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phil@detailersdomain.com
06-01-2011, 06:50 PM
Brand new car prep - Adhesive residue left by dealer, a few scratches from the port. We stripped the car down, clayed, polished it out and applied Aquartz on the glass, and paint.
Wheels were done with Opti Coat.

What was done -
Exterior

- 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 W99
- Iron Cut
- Wash down and rinsed
- Door jambs were cleaned up
- Clayed
- Dried
- Tires dressed
- Masking
- Paint Measurement
- 1 Step - Menzerna Super Finish
- Inspection with Fenix, 3m Sun Gun, Infratech, and natural sunlight
- Last Step – Aquartz
- Rubber and Plastics Treated
- Exterior windows and mirrors cleaned and sealed
- Exhaust tips cleaned
- Windows were clayed, cleaned, and sealed
- Jambs steam cleaned

Links to products used -

1Z einszett W99 (http://detailersdomain.com/carcareproducts/degreaserbugandtarremover/1ZeinszettW99.html)
Iron Cut (http://detailersdomain.com/carcareproducts/car_pro/ironx.html)
Adam's All Purpose Cleaner (http://detailersdomain.com/carcareproducts/adams_polishes/AdamsAllPurpose.html)
Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner (http://detailersdomain.com/carcareproducts/tirewheelcleaners/TheUltimateWheelCleaner.html)
Uber Clay Bar Kit (http://detailersdomain.com/carcareproducts/detailingclayandclaylube/UberFineClayBarKit.html)
Menzerna Super Finish (http://detailersdomain.com/carcareproducts/finishingpolishes_1/MenzeraPO106FA.html)with Uber Green Pad
Aquartz (http://detailersdomain.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=CarProCquartz)
Optimum Opti Coat (http://detailersdomain.com/carcareproducts/optimum_car_care/OptimumOptiCoat.html)
Adam's Super VRT (http://detailersdomain.com/carcareproducts/adams_polishes/AdamsVinylRubberTrimRestorer.html)
Optimum Metal Polish (http://detailersdomain.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=OptimumMetalPolish)
Adam's Glass Cleaner (http://detailersdomain.com/carcareproducts/adams_polishes/AdamsGlassCleaner.html)

Tools used
Uber Wool Wash Mitt (http://detailersdomain.com/carcareproducts/carwash/UberWoolWashMitt.html)
Uber No Name MF Towels (http://detailersdomain.com/autodetailing/ubermicro.html)
Porter Cable 7424XP (http://detailersdomain.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=PC7424XP)
Flex PE14-2-150 (http://detailersdomain.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=FlexToolPE142150RotaryPolisher)
Uber Buffing Pads (http://detailersdomain.com/autodetailing/foambuffingpads.html)
Defelsko Paint Meter (http://detailersdomain.com/carcareproducts/paintmeters/DefelskoPositector6000.html)
Fenix TK11 (http://detailersdomain.com/carcareproducts/lighting/FenixTK11.html)
Brinkmann (http://detailersdomain.com/carcareproducts/lighting/BrinkmannTuffmax.html)
Kranzle Pressure Washer (http://detailersdomain.com/carcareproducts/pressurewasher/KranzleK1120TPressureWasher.html)
Cam Spray Foam Canon (http://detailersdomain.com/carcareproducts/pressurewasher/CamSprayFoamCanon.html)
2 Grit Guard Buckets with Caddies (http://detailersdomain.com/carcareproducts/extcarcaregrit/TwoBucketSystem.html)
Uber Firehose Nozzle (http://detailersdomain.com/carcareproducts/spraynozzlesfoamgunhosefitments/UberFirehoseNozzle.html)

Before Pics packed with Audis today
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/2011s4aquartzdan/IMG_3168.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/2011s4aquartzdan/IMG_3169.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/2011s4aquartzdan/IMG_3171.jpg

Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/2011s4aquartzdan/IMG_3180.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/2011s4aquartzdan/IMG_3183.jpg

Wash
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/2011s4aquartzdan/IMG_3186.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/2011s4aquartzdan/IMG_3195.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/2011s4aquartzdan/IMG_3190.jpg

Rinsed
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/2011s4aquartzdan/IMG_3198.jpg

Drying the car with the Uber Super Drying Towel
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/2011s4aquartzdan/IMG_3199.jpg

Claying
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/2011s4aquartzdan/IMG_3202.jpg

Before shots (imperfections from the port)
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/2011s4aquartzdan/IMG_3174.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/2011s4aquartzdan/IMG_3173.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/2011s4aquartzdan/IMG_3172.jpg

After polishing
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/2011s4aquartzdan/IMG_3208.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/2011s4aquartzdan/IMG_3207.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/2011s4aquartzdan/IMG_3210.jpg

Aquartz
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/2011s4aquartzdan/IMG_3201.jpg

After shots
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/2011s4aquartzdan/IMG_3212.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/2011s4aquartzdan/IMG_3211.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/2011s4aquartzdan/IMG_3244.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/2011s4aquartzdan/IMG_3243.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/2011s4aquartzdan/IMG_3226.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/2011s4aquartzdan/IMG_3274.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/2011s4aquartzdan/IMG_3272.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/2011s4aquartzdan/IMG_3267.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/2011s4aquartzdan/IMG_3263.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/2011s4aquartzdan/IMG_3262.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/2011s4aquartzdan/IMG_3258.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/2011s4aquartzdan/IMG_3257.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/2011s4aquartzdan/IMG_3256.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/2011s4aquartzdan/IMG_3246.jpg

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Enjoy!

Munich77
06-02-2011, 06:55 AM
Very nice indeed - I love the metallic sparkle.

phil@detailersdomain.com
06-02-2011, 08:57 AM
yup the flakes are definitely POPPIN!

thekurgan
06-02-2011, 01:19 PM
Phil is it necessary to use the Aquartz+ as a finish? All the reviews I've read go either way. I believed the Aquartz base is the substance that give the super-hard layer and the + was just for appearance? Also, to use this product, I assume you need an absolutely perfect correction before or will the product fill minor imperfections? Thanks for the detail on this one.

phil@detailersdomain.com
06-02-2011, 01:29 PM
Phil is it necessary to use the Aquartz+ as a finish? All the reviews I've read go either way. I believed the Aquartz base is the substance that give the super-hard layer and the + was just for appearance? Also, to use this product, I assume you need an absolutely perfect correction before or will the product fill minor imperfections? Thanks for the detail on this one.

a perfect finish will be the best way to go with these types of coatings.

you only need the black bottle that we carry for aquartz.

we will have the red bottle soon.

RJ
06-03-2011, 07:58 AM
Hi phil:

I would be interested to hear about the application process of this product and the level of ease or difficulty in applying the product. Step by step guidelines and any tips and tricks.

What is your opinion on their polish? I understand it is for removing minor swirl marks and imperfections.

Thanks!!!

phil@detailersdomain.com
06-03-2011, 10:07 AM
aquartz application is not hard is not easy.

for new cars its great its a ton less work especially if the car has no paint imperfections.

for an older car you would want to

wash ---> iron cut---> clay ---> compound/polish (whatever is necessary to make the car perfect) then ip wipe down to remove any left over compound/polish) --> aquartz application (1st coat wait 45-1 hour for the 2nd coat)

that's it no real tricks.

application video of aquartz
http://youtu.be/DJcObqoaiEM

RJ
06-03-2011, 12:19 PM
Phil - how would you rate the result from using AQuartz Vs Klasse. In your opinion which one produces a deeper gloss?

I have Klasse on my car. Do I need to completely strip off the Klasse in order to apply AQuartz using your suggested process for applying AQuartz?

Thanks.

phil@detailersdomain.com
06-03-2011, 03:15 PM
you would have to remove anything currently on the car to apply aquartz.

I believe aquartz will be more durable and looks great!