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Detailed: 2008 VW R32 New daily driver!!


Mario Gambacortta
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I finally had the chance to give my new daily driver a proper detail since I bought her in August. The car has only 5,000 miles on it and came from a good home, although it was far from perfect. The car had the typical swirls and light scratches here and there. I wanted to get it ready for all the winter trips to Breckenridge for the ski season. The R32 also had zero rock chips so I wanted to get a clear bra put on after the detail was complete. Hope you enjoy!

 

Some before pics.

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I started as always with the wheels. First step to degrease the wheel wells and tires with Adam's All Purpose Cleaner and fender brush.

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Adam's Green Wheel Cleaner going to work.

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Adam's Power Stick, Trim and Lug Brush, and Wheel Brush.

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The results. They look great, but I wanted to take it a step further. I removed all the wheels to give them a proper cleaning and protection.

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After removal.

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Inner spokes cleaned with Adam's APC and Trim and Lug Brush.

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Entire wheel was clayed.

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Sealed with Adam's Machine Super Wax.

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Wheel wells were next.

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APC and Trim and Lug Brush again.

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Factory blue 4 piston 13.6 inch brakes.

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Adam's Revive Polish was used before they were treated to a coat of Machine Super Wax.

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Results.

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Wheel wells were protected with Adam's Super VRT and Undercarriage Spray for the hard to reach areas.

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Engine was next on the list. APC, Trim and Lug Brush, and Wheel Brush make short work of the engine bay.

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Jumbo Vac N' Blo was used to dry the engine.

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Some swirl marks were revealed on the engine cover. They were easily removed with Adam's Four Inch Pad Kit and a Cordless drill.

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After the exterior was tripped of old its old wax, it was sprayed down with the foam gun and Adam's Car Shampoo.

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Trim and Lug Brush was used for all the cracks and crevices.

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Adam's Wash Pad used everywhere else.

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Adam's Detail Spray was used to neutralize the water to prevent water spots before being dried with a Great White Drying Towel.

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There was a pretty nice rub mark/scratch on the passenger headlight that had to be removed with 2500 grit sand paper.

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Wet sanding with Adam's Car Shampoo used for the lubricant.

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After sanding was finished.

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Adam's Four Inch Pad Kit was used with Adam's new soon to be released light compound, Swirl and Have Remover, and Fine Machine Polish to remove the sanding scratches.

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Completely corrected!

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The rear bumpers clear bra had a scratch that I managed to make when loading my mountain bike in the hatch. Orange 4" pad and Clear Polish made short work of it.

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After claying the entire car, the paint was inspected. Fine scratches and swirls covered the entire car.

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This was an excellent time to finish perfecting our new light compound and new pads for the Flex.

New compound in action.

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Adam's Swirl and Haze with our new, soon to be released orange flat face pad.

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Fine Machine Polish and also soon to be released white flat face pad, finished the polishing steps.

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A couple coats of Adam's Machine Super Wax were applied with a Porter Cable over couple of days.

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Adam's Americana Premium Paste Wax was used as the finishing touches to show off the depth of the paint even greater.

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Deep Blue Pearl Metallic paint in all it's glory.

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The interior was cleaned next. R32 rubber mats were removed and cleaned with Adam's All Purpose Cleaner.

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After they were dry, I sprayed them with Adam's In and Out Spray.

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Interior was vacuumed with the Jumbo Vac N Blo.

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Leather Seats were cleaned with Adam's Leather and Interior Cleaner and a boar's hair interior brush.

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Adam's Leather and Interior Condition.

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Exhaust tips were polishes with Adam's Metal Polish.

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And finally the results.

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Cheers!

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