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DetailersDomain
07-03-2011, 04:04 AM
This 1 series came to us in pretty good shape. Not much polishing was needed however a thorough cleaning was necessary and proper prep on the paint and wheels were needed to apply Aquartz and Opti Coat - something the customer was keen on as this is a heavily used daily and also sees the track time.

What was done -
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
- Pre Washed with W99
- Iron Cut
- Wash down and rinsed
- Door jambs were cleaned up
- Clayed
- Dried
- Tires dressed
- Masking
- Paint Measurement
-1 Step - Sonax Perfect Finish
- Inspection with Fenix, 3m Sun Gun, Infratech, and natural sunlight
- Last Step Ė Aquartz (3 coats)
- Wheels pulled off and treated with Opti Coat 2
- Brake Calipers cleaned and treated with Opti Coat 2
- Wheel wells were cleaned and dressed
- Rubber and Plastics Treated
- Exterior windows and mirrors cleaned and sealed
- Exhaust tips cleaned
- Windows were clayed, cleaned, and sealed
- Jambs steam cleaned

Links to products used -

1Z einszett W99 (http://www.detailersdomain.com/1Z-einszett-W99_p_273.html)
Iron Cut (http://www.detailersdomain.com/Aquartz-Iron-Cut_p_327.html)
Adam's All Purpose Cleaner (http://www.detailersdomain.com/Adams-All-Purpose-Cleaner_p_111.html)
Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner (http://www.detailersdomain.com/Sonax-Full-Effect-Wheel-Cleaner_p_324.html)
Adam's Undercarriage Spray (http://www.detailersdomain.com/Adams-Invisible-Undercarriage-Spray_p_92.html)
Uber Clay Bar Kit (http://www.detailersdomain.com/The-Uber-FINE-Blue-Clay-Bar-Kit_p_345.html)
Sonax Perfect Finish
Aquartz Nano Coating (http://www.detailersdomain.com/Aquartz-Nano-Coating-40-ml_p_328.html)
Optimum Opti Coat 2 (http://www.detailersdomain.com/Optimum-Opti-Coat-2_p_326.html)
Adam's Super VRT (http://www.detailersdomain.com/Adams-Super-VRT_p_222.html)
Adam's Metal Polish (http://www.detailersdomain.com/Adams-Metal-Polish-16oz_p_95.html)
Adam's Glass Cleaner (http://www.detailersdomain.com/Adams-Glass-Cleaner_p_82.html)

Engine
Adam's All Purpose Cleaner (http://www.detailersdomain.com/Adams-All-Purpose-Cleaner_p_111.html)
Adam's In and Out Spray (http://www.detailersdomain.com/Adams-In-Out-Spray-3-Pack-and-get-1-Free_p_383.html)

Interior
1Z einszett Cockpit (http://www.detailersdomain.com/1Z-einszett-Cockpit-Premium_p_70.html)
1Z einszett Leathercare (http://www.detailersdomain.com/1Z-einszett-Leather-Care-Lederpflege_p_500.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)
Flex PE14-2-150 (http://www.detailersdomain.com/Flex-PE14-2-150-Rotary-Polisher_p_492.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)
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[URL="http://www.detailersdomain.com/Brinkmann-Tuffmax-Dual-LED-Spotlight_p_400.html"]Brinkmann (http://www.detailersdomain.com/Fenix-TK35-820-Lumens_p_504.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
Before
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5659.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5658.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5657.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5656.jpg

Metro Vac being used to clean up the interior
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5716.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5717.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5718.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5723.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5724.jpg

After
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5829.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5826.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5824.jpg

Exterior
Before
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5662.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5663.jpg

Wheels (this was 1 week of brake dust)
Before
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5665.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5667.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5664.jpg

Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner to the rescue
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5668.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5672.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5671.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5673.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5674.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5680.jpg
(more on the wheels in a few)

Engine
Before
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5653.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5652.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5651.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5650.jpg

Adam's All Purpose sprayed generously on the engine bay
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5682.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5683.jpg

After
Engine was dressed with Adam's In and Out Spray
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5787.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5786.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5788.jpg

Bug and tar was evident on the nose of the car. I used the 1Z einszett Anti-Insekt Bug + Tar Remover
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5700.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5703.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5702.jpg

After
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5712.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5706.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5711.jpg

As you can see the Iron Cut was needed on this 1.
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5688.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5699.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5690.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5691.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5692.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5693.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5698.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5689.jpg

The 1 was washed with W99 and then rinsed well.
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5714.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5713.jpg

Clayed the windows and paint
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5727.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5728.jpg

I was still able to pull contaminants off the paint
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5726.jpg

Used 3m Adhesive remover to pull tar off the bottom of the car
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5736.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5730.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5734.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5729.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5735.jpg
As mentioned before the car didn't need much in terms of correction. We used Sonax Perfect Finish to prep the paint for Aquartz
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5770.jpg

On to the wheels, brake calipers and wheel wells
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5738.jpg

Steam used to clean the caliper/wheel wells etc
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5741.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5742.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5746.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5751.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5752.jpg

Opti Coat applied
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5739.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5740.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5753.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5759.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5761.jpg

Adam's Super VRT on the tires
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5765.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5766.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5768.jpg

After shots
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5833.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5832.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5830.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5820.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5818.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5817.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5815.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5811.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5809.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5796.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5795.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5791.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/1st%20gen%20iphone%208gb/steven135iaquartz/IMG_5816.jpg

kayger12
07-03-2011, 04:32 AM
Outstanding work as always, Phil.

As a side note, would love to see those calipers for the ZHP...

Alphatek45
07-03-2011, 04:56 AM
Amazing. How much do you charge for a job like that?

danewilson77
07-03-2011, 05:24 AM
Back to new....as usual!!!!

zhpnsnv
07-03-2011, 05:30 AM
Where are you guys located in NJ?

Also, could you explain the "iron cut" product?

danewilson77
07-03-2011, 06:00 AM
Where are you guys located in NJ?

Also, could you explain the "iron cut" product?

+1. I would be willing to make an appt and drive.

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Marcus-SanDiego
07-03-2011, 07:42 AM
Nice work, Phil. Car looks showroom new.

az3579
07-03-2011, 07:45 AM
Nice work, Phil. Car looks showroom new.

Better than showroom.

Marcus-SanDiego
07-03-2011, 07:45 AM
Better than showroom.

Factory new?

kayger12
07-03-2011, 07:52 AM
How 'bout museum new?

danewilson77
07-03-2011, 07:54 AM
How 'bout museum new?

Virgin new.

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Marcus-SanDiego
07-03-2011, 08:10 AM
Yeah. I'll go with museum new. hehe.

zhpnsnv
07-03-2011, 01:23 PM
+1. I would be willing to make an appt and drive.

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Yea I was thinking about that. I take a lot of pride in detailing my own car, but even the staunchest DIYer seeks professional help at times.

If you come up here they can do both of our cars and I've got a pullout couch in my man cave.


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danewilson77
07-03-2011, 02:25 PM
Yea I was thinking about that. I take a lot of pride in detailing my own car, but even the staunchest DIYer seeks professional help at times.

If you come up here they can do both of our cars and I've got a pullout couch in my man cave.


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We will see what DD says.

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pleasecorrupt
07-03-2011, 04:52 PM
that reminds me, I still have to get my car debugged and washed after the drive down to sd ¨¨

Newjack
07-04-2011, 11:06 AM
I'm still curious to know how much all of this would cost to have done. The attention to detail has me drooling over here. :drool

danewilson77
07-04-2011, 11:32 AM
Prolly about $1000.

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