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phil@detailersdomain.com
07-03-2011, 06:27 AM
This 1 series came to us in pretty good shape. Not much polishing was needed however a thorough cleaning was necessary and proper prep on the paint and wheels were needed to apply Aquartz and Opti Coat - something the customer was keen on as this is a heavily used daily and also sees the track time.

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 - Sonax Perfect Finish
- Inspection with Fenix, 3m Sun Gun, Infratech, and natural sunlight
- Last Step – Aquartz (3 coats)
- Wheels pulled off and treated with Opti Coat 2
- Brake Calipers cleaned and treated with Opti Coat 2
- Wheel wells were cleaned and dressed
- 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://www.detailersdomain.com/1Z-einszett-W99_p_273.html)
Iron Cut (http://www.detailersdomain.com/Aquartz-Iron-Cut_p_327.html)
Adam's All Purpose Cleaner (http://www.detailersdomain.com/Adams-All-Purpose-Cleaner_p_111.html)
Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner (http://www.detailersdomain.com/Sonax-Full-Effect-Wheel-Cleaner_p_324.html)
Adam's Undercarriage Spray (http://www.detailersdomain.com/Adams-Invisible-Undercarriage-Spray_p_92.html)
Uber Clay Bar Kit (http://www.detailersdomain.com/The-Uber-FINE-Blue-Clay-Bar-Kit_p_345.html)
Sonax Perfect Finish
Aquartz Nano Coating (http://www.detailersdomain.com/Aquartz-Nano-Coating-40-ml_p_328.html)
Optimum Opti Coat 2 (http://www.detailersdomain.com/Optimum-Opti-Coat-2_p_326.html)
Adam's Super VRT (http://www.detailersdomain.com/Adams-Super-VRT_p_222.html)
Adam's Metal Polish (http://www.detailersdomain.com/Adams-Metal-Polish-16oz_p_95.html)
Adam's Glass Cleaner (http://www.detailersdomain.com/Adams-Glass-Cleaner_p_82.html)

Engine
Adam's All Purpose Cleaner (http://www.detailersdomain.com/Adams-All-Purpose-Cleaner_p_111.html)
Adam's In and Out Spray (http://www.detailersdomain.com/Adams-In-Out-Spray-3-Pack-and-get-1-Free_p_383.html)

Interior
1Z einszett Cockpit (http://www.detailersdomain.com/1Z-einszett-Cockpit-Premium_p_70.html)
1Z einszett Leathercare (http://www.detailersdomain.com/1Z-einszett-Leather-Care-Lederpflege_p_500.html)

Tools used
Uber Wool Wash Mitt (http://www.detailersdomain.com/Uber-Genuine-Wool-Wash-Mitt-Version-2_p_515.html)
Uber No Name MF Towels (http://www.detailersdomain.com/Uber-No-Name-Uber-Super-Plush-Microfiber-Towel-16x16_p_512.html)
Flex PE14-2-150 (http://www.detailersdomain.com/Flex-PE14-2-150-Rotary-Polisher_p_492.html)
Uber Buffing Pads (http://www.detailersdomain.com/5-Pack-Uber-Foam-Pad-65-inch_p_298.html)
Defelsko Paint Meter (http://www.detailersdomain.com/Defelsko-Positest-DFT-Combo-Paint-Meter_p_498.html)
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[URL="http://www.detailersdomain.com/Brinkmann-Tuffmax-Dual-LED-Spotlight_p_400.html"]Brinkmann (http://www.detailersdomain.com/Fenix-TK35-820-Lumens_p_504.html)
Kranzle Pressure Washer (http://www.detailersdomain.com/Kranzle-K-1120T-Cold-Water-Electric-Pressure-Washer_p_446.html)
Cam Spray Foam Canon (http://www.detailersdomain.com/Cam-Spray-Foamer-Attachment-Foam-Cannon_p_204.html)
2 Grit Guard Buckets with Caddies (http://www.detailersdomain.com/Grit-Guard-Dual-Bucket-Washing-System_p_127.html)
Uber Firehose Nozzle (http://www.detailersdomain.com/Uber-Firehose-Spray-Nozzle_p_80.html)
Metro Air Force Blaster (http://www.detailersdomain.com/Metro-Air-Force-Master-Blaster-Car-Dryer-8-HP-MB3CD_p_344.html)

Interior
Before
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5659.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5658.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5657.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5656.jpg

Metro Vac being used to clean up the interior
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5716.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5717.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5718.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5723.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5724.jpg

After
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5829.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5826.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5824.jpg

Exterior
Before
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5662.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5663.jpg

phil@detailersdomain.com
07-03-2011, 06:27 AM
Wheels (this was 1 week of brake dust)
Before
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5665.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5667.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5664.jpg

Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner to the rescue
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5668.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5672.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5671.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5673.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5674.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5680.jpg
(more on the wheels in a few)

Engine
Before
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5653.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5652.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5651.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5650.jpg

Adam's All Purpose sprayed generously on the engine bay
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5682.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5683.jpg

After
Engine was dressed with Adam's In and Out Spray
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5787.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5786.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5788.jpg

Bug and tar was evident on the nose of the car. I used the 1Z einszett Anti-Insekt Bug + Tar Remover
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5700.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5703.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5702.jpg

phil@detailersdomain.com
07-03-2011, 06:27 AM
After
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5712.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5706.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5711.jpg

As you can see the Iron Cut was needed on this 1.
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5688.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5699.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5690.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5691.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5692.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5693.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5698.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5689.jpg

The 1 was washed with W99 and then rinsed well.
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5714.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5713.jpg

Clayed the windows and paint
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5727.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5728.jpg

I was still able to pull contaminants off the paint
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5726.jpg

Used 3m Adhesive remover to pull tar off the bottom of the car
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5736.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5730.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5734.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5729.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5735.jpg
As mentioned before the car didn't need much in terms of correction. We used Sonax Perfect Finish to prep the paint for Aquartz
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5770.jpg

On to the wheels, brake calipers and wheel wells
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5738.jpg

phil@detailersdomain.com
07-03-2011, 06:27 AM
Steam used to clean the caliper/wheel wells etc
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5741.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5742.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5746.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5751.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5752.jpg

Opti Coat applied
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5739.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5740.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5753.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5759.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5761.jpg

Adam's Super VRT on the tires
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5765.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5766.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5768.jpg

After shots
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5833.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5832.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5830.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5820.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5818.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5817.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5815.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5811.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5809.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5796.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5795.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5791.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5816.jpg

thekurgan
07-03-2011, 08:45 AM
Wow that is a LOT of iron, coming from the brake rotor dust? BTW, I noticed there is Aquartz and another brand, C.Quartz. Are these similar nano-type products?

phil@detailersdomain.com
07-03-2011, 09:04 AM
Wow that is a LOT of iron, coming from the brake rotor dust? BTW, I noticed there is Aquartz and another brand, C.Quartz. Are these similar nano-type products?

yes we use to carry the Cquartz line in fact we still have stock on two of their items.

Cquartz and Aquartz are both coatings.

Aquartz I feel is an easier application with great results as you see here.

noego
07-04-2011, 09:51 AM
there's detailing and then there is the way Phil does it... Phil's way is actually awesome.

BadboyzTn
07-05-2011, 10:22 AM
When you clean/spray the engine... Do you leave the car running or turn it off?

thekurgan
07-05-2011, 11:42 AM
When you clean/spray the engine... Do you leave the car running or turn it off?

Definitely off. You don't water being splashed onto the serpentine belt or any other electrical areas.