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      11-14-2011, 12:56 PM   #1
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This is one hot ride, unfortunately its my customer's daily and it parks in front of a cement factory......

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 Cut
- Wash down and rinsed
- Door jambs were cleaned up
- Clayed
- Dried
- Tires dressed
- Masking
- Paint Measurement
- Meguiar's DA300
- Menzerna SF4000
- Inspection with Fenix, 3m Sun Gun, Infratech, and natural sunlight
- Last Step – Wolf's Nano Sealant
- Wheel wells were cleaned and dressed
- Rubber and Plastics Treated
- Exterior windows and mirrors cleaned and sealed
- Exhaust tips cleaned
- Windows were clayed, cleaned, and sealed

Interior -
- Vac
- Wipe down and protect dash
- Leather cleaned and conditioned
- Glass cleaned

Links to products used -

1Z einszett W99
Adam's All Purpose Cleaner
Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner
Uber Clay Bar Kit
Meguiar's Microfiber DA Compound D300
Menzerna Super Finish
Wolf's Chemicals Nano Sealant
1Z einszett Vinyl Rubber Care
Optimum Metal Polish

Glass
Uber Glass Cleaner Kit

Interior
Leather Master Plus Kit
1Z einszett Cockpit

Tools used
Uber Wool Wash Mitt
Uber No Name MF Towels
Porter Cable 7424XP
Uber Buffing Pads
Defelsko Paint Meter

Brinkmann
Kranzle Pressure Washer
Cam Spray Foam Canon
2 Grit Guard Buckets with Caddies
Uber Firehose Nozzle
Metro Air Force Blaster

Before shots











Before shot of wheel and tire


Tires where hit with APC via the Kwazar Venus Pro with Foamer Attachment
[video=youtube;JntDoaMzWPU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JntDoaMzWPU[/video]

EZ Wheel Brush and Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner go hand and hand




Wash



Rinse



Polishing shots before/afters

Before shots of the front fender



After front fender






Rear door


After


using the Fenix TK35 to detect the imperfections in the B pillars






After using D300 and SF4000 we got these results.



After shots






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      11-14-2011, 12:58 PM   #2
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Good stuff Phil, looks better than new!
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great job...as expected
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      11-14-2011, 05:57 PM   #5
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Do you just treat the b pillars like the paint when you polish?
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looking good there Phil!
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What is the wheel brush you are using?
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I see in the tools list that you only used the PC but it appears there was another buffer used in one of the pics. A few questions.... So did you use another buffer or just the PC? How do you get the hard areas that are not flat to come out close to perfection? How many hours did you spend on paint correction? I have used the PC numerous times as well as the flex DA and cannot get the results that I have seen in your work. I have used countless products and probably close to 50 vehicles now. Your input would be deeply appreciated as I would love to master the art of paint correction. I may just need to spend more time on it but the amount of hours im already putting in should be sufficient to complete the job.
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