2008 Pontiac G8 GT Paint Correction And Protection

This client was looking to have the paint restored on his 2008 Pontiac G8 GT  The customer had just purchased this vehicle and was considering getting the vehicle repainted since it had become so dull due the previous owner using conveyor belt car washes. We discussed various options and the customer decided a 2 step paint correction would renew is paint color and polish would renew his paint and give it that deep shine he was looking for. After that we would seal it up with 2 coats of Meguiar's Ultimate Paste Wax to have it looking good all winter.

Method

Wash: Chemical Guy's foam gun, Honeydew Shampoo and 2 bucket wash

Paint Decontamination: Clay bar & Iron-X

Compound: Meguiar's Ultimate compound, GG DA Polisher & Orange Cutting Discs

Polish: Meguiar's ultimate polish & Finishing Pad

Protection: Two Coats Meguiar's Ultimate Liquid Wax

Wheels and Tires: Sonax Wheel cleaner, Meguiar's APC, Meguiar's Endurance Tire Dressing

Time: 10 Hours

 The vehicle as it arrived, paint looks dull and black has no luster.

The vehicle as it arrived, paint looks dull and black has no luster.

 This picture shows the deep marring and swirling in the paint as well as an overall gray looking color.

This picture shows the deep marring and swirling in the paint as well as an overall gray looking color.

 Having a dedicated soap bucket and rinse bucket both with grit guards makes an enormous difference in preventing scratching the paint while washing especially on black cars such as this one.

Having a dedicated soap bucket and rinse bucket both with grit guards makes an enormous difference in preventing scratching the paint while washing especially on black cars such as this one.

Messing around with Adobe Made quick Foam bath slow-mo video

 The now clean and decontaminated paint looks decent here in the shade but under the work light the true story comes out.

The now clean and decontaminated paint looks decent here in the shade but under the work light the true story comes out.

 Deep Scratching here

Deep Scratching here

 Time to work! The paint was taped off to protect the trim and for some cool 50/50 shots!

Time to work! The paint was taped off to protect the trim and for some cool 50/50 shots!

 Right side is before, left side is after.

Right side is before, left side is after.

 After full hood correction Very pleased with result

After full hood correction Very pleased with result

 This is the roof of the car before

This is the roof of the car before

 Here is the roof of the car after.

Here is the roof of the car after.

 Here is rear passenger door before

Here is rear passenger door before

 Rear Passenger Door After

Rear Passenger Door After

 Drivers Front Fender Before

Drivers Front Fender Before

 Driver's Front Fender After

Driver's Front Fender After

 Final Result

Final Result

 Final Result

Final Result

 Final Result

Final Result

 Perfect Mirror shot on black paint in direct sunlight! I Approve!!  Thanks for viewing!

Perfect Mirror shot on black paint in direct sunlight! I Approve!!

Thanks for viewing!