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Old 07-16-2014, 10:21 AM   #1
Phill0406
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Default First try at a full detail

I've had this car for about a month now and after debadging the rear I could see the outline from the dirt so I knew I had to clay it. Decided it would be a good time to just go over the whole car. I didn't get around to polishing the exhaust as I did this all by hand and was pretty tired, plus I didn't have my steel wool with me. Products used were Sonax full effect wheel cleaner, Mothers wheel brush, Autogeek wheel detail brush, Megs APC d101 for the tires, Mothers tire brush. Poorboys bug squash, two bucket wash with grit guards, chenille wash mitt, Meguiars gold class soap, waffle weave guzzler. Chem guys clay bar and clay lube, Sonax quick deatiler to rinse off clay lube, Megs 205 polish with a CCS white pad (hand), Collinite 845 with a CCS red pad (again hand). Perl (no dillutin) for tire dressing as well as plastics (1:3), Stoners glass cleaner for the windows. Obviously a stack of MF and a lot of elbow grease. Might be missing some stuff but that's about the gist of it.

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Old 07-16-2014, 10:29 AM   #2
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Looks great! I can't believe you did that by hand...that's some perseverance. I love how SWP looks in the sun.
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Old 07-16-2014, 11:01 AM   #3
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Looks great! I can't believe you did that by hand...that's some perseverance. I love how SWP looks in the sun.
Thanks! I found that Subaru paint, or at least mine, is fairly soft so it wasn't too hard to do. Definitely worked up a sweat but it just make the results that much more gratifying. I'll be sure to get a DA before my wintertime polish and wax though if nothing else to cut down on time.
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Old 07-16-2014, 11:17 AM   #4
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Looks great man by doing it by hand!! Ive been detailing professionally for over 8 years and trust me DA is your best friend!! Ever need any advice don't be afraid to message me!
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Old 07-16-2014, 04:07 PM   #5
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Looks great man by doing it by hand!! Ive been detailing professionally for over 8 years and trust me DA is your best friend!! Ever need any advice don't be afraid to message me!
Thank you, I really do appreciate it as a novice. I've loved having a clean car since I've owned one but it wasn't until recently that I upped my game and read about the better, non OTC stuff and took a lot of pride in my car. I did a lot of research on Autogeek and am very happy with my results given my lack of equipment. I think I'll go with the PC7424 when I do decided to buy one.
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Old 07-18-2014, 02:47 PM   #6
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I enjoy using the PC7424. Ive had mine for over 3 years and still kicking. The Meguiars ones are notorious for breaking easily.
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Old 07-20-2014, 02:08 AM   #7
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looks nice man, just picked up a WRB '04 rex a week ago, plan to do the same when i get hard tags on em
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Old 07-20-2014, 12:05 PM   #8
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Looks better than a new one. Great job!!
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Old 07-20-2014, 08:11 PM   #9
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gorgeous, my god lol
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Old 07-22-2014, 12:10 PM   #10
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Thanks for the feedback everyone. It's nice to be rewarded for your hard work.
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Old 07-26-2014, 01:36 PM   #11
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Looks awesome!
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Old 08-04-2014, 11:20 PM   #12
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Very nice, my color of choice as well
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Old 08-07-2014, 12:49 AM   #13
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Looks awesome and very thorough!

Just out of curiousity what is DA?
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Old 08-07-2014, 02:08 PM   #14
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Dual Action Polisher , not to be confused with a rotary polisher which is much more abrasive and should be carefully used.
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