1988 Mercedes 560SEL (Black)
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I take it back, black really does look best. Seldom does an old school classic come around for a full detail and coating, but in today is Veasna’s 560SEL which will be used in his wedding in two weeks, so getting the paint dialed in as good as possible was the goal for today. The car had been repainted before, and at certain areas there wasn’t much paint to really play with, so polishing at all areas where the paint was <2um was kept to a minimal. Nevertheless, the car came out looking much better than I originally hoped for, given that the paint thickness measured from between 2um all the way up to 100um. I was concerned that it would be difficult to get uniform levelness on the paint, but some substantial improvements were made! I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves from here.
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