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phil@detailersdomain.com
12-19-2012, 02:31 PM
Subject - 2012 Lexus GS350
Requirements - Prep for Opti Coat - Remove old clear film as customer was not satisfied with dealer installation and install new Full Front Clear Film Install

Exterior

- 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 Auto Finesse Lather
- Auto Finesse Iron Out
- Wash down and rinsed
- Door jambs were cleaned up
- Nano Scrub AutoScrub
- Dried
- Tires dressed
- Masking
- Paint Measurement
- Sonax 5/5 Fine Abrasive 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 -

Auto Finesse Lather (https://detailersdomain.com/Auto-Finesse-Lather--Car-Shampoo-500-ml_p_782.html)
Auto Finesse Citrus - Grime Remover (http://www.detailersdomain.com/Auto-Finesse-Citrus--Grime-Remover--500-ml_p_774.html)
Auto Finesse Oblitarate (http://www.detailersdomain.com/Auto-Finesse-Oblitarate--Tar-and-Glue-Remover-_p_773.html)
Auto Finesse Iron Out (http://www.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)
Sonax Fine Abrasive (https://detailersdomain.com/Sonax-Fine-Abrasive-Paste-55_p_816.html)
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)
Uber Foamer Attachment for Pressure Washer (http://www.detailersdomain.com/Uber-Foamer-Canon-Pressure-Washer-Attachment-_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 shot

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Random%20Detailing%20Shots/alex%20gs350/IMG_1715.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Random%20Detailing%20Shots/alex%20gs350/IMG_1730.jpg

Prep - Wash - Decon - Wheels Cleaned - Tires Cleaned

Clear Film Removal

The customer was not happy with the clear film installation
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Random%20Detailing%20Shots/alex%20gs350/IMG_1720.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Random%20Detailing%20Shots/alex%20gs350/IMG_1719.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Random%20Detailing%20Shots/alex%20gs350/IMG_1721.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Random%20Detailing%20Shots/alex%20gs350/IMG_1724.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Random%20Detailing%20Shots/alex%20gs350/IMG_1725.jpg

Auto Finesse Obiltarate (https://detailersdomain.com/Auto-Finesse-Oblitarate--Tar-and-Glue-Remover-_p_773.html) was used to remove the adhesive left over by the clear film
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Random%20Detailing%20Shots/alex%20gs350/IMG_1726.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Random%20Detailing%20Shots/alex%20gs350/IMG_1727.jpg

Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner (https://detailersdomain.com/Sonax-Full-Effect-Wheel-Cleaner_p_324.html) in action
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Random%20Detailing%20Shots/alex%20gs350/IMG_1716.jpg

Car was washed with Auto Finesse Lather (https://detailersdomain.com/Auto-Finesse-Lather--Car-Shampoo-500-ml_p_782.html)
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Random%20Detailing%20Shots/alex%20gs350/IMG_1740.jpg

phil@detailersdomain.com
12-19-2012, 02:32 PM
Rinse
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Random%20Detailing%20Shots/alex%20gs350/IMG_1741.jpg

Wheel wells were cleaned up with Auto Finesse Citrus (https://detailersdomain.com/Auto-Finesse-Citrus--Grime-Remover--500-ml_p_774.html) and a wheel brush (https://detailersdomain.com/Adams-Boulder-Blonde-Boars-Hair-20-Wheel-Brush_p_727.html)
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Random%20Detailing%20Shots/alex%20gs350/IMG_1742.jpg

Auto Finesse Iron Out
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Random%20Detailing%20Shots/alex%20gs350/IMG_1735.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Random%20Detailing%20Shots/alex%20gs350/IMG_1731.jpg

Some of the panels had swirls/wash marks/marring

50/50 shots
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Random%20Detailing%20Shots/alex%20gs350/DSC_8740.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Random%20Detailing%20Shots/alex%20gs350/DSC_8743.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Random%20Detailing%20Shots/alex%20gs350/DSC_8745.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Random%20Detailing%20Shots/alex%20gs350/DSC_8746.jpg

After polishing with Sonax 5/5
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Random%20Detailing%20Shots/alex%20gs350/DSC_8747.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Random%20Detailing%20Shots/alex%20gs350/DSC_8749.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Random%20Detailing%20Shots/alex%20gs350/DSC_8748.jpg

Opti Coat
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Random%20Detailing%20Shots/alex%20gs350/DSC_8750.jpg

Random clear film shots
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Random%20Detailing%20Shots/alex%20gs350/DSC_8798.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Random%20Detailing%20Shots/alex%20gs350/DSC_8799.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Random%20Detailing%20Shots/alex%20gs350/DSC_8803.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Random%20Detailing%20Shots/alex%20gs350/DSC_8802.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Random%20Detailing%20Shots/alex%20gs350/DSC_8797.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Random%20Detailing%20Shots/alex%20gs350/DSC_8796.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Random%20Detailing%20Shots/alex%20gs350/DSC_8801.jpg

After shots (car was finished and picked up in the evening, sorry no outside shots)
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Random%20Detailing%20Shots/alex%20gs350/DSC_8809.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Random%20Detailing%20Shots/alex%20gs350/DSC_8814.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Random%20Detailing%20Shots/alex%20gs350/DSC_8816.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Random%20Detailing%20Shots/alex%20gs350/DSC_8815.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Random%20Detailing%20Shots/alex%20gs350/DSC_8817.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Random%20Detailing%20Shots/alex%20gs350/DSC_8820.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/Random%20Detailing%20Shots/alex%20gs350/DSC_8813.jpg