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Pre-Winter Detailing Bender



Winter is fast approaching. I am going under the knife next Wed. with an expected four-week recovery. Today was unbelievably nice. This is a perfect storm for me to FINALLY get the daily prepped for winter!


Here's how it went down:


Double dose of Strip wash w/Adam's Foam Cannon followed by hand wash and rinse.
Clayed w/Visco + Gemming Tool using Detail Spray as lubricant.
Coat of VRT on all rubber and plastic surfaces not getting compounded.
2-stage compound + polish using PCP and PFP, combination of Gen5 and Gen6 pads on a Rupes 15 MkII. My clear is soft enough I did not need the MF pad.
Machine-applied LPS to all painted surfaces.
Coat of Americana on side, top, rear-views, and rear glass.
Glass sealant on outer side of windshield.
Light coat of VRT to remove stray compounding residue off rubber and plastic.
Going to add a coat of Americana + Brilliant Glaze tomorrow.
I got the paint to about 95% good here. Happy with that, for sure.
Here are some crappy phone snaps for your enjoyment.

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I hadn't done the glass at this point.

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That's not dust...that's how much metal flake is in my paint! Luckily, the love marks the neighborhood cat put on the hood came out no problem.

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Even the roof came out nice.

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There's ice-cold beer in that there fridge, just waiting for me to be finished.

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