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: Detailer's Domain: Audi A4 - Going back to the basics of detailing
07-01-2012, 02:54 PM
Subject: 2007 Audi A4
Requirements: Back to the basics with a deep cleaning and one step polish and wax


- Wheels were prepped with Sonax Wheel Cleaner and cleaned up with various brushes
- Tires were spritzed down with Adamís All Purpose Cleaner and washed down
- Wheel wells were cleaned up
- Washed with 1Z einszett W99
- Wolf's Decon Gel
- Wash down and rinsed
- Door jambs were cleaned up
- Nano Scrub AutoScrub
- Dried
- Tires dressed
- Masking
- Paint Measurement
- Sonax 5/5 Fine Abrasive Paste - Uber Green Pad - Griots Orbital
- 1Z einszett Glanz Wax - Uber Black Pad
- Inspection with Fenix, 3m Sun Gun, Infratech, and natural sunlight
- Wheel wells were cleaned and dressed
- Rubber and Plastics Treated
- Exterior windows and mirrors cleaned and sealed
- Exhaust tips cleaned
- Windows were autoscrubed, cleaned, and sealed

- Interior Vac
- Leather Cleaned/Conditioned (remove a denim stains and much more)
- Plastic - wiped down and protected

- Cleaned
- Dressed

Products used

Links to products used -

1Z einszett W99 (
Wolf's Decon Gel (
Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner (
NanoSkin AutoScrub System (
Sonax Fine Abrasive Polish 5/5 - Coming Soon
1Z einszett Glanz (
Adam's Super VRT (
Optimum Metal Polish (
1Z einszett Cockpit (
Leather Master Strong Cleaner (
Leather Master Vital Conditioner (
Leather Master Super Remover (
Uber Engine Detailing Kit (

Tools used
Uber Wool Wash Mitt (
Uber No Name MF Towels (
Griot's 6 inch Random Orbital Polisher (
Uber Buffing Pads (
Defelsko Paint Meter (
Fenix TK35 (
Brinkmann (
Kranzle Pressure Washer (
Cam Spray Foam Canon (
2 Grit Guard Buckets with Caddies (
Uber Firehose Nozzle (
Metro Air Force Blaster (




Dan kissing the clean door handle ; )

We found caked on dust on the seat rails
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Cleaned up



Prep - Wash, Decon, Autoscrub, Wheels, Tires, Wheel Wells, Engine

Before shots of the engine

Not bad but we take a closer look to find.

APC on the motor and some brushing were needed to get rid of all that caked dirt and grime

Sonax 5/5 on was used by hand on the engine bay

Afters of engine bay
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Pre soak

Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner in action

We hit the wheels with various brushes
Here we have the wheel wooly in action (coming soon)

Prepping the car prior to Decon Gel/ in the canon a mix of Adam's Car Wash and W99

Wheel wells get some love

Wash mitts go to work

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Wolf's Decon Gel dwelling on the paint

Decon gel really setting in now

NanoSkin AutoScrub on the glass and paint (tons of lubricant)

Before shots of the jambs
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Action shots
Trunk and Door jambs being taken care of

Afters of jambs (light polish and wax)

Fuel door getting worked on

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Much better we hit them up again with polish and wax (sorry no shot)

Dirt, grime, road tar you name it, it was stuck on it.

Side skirts getting the treatment, APC first with some brushing followed by Stoner's Tarminator


Removing left over dressing with Stoner's Tarminator

Clean tires

Action shots

Finishing touches on the wheels

Wheels waxed and tires dressed

After wheel wells were cleaned up we used Adam's Undercarriage Spray to dress them up