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Detail Returned! A3 Came Back for Spring!


THE Mook
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Morn!

 

I was able to help out JD_SS from House of Shine this past Saturday for a return customer. Some of you may remember us touching this car the first time, http://www.adamsforums.com/forums/detailers-write-ups/14358.htm. Not the ideal day for detailing a car...

 

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Add a little rain to that, and JD and I both were worried about getting the thing back to the customer in that little window of the day when the weather would break. The car came to use dirty and with the overcast sky, it was hard to determine just what we were up against, once we got it clean. You can see that the protection we added to the paint last fall was still holding up pretty nice. We made sure to add 3oz of APC into the Wash Bucket, and another 2 oz of APC into the Foam Gun, so that we could remove all remaining protection.

 

 

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Process:

Clean and Dress Wheels/Tires/Wheel Wells

Clean and Dress Engine Bay

Two Bucket, Foam Gun Assisted Wash

Scrub Front Mats

Dry with Sidekick and Great White Drying Towel

Clay Bar with DS as Lube

On the Flex Machine:

2 passes SSR

2 passes SHR

2 passes FMP

Quick Sealant on a Hand Hex Grip Applicator

BG on a BG Pad, Flex, Speed 2

APW to finish with

All trim dressed with In and Out Spray

All tires dressed with SVRT

Wheel Wells addressed with UCS

Interior Cleaned with LIC and dressed with LC

All Glass Clayed and treated with BG

Exhaust tips cleaned with .0000 Steel Wool and APC

Exhaust tips polished on a 4" Pad with MP #1 and MP #2

Wheels polished with Revive

Wheels sealed with Quick Sealant (different applicator than the paint)

I may have forgetten something in there.

 

Products Used:

Adam's Double Car Wash Grit Guard Bucket Kit

Adam's Ultimate Fire Hose Car Wash Nozzle & Shut Off Combo

Adam's Professional Car Wash Pad

Adam's JUMBO Professional Car Wash Pad

Adam's Great White Microfiber Drying Towel

Adam's Car Wash Shampoo 36 oz

Adam's Professional Grade GFIC Detailers 50' Extension Cord

Adam's Blaster Sidekick Dryer by MetroVac

Adam's Green Wheel Cleaner 36 oz

Adam's In & Out Spray Dressing

Adam's Invisible Undercarriage Spray Dressing

Adam's Super VRT Tire & Trim Dressing

Adam's Metal Polish #1

Adam's Metal Polish #2

Adam's Hex-Grip Pro Tire Dressing Applicator

Adam's Polishes - Adam's 4" Metal Polishing Pad

Adam's Turbo Stick Wheel Cleaning Tool

Adam's Boulder Blonde Boars Hair Wheel Brush

Adam's 20" Fender & Tire Brush

Adam's Trim & Lug Nut Brush

THE NEW WHEEL WOOLIES, NOT IN SITE YET. (HOWEVER THEY ARE CURRENTLY 5.21.12 11AM MST THE DAILY SPECIAL)

Adam's Basic Flex XC 3401 VRG Polisher Kit

Adam's Three Step Machine Polish Bundle

Adam's Pro Detailers Cart

Adam's Brilliant Glaze Machine Combo

Adam's Polishes - Adam's Quick Sealant Kit

Adam's Americana Premium Carnauba Car Wax - Best Carnauba Car Wax!

Adam's Revive Fine Hand Polish

Adam's BLUE Hex-Grip Car Polish Applicator

Adam's Double Soft Microfiber Towel

Adam's Single Soft Microfiber Towel

Adam's Perfect Interior Detail Kit

 

I should have just said an Ultimate Flex Kit with some other goodies. :lol:

 

Engine: (I faILed to snap a pic before Hosey McHoserson decided it was bath time)

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Good thing that's not my engine smoking! :lol: okay, that's just In and Out Spray.

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Fin!

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The Tips:

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I can't stop staring at the rocks in the reflection. :lolsmack:

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Here is JD working the Front Mats with APC and our new Wheel Woolies. The Big one is awesome for this we learned.

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A Couple Finished Interior Shots:

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Look at the difference In and Out Spray makes on the little boots inside the door hinge.

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Guess it needed Clayed.

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Ready for Pre-Correction Inspection.

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Some before shots up close. Notice the hard water stains and also swirling. JD and I had our work cut out for us today.

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Tuning our process in took a little bit of time...here are some progression/discovery pics.

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I think we decided that "As close to perfect as this was going to get" was here. 2 Passes each SSR, SHR, FMP, yielded us very nice results.

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JD said smile, I was like, "for what, the yearbook photo?"

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JD touching up the trim and making sure the magic polish dust was gone before Tony and Robbie showed up.

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Some Results shots! I loved how this car turned out. The Wheels, Interior, Engine Bay all came out fantastic. I was very pleased with the paint turnaround too. Because of the sky, you wouldn't be able to tell how bad those water spots really were. I was leaning pretty hard at times on the Flex.

Notice in the last couple shots...you may see our next project! :rockon:

 

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Gotta do it...

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JD and I CAN'T WAIT to get our hooks into this!

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Thank you for stopping in.

Mook

:cheers:

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You guys did great....how was the Audi clear working for you?

 

Thank you. To be honest, it was tougher this time to remedy than last time. I have no idea why, but the last time it was like butter in my hands. This time the paint showed up angry with a tattoo on it's face, ready to take it's tiger back from the bathroom.

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Thank you. To be honest, it was tougher this time to remedy than last time. I have no idea why, but the last time it was like butter in my hands. This time the paint showed up angry with a tattoo on it's face, ready to take it's tiger back from the bathroom.

 

Just remember that tigers love pepper. They hate cinnamon.

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