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phil@detailersdomain.com
07-11-2012, 03:51 AM
Subject - 2010 VW GTI
Requirements - Full Exterior Paint Correction and Opti Coat installation.

We get another one ready for Waterfest.

Exterior

- 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
- Meg's M105 with Surbuf and Griots Orbital
- Sonax 5/5 Fine Abrasive Paste - Microfiber DA Cut Pad - Griots Orbital
- Sonax 3/6 Nano Polish - Uber Green Pad - Griots Orbital
- Opti Coat
- 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

Products used

Links to products used -

1Z einszett W99 (https://detailersdomain.com/1Z-einszett-W99_p_273.html)
Wolf's Decon Gel (https://detailersdomain.com/Wolfs-Chemicals-WF-1P-Deironizer-Decon-Gel_p_533.html)
Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner (http://www.detailersdomain.com/Sonax-Full-Effect-Wheel-Cleaner_p_324.html)
NanoSkin AutoScrub System (https://detailersdomain.com/NanoSkin-Autoscrub-6-inch-Pad_p_695.html)
Meg's M105 (https://detailersdomain.com/Meguiars-M105-Ultra-Cut-Compound_p_304.html)
Sonax Compound 5/5 - Coming Soon
Sonax Nano Polish 3/6 - Coming Soon
Opti Coat (https://detailersdomain.com/Optimum-Opti-Coat-2_p_326.html)
Adam's Super VRT (https://detailersdomain.com/Adams-Super-VRT_p_222.html)
Optimum Metal Polish (http://www.detailersdomain.com/Optimum-Metal-Polish-8-oz_p_278.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)
Griot's 6 inch Random Orbital Polisher (https://detailersdomain.com/Griots-Garage-6-inch-Random-Orbital-Polisher-Base-Kit_p_683.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)
Fenix TK35 (http://www.detailersdomain.com/Fenix-TK35-820-Lumens_p_504.html)
Brinkmann (http://www.detailersdomain.com/Brinkmann-Tuffmax-Dual-LED-Spotlight_p_400.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)

Before

Direct sun shots out side, Wow this is bad
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Audi%20Details%202012/john%20vw%20gti%20vi/DSC_0888.jpg
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http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Audi%20Details%202012/john%20vw%20gti%20vi/DSC_0804.jpg

Prep - Wheels/Tires/Wash/Decon/Autoscrub
Pre soak /Bug and Tar
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Audi%20Details%202012/john%20vw%20gti%20vi/DSC_0812.jpg

phil@detailersdomain.com
07-11-2012, 03:52 AM
Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Audi%20Details%202012/john%20vw%20gti%20vi/DSC_0813.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Audi%20Details%202012/john%20vw%20gti%20vi/DSC_0818.jpg

Wheel woolie in action (coming soon)
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Audi%20Details%202012/john%20vw%20gti%20vi/DSC_0821.jpg

Rinse wheels
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Audi%20Details%202012/john%20vw%20gti%20vi/DSC_0838.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Audi%20Details%202012/john%20vw%20gti%20vi/DSC_0830.jpg

Rinse bumper
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Audi%20Details%202012/john%20vw%20gti%20vi/DSC_0835.jpg

Foaming up the car
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Audi%20Details%202012/john%20vw%20gti%20vi/DSC_0839.jpg
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http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Audi%20Details%202012/john%20vw%20gti%20vi/DSC_0855.jpg

Decon
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Audi%20Details%202012/john%20vw%20gti%20vi/DSC_0822.jpg

Rinse
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Audi%20Details%202012/john%20vw%20gti%20vi/DSC_0858.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Audi%20Details%202012/john%20vw%20gti%20vi/DSC_0859.jpg

phil@detailersdomain.com
07-11-2012, 03:52 AM
Drying with the Uber Super Drying Microfiber Towel
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Audi%20Details%202012/john%20vw%20gti%20vi/DSC_0869.jpg

AutoScrub
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Audi%20Details%202012/john%20vw%20gti%20vi/DSC_0862.jpg

Blowing out the excess water
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Audi%20Details%202012/john%20vw%20gti%20vi/DSC_0899.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Audi%20Details%202012/john%20vw%20gti%20vi/DSC_0898.jpg

Shots of the paint after prep
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Audi%20Details%202012/john%20vw%20gti%20vi/DSC_0972.jpg
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http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Audi%20Details%202012/john%20vw%20gti%20vi/DSC_0983.jpg

50/50 shots (before and after compound and polishing)
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Audi%20Details%202012/john%20vw%20gti%20vi/DSC_0930.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Audi%20Details%202012/john%20vw%20gti%20vi/DSC_0928.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Audi%20Details%202012/john%20vw%20gti%20vi/DSC_0925.jpg

John in the background happy with the progress on making his baby shine
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Tail lights were cleaned up - Sonax 5/5 followed by Sonax 3/6

Before
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Audi%20Details%202012/john%20vw%20gti%20vi/DSC_0954.jpg

After
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Audi%20Details%202012/john%20vw%20gti%20vi/DSC_0965.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Audi%20Details%202012/john%20vw%20gti%20vi/DSC_0960.jpg

Close up shots after correction
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Audi%20Details%202012/john%20vw%20gti%20vi/DSC_0967.jpg

phil@detailersdomain.com
07-11-2012, 03:52 AM
Action shots
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Audi%20Details%202012/john%20vw%20gti%20vi/DSC_0931.jpg

Outside shots after paint correction
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Audi%20Details%202012/john%20vw%20gti%20vi/DSC_1039.jpg
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Rinse off all the dust from compound and polish
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Audi%20Details%202012/john%20vw%20gti%20vi/DSC_1042.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Audi%20Details%202012/john%20vw%20gti%20vi/DSC_1041.jpg

Opti Coat
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Audi%20Details%202012/john%20vw%20gti%20vi/DSC_1045.jpg

Buffing off the Opti Coat
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Audi%20Details%202012/john%20vw%20gti%20vi/DSC_1043.jpg

After
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phil@detailersdomain.com
07-11-2012, 03:53 AM
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ard
07-15-2012, 01:13 AM
Nice work. (Of course)

Are we allowed to know what such an effort costs (ballpark)

phil@detailersdomain.com
07-15-2012, 07:00 AM
thanks I will send you a pm.