Before the Dodge Demon - There was the
Dodge Drag Pak
If you did happen to walk up a bit closer to take a look at the inside, the fully caged interior may pique your interest. However, once you looked and saw what was under the hood...your intrigue would likely be confirmed.
You see, the paint on this Challenger was not totally factory. It had been re-sprayed and received a full wet sand (evident by all the sanding marks LEFT in the paint!) to remove orange peel and achieve a higher level of clarity. However, that whole clarity and gloss thing doesn't quite come together without the proper finishing work. While in the shade the reflections were decent and not as "wavy" as you typically see on today’s factory paint jobs. However, under direct lighting the paint's finish was fairly frightening.
Lets take a closer look at the car in its entirety:
Once washed - we needed to remove any bonded contaminates on the paint (such as overspray, body shop dust, brake dust, fall out and so on).
Now that we knew the combo for our first line of attack, it was off to the races. A very slow, tedious, time consuming race!
For especially deep sanding marks like what we had circled, Meguiars M100 was what we reached for to be able to give us the extra cut we needed in order to remove deeper scratches such as those.
Our little Rupes iBrid Nano also comes in extremely handy for jobs like this. Put into rotary mode, it was a great tool to trace around the badges to get as close as possible without damaging the badge itself:
The finished product was truly something to behold:
I hope you all enjoyed the eye candy, the process and more of the eye candy! I will be back soon with more fun paint correction and details we've been working on.