Wow! It was an absolute privilege to be able to work on such a gem of a vehicle. This is a 1973 Mercedes 450 SL. It is extremely difficult to find a Mercedes 450 SL in this condition. Over the years these cars have been chopped up and used as track cars. Some have just been beat into the ground. This particular Mercedes 450 SL has seen its share of miles over the years, but it has been pretty well taken care of. The new owner is meticulous about making sure anything that gets replaced and fixed comes directly from the Mercedes factory in Germany.
When the owner contacted me he said it had light scratches and swirls in the finish that he wanted to be removed. It was not bad but it was enough to be an annoyance for him.
We discussed several options, from a stage one paint correction to Optimum Polymer Technologies paint coatings. He decided that with the age of this Mercedes 450 SL he wanted to get it as close to factory specs as possible. Because of this, the client then decided on our stage one paint correction.
There were some minor scratches in the hood, roof, and rear deck lid. I was able to fix them by using my Flex rotary polishing machine. It left everything swirl free with a deep mirror finish. Most detailers today use a dual action DA polisher because they are basically the easiest polisher to use. It takes virtually no skill to use one. Consequently, terms like “micro- marring” didn’t exist before the dual action polisher came on the scene.
I used Optimum Polymer Technologies hyper paint correction system for this particular job. I finished the final step with Swissvax Concorso paste wax. It left an absolutely brilliant shine.
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