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Old 01-29-2018, 01:05 PM   #1
blue-sun
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Picked up a CPO 2017 Manual with 9800 miles on it. Dealer had prepped it for me when I picked it up. Dealer was 65 miles away, I drove it home on Saturday and Sunday it was mid 40's for a little bit before a cold front we're in right now here in IL. So I decided to give it a quick wipe down, spot butt and apply some sealant until the weather breaks and I can buff it properly and apply a ceramic coating on it.

FYI - I was a detailer for about 10 years on the side, working mostly on local fellow NASIOC folks. This won't be as intense as a Detailers Domain threads.

At the dealer when I got there:


After the 65 mile drive home:




Since it was very clean and not too swirly, just a little dusty from the drive, I did a wipe down with a Optimum No Rinse and Wax quick detailer solution (I put 6 capfuls in a gallon of distilled water for QD use).

After the wipe down, I went to removing the GLI badge from the trunklid. A little heat gun, some fishing line and some Goo Gone and she was clean as a whistle!





After that, I spot buffed a few scuffs and scratches with Meguiar's Dual Action Cleaner and Polish. I ran out of M100 and I need to get some for the proper detail. No pics of the spot buffing, as it was starting to get cold and I wanted to get the wax/sealant on it.

I applied a thin layer of Meguiar's Ultimate Wax and let it cure. While it was curing, I then tackled the exhaust/muffler. Clearly the PO had never polished the tips, neither had the dealer guys, as they were dull and covered in exhaust soot.

I grabbed my go to, some Super Clean APC diluted 1:10, some #0000 Steele Wool and a terry cloth towel (along with some of the ONR QD)



It took a few minutes, but eventually I was able to scrub away most of that soot and the exhaust was nice and shiny again.







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Old 01-29-2018, 01:05 PM   #2
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Also while the wax cured, I wiped the engine down (no pics) and tried to unplug the annoying soundaktor, but I was unable to get the clip out, I'll try again when it's warmer out.

By then, about 30 mins had passed, so I figured it was time to wipe the wax off. All cleaned! I didn't touch the wheels or tires, the fronts were starting to get a little dusty, but they still looked clean from 5 feet away.













And a quick interior stick shift shot

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Old 04-09-2018, 05:48 PM   #3
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Forgot to update this thread.

Got the windows tinted a few weeks ago.

50% entire windshield
35% all other windows





After my tint guy left, I had some 3M vinyl tint leftover from previous cars, I applied it to the clear mirror turn signals and applied the Yellow Lamin-x foglight film and clear headlight film.





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Old 05-08-2018, 01:39 PM   #4
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So I've recently been using Turtle Wax brand Wax and Dry Spray as part of my drying routine. It was in one of those kits that you get at x-mas time that the kids got me. I've got to say that I'm really enjoying it. It leaves a nice gloss and adds a tiny bit of protection to the paint. It smells good and you can see the water being repelled from the paint when you spray it on. In that same kit was a Carnuba Spray wax that I've been using after my washed and I'm really liking the results.

https://www.turtlewax.com/our-produc...-dry-spray-wax

https://www.turtlewax.com/our-produc...auba-spray-wax

I've put 3 or 4 coats of the Carnuba Spray wax on in as many weeks after my weekly wash routine and the results are pretty spectacular.

This is unpolished paint. I haven't gotten around to doing a full paint correction on this car since I got it, but it only had 9800 miles when I got it and the paint is in relatively good condition. The orange peel on this paint is pretty bad, but aside from that, it looks really good in person. I can't wait to polish it and get a ceramic coating on her!

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Old 08-08-2018, 08:39 PM   #5
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Looks good!
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