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Old 06-20-2012, 08:58 PM   #1
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Default Detailer's Domain: Hammered Civic with Opti Coat - Major Correction

Subject: 2000 Honda Civic
Requirements - Remove heavy swirls and scratches, and protect with Opti Coat

Exterior

- Wheels were prepped with Sonax Wheel Cleaner and cleaned up with various brushes
- Tires were spritzed down with Adamís All Purpose Cleaner and washed down
- Wheel wells were cleaned up
- Washed with 1Z einszett W99
- Aquartz Iron Cut
- Wash down and rinsed
- Door jambs were cleaned up
- Nano Scrub AutoScrub
- Dried
- Tires dressed
- Masking
- Paint Measurement
- Wetsanding
- Meg's M105 with Surbuf Pad - Griots Orbital
- Meg's D300 with Microfiber DA Cut Pad - Griots Orbital
- Menzerna SF4000 with Uber Green Pad - Griots Orbital
- Opti Coat
- Inspection with Fenix, 3m Sun Gun, Infratech, and natural sunlight
- Wheel wells were cleaned and dressed
- Rubber and Plastics Treated
- Exterior windows and mirrors cleaned and sealed
- Exhaust tips cleaned
- Windows were autoscrubed, cleaned, and sealed

Products used

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1Z einszett W99
Aquartz Iron Cut
Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner
NanoSkin AutoScrub System
Meg's M105
Meg's D300 Microfiber Correction System
Menzerna SF4000
Opti Coat
Adam's Super VRT
Optimum Metal Polish

Tools used
Uber Wool Wash Mitt
Uber No Name MF Towels
Griot's 6 inch Random Orbital Polisher
Uber Buffing Pads
Defelsko Paint Meter
Fenix TK35
Brinkmann
Kranzle Pressure Washer
Cam Spray Foam Canon
2 Grit Guard Buckets with Caddies
Uber Firehose Nozzle
Metro Air Force Blaster

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Old 06-20-2012, 08:59 PM   #2
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Prep - Wash, Wheels, Tires, NanoSkin



Headlight restoration

Before shots of the lights.


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Old 06-20-2012, 09:00 PM   #3
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Various stages of wet sanding required to clean up the headlights



Compound and Polish



After shots of the headlights - Opti Coat installed



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Old 06-20-2012, 09:00 PM   #4
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D300 with Griots


50/50 shots of correction




Before trim


After


After shots

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Old 06-20-2012, 09:01 PM   #5
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:39 PM   #6
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:14 PM   #7
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You detail quick a few high end cars and do amazing work so I am sure you aren't cheap, although I am sure your prices are quite fair... So who the hell paid you to do that amount of work to a bone stock 2000 civic?!
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:28 PM   #8
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I would say that he added at least double the cost of the detail in value to that civic if they tried to sell it today. That thing looks amazing when it was done.
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:30 PM   #9
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i love all the writeups you guys do but this is one of my favorite, its nice to see a car thats never really been taken care of being brought back to life. awesome detail
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:31 PM   #10
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You have got to be shatting me.
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:37 AM   #11
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And THIS is why I just spent $300 picking up detail gear from detailers domain.
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:50 AM   #12
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I would say that he added at least double the cost of the detail in value to that civic if they tried to sell it today. That thing looks amazing when it was done.
This!


Any pictures of what you were able to do with that nasty scuff on the rear bumper?
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:21 AM   #13
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sorry no closer shots of that I thought we had them but we didn't.
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:25 AM   #14
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Its alright, just wanted to see what kind of magic you were able to perform on that seeing as it appeared to be all the way down to the plastic. Thanks anyways!
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Old 06-21-2012, 02:33 PM   #15
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Great job on the civic

How did you get rid of the big scratch/scuff on the bumber? My friend has a similar scratch on his truck that he wants to remove.

Thanks
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Old 06-21-2012, 02:41 PM   #16
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yup we cleaned up the same way we cleaned up the paint.

- Meg's M105 with Surbuf Pad - Griots Orbital
- Meg's D300 with Microfiber DA Cut Pad - Griots Orbital
- Menzerna SF4000 with Uber Green Pad - Griots Orbital
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:48 PM   #17
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Interested in your opinion of the Nanoskin Autoscrub product. I was thinking of using claybar, but found this product while researching. I am a noob and looking to detail my 2005 OBP paint. I've never had detailed work done and have neglected my paint.

Did you use the one that attaches to a DA? Is it as effective as a claybar?
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:50 AM   #18
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yes the nanoskin autoscrub is worth every penny.

we used the one for the orbital polisher.

saves time and money.

the 2 biggest pros of this pad will be quicker and more effective removal of contaminants and the fact that if you drop it you can clean it off. unlike a clay bar which you will need to throw away.
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:44 AM   #19
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^I've used that nanoskin autoscrub too and it works amazingly well with the orbital polisher. Does a great job and saves lots of time/elbow grease!
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:05 PM   #20
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On post #5 pic #1 I thought, why the hell would they take a picture of the sky? I guess, that's a pretty sky to take a picture of...oh wait, that's a reflection. derp.
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:39 PM   #21
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On post #5 pic #1 I thought, why the hell would they take a picture of the sky? I guess, that's a pretty sky to take a picture of...oh wait, that's a reflection. derp.
LOL thanks!
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:32 PM   #22
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Great job on the correction, looks great!
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:28 AM   #23
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good grief the level of the work you guys are capable of is absolutely amazing.....
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Old 09-17-2012, 05:29 PM   #24
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love the way black cars respond when they are restored, LOVE mirror finish
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:09 PM   #25
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On post #5 pic #1 I thought, why the hell would they take a picture of the sky? I guess, that's a pretty sky to take a picture of...oh wait, that's a reflection. derp.
I was wondering why they took an overblown HDR shot of the sky...
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