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Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection Anything related to keeping your Camaro clean and in good cosmetic condition.

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Old 04-24-2012, 08:49 AM   #1
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Subject: BMW 335i
Requirement: Paint Correction and Last Step Protection

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- 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
- Washed with 1Z Exclusive Shampoo
- Wolf's Chemical's Decon Gel
- Wash down and rinsed
- Door jambs were cleaned up
- Clayed
- Dried
- Tires dressed
- Masking
- Paint Measurement
- Meg's D300 with Microfiber DA Cut Pad - Griots Orbital
- Menzerna SF4000 with Uber Green Pad - Griots Orbital
- Inspection with Fenix, 3m Sun Gun, Infratech, and natural sunlight
- Last Step – 1Z einszett Glanz Wax
- Wheel wells were cleaned and dressed
- Rubber and Plastics Treated
- Exterior windows and mirrors cleaned and sealed
- Exhaust tips cleaned

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Prep - Wash, Decon, Clay, Wheels, and Tires

Sonax Full Effect in action






Wash, Decon, Rinse







Paint Imperfections were throughout the car





Random after compound and polish shots






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Old 04-24-2012, 09:27 AM   #2
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nice work! that's an awesome color blue
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:39 AM   #3
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thanks!
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:15 AM   #4
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Great Work! And that blue would look great on a certain car we pay homage to here on this forum...hint...hint.
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:35 PM   #5
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Great looking car! I agree that shade of blue would look great on a Camaro.

Noob question, what did you use to clean the exhaust tips?
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:54 PM   #6
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steel wool #0000 and Optimum Metal polish
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:22 PM   #7
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wow...looks awesome!
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:32 PM   #8
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Awesome job,I like to do the same with my auto's,but man sometimes the amount of time I put into doing the detailing doesn't seem worth it.It either rains or it gets really dusty and covers the just detailed car with a nice coat of dust or pollen within a few daysI really want to get the PC and all the other stuff to do my cars,because in the end the resale will be higher for my car or truck compared to others,I also worry about making my cars stand out to much and someone getting jealous and doing some crazy s**t,it makes a difference when getting paid to make them shine and just doing it for personal gratification,I take great pride in doing things right and keeping things nice,oh well decisions,decisions.
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:34 PM   #9
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How do you apply the decon gel?
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