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Old 04-03-2012, 12:06 AM   #1
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Default Envious Detailing: Black '04 Subaru WRX

Well i got sick and tired of always seeing the swirls/scratches in my paint and decided to have paint correction done on it. tdekany recommended Eric at Envious Detailing and I am very happy with the results, he did an amazing job! All the scratches are gone and it practically looks like new paint I copy/pasted a post he made on another forum below:

Black Subaru WRX
“Two step paint correction process”
From time to time, I get to work on some paints that are just a pure joy to perform correction work on…this car was one of them! Porsche black, Ferrari Nero Daytona black, and BMW sapphire black are my top three favorite color cars to work on. Yes, I love black cars!!!

Process was a thorough washing to remove any previous paint protection followed by a paint surface prep with the speedy prep towel (new tool that replaces claying for me when doing correction work – faster and just as good, while being MUCH easier on the hands). Then came the correction end of things…Meguiars D300 on an orange pad, followed by Menzerna 106 on a black pad. This paint was pretty soft, yet didn’t scratch with a towel when removing the polish and/or wax, so that was a good thing!

Products used on this car were:
Meguiars D300, hyper dressing @ 2:1, degreaser, last touch, glass cleaner
Menzerna 106, powerlock sealant
Speedy surface prep towel from nanoskin
Chemical guys citrus wash and clear

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Old 04-03-2012, 12:07 AM   #2
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Just after shots under cloudy conditions and in the garage:







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Old 04-03-2012, 03:40 AM   #3
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I miss my jbp. Such an awesome color. Looks great.
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:41 PM   #4
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gawrsh my paint needs help so bad haha especially after i saw this..
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Old 04-03-2012, 05:18 PM   #5
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What does something like this run?
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:24 PM   #6
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it took him just under 8.5 hrs @ $50/hr... so $430. it might seem like a lot of money but considering i thought my paint was a lost cause it was well worth it! he's also given me a lot of tips on how to keep it looking like this.
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Old 04-04-2012, 03:25 AM   #7
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Looks good. I want JBP so bad but they are nearly impossible to find, especially ones that aren't beat to **** or are too far away from me.
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Old 04-04-2012, 03:31 AM   #8
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Here is my friends OBP that I detailed for him. Turned out great, these pictures are kind of what made me want black so bad...


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Old 04-17-2012, 09:07 PM   #9
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Anyone else use that towel before? I'm curious!
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:09 PM   #10
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What did you use to remove the swirls?
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:58 AM   #11
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detailing the same car/ color . Glad to see that menzerna was used! That was my choice as well.
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:02 AM   #12
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What did you use to remove the swirls?

Looks like this: Meguiars D300
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:41 AM   #13
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Thanks... I saw the product list but didn't know which was which
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:57 PM   #14
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Can anyone else comment on this 'Speedy surface prep towel from nanoskin'? Is it as good as Claying? Pros...Cons?
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:04 PM   #15
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seems well worth 400$, Looks great
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:19 PM   #16
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Great work!
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:06 PM   #17
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i actually juster ordered the meguiars starter kit that includes the d300 and d301 compounds the other day with backing plate, four pads, etc etc.
you mind sharing what techniques he said to keep it looking good? my 05 obp wrx needs some loving.
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:51 PM   #18
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Anyone else use that towel before? I'm curious!
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Can anyone else comment on this 'Speedy surface prep towel from nanoskin'? Is it as good as Claying? Pros...Cons?

I was curious about the same thing, I detail cars on the side as a small business and would love to cut out some time consuming (and sometimes painful) claying. Does this product remove rust deposits and tar? How are the contaminates released? Does it need several washings during the use?
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:47 PM   #19
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I was curious about the same thing, I detail cars on the side as a small business and would love to cut out some time consuming (and sometimes painful) claying. Does this product remove rust deposits and tar? How are the contaminates released? Does it need several washings during the use?
I would suggest doing some searching on the various detailing forums like Autopia.org. The reviews are beginning to come in and so are the some opinions on how folks are finding to most effectively use this tool. The initial reaction seemed to be that the product does tend to mar but is much faster than clay. .....which can make it effective/efficient for a professional especially when correction will be the next step.

I have also seen it mentioned that the product needs a "break in" by using on glass a few times (for example) before paint. I may be wrong but I thought I also heard something about another version meant to be gentler on the finish. Frankly, I just haven't had the time these days to do as much reading on the detailing forums as I normally do.
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Old 04-25-2012, 04:19 AM   #20
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$400 for what looks like a brand new factory paint job sounds great to me. Very nice work.
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:27 PM   #21
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Although its not a Subaru I did a paint correction on a buddy's 08 3 series that was destroyed using meguiars products and the finish was pretty good. Some opinions on how I did would be great











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Old 04-29-2012, 01:11 PM   #22
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sigh...i wish my car was black
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No you don't lol black is impossible to maintain
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:41 PM   #24
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No you don't lol black is impossible to maintain

lol, this!!!^^
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:56 AM   #25
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Hey,
Im just starting to get into the detailing world. Im 18 and on kind of a budget. im trying my best to learn how to clean a car correctly. I have a crap car to practice on so I can detail other peoples cars nicely.
So far I have learned to (in order)
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-dry
-clay bar
-polish
-sealant
-wax

Now i have the products to wash and i bought the mcguires clay bar kit. Im just looking for recommended products to use as a polish, sealant, and wax... that is under preferably $75
I bought just a tiny 6' ryobi orbital buffer and was going to use that. And also could you tell me if i should use a foam pad or a microfiber pad for the polish, sealant, and wax.

Thanks!!!
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