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Old 07-03-2010, 11:07 PM   #1
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Default Metros Detailed 2001 NHBP Civic full paint correction

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-ONR Wash exterior and all jams
-Wheels cleaned using Westley's Bleche White and Meguires Wheel Brightener
-Meguires Clay
-1z Intesive Polish with Uber Orange Pad
-Wolfgang Total Swirl Remover with Uber Green Pad
-Washed to remove dust with ONR
-Menzerna Power Lock with Uber Gray Pad
-Exhaust tip polished
-Leather Seats treated with Leather Master's Trio
-1z Cockpit on Dash and Plastics

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Old 07-03-2010, 11:08 PM   #2
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Old 07-03-2010, 11:08 PM   #3
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Not quite 100% corrected. But considerably better.


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Old 07-03-2010, 11:21 PM   #4
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Old 07-04-2010, 12:11 AM   #5
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Looks good! Black cars look sooo nice immediately after a proper detailing!

What's up the tires? the owner requested no dressing? When I get those requests I use 3:1 Meguiars Hyperdressing and buff it to a clean/dry/matte look. To my eye it looks unfinished, but I understand why people wouldn't/don't want their tired dressed.
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Old 07-04-2010, 01:31 AM   #6
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I hate greasy tiredressing. I need to add something to my supplies that doesn't sling and doesn't look like a tire covered in vasoline. I haven't come across a tire dressing I like yet.
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Old 07-04-2010, 01:34 AM   #7
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I forgot to post this picture. This is brand new clay after doing one 12x12 section of his door. I couldn't believe how much came up with the clay on this car. The roof was also covered in tree sap, which came off with the clay.

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Old 07-04-2010, 02:10 AM   #8
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Majestic Solutions Super Blue Dressing. Beads water great and tires don't get a dingy brown to them. Also isn't super greasy looking. Works on tires and much more.
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Old 07-04-2010, 02:27 AM   #9
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I hate greasy tiredressing. I need to add something to my supplies that doesn't sling and doesn't look like a tire covered in vasoline. I haven't come across a tire dressing I like yet.

Try using the tire foam cleaners and maybe a light dressing and then wash the tires with your car wash soap, you got to put the stuff on to deep clean the tires but then wash all the greasy, slingyness off. They will look clean and slightly bead water but not much.
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Old 07-05-2010, 10:47 AM   #10
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Just ordered a few new supplies. Adam's VRT will be used as a tire dressing on future details.
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Old 07-05-2010, 11:45 PM   #11
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Just ordered a few new supplies. Adam's VRT will be used as a tire dressing on future details.
VRT is ok. I seem to have similar taste as you. Might want to give Swissvax Pneu a try. Lasts a while if the tire is prepped right, and have a very very matte finish.
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Old 07-06-2010, 12:34 AM   #12
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I use CG liquid extreme shine
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Old 07-06-2010, 01:29 AM   #13
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I really like the Zaino tire dressing. Has a nice semi gloss shine and not greasy at all.
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Old 07-06-2010, 01:38 AM   #14
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yep looks unfinished without the tire dressing. i hear that you use also use interior shine which lasts longer too.
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Old 07-06-2010, 02:06 AM   #15
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What tool did u use? what model of the buffe machine?
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Old 07-06-2010, 02:44 AM   #16
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Meg's Gold Class endurance gel is a GREAT OTC tire gel that lasts and looks awesome (not too greasy looking).
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Old 07-06-2010, 07:14 AM   #17
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I used a porter cable. I'll have to double check on the model number for you.
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Old 07-06-2010, 12:30 PM   #18
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I hate greasy tiredressing. I need to add something to my supplies that doesn't sling and doesn't look like a tire covered in vasoline. I haven't come across a tire dressing I like yet.
Look into the Meguiar's Hyperdressing. It's water based, so it won't sling.

You can dilute it from 1:1 up to 4:1. Its good on any plastic/vinyl pieces. I've used it on interiors, engine bays, tires, wheelwells and other exterior bits.

It comes full strength, has a nice "grape" like smell and doesn't sling.

Here's what 3:1 looks like (I tried all 4 dilutions and prefer 3:1)

I apply a thin amount on wet tires after washing then I apply a 2nd coat later while the wax cures, spray a small amount on a terry cloth applicator pad and wipe it on the tires.

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Old 07-06-2010, 01:14 PM   #19
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I hate greasy tiredressing. I need to add something to my supplies that doesn't sling and doesn't look like a tire covered in vasoline. I haven't come across a tire dressing I like yet.
....I typically use 303 AP for this since I always have it on hand. A couple of applications may be necessary depending on the condition of the tires but it doesn't sling and leaves a nice satin/matte look. Luckily, there are a lot of good choices out there that will get you that non-greasy finish.

Good job on the car btw.
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Old 07-06-2010, 01:37 PM   #20
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Method:
-ONR Wash exterior and all jams
-Wheels cleaned using Westley's Bleche White and Meguires Wheel Brightener
-Meguires Clay
-1z Intesive Polish with Uber Orange Pad
-Wolfgang Total Swirl Remover with Uber Green Pad
-Washed to remove dust with ONR
-Menzerna Power Lock with Uber Gray Pad
-Exhaust tip polished
-Leather Seats treated with Leather Master's Trio
-1z Cockpit on Dash and Plastics
Looks amazing! I love nice before and afters.

+1 on the Westley's Bleche White.

And I second Kean's recomendation on the 303 as a tire dressing. Makes the tires look new, clean, and black.
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Old 07-06-2010, 05:34 PM   #21
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....I typically use 303 AP for this since I always have it on hand. A couple of applications may be necessary depending on the condition of the tires but it doesn't sling and leaves a nice satin/matte look. Luckily, there are a lot of good choices out there that will get you that non-greasy finish.

Good job on the car btw.
True, 303 is good stuff.

The Hyper dressing can be buffed to a satin/matte finish as well. I've got a semi-regular customer that likes his tires dry looking, so I always apply the hyperdressing and buff it to a dry matte look.

Here's his car (STOCK 02 Blaze Yellow WRX, yummy!) Pics are kinda hard to see the tires in this pic, no good pics on the last time I detailed it.

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Old 07-06-2010, 05:54 PM   #22
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....here is my old WRX and my new Challenger. You can buff 303 down as far as you want to go as well. I simply have it on hand (by the gallon) so it's what I end up using. I like a wee bit of a sheen myself:


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Old 07-06-2010, 06:43 PM   #23
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you're a brave man to have 2 black cars. such a PITA to keep clean and swirl free.
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Old 07-06-2010, 07:01 PM   #24
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Wow lots of suggestions here. Thanks all!

As for now I've got the Adam's already ordered. I think I'll give the Megs Hyperdressing or 303 a try next time.

Thanks for the compliments as well
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Old 07-06-2010, 07:02 PM   #25
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you're a brave man to have 2 black cars. such a PITA to keep clean and swirl free.
....this is my 4th black vehicle I've owned actually. The WRX is gone. ....traded it in when I bought the Challenger in May. The Dodge seems to have harder clear than the WRX did so upkeep should be a bit easier.
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