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      07-04-2012, 05:21 PM   #1
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2009 Chevy Malibu - Been mistreated!

So my girlfriend's car was in desperate need of a quick fix up. I decided to spend some time last night and yesterday working on it. Some of the scratches were brutal. The door handles were especially battered from jewelry.

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Auto Finesse Citrus Power
Meguiar's APC
303 Aerospace Protectant
Meguiar's Quik Detail for the door jambs

Wash:
CG Citrus Car Wash
Meguiar's APC
Auto Finesse Citrus Power
SONAX Full Effect

Clay/contaminants removal:
Optimum no-rinse for lube
Arnold's Speedy Surface Prep Towel

Polish:
Detailer's Domain Green pad with Meguiars D300
Detailer's Domain Blue pad with Auto Finesse Tripple
AF Tripple on a MF hand applicator for those tough to reach spots

Sealant and dressing:
Auto Finesse Tough Coat
Auto Finesse Gloss tire dressing

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BRUTAL!













Interiors After:




This panel had a nice gash in it:

Fixed:


Passenger Door Before:

After:

Look at those door handles now:


AF Tough Coat curing:



Outside Afters:







She was very happy!
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Very Nice work
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Looks awesome Mike!
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Here are a couple different angles of the door handles. I used the Green Pad with Meguiar's D300 with my DA. Squeezed in there a little bit, but it left some scratches still deep underneath the handles where the DA couldn't reach, so I took some Auto Finesse Tripple on a MF hand applicator pad and went to work on the inside. All of the scratches came out completely!
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Awesome work I am sure the GF is stoked
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Nice work. Hope she starts to take care of it.
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Nice work. Hope she starts to take care of it.
Haha, that's what I told her
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Look at that pearl pop, looks great!! I think I need to do the same for my girl
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Nice job. That must be the best looking Malibu ever.
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Mike, nice job buddy. Umm, tell the g/f to loose those rings.
BTW, neighbor has a nice MKV GTI Fahrenheit edition.
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