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: Detailer's Domain: 2006 STI Clean Up
03-11-2011, 07:51 AM
What was done -

- 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
- Pre Washed with Car Pro Iron X
- Wash down and rinsed
- Door jambs were cleaned up
- Clayed
- Dried
- Tires dressed
- Masking
- 1 Step - Menzerna Power Finish
- Inspection with Fenix, 3m Sun Gun, Infratech, and natural sunlight
- Last Step – Einszett Glanz
- Rubber and Plastics Treated
- Exterior windows and mirrors cleaned and sealed
- Exhaust tips cleaned
- Windows were clayed, cleaned, and sealed
- Jambs steam cleaned

- Alcantara cleaned
-Dash and plastics steamed and dressed
-Carpets Vacuumed and Steamed

Products used:
(feel free to click the link below for more info)
Car Pro Iron X (
1Z einszett W99 (
Adam's All Purpose Cleaner (
Uber Yellow Wash Sponge (
Uber Clay Bar kit with Optimum No Rinse (
Einszett Spray Wax (
Menzerna Top Inspection (
Menzerna Power Finish (
1Z einszett Glanz (

Uber Wheel and Tire Kit (

Adam's Glass Cleaner (
Adam's Glass Sealant (

Sonax Dashboard Cleaner (
Leather Master Foam Cleaner (
Car Pro So Pure (

Infratech 5300 (
Fenix TK11 (
Brinkmann ( x)
Fenix TK40 (
Porter Cable 7427XP ( x)
The Uber Foam Pads (5.5inch) (
Tons of "Uber" Microfiber Towels
Uber Drying Towels (
Brushes (
Kranzle K1120 Pressure Washer (
Cam Spray Foam Canon (
Dupray Hill Injection

Interior Clean Up

Derek with the Dupray steam cleaning the interior

Brand New Uber MF Towel

Uber MF Towel after all the steam cleaning
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Close up

Car Pro So Pure (

After shots

Before shots

Before wheels

We removed the salt and grime from the tires and wheel wells with Adam's APC ( and the Uber Wheel Well Brush (
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Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner ( workings its magic

Tires, wheel wells, wheels all rinsed down

Pre washed with Iron X ( to remove all the iron deposits

Rinsing the Iron X off

Washed the STI with einszett W99 (

Final rinse

Next we clayed the car. Not much after the Iron X and W99

Tires and Wheel Wells dressed

Door jambs cleaned up

The imperfections were much like this all over the car.

Paint Measurement (higher than usually numbers)

Porter Cable used on this job

After polishing shots
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Roof spoiler and all the plastic trim around the STI were polished

Glass cleaned and sealed (Adam's Glass Cleaner ('s Glass Sealant ( Glass MF (

Pre Wow ( was used on the cowl
Before - Dried and faded

Before exhaust
Exhaust tip was cleaned up with Optimum Metal Polish (

After shot

1Z einszett Glanz ( was used as a last step

Afters shots

(Permission for this write up granted by the owner)

03-11-2011, 11:14 AM
That is awesome work! Looks brand new again!