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Old 04-09-2015
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Default 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.


before picture of the roof. the paint on the car was pretty rough with lots of swirls

picture of the hood, which has lots of RIDS and swirls.

trunk lid and spoiler which are also in very poor condition

passenger door and quarter panel before picture

rear bumper cover and exhaust tips which have a fair amount of carbon build up on them

before shot of the passenger rear quarter

dirt build up around the tail light and rear bumper cover

before shot of the passenger front wheel
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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.


Sonax FE doing its thing

cleaning the exhaust with APC and wheel whoolies

CarPro IX working on removing surface contamination

another shot of IX doing it thing

area around the trunk opening before cleaning


picture of the rear bumper after being washed and decon'd for compounding to start

freshly washed and decon'd car ready to start the real work

The real condition of the paint

condition of the passenger front fender under the LED lights

passenger door before picture. lots of swirls just like the rest of the car

another angle of the same area only below the door handle

scuff marks on the passneger side of the front bumper cover

before picture of the rear bumper cover. the finish really lacks gloss due to the condition of the paint

paint defect on the passenger front fender

before pic of the passenger rear quarter
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The Compounding Process

all taped up and ready to start the compounding


taped off for my test spot on the driver side rear quarter

50/50 shot after FG400 on a Megs MF pad

another picture of the same 50/50

before picture between the driver door window and rear window

After picture of the same area

before of the driver side door handle area

after of the driver side door handle area

getting ready to do a 50/50 on the rear bumper

50/50 shot on the rear bumper after compounding

a closer view of the 50/50 on the rear bumper

before compounding on the driver side of the rear bumper cover

after compounding on the driver side of the rear bumper cover

Just finished up all the compounding on the car


me working on applying EZ-creme on the passenger side
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After Shots

freshly fnished car with Chemical Guys EZ-Creme and Pete's 53 Wax


the car now has lots more gloss and clarity

tires dressed with CarPro PERL





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Old 04-10-2015
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Nice job!


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Looks great!

Do my car.
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Dang! Now I know what need to happen to mine.
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Old 04-12-2015
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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.
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Incredible results.
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Very nice work.
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Yes she sure cleaned up nice!
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