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: Detailer's Domain: VW GTI - Paint Correction and Opti Coat
07-11-2012, 02:51 AM
Subject - 2010 VW GTI
Requirements - Full Exterior Paint Correction and Opti Coat installation.

We get another one ready for Waterfest.


- 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 (
Wolf's Decon Gel (
Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner (
NanoSkin AutoScrub System (
Meg's M105 (
Sonax Compound 5/5 - Coming Soon
Sonax Nano Polish 3/6 - Coming Soon
Opti Coat (
Adam's Super VRT (
Optimum Metal Polish (

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 (


Direct sun shots out side, Wow this is bad

Prep - Wheels/Tires/Wash/Decon/Autoscrub
Pre soak /Bug and Tar
07-11-2012, 02:52 AM
Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner

Wheel woolie in action (coming soon)

Rinse wheels

Rinse bumper

Foaming up the car


07-11-2012, 02:52 AM
Drying with the Uber Super Drying Microfiber Towel


Blowing out the excess water

Shots of the paint after prep

50/50 shots (before and after compound and polishing)

John in the background happy with the progress on making his baby shine

Tail lights were cleaned up - Sonax 5/5 followed by Sonax 3/6



Close up shots after correction
07-11-2012, 02:52 AM
Action shots

Outside shots after paint correction

Rinse off all the dust from compound and polish

Opti Coat

Buffing off the Opti Coat

07-11-2012, 02:53 AM

07-15-2012, 12:13 AM
Nice work. (Of course)

Are we allowed to know what such an effort costs (ballpark)
07-15-2012, 06:00 AM
thanks I will send you a pm.