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Old 09-22-2010, 09:50 PM   #1
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So it's been awhile since Jeff has had his car cleaned up and he had the typical swirls all over, scratches here and there and very dirty windows.

-Wheels/tires were sprayed down with Sonax wheel cleaner and cleaned with wheel brushes.
-Washed and rinse
-Clayed paint and windows with uber blue clay and Meg's quick detailer
-Dried
-Taped up
-2 step paint correction 1z Extra then followed up with 1z polish
-Sealed with 1z Glanz Wax
-Windows cleaned with invisible glass
-Tires dressed with Swissvax Pneu
-Wheels waxed with Swissvax autobahn

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Sonax getting to work..


Putting Jeff to work

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Old 09-22-2010, 09:50 PM   #2
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All done (crappy pics due to it being midinght)



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Old 09-22-2010, 10:14 PM   #3
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looks good!
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Old 09-23-2010, 01:17 AM   #4
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Very nice!
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Old 09-23-2010, 09:12 AM   #5
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Old 09-23-2010, 10:56 AM   #6
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^ that's some dirty clay!

What's the procedure for the Sonax stuff?
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Old 09-23-2010, 02:27 PM   #7
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Did you use a buffer or all by hand? looks great. WRB pops real nice when all buffed out.
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Old 09-23-2010, 06:44 PM   #8
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^ that's some dirty clay!

What's the procedure for the Sonax stuff?
Haha that was from the windows alone he said they were never done.

As for the wheels I just sprayed on the Sonax wait 3-4 mins (the stuff did most of the work) then touched up with wheel kit brushes from detailers domain.

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Did you use a buffer or all by hand? looks great. WRB pops real nice when all buffed out.

Used a PC 7424XP the color really came alive after it was all done.
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Old 09-23-2010, 09:20 PM   #9
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what pads did u use. i have been doing my WRB GD by hand, im about ready to buy a PC and try to remove some of the hairline scratches.........
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Old 09-23-2010, 09:23 PM   #10
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what pads did u use. i have been doing my WRB GD by hand, im about ready to buy a PC and try to remove some of the hairline scratches.........
Uber orange and green with on the first pass then blue on the follow up.
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Old 09-23-2010, 09:57 PM   #11
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Wow, she definitely needed to be clayed! WRB is so beautiful when detailed!

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Old 09-23-2010, 10:21 PM   #12
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Just did this on Tuesday! +1 for Sonax! That stuff cuts through anything

But I'm getting a CF lip tomorrow (Friday), and I was just wondering if there is a certain way you need to clean it. Your input it much appreciated!
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Old 09-23-2010, 10:32 PM   #13
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Does that mean I don't have to detail it anymore?!

Looking good!
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Old 09-23-2010, 10:43 PM   #14
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Old 09-23-2010, 11:17 PM   #15
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thanks for your help; again........ looks awesome.
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Old 09-24-2010, 09:43 AM   #16
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Haha that was from the windows alone he said they were never done.
Hmm. I never thought to claybar the windows but now that I think about it, it makes sense to do so. Thanks for the insight!

Do you detail on the side? I sent you a PM, by the way...

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Old 09-24-2010, 10:58 AM   #17
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Does that mean I don't have to detail it anymore?!

Looking good!
Well..... we won't go there Matthew!
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Old 09-24-2010, 11:16 AM   #18
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Just did this on Tuesday! +1 for Sonax! That stuff cuts through anything

But I'm getting a CF lip tomorrow (Friday), and I was just wondering if there is a certain way you need to clean it. Your input it much appreciated!
Yup works great! I put in a order for some Brown Royal wheel cleaner from the youtube videos it cuts through the dust, grime etc.. just like the sonax but it costs 6.95 for a 32oz bottle vs nearly 20 bucks for small sonax bottle. I will write a review when I get it.

Is the lip raw carbon, polished, cleared?

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Does that mean I don't have to detail it anymore?!

Looking good!
Haha you are off the hook this year you can have it next.

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thanks for your help; again........ looks awesome.
No problem man, Good luck!

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Hmm. I never thought to claybar the windows but now that I think about it, it makes sense to do so. Thanks for the insight!

Do you detail on the side? I sent you a PM, by the way...
Me either until I seen folks on autotopia doing it with great results I have added this to my routine now.

Replied to the pm.
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Old 09-25-2010, 11:50 AM   #19
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Looking good Nick. Is this your first customer car?

For future more impressive before/afters use sunlight to capture some of the swirls in pictures and afters with crystal clear paint. Takes some practice to do.
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Old 09-25-2010, 07:02 PM   #20
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looking good jeff! i need to get on this myself, at least get a nice coat of wax on the new paint and for winter.
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Old 09-26-2010, 05:37 PM   #21
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Looking good Nick. Is this your first customer car?

For future more impressive before/afters use sunlight to capture some of the swirls in pictures and afters with crystal clear paint. Takes some practice to do.
Thanks Jason this would be my first customer.

I tried to capture the damaged areas in my shots but failed horribly I now know to shoot on a manual foucus got it now

Before/Afters on my RX tails




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Old 09-26-2010, 06:03 PM   #22
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It definetly does take some practice to get better angles. Your camera equipment looks fancier than mine, which means your before afters will be more impressive to look at.
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Old 09-27-2010, 02:47 PM   #23
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looks good Jeff
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"Yup works great! I put in a order for some Brown Royal wheel cleaner from the youtube videos it cuts through the dust, grime etc.. just like the sonax but it costs 6.95 for a 32oz bottle vs nearly 20 bucks for small sonax bottle. I will write a review when I get it."

Is the lip raw carbon, polished, cleared?
MY computer wont let me quote...


Sorry for the late response, it's clear coated.
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Old 10-01-2010, 11:12 AM   #25
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Sorry for the late response, it's clear coated.
I would treat it just like a cc paint surface.
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