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      12-21-2012, 05:17 PM   #1
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Detailer's Domain: Audi RS4 - Paint Correction Services

Subject: Audi RS4
Requirements - get it back to NEW like condition and ready for sale

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
- Compound - Menzerna FG400
- Final Polish - Sonax 3/6 Nano Polish
- Last step - Lusso Oro
- 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 auto scrubed, cleaned, and sealed

Engine Detail
- Cleaned
- Dressed

Interior
- Vac
- Clean and protect dash
- Clean and protect leather
- Clean glass

Products used

Links to products used -

1Z einszett W99
Wolf's Decon Gel
Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner
NanoSkin AutoScrub System
Menzerna FG400
Sonax Nano Polish 3/6 - Coming Soon
Lusso Oro
Adam's Super VRT
Optimum Metal Polish

Engine
Adam's All Purpose Cleaner
Adam's Trim and Lug Brush
Adam's In and Out Spray

Interior
1Z Cockpit
1Z Plastic Deep Cleaner
1Z Leathercare
Sonax Upholstery and Carpet Cleaner

Tools used
Uber Wool Wash Mitt
Uber No Name MF Towels
Griot's 6 inch Random Orbital Polisher
Griot's 3 inch Random Orbital Polisher
Rupes BigFoot LHR 21ES 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

Interior

Before





1Z einszett Klima Cleaner ETU
(we have been using this on just about every detail now)




After interior shots









Exterior

Before shots





Before wheels


Exterior Prep - including wash, decon, nanoskin autoscrub, wheels, tires, engine
Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner going to work.


Auto Finesse Citrus was used to assist in cleaning the lowers





Before: Fuel Door


Before Door Jambs



Cleaning out the door jambs with some Auto Finesse Citrus followed by protecting the jambs with Lusso Oro



Before shots of the engine






Adam's APC was used on the motor



After cleaning out the motor we used a Metro Air Force Blaster to assist the drying process



Adam's In and Out
used to dress the engine up.


After shot of the engine bay


RS4 Grill cleaned up with an Adam's Trim and Lug Brush



Pre Soak/Wash





Wolf's Decon Gel working hard





Before shots of paint - holograms/marring/light scratches








Stains on the roof were reduced by 90%




Various 50/50 shots


Rockers were marred/scratched due to the obvious.



50/50




Water spots and etching greatly reduced - Hood all done





After compound and polishing out the door, we ended up with some nice results.
We used the Fenix TK35 to spot check during and after correction.



Afters of the c pillars


After of the rear fenders



After shot of the roof


Griots in action


Final touches
Exhaust tips were cleaned up with steel wool #0000 and Optimum Metal Polish



After


After shots





















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      12-21-2012, 05:27 PM   #2
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      12-21-2012, 05:30 PM   #3
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Nice.

Love that color, but wow that car was dirty
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      12-21-2012, 09:56 PM   #4
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Amazing job, but I really hope you called car protective services on the owner!
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      12-22-2012, 05:40 AM   #5
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That car has been USED. Definitely been through rough times, but you guys did amazing work. Makes me miss my RS4
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      12-22-2012, 08:52 AM   #6
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thanks guys!
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      12-22-2012, 01:32 PM   #7
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Gorgeous!! Great work!
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      12-24-2012, 02:55 AM   #8
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Wow, what a difference! Great work.
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Firstly great job. I know this is a client car, so you dont' have to answer to this comment, but:

man, I just can't believe people allow their cars to get into this condition. Yeah, what we see is all topical and superficial, but a dirty, disorganized, messy car speaks volumes on the potential lack of care on routine maintenance tasks, and the general treatment and preceived "abuse" the car would have gone though.

No I dont' see using the car at a track as "abuse", as long as it's well maintained for the track duty, but it appears this car is just a daily driver.
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thanks! I'm not going to disagree
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      01-31-2013, 01:05 PM   #12
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wow...incredible work as always...but holy shieeet what a slob of an owner!!!
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How many uses can you get out of the Klima-cleaner?
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Does 0000 Steel Wool scratch the exhaust? A friend told me it's safer to just use an MF towel.

What are your thoughts about that Phil! BTW great job, the blue really POPS
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a few years ago I was skeptical, the steel wool with a great metal polish will bring a nice pop to really dirty exhaust tips, if they aren't dirty use a microfiber towel no need for something that aggressive.
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a few years ago I was skeptical, the steel wool with a great metal polish will bring a nice pop to really dirty exhaust tips, if they aren't dirty use a microfiber towel no need for something that aggressive.
I have the Auto Finesse Metal Polisher, do you apply it to the dirty exhaust tips and then wipe it off with a MF towel or steel wool? And how much do you usually apply?

And for the engine bay, did you use any tools besides the products (adam's all purpose cleaner and in and out spray). I don't have that dry blower so would drying it with a towel be okay too?

Sorry for so many questions

Great work on this RS4!!
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Wow! Stunning difference! Good work.
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yes you can apply on a dirty exhuast tip. if you want you can clean them up first as well but that usually gets your wash media all crapped up.

you can dry with the Uber Super Drying Microfiber Towel
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