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Old 07-03-2011, 10:52 PM   #1
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Default Detailed: 2005 OBP STI

This was one of the more tricky details I've encountered due to the humidity as well as being a black car which will show EVERY mistake you make in the detail.

Process:
Cleared headlights w/ Meguiars PlastX and 4" orange pad
Interior Cleaned w/ combination of Blitz APC, Cockpit Premium and FK 228
Engine Bay cleaned using Blitz APC
Wheels cleaned using IronX, MAGnificent and dressed with FK 108
Washed with FK 118
Claybar w/ Mother's clay and Mother's QD
Polish w/ 105 on an orange pad
Polish w/ 205 on a white pad
FK 2685 Wax applied
FK 228 for the glass
FK Metal Polish for Exhaust w/ 4" orange pad

There aren't a whole lot of before and afters mostly because, for some reason, either the car's paint or the humidity made the first polish using 105 horrible looking. It was streaked and smeared and hologram'd. I'd never experienced that kind of result from 105. I skipped most of the pictures and only got afters when finished.

The humidity screwed with the wax as it seems to be floating on top of the paint as opposed to sticking to it. In the full sun this effect was more obvious with streaks in the paint being noticeable. I could push the wax around with a towel and the streak would move somewhere else, but still be there. NO amount of buffing would remove it. I've seen this one other time, also on a black car, and also on a humid day.

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Okay, so here's the tricky part. Just what exactly was I safe to spray on? I went ultra conservative on the engine bay...mostly because I knew there was no "wow" factor to be had...it's all aftermarket and couldn't really be cleaned much better.



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Old 07-03-2011, 10:52 PM   #2
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Old 07-03-2011, 10:52 PM   #3
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Thanks for looking!
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Old 07-05-2011, 09:33 AM   #4
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btw, this car is FS. External link: http://kcsubaru.com/showthread.php?6...I-TONS-OF-PICS
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Old 07-05-2011, 09:42 AM   #5
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damn to bad u dont live near me.
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Old 07-05-2011, 12:36 PM   #6
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WOW! looks good but why did you let it get that dirty in the first place? I guess I am just more anal when it comes to having a spotless car. It does look amazing though, black is a b!tch to keep clean.
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Old 07-05-2011, 05:38 PM   #7
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i hate you. makes my paint look so ****ty

did you use a DA?
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Old 07-05-2011, 05:57 PM   #8
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WOW! looks good but why did you let it get that dirty in the first place? I guess I am just more anal when it comes to having a spotless car. It does look amazing though, black is a b!tch to keep clean.
This is a customer's vehicle.

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i hate you. makes my paint look so ****ty

did you use a DA?
Yes, Porter Cable 7424 w/ 5.5 inch pads and 4" pads where needed. Subaru paint corrects very quickly which is nice, but the softness of the paint can make it tricky in some respects as well.

I would never recommend someone with a subaru clay bar the car without planning on doing paint correction afterwards. Perfectly clean and fresh clay, well lubricated, will still swirl and scratch the surface of the paint. It's quite shocking just how little it takes to scratch it.

I actually had a couple of scratches pop up when using a brand new MF cloth, just from the corners where the stitching is a bit firmer. I couldn't believe it.
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Old 07-05-2011, 06:40 PM   #9
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Soo clean 10/10
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Old 07-07-2011, 12:39 PM   #10
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Nice Work! I wouldn't own a black car because it's hard to keep clean

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damn to bad u dont live near me.
+1 to that!
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Old 07-08-2011, 07:17 PM   #11
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ohh man how I wished my car looked like that! great job
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Old 07-09-2011, 03:27 PM   #12
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what was the process to bring the muffler back to life?
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Old 07-09-2011, 04:30 PM   #13
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Looks awesome!!
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Old 07-10-2011, 06:39 PM   #14
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what did you use for the rims? and also to wash and wax the car?
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Old 07-10-2011, 07:53 PM   #15
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what did you use for the rims? and also to wash and wax the car?
....its all listed in the first post.
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Old 10-10-2011, 04:53 AM   #16
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did u use buffer or porter ?

what is FK product definition to ?

wow men great black detailing //// A+
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Old 10-10-2011, 09:18 AM   #17
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did u use buffer or porter ?

what is FK product definition to ?

wow men great black detailing //// A+
He stated PC7424xp and FK stands for Finish Kare (brand)

Nice work Scooby24
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Old 10-10-2011, 02:40 PM   #18
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nice save!
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