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      06-19-2012, 09:26 AM   #1
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Detailer's Domain: Fixes a Hammered Honda Civic - Opti Coat applied

Subject: 2000 Honda Civic
Requirements - Remove heavy swirls and scratches, and protect with Opti Coat

Exterior

- Wheels were prepped with Sonax Wheel Cleaner and cleaned up with various brushes
- Tires were spritzed down with Adamís All Purpose Cleaner and washed down
- Wheel wells were cleaned up
- Washed with 1Z einszett W99
- Aquartz Iron Cut
- Wash down and rinsed
- Door jambs were cleaned up
- Nano Scrub AutoScrub
- Dried
- Tires dressed
- Masking
- Paint Measurement
- Wetsanding
- Meg's M105 with Surbuf Pad - Griots Orbital
- Meg's D300 with Microfiber DA Cut Pad - Griots Orbital
- Menzerna SF4000 with Uber Green Pad - Griots Orbital
- Opti Coat
- Inspection with Fenix, 3m Sun Gun, Infratech, and natural sunlight
- Wheel wells were cleaned and dressed
- Rubber and Plastics Treated
- Exterior windows and mirrors cleaned and sealed
- Exhaust tips cleaned
- Windows were autoscrubed, cleaned, and sealed

Products used

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1Z einszett W99
Aquartz Iron Cut
Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner
NanoSkin AutoScrub System
Meg's M105
Meg's D300 Microfiber Correction System
Menzerna SF4000
Opti Coat
Adam's Super VRT
Optimum Metal Polish

Tools used
Uber Wool Wash Mitt
Uber No Name MF Towels
Griot's 6 inch Random Orbital Polisher
Uber Buffing Pads
Defelsko Paint Meter
Fenix TK35
Brinkmann
Kranzle Pressure Washer
Cam Spray Foam Canon
2 Grit Guard Buckets with Caddies
Uber Firehose Nozzle
Metro Air Force Blaster

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Prep - Wash, Wheels, Tires, NanoSkin



Headlight restoration

Before shots of the lights.




Various stages of wet sanding required to clean up the headlights



Compound and Polish



After shots of the headlights - Opti Coat installed





D300 with Griots


50/50 shots of correction




Before trim


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      06-19-2012, 11:26 AM   #2
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      06-19-2012, 11:50 AM   #3
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I had a black 2000 Civic Si. I remember what a nightmare that black paint was. Marred easily and hard to take care of. Wish I knew as much about detailing then as I do now. My continuous application of Meguiar's cleaner wax probably didn't help either.
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      06-19-2012, 11:56 AM   #4
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I had a black 2000 Civic Si. I remember what a nightmare that black paint was. Marred easily and hard to take care of. Wish I knew as much about detailing then as I do now. My continuous application of Meguiar's cleaner wax probably didn't help either.
lol, me too. Flamenco Black Pearl. I clicked on this thread hoping it would be an Si for old times' sake
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      06-19-2012, 05:42 PM   #6
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lol, me too. Flamenco Black Pearl. I clicked on this thread hoping it would be an Si for old times' sake
Yes! FBP! Fun car, great gas mileage and good fun on track too once you stick a large rear sway bar on. Put a good 80K miles of autocross, track and daily driving on the car and never had any issues. good times!
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impressive. Good work.
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      06-19-2012, 06:49 PM   #8
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nice. great job
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      06-19-2012, 08:09 PM   #9
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thanks guys this one had 160k on it.

customer is going to grad school and needs it to last another 3 years.
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