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Old 07-05-2011, 11:10 PM   #1
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Default WRB July 4th Detail Jamboree

So with Monday off (thanks Vets), I decided it was a great day to detail the car. The day was a nice 80 degrees, with a cloudy/overcast sky. Perfect. The paint itself (besides being Subaru **** paint) was actually in pretty good condition, so I didn't need an aggressive paint correction, and actually it just needed a basic buff and sealant. I was looking online and came across Meguaires ColorX. I never thought to use it, but some on Autogeek really like it as an OTC solution for a nice polish that leaves a wax behind. I decided to give it a shot (Meguaires hasn't let me down yet) and went to town. I also picked a really nifty plastic pad holder for buffing by hand. It's the best ****ing thing ever. It's up there with RainX.

Anyways;
Washed with Meguaires Carnuba wash/wax (the yellow mango flavor stuff).
Claymagic claybar (Bottom of my door left if BLACK as all hell).
Meguaires ColorX
Meguaires NXT 2.0
Meguaires Hot Rims for well, the rims
Eagle 1 metal polish gauze cotten stuff (it's alright, not a big fan)

No beginning (It wasn't bad looking initially)
No During (Do you really need to see how it's done at this point?)


Result;










Don't forget your motor;



I had more, but my camera kept freaking out about all the light the car was reflecting.
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Old 07-05-2011, 11:47 PM   #2
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good job... clean~~
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:23 AM   #3
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Wow, looks very good. The condition of the paint on that car looks amazing. Do you not put many miles on it?
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:32 AM   #4
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Looks nice! I have one question;

Where's the tire shine?
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:05 AM   #5
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Wow, looks very good. The condition of the paint on that car looks amazing. Do you not put many miles on it?
77K miles, driven a 40 miles a day. I just keep good care of it.

FLCL is the best ****ing anime ever.

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Looks nice! I have one question;

Where's the tire shine?
Not a big fan of Tireshine.
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Old 07-06-2011, 04:48 PM   #6
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does the soap really taste like mango? looks good though great job!
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Old 07-07-2011, 12:04 PM   #7
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Very Nice The Duke!

WRB FTW
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Old 07-07-2011, 05:07 PM   #8
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so good looking! Definitely going to do this as well
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Old 07-07-2011, 06:05 PM   #9
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Okay, I am going to be a little critical, and I apologize upfront. But, hey that's my job as my business is detailing, and I owned a 05 WRB STi.
Overall it is in good shape and you show good results for working by hand.
But, you said don't forget the motor but you forgot the bottom side of the hood. The hood hinges need some degreaser/APC treatment and around the scoop need some cleaning and rubber protectant. After you clean under the hood use some ColorX to clean up the painted surfaces under there and give it some protection from build up. If you haven't tried 303 Aerospace Protectant I recommend getting some from Auto Geek. It is great on tires to as it helps repel dirt/brake dust, but doesn't leave a high gloss nor is it greasy. It leave rubber a little shinier than new if you lightly buff it after a few mins.
Did you use the Nxt on top of the colorx? If so you will not get the most out of either as waxes/sealants need time to cure before you layer them; unless the manufacturer says otherwise. In the future to give the colorX(or any sealant) about 8 hours to cure/cross link into the pores of the clear coat, in a dry environment before topping it with another product or layering the product. Other than that I will leave you alone and say keep her looking good as you do. Glad that you know of AG. Are you on the autogeek forum at all. I recommend everyone at least visit the forum with any detailing/car care ?'s or concerns.

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Old 07-08-2011, 11:11 AM   #10
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Okay, I am going to be a little critical, and I apologize upfront. But, hey that's my job as my business is detailing, and I owned a 05 WRB STi.
Overall it is in good shape and you show good results for working by hand.
But, you said don't forget the motor but you forgot the bottom side of the hood. The hood hinges need some degreaser/APC treatment and around the scoop need some cleaning and rubber protectant. After you clean under the hood use some ColorX to clean up the painted surfaces under there and give it some protection from build up. If you haven't tried 303 Aerospace Protectant I recommend getting some from Auto Geek. It is great on tires to as it helps repel dirt/brake dust, but doesn't leave a high gloss nor is it greasy. It leave rubber a little shinier than new if you lightly buff it after a few mins.
Did you use the Nxt on top of the colorx? If so you will not get the most out of either as waxes/sealants need time to cure before you layer them; unless the manufacturer says otherwise. In the future to give the colorX(or any sealant) about 8 hours to cure/cross link into the pores of the clear coat, in a dry environment before topping it with another product or layering the product. Other than that I will leave you alone and say keep her looking good as you do. Glad that you know of AG. Are you on the autogeek forum at all. I recommend everyone at least visit the forum with any detailing/car care ?'s or concerns.

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I didn't do the bottom side of the hood because I was just too tired. Also I was in a time crunch as I had places to go later in the day. I didn't use any product on the motor (I do use CD2 if I do, though I've read about 303) because I prefer a clean stock look (much like tire dressing). Also, the time crunch. I clean/wipe my motor with every wash.

Paint sat, but not that long as I had errands to run. This was completed earlier in the morning and my afternnon/evening/night was occupied with festivities. Color X topped with NXT. General consensus is that 1 hour drying time and then depending on the sealant anywhere from 8-12 hours until the next coat. Using ColorX on the underside, other than removing some light marring (on a non-cleared engine bay mind you) won't provide much protection due to the heat. Even Synths melt at temperatures seen in the engine bay. Id anything I'd use Wheel Sealent as it's designed for higher than normal paint temperatures (but I still don't reccomend it).

I'm not on AG, but I was on Detailcity back when it was around.
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Old 07-10-2011, 01:00 AM   #11
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Gave it a nice post-rain cleaning. Meguaires Carnuba wash. Then I applied some Meguaires ultimate spray wax.

With the waning cloudy sky.






My can.

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Old 07-11-2011, 09:32 AM   #12
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Looking at your Subie makes me realize I need a detail BAD!!
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Old 07-11-2011, 09:57 PM   #13
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looks good, i just recently did my car with that nxt 2.0 wax and loved it....but what was the point of the color wax im curious if i should try it next time
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Old 07-11-2011, 11:24 PM   #14
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Very nice! <3 that exhaust, i've got one myself
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