Car Detailing

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Re: Car Detailing

Postby The STiG » Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:16 pm

MY08 Ferrari F430 Spider F1

Process:
Interior:
- 303 protectant on leather (dash , doors , backwall/behind seats, console)
- leather cleaner conditioner with soft brush on both seats
- optimum car wax on door jams and carbon fiber
- vacuum interior
Engine:
- nxt metal polish for "square" muffler
- optimum car wax on side panels
- 303 protectant on rubber
Wheels:
- m40 on tires
- klasse aio on wheels
Exterior:
- plexus on rear window
- 303 fabric guard for convertible top
- optimum no rinse wash
- claybar the paint /windows
- green tape for trims etc
- DA on speed 6with Hex polish pad/white and meguiar`s #205 spray
- alchool wipe down
- protection 1 coat of opti-seal and 1 coat of optimum car wax , same on clear bra and headlights

Few pictures before / after
Hood before:
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After:
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driver door before:
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After:
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Passanger Door before:
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After:
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Magic...#205 in spray bottle!
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Re: Car Detailing

Postby The STiG » Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:16 pm

All this pictures are AFTER:
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Re: Car Detailing

Postby The STiG » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:00 am

THE MISSION: remove wetsand marks, buffer marks /light holograms , improve exterior appearance.

Material used in correction:
- red cutting pad meg with meg 105 on flex da - 2 passes on wetsand areas , removed with mineral spirits
- green LC light cutting pad with optimum hyper compound on flex da, removed with IPA
- 3m ultrafina on 3m blue pad with flex da , removed with ipa.
- 2 coats of opti-seal

the damage before ( swirls, wetsand)
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damage after:
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wetsand before:
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wetsand after:
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Re: Car Detailing

Postby The STiG » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:00 am

light holo on hood:
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Pictures from process:
Tape everywhere
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the rear bumper was the last one touched
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ready to go in the sun
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Re: Car Detailing

Postby The STiG » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:01 am

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Re: Car Detailing

Postby MrEs » Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:18 pm

Wow those Ferrari's have some pretty ordinary paint jobs! Orange peel to the max! hehe (Except for the button of the blue one, been resprayed?)
Thanks for the photos though, inspiring cars and nice details jobs :wink:
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Re: Car Detailing

Postby MrEs » Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:24 pm

Wow *** amazing job on that 2002 Audi S4 Avant !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Too bad about the colour though ahahhaa but WWOOWWEEEE!
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Re: Car Detailing

Postby The STiG » Thu Nov 25, 2010 8:03 am

What can I say another STI, same issues holograms, swirls, scratches, you name it. Its all here.

What was done -
Exterior

- Wheels were prepped with Sonax Full Effect 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
- Engine Cleaned and Dressed
- Wash down and rinsed
- Door jambs were cleaned up
- Clayed
- Dried
- Tires dressed
- Masking
- 3 Step Paint correction (Meg's M105, Menzerna Power Finish, Menzerna Super Finish)
- Inspection with Fenix, 3m Sun Gun, Infratech, and natural sunlight
- Last Step - Swissvax Glacier
- Rubber and Plastics Treated
- Exterior windows and mirrors cleaned and sealed
- Exhaust tips cleaned
- Windows were clayed and sealed


Before shots:
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Before wheels
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Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner in action
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Re: Car Detailing

Postby The STiG » Thu Nov 25, 2010 8:04 am

Engine Before
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P21S Total Autowash to the rescue
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After shot of the engine
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Wash
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Clay (sorry no shots)

Masking
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Re: Car Detailing

Postby The STiG » Thu Nov 25, 2010 8:05 am

Polishing trim
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Door pull before
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Door pull after
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Before
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After
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Before shots
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Re: Car Detailing

Postby The STiG » Thu Nov 25, 2010 8:05 am

After shots
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Before shot of the bumper
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After shot
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Exhaust Tip before
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Exhaust Tip after
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Re: Car Detailing

Postby The STiG » Thu Nov 25, 2010 8:06 am

Swissvax Glacier
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After shots
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Enjoy!

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Re: Car Detailing

Postby The STiG » Tue May 17, 2011 10:56 am

This car that was bought pre owned in great shape! Interior, engine bay prepped well, however the customer wanted to clean up the paint not too bad, your typical light swirls and scratches. The customer also requested to debadge the 4.7 off the trunk lid. All in all the customer was pleased with the end results.

What was done -
Exterior

- 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
- Iron X Car Wash was used to remove any iron deposits (not much on this one)
- Wash down and rinsed
- Door jambs were cleaned up
- Clayed
- Dried
- Tires dressed
- Masking
- Paint Measurement
- 2 Step - Menzerna Super Intensive Polish with Uber Green Pad followed by Menzerna PO85RD with Uber Blue Pad
- Inspection with Fenix, 3m Sun Gun, Infratech, and natural sunlight
- Last Step – Autoglym HD Wax
- Rubber and Plastics Treated
- Exterior windows and mirrors cleaned and sealed
- Exhaust tips cleaned
- Windows were clayed, cleaned, and sealed
- Jambs steam cleaned

Engine -
- Cleaned and Dressed

Interior
- Leather Cleaned
- Leather Conditioned
-Dash and plastics steamed and dressed
-Carpets Vacuumed and Steamed

Before interior (not much to see some just some light house keeping and routine work)
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After Interior
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Before shots
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Re: Car Detailing

Postby The STiG » Tue May 17, 2011 10:56 am

Prep - Wheels, Wheel Well, Tiress Cleaned, Pre Wash, IronX, Rinse, Clay
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Wheels were not bad at all no brushes were used, just the wheel cleaner
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Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner on the wheels
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Re: Car Detailing

Postby The STiG » Tue May 17, 2011 10:57 am

Iron X Soap Gel used prior to claying
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Drying the car down after the final rinse with the NEW Uber No Name Super Drying Towel....
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We clayed the windows and the paint
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Before debadge - dental floss and [url="http://detailersdomain.com/carcareproducts/-brand3/490.html"]3m adhesive remover[/url]were used to remove the emblem. Any hazing/marring was removed with polish
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Re: Car Detailing

Postby The STiG » Tue May 17, 2011 10:57 am

Debadged
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Tires with Perls.
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Paint Measurement
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Re: Car Detailing

Postby The STiG » Tue May 17, 2011 10:58 am

50/50
Here are a couple examples of what was all over the car, nothing crazy, but enough to annoy most customers that care about their cars.
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After Polishing before Wax
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Autoglym HD Wax
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After Autoglym HD Wax - WOW
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Re: Car Detailing

Postby The STiG » Tue May 17, 2011 10:58 am

After shots:

Sun wasn't out till about the time the customer picked up.
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Got a few sun shots in
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Re: Car Detailing

Postby Immacreflections » Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:48 am

good ol Phil, I rate Phil as one of the best asin top 3 detailer in the WORLD! Great work and great company I have spoken to him on a fair few occasions and always a delight!.

Regards,

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