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Poor-Boys pre detail prep
06-10-2008, 10:50 AM (This post was last modified: 06-10-2008 10:52 AM by freerider.)
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Poor-Boys pre detail prep
Well as stated in the e90 325i thread, this is the other car we worked on on Saturday, we collected it really early and went back to my place to start work on it.

You can see in the pic that the sun was just sticking its head up over the horizon while we where washing,

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We then dried with the new drying towels I have just got into stock, currently there are 6 left, but I will be bring 100 in within the next month. They are not as plush as the Adams Waffle Weave towels, but work very well, and again we where able to dry the entire car without having to wring it out once.

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These are the swirls we are going to be attacking come friday afternoon, when we will complete this detail.

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This car was a nightmare to clay, there where bonded contaminents ALL over, here are just a few pics to illustrate what we where up against

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Due to buget cuts, we had to use small clay Bluebiggrin just kidding, to clay the sills, we used a small piece of clay which was thrown away afterward.

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After washing and drying, it was time to go and start car number 2 for the day, so this car was garaged and left for later.

When we returned, we started claying the rest of the car, this was at 6pm, it took us just over 3hrs to clay the rest of the car Icon_jaw afterwhich we put a coat of Chemical Guys Butter wet wax on, which will be stripped off on friday when we do the correction work.



TO BE CONTINUED.... more pics from the correction on friday to come

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06-10-2008, 11:32 AM
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You guys must be so excited to be detailing a white car Bluebiggrin - welcome to my world.
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06-10-2008, 11:35 AM
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(06-10-2008 11:32 AM)Woodie6250 Wrote:  You guys must be so excited to be detailing a white car Bluebiggrin - welcome to my world.

Like Magwash said, its a nice white (diamond white) and has a slight fleck in the paint, which has been totally hidden by swirls and contaminents, you could notice a big difference after just claying and putting a wax on.

I think the car is going to come out very nicely once all the swirls are taken care of Bluebiggrin

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06-10-2008, 11:42 AM
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Yep - I guess there's white and there's white. I would love to detail a Lexus IS250 in white - looks like a 'pearl' white.
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06-10-2008, 11:52 AM
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Yeah that is a seriously nice white, from some angles it almost looks like there is a slight purple fleck in it as well.

The best is detailing a white car when the paint has gone slightly yellow, the owner is always impressed with his WHITE white car afterward Bluebiggrin

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06-10-2008, 12:34 PM
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My gosh - look at those swirls!! I hope this client isn't going to pull a stunt like the red BM!

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06-10-2008, 12:46 PM
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Glad to seem my white car is not the only one that is in very bad state. About the same contamination's and swirl marks I have. Started to clay my car over the weekend but got a call and had to stop. Bonnet boot and roof done. Rest will be done this coming weekend hopefully. I find that white is not so rewarding to detail unless it was very dull and oxidized. The contamination and swirls only is seen closeup or at specific angles if your look for it.
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06-10-2008, 12:53 PM (This post was last modified: 06-10-2008 12:53 PM by Lambchop.)
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Don I hope you gave Hari 6 a smack on the wrists due to the state of his car LOL

You told me it was bad ..But those pictures made me crawl back into my cave

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06-10-2008, 12:53 PM
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(06-10-2008 12:46 PM)whattingh Wrote:  Glad to seem my white car is not the only one that is in very bad state. About the same contamination's and swirl marks I have. Started to clay my car over the weekend but got a call and had to stop. Bonnet boot and roof done. Rest will be done this coming weekend hopefully. I find that white is not so rewarding to detail unless it was very dull and oxidized. The contamination and swirls only is seen closeup or at specific angles if your look for it.

great stuff, and if you think white isnt that rewarding..... try silver!

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