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Old 11-10-2010, 11:02 PM   #1
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This is truly a rare breed. We put 20 hours into this one. Just about everything was done to this one, full interior, engine detail, full exterior paint correction.

Heavy swirls, scratches, holograms galore. I believe the customer was pretty happy with the grin on his face.

What was done -
Exterior

- Wheels were prepped with Sonax Wheel Cleaner and cleaned up with various brushes
- Tires were spritzed down with Adam's All Purpose Cleaner and washed down
- Wheel wells were cleaned up
- Wash down and rinsed
- Door jambs were cleaned up
- Clayed
- Dried
- Tires dressed
- Masking
- 3 Step Paint correction (Meg's M105, Something being tested ; ) )
- Inspection with Fenix, 3m Sun Gun, Infratech, and natural sunlight
- Last Step - Menzerna Power Lock and Lusso Oro
- Rubber and Plastics Treated
- Exterior windows and mirrors cleaned and sealed
- Exhaust tips cleaned
- Windows were clayed and sealed

Engine
-Cleaned
- Dressed

Interior
-Leather Cleaned and conditioned
-Dash and plastics cleaned
-Vacuumed
-Mats cleaned

Products used:
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Exterior:
Lusso Auto Bathe
Adam's All Purpose Cleaner
Uber Yellow Wash Sponge
Uber Clay Bar kit with Optimum No Rinse
Einszett Spray Wax
Meg's M105
Something being tested for the final steps of polishing ; )
Swissvax Shield


Wheels/Tires
Uber Wheel and Tire Kit
Adam's Super VRT

Glass
Adam's Glass Cleaner
Adam's Glass Sealant

Engine
Adam's APC
Adam's In and Out Spray

Interior
Sonax Dashboard Cleaner
Sonax Leather Foam

Tools:
Infratech 5300
Fenix TK11
Brinkmann
Fenix TK40
Flex 3403
Makita
Metabo
The Uber Foam Pads (5.5inch)
Tons of "Uber" Microfiber Towels
Uber Drying Towels

Brushes
Cam Spray Pressure Wash and Foam Canon Attachment

Interior - not much here but a nice vac, leather cleaning and conditioning

Before






After






Engine before


Adam's APC and some brushing



Engine after (Adam's In and Out Spray was used to dress it up)





Before shots

















Wheel Before


Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner in action


Adam's APC lifting dirt off the tires


Stripping everything off the car


Wash







Shot of the paint after everything was stripped






Sorry missing clay shots (windows and paint were clayed)

Measuring paint


Masking
Derek masking up the sills



We used some paper to block dust coming into the grill.



Polishing shots (50/50) - holograms, swirls, scratches, bird etching you name it all in the book......I will let the pics do the talking



Pillars
Before


After


More polishing needed but here are some pics of the difference





Rear qtr



Rinse and dried before final touches



Dried up and ready to go


Exhaust were polished out.
Left not polished - 2 on the right were polished (steel wool and Optimum Metal Polish)


Close up


Exhaust tips before



Exhaust tips after


Swissvax Shield



Adam's Glass Cleaner followed by Adam's Glass Sealant on all glass



Adam's Super VRT



After shots





























Unfortunately the sun was not out this morning.




















Enjoy!
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Old 11-10-2010, 11:11 PM   #2
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You sir... are a stud!! Great work on a great ride.
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Old 11-11-2010, 12:03 PM   #3
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That's freakin awesome!!!
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Old 11-11-2010, 12:16 PM   #4
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Old 11-11-2010, 01:19 PM   #5
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Old 11-11-2010, 08:40 PM   #6
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What's the cost on an intensive job like that?
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Old 11-11-2010, 09:33 PM   #7
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Wow that is stunning! Thanks for the great pics.
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Old 11-12-2010, 05:55 AM   #8
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What's the cost on an intensive job like that?
I'm curious about that too!

Excellent work. Gorgeous vehicle (once corrected)

Was that damage caused by automatic car washes?
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Old 11-12-2010, 10:08 AM   #9
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