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Hi everyone, this is my first detail write-up, I just recently got into detailing last June after seeing some Adam’s videos on youtube and have finally amassed a collection in order to do such a large detail. I haven’t yet picked up a porter cable or a flex, but my car is kept in well enough shape that it hasn’t bothered me too much yet. I’m a senior in high school and I drive a 2008 Mercedes Benz C300 with 53,000 miles or so. The detail took about 2 days, finishing with clay the first day. I haven’t had the chance to do a “shoot” yet, but once I do, pics will be uploaded.

Enjoy,

Tony

 

In a nutshell:

 

Exterior

- All exterior plastic was sprayed with Adam’s APC and scrubbed with a brush, then rinsed

- License plate and rear chrome removed in order to polish

- Wheels were sprayed with Brown Royal wheel cleaner and let soak, then rinsed off

- Wheels were then cleaned with Adam’s APC

- Tires were sprayed with Adam’s APC, scrubbed

- Wheel were sprayed with Adam’s APC, scrubbed

- Wash down and rinsed

- Door jambs cleaned with Adam’s APC

- Car foamed with Adam’s APC

- Car washed

- Clayed

- Dried

- Specifically damaged areas treated with Adam’s spot pads on a drill.

- Whole car hand polished

- Car treated to coat of glaze

- Car waxed with Americana Premium Paste

- Wheel Wells were cleaned and dressed with Adam's Undercarriage Spray

- Tires dressed with Adam's VRT

- Rubber and Plastics Treated

- Exterior windows and mirrors cleaned and sealed

- Exhaust tips cleaned

- Engine Cleaned and Dressed

 

Interior I keep in pretty good shape and didn’t really need much work other than the regular maintenance.

 

 

Equipment

Adam’s Foam Gun

Honda leaf blower

HD Bucket x2

Grit Guard bucket inserts

Fire hose nozzle

 

Towels, Pads, Sponges, and Brushes

Pakshack waffle weave drying towels

Uber Glass Towels

Adam’s Double-soft Microfiber towel

Adam’s Waffle Weave Towels (for interior)

Autozone Microfiber Mitt (for wheels and exhaust)

Uber “Black” Microfiber towels

Uber No name towels

Low Pile microfiber for carpets

Uber Yellow Wash Sponges

Daytona Speed Wheel Brush

Tampico carpet brush

Vroom Tire Brush

Adam’s Boar's Hair Fender Brush

Tapered Stick things with foam

Horse Hair Upholstery Brush

Adam’s Foam Pads and Sponges

 

 

Products Used

Adam’s All Purpose Cleaner

Adam’s and 3M Car Shampoo

Uber Yellow wash sponge

Adam’s Vinyl, Rubber, and Tire Dressing

Adam’s Detail Spray

Adam’s Leather and Interior Cleaner

303 Aerospace

Adam’s Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner

Chemical guy’s Fade2Black

Adam’s Swirl and Haze Remover

Adam’s Revive Polish

Sprayway glass cleaner

Invisible Glass Glass Cleaner With sealant

3M Adhesive Cleaner

Adam’s Brilliant Glaze

Adam’s Americana Premium Paste Wax

Adam’s Invisible Undercarriage Spray

Poorboy’s Pina Colada Deodorizing spray

 

Pictures

 

Before

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Trim

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Wheels

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Pre Soak & Foam

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Clay

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DARK

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Not too bad

 

Much cleaned up

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DAY 2

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In the garage

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Sorry no SHR or polish pics L

 

Glaze

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Recon on the removal

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Wax

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Finishing touches, glass trim, etc

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AFTER

 

Brilliant shine.. lol

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