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phil@detailersdomain.com
07-16-2012, 07:21 AM
Subject: 2011 Audi S4 Phantom Black
Requirements: Clean up the mess in the interior, Paint correction a must, engine, and make sure wheels are cleaned up.

Customer is a long time customer and friend, who like most have other things going on in their lives to get their cars to me ; )

So long story short we had to grab the car shuttle the car back and forth from his house and the shop. Car has never been worked on except for your local car wash.

Lots to do.

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
- Sonax 5/5 Fine Abrasive Paste - Microfiber DA Cut Pad - Griots Orbital
- Sonax 3/6 Nano Polish - 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
- Interior Vac
- Leather Cleaned/Conditioned (remove a denim stains and much more)
- Plastic - wiped down and protected

Engine
- Cleaned
- Dressed

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
1Z einszett Glanz (https://detailersdomain.com/1Z-einszett-Glanz-Wax_p_72.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)
1Z einszett Cockpit (https://detailersdomain.com/1Z-einszett-Cockpit-Premium_p_70.html)
Leather Master Strong Cleaner (https://detailersdomain.com/Leather-Master-Strong-Cleaner-Leather-Cleaner_p_143.html)
Leather Master Vital Conditioner (https://detailersdomain.com/Leather-Master-Protection-Cream_p_144.html)
Leather Master Super Remover (https://detailersdomain.com/Leather-Master-Super-Remover_p_294.html)
Uber Engine Detailing Kit (https://detailersdomain.com/Uber-Engine-Detailing-Starter-Kit_p_601.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)

Interior:
Dusty interior
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Blowing out the interior prior to vac
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Carpets getting vacuumed
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phil@detailersdomain.com
07-16-2012, 07:21 AM
50/50 shot of the interior clean up
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After
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Engine Before
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Engine After
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phil@detailersdomain.com
07-16-2012, 07:22 AM
Before shots
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Prep - Wash, Decon, Autoscrub, wheels, tires
Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner in action
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phil@detailersdomain.com
07-16-2012, 07:22 AM
Bug and Tar Remover applied
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Nanoskin Autoscrub in action
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Before shots of the paint (you got it all here, dull paint, scratches, wash marks, swirls, waterspots, etching)
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phil@detailersdomain.com
07-16-2012, 07:22 AM
Compound/Polishing
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using the Festool to get some of the nasty stuff out.
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50/50 shots on various panels of the car
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Finishing touches
working to get it done
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1z einszett Glanz Wax being applied
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Afters
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phil@detailersdomain.com
07-16-2012, 07:23 AM
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80MGB
08-11-2012, 07:53 PM
Day and night difference - he should now be your best friend!

noego
08-12-2012, 06:48 PM
Phil, what you do is what detailing is all about. Excellent!

dme330i
08-14-2012, 08:14 PM
Wow! Excellent work!

C14 Rider
09-14-2012, 08:57 AM
Now that is what an S4 should look like....excellent work ! :thumbup:

e39 dave
09-15-2012, 10:19 PM
Unbelievable job on the S4. Hopefully the owner will keep his car looking good.

EuroTuned330xi
09-21-2012, 11:19 AM
Holy.....$hit lol. I have an e46 alpine white 330 and i try and detail as much and as often as i can espicially bein that the car is white. Now my car is a 2002 so i think i do a pretty good job with keepin up with her appearance, however i def would like to get rid of the "swirl" looking marks. I usually wax with just an applicator and a detailing towel. How can i get rid of the "swirls"? Is that where the buffer comes in handy?

phil@detailersdomain.com
09-21-2012, 11:46 AM
a orbital polisher would do the trick

here is a great kit

Griot's Random Orbital Polisher and Menzerna (https://detailersdomain.com/Griots-Garage-6-inch-Random-Orbital-Polisher-Swirl-Remover-Kit_p_704.html)

EuroTuned330xi
09-21-2012, 11:48 AM
Link is broken :-/

EuroTuned330xi
09-21-2012, 11:51 AM
Never mind i got it to work.

tom@3dproducts
09-21-2012, 01:53 PM
Holy.....$hit lol. I have an e46 alpine white 330 and i try and detail as much and as often as i can espicially bein that the car is white. Now my car is a 2002 so i think i do a pretty good job with keepin up with her appearance, however i def would like to get rid of the "swirl" looking marks. I usually wax with just an applicator and a detailing towel. How can i get rid of the "swirls"? Is that where the buffer comes in handy?

Note that white is a very hard paint to correct. so take your time to figure out what products/pads you get.

As far as the swirls, you need to learn proper techniques as far as washing and drying. That is where they come from. 2 buckets, grit guards etc...

phil@detailersdomain.com
09-21-2012, 02:00 PM
sure thing.

EuroTuned330xi
09-21-2012, 02:06 PM
Ok thanks alot guys. So as far as products, what would u use to "correct" paint? Im only used to washing, dryin and waxing the simple way. Wat pads/products should i use for white.

And where can i learn proper techniques? I got to alot of car shows and i def would like tha car to look at its best like any normal person would lol

Thanks

phil@detailersdomain.com
09-21-2012, 02:27 PM
do you have a picture of the swirls and imperfections?

EuroTuned330xi
09-21-2012, 02:40 PM
No not at the moment. Most of my pics are slightly far away. I can take some and have them up either later tonite or tomorrow.

phil@detailersdomain.com
09-21-2012, 02:52 PM
that would be great.