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phil@detailersdomain.com
12-01-2012, 06:51 AM
Subject: Subaru STI
Requirements: Remove Hurricane Sandy and prep it for the winter months.

Exterior

- Wheels were prepped with Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner and cleaned up with various brushes
- Tires were spritzed down with Auto Finesse Citrus Degreaser
- Wheel wells were cleaned up with Auto Finesse Citrus Degreaser
- Washed with Sonax Gloss Shampoo
- Decon with Auto Finesse Iron Out
- Wash down and rinsed
- Door jambs were cleaned up
- Nano Scrub Auto Scrub
- Dried
- Tires dressed
- Auto Finesse Tough Prep - Pre cleaner
- Auto Finesse Tough Coat - Paint Selant
- Wheel wells were cleaned and dressed
- Rubber and Plastics Treated
- Exterior windows and mirrors cleaned and sealed
- Exhaust tips cleaned
- Windows were auto scrubed, cleaned, and sealed

Interior -
- Dash and plastics were cleaned with 1Z einszett Cockpit
- Interior Vac
- Glass cleaned

Products used

Links to products used -
Sonax Gloss Shampoo (https://www.detailersdomain.com/Sonax-Gloss-Shampoo-Concentrate-1-Liter_p_337.html)
Auto Finesse Citrus (https://www.detailersdomain.com/Auto-Finesse-Citrus--Grime-Remover--500-ml_p_774.html)
Auto Finesse Iron Out (https://detailersdomain.com/Auto-Finesse-Iron-Out--Iron-Remover-500-ml_p_780.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)
Auto Finesse Tough Prep (https://www.detailersdomain.com/Auto-Finesse-Tough-Prep--Pre-Sealant-Cleanser-250-ml_p_806.html)
Auto Finesse Tough Coat (https://www.detailersdomain.com/Auto-Finesse-Tough-Coat-Sealant-500-ml-_p_770.html)
Wolf's Glass Guard (https://detailersdomain.com/Wolfs-Chemicals-WG-1NT-Glass-Guard_p_529.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://www.detailersdomain.com/1Z-einszett-Cockpit-Premium_p_70.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)
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 Interior
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After
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Before exterior
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Prep - Wash/Decon/Wheels/Tires/Wheel Wells

Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner in action
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phil@detailersdomain.com
12-01-2012, 06:51 AM
Tires get cleaned
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Random%20Detailing%20Shots/jason%20sti%20winter%20prep/DSC_7756.jpg
Rinse

Auto Finesse Oblitarate was used on the car prior to the wash
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Wash
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Dirt/Grime coming off the car during the pre wash
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Brushing out the jambs
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Rinse
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Random%20Detailing%20Shots/jason%20sti%20winter%20prep/DSC_7809.jpg

Decon Auto Finesse Iron Out
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Not shown in photos Dry/Autoscrub


Auto Finesse Tough Prep (https://detailersdomain.com/Auto-Finesse-Tough-Prep--Pre-Sealant-Cleanser-250-ml_p_806.html) and Auto Finesse Tough Coat (https://detailersdomain.com/Auto-Finesse-Tough-Coat-Sealant-250-ml_p_769.html) applied
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Tires got Auto Finesse Gloss Tire Dressing (https://detailersdomain.com/Auto-Finesse-Gloss--High-Gloss-Tire-Dressing-250-ml_p_798.html)
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Afters
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