Car Detailing

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Re: Car Detailing

Postby The STiG » Wed May 07, 2008 4:40 pm

Here is a 2004 Porsche Cayenne Turbo detail done with Swissvax Mystery.

This is a daily driver for my customer/good friend's wife....they have 2 kids, 2 year old and 4 year old :)

Not really a great write up and nothing much with pictures but 8 hours x 2 guys and here are some of what we came up with for a write up.

Car washed with Adam's Car Wash and our Foam Gun
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Clay Bar in action and some of the results from one panel
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Carpets being cleaned up with our extractor:
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Wheel Detail: P21S Wheel Cleaner on the wheels, P21S Autowash on the tires, Swissvax Paint Rubber (clay), Optimum Instant Detail Spray, and Swissvax Autobahn
Swissvax Pneu on the tires.

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Engine before: cleaned up with P21S Autowash and our Boar's Hair Brush
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Engine after:
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Exhaust before: Adam's Metal 1 and Adam's Metal 2
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Exhaust after:
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Swissvax Mystery shot:
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After shots:
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Re: Car Detailing

Postby The STiG » Wed May 07, 2008 4:43 pm

CG CWC
CG Grime Reaper
CG fabric protectant
CG BareBones
CG New Car Solvent
SprayAway Glass Cleaner
1Z Cockpit Premium
1Z Blitz
1Z Glass Polish
P21S TAW
P21S Gel Wheel Cleaner
CD2
Leather Master Trio
OPT QID
OPT Interior Protectant
DG Aquawax


Clay:
CG Green
CG SQD as Lube

Paint Correction:

Menzerna 106FF
CG MPT WHITE Pad
Zymol Duster

Equipment:
Defelsko P6000
Defelsko P200
Defelsko Wireless Printer
Defelsko Posisoft
Dell Laptop
MyteeLite II
Therma Steem
Brinkman
3m Sun Gun
3m backing plate
CM5300
Metabo


Protection:
CG Jetseal109

LSP:
Wet Obsession



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Re: Car Detailing

Postby The STiG » Wed May 14, 2008 10:23 am

Before:
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Wheels:

Dirty wheels:
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P21S Wheel Gel in action:
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Ace PowerStick in action:
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After wheels:
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Swissvax Mystery:
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Afters Interior:
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After inside the garage:
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E63 AMG
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Re: Car Detailing

Postby The STiG » Wed May 14, 2008 10:30 am

20th Anniversary GTI Jazz Blue
This was our customer’s daily driver, in pretty good condition, we needed to knock out some swirls and light scratches with Menzerna PO83 and finished off with PO85RD as a last step polish.
As for protection we opted for Einszett Glanz wax as this car sits outside and is in the elements, customer requested a bit more durability.
We also cleaned up the HVAC with Einszett AC Klima.
Products and equipment used:

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Engine after P21S Autowash and Adam’s In and Out Spray for dressing
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Einszett AC Klima to clean up the HVAC system
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Interior before:
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Interior After:
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Wheels soaked with P21S Wheel Cleaner Gel and Tires soaked with P21S Autowash
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Wheels After:
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Dan measuring the paint:
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Dan masking the car:
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Makita in action:
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Action shot of Dan:
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Re: Car Detailing

Postby The STiG » Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:33 am

Before:
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Wash with the Cam Spray and Cam Spray Foam
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Interior clean up:
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Einszett Cockpit on the interior trim:
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Einszett AC Klima
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Engine:
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Claying Engine Covers:
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New Lusso on the covers:
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Finished Engine bay:
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Swirls and imperfections:
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Polishing:
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New Lusso Beading:
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After shots:
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Last shot:
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Re: Car Detailing

Postby The STiG » Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:08 pm

FMINUS Detailed: 2006 Porsche Cayman S

Man I love the curves on the porsches... just amazing. Makes me want to go look at GT3RSs again.... :)
The pics were taken BEFORE the final Cold water wipedown, so you may see some sweating/smearing thats apparent from the high nuba content of Divine...

CG CWC
CG fabric protectant
CG BareBones
CG Fade2Black
CG New Car Solvent
Sprayaway Glass Cleaner
1Z Cockpit Premium
1Z Blitz
1Z Glass Polish
P21S TAW
P21S Gel Wheel Cleaner
CD2
Leather Master Trio
OPT QID
OPT Interior Protectant
DG Aquawax
Aquapel Treatment
Autosol Metal Polish

Swissvax Cleaner Fluid
Swissvax Paint Rubber
Swissvax Quick Finish l
Swissvax Car Bath
Swissvax Wheel
Swissvax Autobahn wheel wax
Swissvax Crystal
Swissvax Pneu
Swissvax Leather Cleaner
Swissvax Leather Milk
Swissvax Protecton
Swissvax Metal Polish
Swissvax Wood Polish

Clay:
Riccardo Clay
CG SQD as Lube

Paint Correction:
Menzerna PO85RD
Menzerna 106FF
LCC LoPro White
LCC LoPro Orange
Zymol Duster

Equipment:
Defelsko P6000
Defelsko P200
Defelsko Wireless Printer
Defelsko Posisoft
Dell Laptop
MyteeLite II
Vapor Chief
Brinkman
3m Sun Gun
3m backing plate
CM5300
Metabo

LSP:
Swissvax Divine

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Re: Car Detailing

Postby The STiG » Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:14 pm

BCGT...... FTMFW.... :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:

Now to the pictures:

Wash
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Rinsed:
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Interior

Before:
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Cleaning up with Leather Master Strong Cleaner and plastics with Einszett Cockpit

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Door jambs cleaned up
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Dusting in the trunk
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Afters:

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Wheels:
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P21S Wheel Cleaner Gel
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Some brushes to clean up the wheels:
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Swissvax Cleaner Fluid and Swissvax Autobahn to wax and seal up the wheels/Swissvax Pneu on the tires
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After wheels:
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Engine:
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P21S autowash to clean up under the hood and the engine

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Dressing with Black Wow and Adam's In and Out
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Afters:
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Paint imperfections (light swirls/small scratches etc)

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Masking the car. We masked most of the car especially the area that had clear film on it.
We used Swissvax Quick Finish to clean up the clear film after the car was done.

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Before shots of the exhaust tips

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After with Adam's Metal 1 and 2

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Polishing in action

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Re: Car Detailing

Postby The STiG » Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:16 pm

After shots:

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Parting shot:

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Re: Car Detailing

Postby The STiG » Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:23 pm

Mercedes Benz CLS63 AMG

Nice thick foam
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Engine shots
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Actions shots of Dan
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After shots of the engine:
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Final shot of the engine all dressed up
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After

Added some [url="http://www.detailersdomain.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=25"]P21S Wash Booster[/url] (customer was driving down to Florida after this detail)
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Paint correction shots

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After using the Infratech 5300
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Wheels getting the Swissvax Treatment with Swissvax Autobahn
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After shots
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Last shot:
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Re: Car Detailing

Postby The STiG » Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:25 pm

E92 M3

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Wash

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Interior before

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Interior after

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Paint after wash (imperfections)

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Swissvax Divine

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Last shot:
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Re: Car Detailing

Postby The STiG » Tue Jul 29, 2008 4:52 pm

Black can be one of the best looking colours both in the daylight and at night..... if cared for.
Here are a few awesome pics of how it can be done even with a brand new spanking car.
Enjoy the Post.

Ok, this car is new with just over 2,000 miles on the clock. The car is also acrylic black, and was prepped by the dealership. 2 very contradictory sentences yes? So that said your expectations of what the finish might be like, are well, dead on.
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Ok, well seeing as this 2008 Mazda 6 belongs to my girlfriend, this finish IS NOT ACCEPTABLE!!!! I really want my girl riding around looking flawless, so seeing as I had all week with it while she's out of town...all my effort, skill, experience, energy, and expertise came out for the pursuit of the flawless black finish. Something Very hard to obtain, and something that laughs at you, and beats you up, and mocks your attempts....BUT MY PAINT CORRECTION PIMP HAND WAS WAY STRONG! Many times I wanted to just move to the next panel when a RID wouldn't budge, but I dedicated myself, and spent close to 3 hours on each panel making it as flawless as humanly possible. Take a look!

Products used:
Meguiar's Hyper Wash
Meguiar's Shampoo Plus
Meguiar's APC
P21S wheel gel

Clay Magic Blue
Meguiar's Last Touch

Metabo
Menzerna SIP Orange CCS
Menzerna 106FA White CCS
Menzerna PO85rd (went crazy with this step) Blue CCS
Menzerna Top Inspection

Einszett Glanz Wax

Tons of DetailersDomain Towels red and blue
E-shine cookie monsters

Griot's V&R dressing
Adam's Undercarriage
Lusso Glass Polish
Einszett Cockpit Premium
Black Wow

Hyper Wash pre-Soak:
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after clay imperfections:
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Those are most of my befores. Lots of water spots even on the doors, and swirls, and tons of RIDS and light scratches.

here are some nice 50/50 shots!
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AFTER CORRECTION:
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camera flash check:
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man, LOTS of dust from LOTS of polishing!
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So outside for the sun pics, but the clouds drowned out the sharp rays....what a bummer!
(from what I could see the finish was absolutely flawless as the sun came in and out)
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MIRROR!
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Time for a Wash to remove all that dust!
P21S TAW wash used to remove all polishing residue
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dried using only a leaf blower (the finish was so slick it just flew off!)

and a double check for marring after the wash:
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NICE!!!!
Time for LSP. I actually originally planned on Swissvax Mystery being my best wax for my favorite girl:) But I've been running into problems with these high nuba waxes in the extreme heat here in SC especially on black paint which gets quite toasty, and causes the wax to sweat like crazy hazing the surface up alot and making the paint look like crap after sitting out in the sun for more than an hour. That said, einszett was chosen, as it is synthetic and tested with no hazing already:applause2:
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once you see the finished pics, you'll agree this was a smart choice! (very zaino like reflection if not better IMO)

forgive me my picture taking skills are novice at best especially after a sweaty tiring couple of days, my hands were a little shaky, but I managed to get some very nice pics

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sorry some dust on the paint settled (I took these pics after about 6 hours after I removed the wax and gave it a cold water wipedown)
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I have a ton more pics from correction, and might upload them later, but for now I'm goin to bed...

I can't wait to see my baby again, and show her her immaculate ride she keeps hearing about! She hasn't seen it yet and won't till monday, but she is very excited...being the true car girl that she is, she has a very high appreciation for what I did:headbang:

Thanks for lookin guys!
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Re: Car Detailing

Postby The STiG » Tue Jul 29, 2008 4:58 pm

Here goes an BMW M5 (e39 chasis) with Heritage package (full leather interior)
This car was never fully done since the second owner picked it up. Here we have a car that needed some minor paint correction and a nice polish and very durable wax , we choose Einszett Glanz for the job.
The interior was shot to say the least, so we used Einszett Cockpit and Leather Master products to clean it up.
Engine was quite dirty so we used our go to P21S Autowash and for the wheels P21S Wheel Cleaner Gel.


Before pics of the M5
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All foamed up ready for the wash
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Before Exhaust
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After Exhaust with Adam’s Metal Polish 1 and 2 applied with an Uber All Purpose MF towel
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Engine
Before engine shots:
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A few different angles of the dirty engine:
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While driving the M5 back to the site I found the windshield wiper fluid was low as a courtesy we filled It up for him
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Presoak with P21S Autowash
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After shot of the engine (we used Adam’s In and Out and Black Wow on the trim)
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Wheels:
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Wheels being presoaked with P21S Wheel Gel and Tires and undercarriage presoaked with P21S Autowash used the Ace Powersticks to clean the barrel and the face was cleaned up with a Boar’s Hair Brush
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After shots of the wheels dressed with Swissvax Pneu
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The interior for this M5 was for lack of better words shot, dust everywhere and sun block all over the door panels and front leather seats. We cleaned up all the leather with Leather Master Rapid S and conditioned them with Leather Master Vital. All the plastic trim with cleaned up and protected with Einszett Cockpit.
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Door panels before Leather Master treatment:
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After shot of the panel:
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After shots of the car Menzerna SIP and Menzerna PO85RD were used before Einszett Glanz Wax
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Re: Car Detailing

Postby cpitts » Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:23 pm

The black Maz and the resto on the old M5 are the 2 reasons I get massive satisfaction from detailing cars. And when combined (old black car brought back to life) it's all the more sweet!
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Re: Car Detailing

Postby The STiG » Fri Sep 05, 2008 5:36 pm

Ferrari 360 Stradale Challenge with Swissvax Divine

This was one of my favorite details! First off this thing is quite a beast! The car was in great condition so it needed a polish and Swissvax Treatment. The customer was really concerned about the details. The engine had to be perfect, the wheels had to be sealed. The interior had to be immaculate.

So we stepped it up on this one big as the car was mint as you can tell from the pictures. What was in store for the exterior: a wash with Swissvax Car Bath followed by Swissvax Paint Rubber (clay) . After we polished out with Menzerna PO85RD, then finished with Swissvax Cleaner Fluid and Swissvax Divine.

Wheels were cleaned up with P21S Wheel Cleaner Gel and tires were cleaned up with P21S TAW. The wheels were then treated to clay, Swissvax Cleaner Fluid and finished with Swissvax Autobahn. The tires were dressed with Swissvax Pneu.

The interior was a vacuum and full clean up. We applied Swissvax Cleaner Fluid on all the carbon fiber bits and followed with Swissvax Divine, we did this on the door jambs as well. Glass (inside and out) was taken care of with Swissvax Crystal.

The engine was cleaned up with P21S TAW followed by Adam’s In and Out Spray on all the hard to reach spots. We finished dressing all the items on top with Swissvax Pneu. The exhaust and metal pieces were taken care of with Adams’ Metal 1 and 2.

And now to the pictures:
Wash:
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Love this rinse down shot:
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Wheels not much here the brakes are ceramic so little if any brake dust, still P21S wheel cleaner , a few helpful brushes, and to finish them out Swissvax Cleaner Fluid followed by Swissvax Autobahn
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Cleaned up wheels and brake calipers:
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Final pic with Swissvax Pneu on the tires.
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Interior (I absolutely love this interior)
We cleaned up the interior with a nice vacuuming, and applied Swissvax Cleaner Fluid and finished with Swissvax Divine on all the carbon fiber pieces.
After the vac we started with the Swissvax on the doors:
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and then the center console
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Applying Divine
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Finished interior:
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Engine was huge as the customer wanted us to pay most attention here
P21S TAW and a rinse down
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Exhaust before:
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Polishing out the exhaust with Adam’s Metal 1 and 2
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Exhaust after:
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Dressing the trim with Swissvax Pneu and Adam’s In and Out Spray
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After engine shots:
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Engine with the lid down:
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Polishing the car out with Menzerna PO85RD
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Final touches
Q-tips in the rear grills and around the lights
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Dressing the rubber trim with Swissvax Pneu
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Finishing with Swissvax Divine
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Re: Car Detailing

Postby The STiG » Sun Sep 07, 2008 10:59 am

2009 Mercedes CL63
Sorry no foam pics! This one went through detox!

CG CWC
CG BareBones
CG Fade2Black
CG New Car Solvent
1Z Cockpit Premium
1Z Glass Polish
P21S TAW
P21S Gel Wheel Cleaner
Valuegard ABC
CD2
Leather Master Trio
Aquapel Treatment

Swissvax Cleaner Fluid
Swissvax Paint Rubber (Yellow)
Swissvax Quick Finish l
Swissvax Car Bath
Swissvax Autobahn wheel wax
Swissvax Crystal
Swissvax Pneu
Swissvax Metal Polish
Swissvax Wood Polish

Paint Correction:
3M Ultrafina SE UK
3M White Pad
3M Black Pad
Zymol Duster

Equipment:
Defelsko P6000
Defelsko P200
Defelsko Wireless Printer
Defelsko Posisoft
Dell Laptop
MyteeLite II
Vapor Chief
Brinkman
3m Sun Gun
3m backing plate
CM5300
Metabo PE12-175
Metabo SXE400

LSP:
Swissvax Crystal Rock (first coat)
Swissvax Divine (second coat)

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Re: Car Detailing

Postby The STiG » Sat Nov 01, 2008 8:30 pm

Before shots:

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Wheels before:
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Wheel getting sprayed down with P21S Wheel Gel and tires with P21S Total Auto Wash
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Wheel and tires getting brushed with various brushes
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Rinse:
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Drying wheels with an Uber Waffle Weave Towel
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Applying Swissvax Pneu to the Tires
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Close up of clean wheels
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After shot of the wheels
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Wash:
Pre soak with P21S Total Autowash:
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Wash with the Camspray and Foam Canon Attachment:
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Using Lusso Auto bath
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Rinsing:
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Claying the Evo:
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Polishing:
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Headlights front
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During the polishing with PO106FA
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Taillights
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Swissvax Crystal Rock
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Swissvax Crystal Rock being applied
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Finishing touches:
Cleaning Glass
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Exhaust before:
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Black Wow on Trim:
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50/50 of Black Wow
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Adam's In and Out on Trim:
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Before key hole:
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Re: Car Detailing

Postby The STiG » Sat Nov 01, 2008 8:32 pm

Final shots:

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Re: Car Detailing

Postby The STiG » Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:52 am

This car belongs to one of the members of 6speedonline. White isn't usually a color that shows well but this was filthy. The customer drove from NJ to Canada over a weekend and this is basically what the car looked like after a round trip. Pretty crazy. The car needed to cleaned up good. Clayed and polished with a nice coat of Swissvax Crystal Rock.

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Before Exhuast:
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Prepping the car I used P21S Autowash on the trim pieces using a Swissvax Brush to clean it up.
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Prepping/Cleaning the rims, P21S Wheel Cleaner Gel on the wheels and various brushed to clean them.
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Wheels during the cleaning with P21S
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Washing the car down with Adam's Car Wash
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After Paint correction:
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Wheels after/lips polished with P21 Finish Restorer/Tires dressed with Swissvax Pneu
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Swissvax Crystal Rock
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After shots:

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After shots:
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Final shot:
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Re: Car Detailing

Postby The STiG » Sun Dec 28, 2008 10:18 am

Wash:
Chemical Guys Citrus Wash & Gloss
Gilmour Foam Gun

Clayed:
Pinnacle’s Ultra Poly Clay
Chemical Guys Synthetic Quick Detailer

Paint Correction:
Flex 3401
Menzerna Super Intensive Polish
Menzerna Nano Polish
50/50 alcohol/water wipe down
CM5300
Orange LC pad
White LC pad
Grey LC pad

Protection:
Jetseal109

LSP:
Lusso Oro

Trim:
303 Areospace
Chemical Guys Silk Shine Dressing

Tools:
EZ Detail Brush
Swissvax Wheel brush
Detailer Domain Uber towels
Lil Green Bissel
Metro Vac n Blow


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Wash

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Engine Before

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Engine After

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Interior After

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50/50 Trunk

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Finished

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Panel Before

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Panel After

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Panel Before

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Panel After

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Hood Before

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Hood After

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No LSP and after wipe down

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Re: Car Detailing

Postby The STiG » Sun Dec 28, 2008 10:22 am

Before shots:
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Engine Before:
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Presoak Wheels:
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Presoak/Wash:
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Engine Presoak
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Before Polishing, here are all the imperfections of the left side.
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After correction with SIP and PO85RD to finish it
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Before Polishing. Pics of the right side.
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After correction with SIP and PO85RD to finish it
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Applying Crystal Rock
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Cleaning up the glass
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Cleaning up the wheels:
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After shot of the wheels:
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After shots of the Engine:
Final Wipe down:
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Dan with the final wipe down:
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After shots inside:
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After shots outside:
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