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Detailer's Domain: New Car Prep - Opti Coat - Clear Film Installation - 2013 Audi S4
10-17-2012, 09:24 AM
Subject - 2013 Audi S4
Requirements - New Car Prep - Opti Coat - Full Front Clear Film Install


- Wheels were prepped with Sonax Wheel Cleaner and cleaned up with various brushes
- Tires were spritzed down with Auto Finesse Citrus
- Wheel wells were cleaned up
- Washed with 1Z einszett W99
- Auto Finesse Iron Out
- Wash down and rinsed
- Door jambs were cleaned up
- Nano Scrub AutoScrub
- Dried
- Tires dressed
- Masking
- Paint Measurement
- Sonax 3/6 Fine Abrasive Paste - 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 (
Auto Finesse Citrus - Grime Remover (
Auto Finesse Oblitarate (
Auto Finesse Iron Out (
Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner (
NanoSkin AutoScrub System (
Sonax Compound 3/6 (
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 (
Uber Foamer Attachment for Pressure Washer (
2 Grit Guard Buckets with Caddies (
Uber Firehose Nozzle (
Metro Air Force Blaster (

Before pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3176.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3181.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3187.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3188.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3189.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3192.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3194.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3203.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3206.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3183.jpg
10-17-2012, 09:25 AM
Wheel Wells, Wheels, and Tires Before pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3224.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3223.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3200.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3195.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3196.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3198.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3210.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3213.jpg

Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner in action pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3216.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3217.jpg

Wheels wells cleaned up pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3237.jpg

Wheels rinsed pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3235.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3238.jpg

Auto Finesse Iron Out (Decon Gel) was used on the car - no iron particles or fall out on this new car, but always good to have checked pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3228.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3229.jpg

Driver's side Super Charger badged removed for clear film install pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3241.jpg

Left over adhesive removed with Auto Finesse Oblitarate ( pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3242.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3255.jpg
10-17-2012, 09:25 AM
All gone pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3257.jpg

Passenger side Super Charger badge Removed for clear film install pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3243.jpg

Left over adhesive removed with Auto Finesse Oblitarate ( pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3244.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3251.jpg

All gone pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3256.jpg

Adhesive on the wheels removed with Auto Finesse Oblitarate ( pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3246.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3245.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3250.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3247.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3254.jpg

After pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3248.jpg

Wash pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3270.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3272.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3273.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3276.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3280.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3282.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3285.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3267.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3269.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3298.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3311.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3303.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3304.jpg

Rinse pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3314.jpg

NanoSkin AutoScrub - replaces the clay bar pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3322.jpg

Blow drying with the Metro AirForce Blaster pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3327.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3332.jpg

Marring on various spots of the car were taken care of with a Griot's and Sonax 3/6 pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3337.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3338.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3340.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3341.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3343.jpg

Much better pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3344.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3346.jpg
10-17-2012, 09:27 AM
Opti Coat on all 4 wheels and paint pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3347.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3351.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3357.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3359.jpg

Random shots of the clear film installation pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3364.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3368.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3373.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3375.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3387.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3388.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3391.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3397.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3399.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3401.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3406.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3408.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3409.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3414.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3429.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3430.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3434.jpg
10-17-2012, 09:28 AM
Finishing touches
Super Charger Badge installed pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3446.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3447.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3449.jpg

Exhaust tips polished up pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3361.jpg

Cleaning up the glass pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3335.jpg

Adam's Super VRT on the tires pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3453.jpg

Final shots pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3468.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3469.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3470.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3471.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3457.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3463.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3465.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3466.jpg pti%20Coat%20PPF/DSC_3460.jpg