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Detailer's Domain: S2000 - Paint Correction
06-10-2011, 08:29 AM
My customer bought a leftover S2000 in BB with no miles (amazing deal). However the paint was another issue. Here is where we came in.

We put about 14 hours into the paint over 2 days and below are the results.
Other than the paint the car was mint!

What was done -

- Wheels were prepped with Sonax Wheel Cleaner and cleaned up with various brushes
- Tires were spritzed down with Adam’s All Purpose Cleaner and washed down
- Wheel wells were cleaned up
- Pre Washed with W99
- Wash down and rinsed
- Door jambs were cleaned up
- Clayed
- Dried
- Tires dressed
- Masking
- Paint Measurement
- 2 Step - Menzerna Super Intensive Polish with Menzerna Super Finish
- Inspection with Fenix, 3m Sun Gun, Infratech, and natural sunlight
- Last Step – Lusso Oro
- Rubber and Plastics Treated
- Exterior windows and mirrors cleaned and sealed
- Exhaust tips cleaned
- Windows were clayed, cleaned, and sealed
- Jambs steam cleaned

Links to products used -

1Z einszett W99 (
Adam's All Purpose Cleaner (
Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner (
Uber Clay Bar Kit (
Menzerna Super Intensive Polish (
Menzerna Super Finish (
Lusso Oro (
Adam's Super VRT (
Optimum Metal Polish (
Adam's Glass Cleaner (
Adam's Glass Sealant (

1Z einszett Cockpit (
1Z einszett Leathercare (

Tools used
Uber Wool Wash Mitt (
Uber No Name MF Towels (
Porter Cable 7424XP (
Flex PE14-2-150 (
Uber Buffing Pads (
Defelsko Paint Meter (
Fenix TK11 (
Brinkmann (
Kranzle Pressure Washer (
Cam Spray Foam Canon (
2 Grit Guard Buckets with Caddies (
Uber Firehose Nozzle (



Wheels were in great shape we used Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner (no brushes needed)

Clean wheels

Tires were cleaned with the Uber Wheel/Tire Brush and Adam's All Purpose Cleaner

Uber Fender Brush to clean up the wheel wells

Pre Rinse, Wash, Convertible Top Cleaned
06-10-2011, 08:29 AM
After wash pics show how bad the paint really is


50/50 shots of the paint correction - Super Intensive Polish followed by Super Finish

Fenix showing the imperfections

Paint on the door panel before

After the necessary polishing

Headlights were polished out.

After the extensive polishing we rinsed all the dust off the car

Lusso Oro was used as a last step
06-10-2011, 08:29 AM
Outside shots

Permission for this write up granted by the owner.


06-11-2011, 05:21 AM
wow very nice work!

06-11-2011, 08:28 AM
Outstanding! Why Honda stopped making the S2000 is beyond me and many others. It's a sexy car, with one of the best shifters ever put on the market.
06-12-2011, 05:23 PM
thanks guys!