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Old 06-19-2012, 09:09 AM   #1
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Detailer's Domain: Fixes a Hammered Honda Civic - Opti Coat applied

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 Adam’s 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

Before














Prep - Wash, Wheels, Tires, NanoSkin



Headlight restoration

Before shots of the lights.




Various stages of wet sanding required to clean up the headlights



Compound and Polish



After shots of the headlights - Opti Coat installed





D300 with Griots


50/50 shots of correction




Before trim


After


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Old 06-19-2012, 09:56 AM   #2
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:26 AM   #3
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Wow...nice work!
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:43 AM   #4
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great work! looks sweet!
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:39 PM   #5
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Terrific work, as always.

Not to sound like a dick, but is anybody else wondering who ponied up the cash for that kind of detail on a 2000 Civic, that looks to be bone stock? I mean, nothing against the car or owner, but the detail probably came close to the value...
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:32 PM   #6
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Wow! That must have taken forever! It was in rough shape

I'm also wondering who paid lol that civic looks like a beater... Well used to lol
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Old 06-19-2012, 02:08 PM   #7
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Are you on a unicycle in the "wet sanding headlights" photo?
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Old 06-19-2012, 02:15 PM   #8
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Terrific work, as always.

Not to sound like a dick, but is anybody else wondering who ponied up the cash for that kind of detail on a 2000 Civic, that looks to be bone stock? I mean, nothing against the car or owner, but the detail probably came close to the value...
.... I was thinking that too ...
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Old 06-19-2012, 02:25 PM   #9
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Are you on a unicycle in the "wet sanding headlights" photo?
Phil does all his detailing on a unicycle. It's the only way for him to be challenged

Give it a little tappy tap
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Old 06-19-2012, 02:32 PM   #10
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Terrific work, as always.

Not to sound like a dick, but is anybody else wondering who ponied up the cash for that kind of detail on a 2000 Civic, that looks to be bone stock? I mean, nothing against the car or owner, but the detail probably came close to the value...
That was exactly what I was thinking. My bet is Phil was helping out a bud or a really good customer.

Excellent work as always Phil. Also, where you able to buff out the paint transfer or did it require more than just buffing?
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Old 06-19-2012, 02:35 PM   #11
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nope this was a regular customer that paid the same as the other guys $850 was what this one billed out with the Opti Coat application.

all he wanted was to fix and protect his car for the next 3 years as he's paying for grad school at the moment.

here is the creeper we were using.

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Old 06-20-2012, 05:52 AM   #12
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I can see spending that amount for that level of service...Would that much get you more when sellling? 2000 honda, not sure.

How did the bumper come out where it looks like he hit something?
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Old 06-20-2012, 06:36 AM   #13
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Nice work, although I'm still lost as to why someone who obviously never cared to maintain the paint on their vehicle decided to spend all that money to get it looking good again.
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:53 AM   #14
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very nice job!!! im doing mine soon with Chemical guys products
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:27 AM   #15
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customer wanted to take care of his car as he's going to grad school and needs it to run and look good for the next 2-3 years.

I just do the cars I don't really ask the questions. ; )
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