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Old 20-07-2012, 02:00 PM   #1
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Is it price or experience that seals the deal....

As the title really....the Sl350 was quoted by A N Other and the quote was relatively cheap....too cheap TBH...now me being me had to be a tad nosey and ask who gave the quote of £1*5...and low and behold it was a yocal valeter that had only a few weeks prior to this asked me to train him on machine correction whilst I was at another clients....suffice to say I didnt give any training....so there you have it....the nerve of a few and this may not sit well with some on here but there really is no replacement for experience....you can try and buy your way in or you can earn it....my quote was more than double but as you can guess....experience counted and sealed the deal....

on with the show....

Now the car itself wasnt looking too shabby but the chap lives in St Tropez and he wanted it looking the best it could within the 2 day timescale....on arrival it looked like this....















This i couldnt do much with but gave it a go at a bit of plastic welding from behind just to hide it a bit better....



Starting on the wheels with a spot of Rim 7 they really did look a bit worse for wear....just a couple of Rim 7 doing its duty...now as you know this stuff aint cheap but it is a nailed on product for all my details....





The engine bay had also seen better days....







It was out with the hoover and a few brushes with Stjarngloss Hjul....and then treated to some Einzett Intensive....it came out looking like this....please note the Intensive hadnt yet fully dried in these pics....







The boot shuts were the same and again it was down to the vac to sort....nothing special here but just a couple of shots....





After a thorough degrease and 2bm It was then out with an Iron remover giving these....









Once rinsed clayed and dried it was time to get cracking with what the aim of the job was....make this motor look like it belonged in St Tropez....

Now these are a few pics in sunlight but you may not see the defects very clearly....







and when moved into a really tight space because of a quick shower of rain....





After a quick tickle....







Some more....













Quite a lengthy scratch....



Now a not so lengthy scratch...well no scratch....



A couple of the bonnet...





At this point i will have to apologise for the lack of before and during shots but sometimes you have to draw a line somewhere so here are the final pics of the St Tropez bound SL350....



















































Sorry its a bit of a manic write up but the point I am trying to get across is that "Experience is in the making and not in the wallet"

Thanks for checking in on a long over due Reflectology write up....

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Old 20-07-2012, 02:04 PM   #2
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Fair play, looks good in the afters!
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Old 20-07-2012, 02:07 PM   #3
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Don't think he will be disappointed with that result looks excellent, you can have all the qyalifications in the world but if not had the experience you got nothing newly trained surgon with better qualifications or one with 25 yr track record but not well qualified you decied
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Old 20-07-2012, 02:11 PM   #4
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Well put Russ

You get what you pay for as we all know.
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Old 20-07-2012, 02:30 PM   #5
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The guy made the right decision choosing you, great work!
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Old 20-07-2012, 02:37 PM   #6
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That is looking very smart and fresh

Great work and transformation from yourself, and the owner must of been over the moon with these results
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Old 20-07-2012, 04:28 PM   #7
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cracking work agian Russ

can only imagine what the `other ` guy would have made it like

as you say cant buy experience

what was the iron product used?
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top work dude as always!
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