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KMG 04-09-2015 12:29 PM

Detailed our 2006 S281 3-valve
 
Before Pictures
This is actually one of our personal cars we just picked up a few weeks ago. My wife saw this on craigslist and thought she had to have it. Now that the weather is a bit better it is time to bring that exterior back to life. The car is pretty rough and has 127k miles on it.

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before picture of the roof. the paint on the car was pretty rough with lots of swirls
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picture of the hood, which has lots of RIDS and swirls.
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trunk lid and spoiler which are also in very poor condition
https://scontent-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hp...c2&oe=55AEA671
passenger door and quarter panel before picture
https://scontent-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hp...3d&oe=55AD24E5
rear bumper cover and exhaust tips which have a fair amount of carbon build up on them
https://scontent-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hp...d6&oe=55B21874
before shot of the passenger rear quarter
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dirt build up around the tail light and rear bumper cover
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before shot of the passenger front wheel

KMG 04-09-2015 12:31 PM

The Cleaning Process
The car was washed using the 2 bucket method with Chemical Guys Citrus Wash and Clear. After that it was decon'd with Iron X, after being thoroughly rinsed it was then followed up with another wash using a Nanoskin wash mit.

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Sonax FE doing its thing
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cleaning the exhaust with APC and wheel whoolies
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CarPro IX working on removing surface contamination
https://scontent-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hp...81&oe=55A09EB6
another shot of IX doing it thing
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area around the trunk opening before cleaning

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picture of the rear bumper after being washed and decon'd for compounding to start
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freshly washed and decon'd car ready to start the real work

The real condition of the paint
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condition of the passenger front fender under the LED lights
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passenger door before picture. lots of swirls just like the rest of the car
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another angle of the same area only below the door handle
https://scontent-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hp...60&oe=55A99476
scuff marks on the passneger side of the front bumper cover
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before picture of the rear bumper cover. the finish really lacks gloss due to the condition of the paint
https://scontent-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hp...e1&oe=55B9743B
paint defect on the passenger front fender
https://scontent-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hp...37&oe=55BD3875
before pic of the passenger rear quarter

KMG 04-09-2015 12:33 PM

The Compounding Process
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all taped up and ready to start the compounding

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taped off for my test spot on the driver side rear quarter
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50/50 shot after FG400 on a Megs MF pad
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another picture of the same 50/50
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before picture between the driver door window and rear window
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After picture of the same area
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before of the driver side door handle area
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after of the driver side door handle area
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getting ready to do a 50/50 on the rear bumper
https://scontent-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hp...47&oe=55734D7B
50/50 shot on the rear bumper after compounding
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a closer view of the 50/50 on the rear bumper
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before compounding on the driver side of the rear bumper cover
https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.n...e25e05f2a3bc25
after compounding on the driver side of the rear bumper cover
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Just finished up all the compounding on the car

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me working on applying EZ-creme on the passenger side

KMG 04-09-2015 12:34 PM

After Shots
https://scontent-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hp...4d&oe=55B426E8
freshly fnished car with Chemical Guys EZ-Creme and Pete's 53 Wax
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the car now has lots more gloss and clarity
https://scontent-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hp...00&oe=55A80B67
tires dressed with CarPro PERL
https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.n...49dddedce05cf3
https://scontent-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hp...9e&oe=55A3A782
https://scontent-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hp...98&oe=55A1416D
https://scontent-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hp...77&oe=55B28D71
https://scontent-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hp...9b&oe=55A68DE5
https://scontent-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hp...fb&oe=556F9C0E

Saleen1331 04-10-2015 04:50 PM

Nice job!


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Dave 04-10-2015 10:06 PM

Looks great! :cool:

Do my car. :smile:

Firehead 04-11-2015 09:34 AM

Dang! Now I know what need to happen to mine.

KMG 04-12-2015 10:00 PM

I really wasn't try to make it perfect, just buying sometime till I can get it repainted. Thanks for the complements, and if anyone has any detailing questions or needs any product recommendations feel free to ask.

sidvicious 04-19-2015 07:57 PM

Incredible results.

Roadfoolsride 04-20-2015 08:52 AM

Very nice work.

jbone 04-27-2015 05:39 PM

Yes she sure cleaned up nice!


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