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      08-28-2012, 12:26 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by HREM3 View Post
I'd like to hear more about this. It sounds like a great combination. I'm looking to use the same products on my GFs black civic. Obviously I want the process to be as quick as possible.


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Chris
Sure thing Chris! My whole workflow was based of advice from MartinD of Auto Finesse USA and my endless research on different products. You'll notice that I have a bias towards Auto Finesse. That is simply because they are easy and fast to use with great results!

So here goes my workflow!

Wheels: ~30 minutes
Hose down with water.
Spray thoroughly with Auto Finesse Imperial.
Let sit for a few minutes.
Scrub using varios brushes with Auto Finesse Lather.

Wash: ~1 hour
Hose down car top to bottom
Pre-wash with some cheap car shampoo and foam gun. (Step not necessary)
Let shampoo dwell for a few minutes.
Hose down car bottom to top
Spray down car with Iron Cut. Let sit. Agitate with sponge.
Spray down car with Auto Finesse Citrus Power. Let sit. Agitate with sponge.
Spray down car with Auto Finesse ObliTARate. Let sit. Agitate with spone.
Hose down car top to bottom
Wash car with Auto Finesse Lather top to bottom.
Hose down car top to bottom

Paint Preparation/Correction: ~3 hours
Clay bar the whole car.
Quick wash, rinse, and dry car.
Meguiars D300 with Meguiar's MF Pad. Speed 6 on my Griot's DA Buffer. I do section by section, making sure to follow up by wiping with a MF towel. At a minimum, I recommend two pads for each car.
Auto Finesse Tripple with Blue or Green Pad. Speed 3 on my Griot's DA Buffer. I do section by section, making sure to follow up by wiping with a MF towel. At a minimum, I recommend two pads for each car.
Quick wash, rinse, and dry car.

Paint Protection and Finishing Touches: ~1 hour
Auto Finesse Tough Coat using a sponge applicator. I do section by section. Let it cure for a minute or two. Wipe off with a MF Towel.
Auto Finesse Satin for the tires.
Auto Finesse Crystal for the windows.
Auto Finesse Revive for the rubber/plastic trimming
Auto Finesse Stain for the tires

If you want, you can go as far as protecting your wheels with Auto Finesse Mint Rims. You can also clean up your engine bay as well using various products out there. This step can vary from car to car and condition of engine bay. Obviously you can address the interior too.

Getting quality MF drying and detailing towels can make a very big difference. I really encourage using multiple pads per car and product. Having a clean pad makes a big difference, something I recently learned and applied!

But overall, it sounds like a long list, but it goes by very fast! If you start in the morning, you can definitely finish in the early afternoon.

If you need any clarification on steps on what I do, feel free to ask.

To anyone who is reading this, please feel free to correct me on any of my mistakes or if I can work on certain areas. On top of that, if you have further suggestions, I'm always open to constructive criticisms.
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Last edited by flipm3; 08-28-2012 at 03:11 PM.