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      06-23-2008, 03:08 AM   #1
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Ok so i figured I would provide a succinct summary of what I did with this vehicle. The client came from San Diego and wanted an exterior detail long ago and I promised him I would detail his car. If you M3 guys have any questions about my process feel free to PM me or ask here!

Note: All water was filtered using CR Spotless

1st: I had to wait about 40 mins to almost an hour for the engine to cool down and the brakes. I opened the hood to let it cool and keep it away from the heat coming form the engine.

2nd: Started with the wheels (client did not want the wheels completely cleaned but i cleaned it up as much as i could). I used P21S Wheel gel and a few quitips to get into the tight spots. And then wiped them with a Mf towel.

3rd: Then came to the body for the vehicle. I sprayed it down with water first and then foamed the vehicle with FMINUS Organic Autowash. I also had my 2 buckets one with water and the other with Poorboys autowash. Then I used a MF mitt to caress the whole vehicle with.

4th: Dried the car with a waffle weave Mf towel. Also wiped down the crevices, door areas, gasoline tank, trunk and hood.

5th: When car was all dried up I took the Adam's Detailer spray and a Pinnacle clay bar and clayed the whole vehicle. I wiped off the spray with a MF towel. And yes I got down onto the floor and got the bottom b/c i got a lil anal about the dirt i felt underneath.

6th: After the whole car was clay barred I went onto the Polishing. I used Menzerna 106ff Pad: orange, Pad: yellow PO 83(SIP), and Pad: white Poorboys light polish. Wiped off with a polish MF towel remover.

7th: Ok here was the problem I ran into. Since i was working in the garage I was not able to watch on my tents outside. unfortunately one of my tents flipped upside down and one of its legs was bent in half. And it was extremely windy out so I did not wash the car down real quick with water. So instead I continued with applying UV protection onto the car with Smartwax.

8th: I then followed up with the swissvax wax saphir.

9th: Grills I cleaned up with a poorboys polish, and also the exhaust tips.

10th: Gave the keys to the happy satisfied owner.

I will add more later on... but right now i got a phone call to catch!

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      06-23-2008, 04:05 AM   #2
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      06-23-2008, 11:36 AM   #3
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mortal kombat hahahaha

very useful thread, thanks Tedd
We still gotta work on ur car bossing.
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We still gotta work on ur car bossing.
i got the car cover. this is what i think i need. let me know what im missing:

MF Towels (detailed image?)
car shampoo (i have no idea which)
sponge/sheep skin/waffle MF towel
window cleaner (i have no idea)
applicators (meguiars maybe? or whatever detailed image has?)
cleaning wax, AIO, Klasse High Gloss Sealant Glaze (or should i get something else? also detailed image)
leather cleaner (CG? or what?) leather conditioner
i need a wheel, a tire, and interior brushes
wheel cleaner (which?)

what else man?
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i got the car cover. this is what i think i need. let me know what im missing:

MF Towels (detailed image?)
car shampoo (i have no idea which)
sponge/sheep skin/waffle MF towel
window cleaner (i have no idea)
applicators (meguiars maybe? or whatever detailed image has?)
cleaning wax, AIO, Klasse High Gloss Sealant Glaze (or should i get something else? also detailed image)
leather cleaner (CG? or what?) leather conditioner
i need a wheel, a tire, and interior brushes
wheel cleaner (which?)

what else man?

MF towels (Waffle weave)
Car Shampoo (P21S or Poorboys soap and suds work great)
Sheep skin mitt or mf mitt works great
Window cleaner (Adam's has a window cleaner i personally like)
Cleaner fluid (swissvax or p21s works great)
Sealant (everyone loves jetseal but you can also use smartwax(which i like more))
Polish( I got all of those down for you)
Leather cleaners (i got all of those for you too)
Wheels (get a wheel brush and p21S wheel cleaner, we can also apply jetseal to the wheels)


**you forgot**
Clay bars (i got some for you already)
Quick detailer spray (get the Adam's one) WORKS WAY BETTER THAN CG
Two buckets one with grit

I pretty much have all the rest of the things we will need. However, you should get the above ones for yourself when I won't be able to work with you on your car.

If you want to go all out then you should get tents for shade or buy the CR Spotless (terribly both expensive though and you can come to me if anything).
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i live in apartment bro, i have no space for all that or the tent.
i claybarred when i first got it, should i do it again since it's so filthy? i'll get clay bar
i have meguiar's quick detailer, but i need more. i'll get what u recommend.
i have one bucket, i can always get that anywhere
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MF towels (Waffle weave)
Car Shampoo (P21S or Poorboys soap and suds work great)
Sheep skin mitt or mf mitt works great
Window cleaner (Adam's has a window cleaner i personally like)
Cleaner fluid (swissvax or p21s works great)
Sealant (everyone loves jetseal but you can also use smartwax(which i like more))
Polish( I got all of those down for you)
Leather cleaners (i got all of those for you too)
Wheels (get a wheel brush and p21S wheel cleaner, we can also apply jetseal to the wheels)


**you forgot**
Clay bars (i got some for you already)
Quick detailer spray (get the Adam's one) WORKS WAY BETTER THAN CG
Two buckets one with grit

I pretty much have all the rest of the things we will need. However, you should get the above ones for yourself when I won't be able to work with you on your car.

If you want to go all out then you should get tents for shade or buy the CR Spotless (terribly both expensive though and you can come to me if anything).
okay order placed on CG and detailed image. should ship soon. also car cover is on its way
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is that tent pitched outside your house all the time?
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is that tent pitched outside your house all the time?
No not all the time. Only when I wash my car or for a client's car. However, I do not really need it considering that I have a CR spotless but the extra protection is worth it
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