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      07-29-2012, 06:36 PM   #1
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Subject - Scion FRS
Requirements - Full Exterior Paint Correction/Opti Coat/ Clear Film installation. (Full Hood, Full Fenders, Mirrors, Lights, Door Cups)

For a new car this one was in pretty bad shape. The typical sticky paint from the imports made this one tedious to work on
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
- Wolf's Decon Gel
- Wash down and rinsed
- Door jambs were cleaned up
- Nano Scrub AutoScrub
- Dried
- Tires dressed
- Masking
- Paint Measurement
- Sonax 5/5 Fine Abrasive Paste - Microfiber DA Cut Pad - Griots Orbital
- Sonax 3/6 Nano Polish - 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

Links to products used -

1Z einszett W99
Wolf's Decon Gel
Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner
NanoSkin AutoScrub System
Sonax Compound 5/5 - Coming Soon
Sonax Nano Polish 3/6 - Coming Soon
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

Before














Dan inspecting the car


We ran late into the night with this one. (limited prep shots)
Wash


Rinse


Tires being cleaned up




Paint Correction
Before shots







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Polishing away



After polishing


Clear Film Installation







Afters


















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      07-30-2012, 09:48 AM   #2
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Beautiful work Phil.
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      07-30-2012, 09:54 AM   #3
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thanks!
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      07-30-2012, 12:48 PM   #4
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always an awesome job
Question for you: why do you guys like to use Griot's polisher vs portable cable?
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have you used one yet? I'm guessing not....more power better correction ability.
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have you used one yet? I'm guessing not....more power better correction ability.
Phil speaks the truth. The Griots is a MUST if you ask me.

Awesome work as always Phil, these cars are really hot right now!
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have you used one yet? I'm guessing not....more power better correction ability.
Agreed!!!! The Griots is a must for any detailing professional or enthusiast.
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Great work as always Phil Just placed an order for the new wheel woolies, can't wait to try them out
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Been following your threads for a while, now finally got my own foam gun. I was wondering if you can give me a tip on how to make that kind of thick foam like that? I think I followed the instructions properly, but the foam came out really runny. Not to mention I went through way more than I thought I would. The place I got it from said a 16oz bottle is good for 30+ washes?? Or is that for hand wash?

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Great work as always Phil Just placed an order for the new wheel woolies, can't wait to try them out
awesome you will love them.
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Been following your threads for a while, now finally got my own foam gun. I was wondering if you can give me a tip on how to make that kind of thick foam like that? I think I followed the instructions properly, but the foam came out really runny. Not to mention I went through way more than I thought I would. The place I got it from said a 16oz bottle is good for 30+ washes?? Or is that for hand wash?

Thanks for your help!
what soap are you using and what foam canon are you using, what was your order number...
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what soap are you using and what foam canon are you using, what was your order number...
Autogeek Quart Foamaster Foam Gun and 1Z Einszett Exclusiv Gloss Shampoo. Sorry, I'm a complete newbie when it comes to detailing. Always been a 2 bucket wash kind of guy
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haven't used the ag foam gun sorry.
but the gilmour foam gun we carry we use it on setting e. how much soap did you put into the container?

from my experience the exclusive did not generate much in suds over others we have used.
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