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Old 07-03-2011, 10:29 AM   #1
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This 1 series came to us in pretty good shape. Not much polishing was needed however a thorough cleaning was necessary and proper prep on the paint and wheels were needed to apply Aquartz and Opti Coat - something the customer was keen on as this is a heavily used daily and also sees the track time.

What was done -
Exterior

- Wheels were prepped with Sonax Wheel Cleaner and cleaned up with various brushes
- Tires were spritzed down with Adam’s All Purpose Cleaner and washed down
- Wheel wells were cleaned up
- Pre Washed with W99
- Iron Cut
- Wash down and rinsed
- Door jambs were cleaned up
- Clayed
- Dried
- Tires dressed
- Masking
- Paint Measurement
-1 Step - Sonax Perfect Finish
- Inspection with Fenix, 3m Sun Gun, Infratech, and natural sunlight
- Last Step – Aquartz (3 coats)
- Wheels pulled off and treated with Opti Coat 2
- Brake Calipers cleaned and treated with Opti Coat 2
- Wheel wells were cleaned and dressed
- Rubber and Plastics Treated
- Exterior windows and mirrors cleaned and sealed
- Exhaust tips cleaned
- Windows were clayed, cleaned, and sealed
- Jambs steam cleaned

Links to products used -

1Z einszett W99
Iron Cut
Adam's All Purpose Cleaner
Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner
Adam's Undercarriage Spray
Uber Clay Bar Kit
Sonax Perfect Finish
Aquartz Nano Coating
Optimum Opti Coat 2
Adam's Super VRT
Adam's Metal Polish
Adam's Glass Cleaner

Engine
Adam's All Purpose Cleaner
Adam's In and Out Spray

Interior
1Z einszett Cockpit
1Z einszett Leathercare

Tools used
Uber Wool Wash Mitt
Uber No Name MF Towels
Flex PE14-2-150
Uber Buffing Pads
Defelsko Paint Meter

Brinkmann
Kranzle Pressure Washer
Cam Spray Foam Canon
2 Grit Guard Buckets with Caddies
Uber Firehose Nozzle
Metro Air Force Blaster

Interior
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Metro Vac being used to clean up the interior


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Old 07-03-2011, 10:29 AM   #2
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Exterior
Before

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Old 07-03-2011, 10:30 AM   #3
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Wheels (this was 1 week of brake dust)
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Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner to the rescue



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Old 07-03-2011, 10:30 AM   #4
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(more on the wheels in a few)

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Old 07-03-2011, 10:31 AM   #5
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Adam's All Purpose sprayed generously on the engine bay



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Engine was dressed with Adam's In and Out Spray




Bug and tar was evident on the nose of the car. I used the 1Z einszett Anti-Insekt Bug + Tar Remover
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As you can see the Iron Cut was needed on this 1.
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Old 07-03-2011, 10:32 AM   #8
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The 1 was washed with W99 and then rinsed well.



Clayed the windows and paint



I was still able to pull contaminants off the paint


Used 3m Adhesive remover to pull tar off the bottom of the car

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Old 07-03-2011, 10:32 AM   #9
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As mentioned before the car didn't need much in terms of correction. We used Sonax Perfect Finish to prep the paint for Aquartz


On to the wheels, brake calipers and wheel wells


Steam used to clean the caliper/wheel wells etc

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Opti Coat applied




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Adam's Super VRT on the tires




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Old 07-03-2011, 10:33 AM   #12
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Old 07-03-2011, 11:07 AM   #13
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WOW!

Humina Humina Humina...........
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Old 07-03-2011, 11:53 AM   #14
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you turn water into wine
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Old 07-03-2011, 12:00 PM   #15
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very nice job! do you use the foam cannon with the pressure washer or just garden hose? thanks! will be placing an order soon
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Old 07-05-2011, 03:01 PM   #16
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immaculate
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Old 07-05-2011, 03:09 PM   #17
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my WRX is next....
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Old 07-05-2011, 03:44 PM   #18
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How the heck do you get Sonax to stick to the wheel so well? Mine tends to run off too quickly...
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Old 07-05-2011, 04:30 PM   #19
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hella clean as always
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Old 07-05-2011, 06:50 PM   #20
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I noticed the car has M series decals inside and on the rims, but no such badging on the trunk...is this a fake, or possibly an M1 test car debadged to be sneaky...? I was just reading about the M1 on Top Gear UKs site...sounds pretty nice, as long as it holds up the M series reputation, it would be nice to have a little less expensive model on the market...

Also, VERY nice job as already stated! I love the work you guys do!
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Old 07-07-2011, 12:42 PM   #21
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Very Nice Work (as usual)!! I didn't see but how long did this job take? (just curious)

Thanks

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Old 07-07-2011, 01:19 PM   #22
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this one was about 10-12 hours.
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:40 PM   #23
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this one was about 10-12 hours.
Gotcha. Figured it was a good bit of time.

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Old 07-07-2011, 03:07 PM   #24
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:53 PM   #25
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as always... awesome job! please open a shop in socal.
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