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Old 08-31-2010, 10:46 AM   #1
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Default Updated (lots of pics) . 2 Impala's 1 G6 and my STI

Was somewhat busy last few weeks. I had 3 customers and found some time to do my 06 STI as well

First car: 2008 Impala SS
Second car: 2008 Impala
Third car: 2008 Pontiac G6
Last one: My 06 WRB STI

What was done on the 3 customers cars:

Interior

Vacuumed
Shampooed 3 times
Leather cleaned
Leather conditioned
All vinyl and interior cleaned


Exterior

Rims, Tires, and Wheel wells cleaned
Car washed
Clay Bared
Washed again
2 Part Polished
Machine Waxed
Tires and Wheel wells dressed
All chrome polished


Products used
Adams Car Shampoo
Adams Glass Cleaner
Adams Green Wheel Cleaner
Adams Leather and interior cleaner
Adams Carpet cleaner
Adams VRT
Adams Undercarrage spray
Adams All purpose cleaner
Adams Swirl and Haze, Fine Machine Polish, and Buttery Wax
Adams Brilliant Spray Glaze
Adams Metal Polish
Adams Clay
Adams Detail Spray
1z Leather Condition
1z Cockpit premium
1z interior Deep cleaner
Uber orange, green, and black pads

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Flex xc3401
Bissle Auto carpet cleaner
Uber Foam Gun
Adam interior, wheel, leather, and boars hair brush
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Old 08-31-2010, 10:47 AM   #2
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Getting Clay Bared


Car preped for polishing



After Clay- Tons of Mico-Scratches. This is a good representation of the whole car.

50/50 shot

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GOOD SIDE


BAD SIDE


BEFORE 3 PART POLSIH


AFTER 3 PART POLISH


ENGINE BAY BEFORE
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ALL DONE



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Second car:

INTERIOR:

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Mats getting cleaned


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Leather Getting cleaned (can you tell which is clean?)


Interior All done




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Old 08-31-2010, 10:51 AM   #10
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clay bar


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After a test area 50/50 shot



Wheels cleaned and tires dressed
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Engine Bay cleaned and dressed



After polishing and wax...All done!


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Old 08-31-2010, 10:58 AM   #17
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I only have after pics of my car but full detail with 1 part fine correcting polish





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WOW very impressive. How long does it take to do a full detail on your STI?

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Full detail is about 8-10 hours. But it is all dependent on the condition of the car. My STI is very clean and i only need to do a 1 part polish. But the 3 that i did for customers took all of the 10 hours to do.

I learned early on, not to rush anything and go over even small detail. The small details, is what makes customers happy.
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Full detail is about 8-10 hours. But it is all dependent on the condition of the car. My STI is very clean and i only need to do a 1 part polish. But the 3 that i did for customers took all of the 10 hours to do.

I learned early on, not to rush anything and go over even small detail. The small details, is what makes customers happy.
8-10 hours is about average.

I think mine last year took about 8-9 hours. (i think that was it)

Mine this time might take a bit longer..
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Old 08-31-2010, 02:47 PM   #25
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^^ yes, and it is depending on the tools used. When i use a PC it takes about 40% longer for polishing compaired to my Flex xc3401.

Also chemicals make a big differance. With the Sonax wheel cleaner it cuts about 25% of the cleaning time on the rims.

There is many things you can do to make it go quicker. But the fastest is not always the best.
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