :boink:

- 20" Work Varianza Schwert SC1's (custom offset)
- Rotora BBK (front and rear)
- Custom 2.25" true dual Borla exhaust
- LED side mirrors
- custom V1 setup
- Lexon front lip
- dropped on springs ~2"
- 35% tints all around

Anyway, I did a 2-step on this car and got at least 90% correction.

Wheels:
DGAWC w/ various brushes
Megs APC 4:1 w/ various brushes
Zaino Z16 on tires
Optimum MP on lips
ZFX'd Zaino Z2 on wheels

Prep:
CG CW&G @ car prep ratio
Megs mild clay w/ ONR clay lube

Polish:
Megs 105 / LC 5.5" orange (PC7424)
Megs 205 / LC 5.5" white (PC7424)
4" LC pads for the tighter areas
IPA wipedowns after each step

LSP:
50/50 ZFX'd Zaino Z2/5 w/ Z6
ZFX'd Zaino Z2 w/ Z6
Z8

Windows:
DG Glass Cleaner
DG AW

Misc:
Optimum MP on exhaust tips

Interior:
Megs APC 10:1 on jambs / interior
Zaino Z10 on leather
CG "new car scent"
303 AP on interior

Onto the pictures!
 

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has a very nice glow now. Props to you on your hard work!
 

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Why do you take the "before" pics direct, closeup with a flash and the after pics from a distance, at angles, with no flash. Not that the paint doesnt look good, but those are not good comparisons.
 

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I understand you want to advertise what you're doing; but consider taking some kind of photography class at your local community college. It may pay off in the long run.
 

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Why do you take the "before" pics direct, closeup with a flash and the after pics from a distance, at angles, with no flash. Not that the paint doesnt look good, but those are not good comparisons.
Ditto.

You want to be able to see the before and after in the exact same spot, not all-over the place.
 

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Why do you take the "before" pics direct, closeup with a flash and the after pics from a distance, at angles, with no flash. Not that the paint doesnt look good, but those are not good comparisons.
Ditto.

You want to be able to see the before and after in the exact same spot, not all-over the place.
Yeah I know... but since I'm mobile, the last thing I want to do after a long detail is take a ton of detailed pictures. I usually take some pre-LSP pictures but sometimes when I'm "in the zone", I forget.
I understand you want to advertise what you're doing; but consider taking some kind of photography class at your local community college. It may pay off in the long run.
When I take pictures for details, there's no PP involved and I'm just snapping at portions of the car. If you have problems with my pictures, some actual constructive criticism would be helpful. Or you can check out my flickr and tell me what I need to do better.
 

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Thanks guys.

98GTPDriva: Sorry if it came across that you offended me in any way. Photography is a new hobby of mine and I'm always looking for tips / methods to make my pictures turn out better. If you have something to offer, please let me know! Telling someone their pictures suck and not explaining why doesn't help anyone right?
 

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