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Old 08-27-2011, 11:19 AM   #1
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Default Detailed: 2011 Shelby GT500, RDX, M3, Genesis Coupe

Been meaning to start this thread here but have been busy/lazy.

NASIOC member Akirasoft had me come out to his place a few weeks ago on possibly the hottest and most humid day this summer to do his new 2011 Shebly GT500 and his wife's RDX.

Process for both cars exterior:
Wash with ONR
Clay with Meguiar's clay
Rewash with ONR
Wheels, tires and wheel wells cleaned with Meguiar's APC (3:1)
Tires dressed with Meguiar's HyperDressing (3:1)
Wheels cleaned with QNR QD solution
Glass cleaned with Stoners Glass Cleaner
Exhaust cleaned with #0000 Steele Wool & Generic Glass cleaner
Polished with Mothers Metal Polish
Paint Polished with Meguiar's DACP via red Meguiar's cutting pad
Sealed with Meguiar's Ultimate Wax
Removed with MF Bonnet & QD

RDX emblem cleaned with q-tip and Klasse AIO.

RDX Interior
Plastic cleaned with Meguiar's APC
Dressed with Meguiar's Interior Quik Detailer
Leather cleaned with Top of the Line Leather cleaner
Protected with Lexol
Glass cleaned with Stoners Glass Cleaner
Carpets cleaned with Top of the Line Carpet cleaner and Meguiar's APC


Pics of RDX first:
After ONR wash


Exhaust before/during/after








Emblems before/after




All done




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Old 08-27-2011, 11:21 AM   #2
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More of the RDX all done:





Now onto the Shelby GT 500.

Same process as RDX except that when the car was done, I had put the Ultimate Wax on a bit unevenly, so there was some light streaking that the camera really didn't pick up.

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After (with streaking)










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Old 08-27-2011, 11:21 AM   #3
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Old 08-27-2011, 11:23 AM   #4
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A couple weeks later I did Nasioc member AttaQs M3 again (I've done his WRX, CTS-V x2 and now his M3 for a 2nd time)

He doesn't daily drive it or drive it in the winter, so the paint was still in very good shape since the last time I did his car.

Process:
Wash with ONR
Clay with Meguiar's clay
Rewash with ONR
Wheels, tires and wheel wells cleaned with Meguiar's APC (3:1)
Tires dressed with Meguiar's HyperDressing (3:1)
Wheels cleaned with QNR QD solution
Glass cleaned with Stoners Glass Cleaner
Exhaust cleaned with #0000 Steele Wool & Generic Glass cleaner
Polished with Mothers Metal Polish
Paint cleaned with Klasse AIO and white pad
Sealed with Meguiar's NXT

Wheels before


After


Exhaust before












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Old 08-27-2011, 11:23 AM   #5
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All done



















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Old 08-27-2011, 11:23 AM   #6
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Old 08-27-2011, 11:24 AM   #7
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Then I was called to get this Genesis Coupe ready for the first annual Chicago WekFest. I had previously done this car for Hot Import Nights last year. The car was recently repainted (front fenders, roof and a new CF hood) and was GETting new seats this week before the show.

Genesis Coupe belongs to a girl, hence the Helly Kitty stuff

Process:
Wash with ONR
Clay with Meguiar's clay
Rewash with ONR
Wheels, tires and wheel wells cleaned with Meguiar's APC (3:1)
Tires dressed with Meguiar's HyperDressing (3:1)
Wheels cleaned with QNR QD solution
Glass cleaned with Stoners Glass Cleaner
Exhaust cleaned with #0000 Steele Wool & Generic Glass cleaner
Polished with Mothers Metal Polish
Paint Polished with Meguiar's DACP via red Meguiar's cutting pad
Sealed with Meguiar's Ultimate Wax
Removed with MF Bonnet & QD
Plastic cleaned with Meguiar's APC
Dressed with Meguiar's Interior Quik Detailer
Leather cleaned with Top of the Line Leather cleaner
Protected with Lexol
Glass cleaned with Stoners Glass Cleaner
Carpets cleaned with Top of the Line Carpet cleaner and Meguiar's APC
Interior chrome (handles, rings, knobs, etc)cleaned and polished with Klasse AIO
Door jams cleaned with Meguiar's APC, polished with Klasse AIO
Gas cap cleaned (Meguiar's APC) and dressed with Meguiar's Hyperdressing
Enginebay cleaned with Meguair's APC, dressed with Meguiar's Hyperdressing. Metal polished with Mothers Metal Polish.

Pics:







Engine bay before


Left pipe polished, right not


Both polished


Before


After


Engine bay all done


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Old 08-27-2011, 11:24 AM   #8
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Door handles before



After


All done:





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Old 08-27-2011, 11:24 AM   #9
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Thanks for looking!
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Old 08-27-2011, 11:40 AM   #10
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So what do you charge for a job like that? I'm in the Chicago area somewhat often.
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Old 08-27-2011, 11:55 AM   #11
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Old 08-27-2011, 02:00 PM   #12
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mmm lovely
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Old 08-27-2011, 02:42 PM   #13
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That genesis is ****in sexy!
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Old 08-27-2011, 11:05 PM   #14
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mmm lovely
Thanks!

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That genesis is ****in sexy!
Yeah, I forget how sexy it is until I see a stock one, they look pretty plain stock and this one it very nicely modded.
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Old 08-30-2011, 03:34 PM   #15
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Looks awesome!
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Old 08-30-2011, 11:10 PM   #16
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the tib would look better without stickers
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Old 08-31-2011, 10:18 PM   #17
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Nice work! Too bad you're not in the MA area.
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Old 09-01-2011, 01:11 AM   #18
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That beamer looks exactly like mines :-) love the M3's.
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Old 09-04-2011, 05:54 PM   #19
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Nice work Dave. Those are some awesome cars your were able to work on, M3 is one of my all time favorite cars and I hope to get one soon.
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Old 09-06-2011, 10:28 AM   #20
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Looks awesome!
Thanks!

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the tib would look better without stickers
It was going into a car show and had some sponsors, so stickers are part of that. I don't think she rocks the stickers year round.

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Nice work! Too bad you're not in the MA area.
Yup, that's too far to go for detailing.

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That beamer looks exactly like mines :-) love the M3's.
Nice, M3's are very sexy!

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Nice work Dave. Those are some awesome cars your were able to work on, M3 is one of my all time favorite cars and I hope to get one soon.
Gracias! Agreed.
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Old 09-12-2011, 01:12 AM   #21
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Great work but invest the money you made on a better camera so that I can see a bigger difference in the before and after shots.
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Old 09-12-2011, 06:04 PM   #22
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Yeah, the batteries in my camera all crapped out on me a while ago and I've been borrowing the wife's point and shoot or just using my iPhone4 (the M3 above was shot with iP4) I need to just order the batteries already.
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Old 09-17-2011, 05:31 PM   #23
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Have you ever considered investing in a power washing hose? You can get some that are portable and it would really help out with the washing. Especially cleaning the undercarriage, door jambs ect.
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