Car Detailing

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Re: Car Detailing

Postby The STiG » Fri Jul 16, 2010 3:57 pm

2010 BMW 335 I Coupe

This car came to us with swirls and huge haze marks. The customer called me upset about what a local detailer recently did to his new car. What the detailer did was rip thru the car in 3 hours with a compound and glaze. i believe this was not necessary at all especially on a new car. Damage done. The car was fixed with M105 - SIP - PO85RD
Last Step = Swissvax Blau Weiss

What was done -
Exterior

- Wheels were prepped with Sonax Wheel Cleaner and cleaned up with various brushes
- Tires were spritzed down with P21S Total Autowash and washed down
- Wheel wells were spritzed down with P21S Total Autowash
- Wash down and rinsed
- Door jambs were cleaned up
- Clayed
- Dried
- Paint inspected and measured
- Wheel Wells were cleaned and dressed with Adam's Undercarriage Spray
- Tires dressed with Swissvax Pneu
- Masking
- 3 Step Paint correction (Meguiars M105 with an Uber Yellow, Menzerna Super Intensive Polish with an Uber Green and Menzerna PO85RD with an Uber Blue)
- Inspection with Fenix, 3m Sun Gun, Infratech, and natural sunlight
- Last Step - Swissvax Blau Weiss
- Rubber and Plastics Treated
- Exterior windows and mirrors cleaned and sealed
- Exhaust tips cleaned


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Re: Car Detailing

Postby The STiG » Fri Jul 16, 2010 3:58 pm

Wheels before
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Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner
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Claying
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Re: Car Detailing

Postby The STiG » Fri Jul 16, 2010 3:58 pm

After Polishing shots
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Tips before
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After Optimum Metal Polish
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Rinse (look at the tight beads from the Swissvax Blau Weiss)
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Re: Car Detailing

Postby The STiG » Fri Jul 16, 2010 3:59 pm

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Re: Car Detailing

Postby The STiG » Fri Jul 16, 2010 3:59 pm

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Re: Car Detailing

Postby The STiG » Thu Jul 22, 2010 3:33 pm

F430 yellow with a nice scuff on pass front bumper.
Process:
interior :
- 303 protect on all the leather (console , seats , doors, rear wall , dashboard, and ceiling)
- vacuum
- plexus on foam applicator pad on the dash clear plastic.
- clean windows in/out
exterior:
- wash with 2 buckets and onr
- wax with optimum car wax
- wheels wash with onr and wax with optimum car wax
- meguiar`s m40 on tires
scuff:
- meguiar`s aggressive clay bar - red
- meguiar`s last touch as lube
- spot polish with meg D151 paint recondition cream and polish pad , on DA

some pic before after with damage area and pic after detail.

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Re: Car Detailing

Postby The STiG » Thu Jul 22, 2010 3:34 pm

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Re: Car Detailing

Postby The STiG » Thu Jul 22, 2010 3:35 pm

2010 Ferrari California , in a dark blue color.
interior ( doors and seats ) got 303 protectant , exterior was wash with 2 buckets and onr , as protection i use optimum car wax , same wax on wheels after was cleaned, on tires meguiar`s m40.
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Re: Car Detailing

Postby The STiG » Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:54 pm

Massive thanks to Phil at Dealers Domain...

Much like the other one we did early this year.....

This car belongs to another customer that has always brought his cars to the next level, this is a 2002 Audi S4 Avant that was converted to an RS4 using all factory parts coming from Germany. Not sure if he has changed his mod list yet but I believe by the time this is done it will be 600-700 crank hp!

After the body panels were installed it went in for paint....below is what we needed to do

We wrapped:

1. Side skirts
2. Top of rear bumper
3. Full Front bumper
4. Gas Cap
5. Door Handles

The total time this took was 50 hours with the 3 of us, Dan, Tom, and I. Long days and nights to prep this one for H20.

What was done -
Exterior

- Wheels were prepped and cleaned
- Tires were spritzed down with P21S Total Autowash and washed down
- Wheel wells were spritzed down with P21S Total Autowash
- Wash down and rinsed
- Door jambs were cleaned up
- Clayed
- Dried
- Paint inspected and measured
- Wheel Wells were cleaned and dressed
- Tires dressed
- Masking
- 3 Step Paint correction (Meguiars M105, Menzerna Super Intensive Polish, Menzerna PO85RD)
- Inspection with Fenix, 3m Sun Gun, Infratech, and natural sunlight
- Applied and Removed Wax
- Rubber and Plastics Treated
- Exterior windows and mirrors cleaned and sealed
- Exhaust tips cleaned
- Engine detailed

Interior -
- seats were removed
- carpets vac'd
- carpets were cleaned up with Sonax Upholstery carpet cleaner
- seats were cleaned and conditioned
- full wipe down with Sonax Dashboard Cleaner
- door jambs polished and waxed

Interior Clean Up
Before shots of the interior (most of the interior will get upgraded, customer was concerned mostly of the carpets and the plastics.
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Tidying up the interior - we collected loose items and put them in a box
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Removal of rear bench
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Re: Car Detailing

Postby The STiG » Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:55 pm

Front Seats were removed ....Lots of dirt and grime under them
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After a vac we proceeded to clean up the upholstery with Sonax Upholstery Cleaner
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Dirt picked up from the microfiber
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After shot of the carpets under the front seats
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Re: Car Detailing

Postby The STiG » Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:56 pm

Sonax Dashboard cleaner was used in the interior plastic trim
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After Interior Shots
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Exterior - not much to show it was brought right over after it was in the body shop...
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Before shots of the engine
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Re: Car Detailing

Postby The STiG » Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:57 pm

Engine Clean Up
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After shots of the engine
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Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner
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Re: Car Detailing

Postby The STiG » Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:57 pm

Car Wash - Foaming it down - Rinse - Clay
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Paint Measured - Trim masked
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Car needed to be finished down - we went with M105, SIP, PO85RD - this was a pretty hard color to show paint defects...
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Re: Car Detailing

Postby The STiG » Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:58 pm

50/50 shots you can tell the paint cleaned up extremely well - again a hard color to show
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Side skirts were polished out
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Re: Car Detailing

Postby The STiG » Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:58 pm

Shots outside after compounding and polishing and rinse
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Re: Car Detailing

Postby The STiG » Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:59 pm

Lights removed for a cleaner install
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Re: Car Detailing

Postby The STiG » Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:00 pm

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Re: Car Detailing

Postby The STiG » Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:00 pm

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Re: Car Detailing

Postby The STiG » Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:01 pm

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Re: Car Detailing

Postby The STiG » Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:01 pm

Shots from Waterfest

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