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Mobile-Image : Fiesta ST....from grime to shine
22-09-2008, 04:11 PM
Post: #1
Mobile-Image : Fiesta ST....from grime to shine
Before we start just a quick thanks to Nick (Lambchop) for the referral on this one. Thank you Nick, we owe you a beer Clap

Also thanks again to Siya, his Makita came in handy on the day and helped speed things up having 2 buffers at hand Thumbsup2

Products used on this one:
Meguiars NXT Shampoo
Meguiars Gold Class Shampoo
Meguiars APC
Menzerna SIP
Menzerna 106FF
Poor Boys Bug Squash
4 Star Ultimate Paint Protection (courtesy of JL :clapBluebiggrin


Wheels and Tires:
Sonax Xtreme Rim Cleaner
Meguiars Enduarance Tire Gel
Mobile-Image Detail Brushes - Various Sizes
Moto Quip Spoke Brush
Various Microfibers


Interior:
Meguiars NXT Tech Protectant
Sonax Profiline Plastic Cleaner
Sonax Leather Conditioner
Shield MF Cloths


Glass inside and out:
AG Fast Glass
Glass Towels


Tools:
B&D PW1400 Pressure Washer
Gardena 5lt Pump Sprayer
Fragram Hi Speed Rotary
Makita 9227 Hi Speed Rotary
Lake Country CCS Orange Pad
Lake Country CCS Green Pad
Lake Country CCS White Pad
Lake Country CCS Black Pad
'Uber' Waffle Weave Drying Towels
Meguiars Waffle Weave Drying Towels (shuts and wheels)
Lots of Microfiber Towels
Grit Guard & Buckets
Meguiars Slide Lock Detail Brush
Various other Brushes/Cloths


Some snaps before we got started. The car was fairly dirty and was full of hologramming and buffer trails from whoever last polished the car. Not sure who did it but they most certainly didn't have a clue what they were doing with a buffer. To date I think this must be one of the worst examples of rotary carnage we have seen on a cars paint Plthumbsdown

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After rinsing, washing, re-rinsing and drying we inspected the paint. The paint was pretty much contaminant free and silky smooth so we elected to skip the claying and get stuck into the polishing. Our biggest concern was to find a combo that would cut down the swirling and not leave further buffer trails or holograms in the paint.

A quick pass with SIP on a green LC pad seemed to cut down the swirls dramatically as can be seen in these attempted 50/50 shots...

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We decided to follow the SIP and green combo with 106FF on a white pad to bring back some extra gloss and finish down some of the finer swirling. Eventually we wound up using a combo of green and orange LC pads followed with the 106FF on the white pad.

While Rustbucket got started on the polishing I got stuck into the interior. The interior was cleaned with the Sonax Profiline and then treated with some Meg's NXT. The seats were given a wipedown and then applied with Sonax Leather Care Lotion.

No befores from the interior only some quick afters.
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Some pics during polishing as we went along...
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After polishing we decided to give JL's 4 Star Paint Protection a try on the black paint. We applied the sealant by machine with a black pad and it went on and off really easily. The finish it left was fantastic but unfortunately were almost out of light so the after pics aren't the greatest. I had to bump up the exposure to try get some decent shots in the fading sun but unfortunately without a tripod the images are slightly blurry !

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After this it was into the garage again to finish the windows, tyre dressings and some final bits and pieces. The customer was really happy that we restored his pride in his ride and sent me these photo's he took the following day out in the sun.

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And just to finish some before and afters...
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Thanks for looking Wink

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22-09-2008, 05:04 PM
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RE: Fiesta ST....from grime to shine
very nice work done there, wow those holograms!!!! OMW!!! someone went all ape on that car!

I love the transformation on the mirror

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22-09-2008, 05:28 PM
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RE: Fiesta ST....from grime to shine
nice work guys ... the mirrors restored awesome ..
Some people should never be handed a buffer ...:-( EVER !
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22-09-2008, 06:23 PM
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RE: Fiesta ST....from grime to shine
Excellent save guys. Nice work on the mirrors and the wheels look like they'd get the Megesh seal of approval.
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22-09-2008, 06:29 PM
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RE: Fiesta ST....from grime to shine
Woodie6250 Wrote:Excellent save guys. Nice work on the mirrors and the wheels look like they'd get the Megesh seal of approval.

LOL, looks like Megesh is building a name for himself here "Mag wheel Megesh" Rofl

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22-09-2008, 09:10 PM
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RE: Fiesta ST....from grime to shine
Well done guys, again, a top notch detail! Bluebiggrin That poor ST hasn't had a good time in a long time...

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23-09-2008, 06:54 AM (This post was last modified: 23-09-2008 06:55 AM by Woodie.)
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freerider Wrote:LOL, looks like Megesh is building a name for himself here "Mag wheel Megesh" Rofl

May be we should just abbreviate it to Magesh Bluebiggrin (Don - maybe you could use this as a brand name when Poor-boys introduce their own rim cleaner and rim wax line :clapBluebiggrin
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23-09-2008, 07:24 AM
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RE: Fiesta ST....from grime to shine
BWAHAHAHA...good chirp. Bluebiggrin

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23-09-2008, 07:37 AM
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Mag-wesh wheel cleaner!
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23-09-2008, 09:29 AM
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RE: Fiesta ST....from grime to shine
Great piece of correction work and stunning finish. You guys seem to be comfortable with rotary work, you were holding out on us at the Meguiars detailing day.

What speed were you working the SIP at?
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23-09-2008, 10:45 AM
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RE: Fiesta ST....from grime to shine
Sip was worked in at around 900rpm. Then stepped up to around 1300 rpm. After a few passes stepped down to about 900 again.

Spots like the plastic wing I kept at about 900 rpm to keep the heat down.

Certain spots were worked at 1500 but it just seems more comfortable at 1300.
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23-09-2008, 01:31 PM
Post: #12
RE: Fiesta ST....from grime to shine
just 4 interest sake
is ther a reason for using 2 diferent washes?do u use it 2getha?u wash the car twice?

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23-09-2008, 04:11 PM
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RE: Fiesta ST....from grime to shine
@ Siya, I found on the LC CCS pads the SIP doesn't like to be worked above 1200 or so rpms. Think it probably has more to do with the pads than the polish though Wink

@ crazygolfer no specific reason, we just used what we had available which was Gold Class in Rustbuckets case and NXT in mine Bluebiggrin

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25-09-2008, 09:47 PM
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Great work guys! The correction is just stunning. You two are doing some phenomenal work and man those holograms were insane. Oh and David I told you you would like the look of 4* didn't I. Reminds me a lot like Jetseal just not with the fast cure time.

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