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Old 12-04-2009, 08:31 PM   #1
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Focus RS detailed! - ChrisD

Had some from another forum im on ask if i would look at his focus and see what i could do. Pre-inspected the day before, didnt look to bad, Dirty but not bad! Untill i washed off the dirt!!!

Got there nice and early, wipd the camera out as i let the APC soak into the wheels, arches and lowers of the car.

Befores-


baked on brake dust from the agresive pads used.





Swirls everdant even when dirty.


Owner had been at it will polish





So on with the show, All the APC blasted off with the PW, then on with the foam, PH neautral used.

Ah yea, the guy in the background is nick, my helper for today.







This was left to dwell for about 10 mintues, carried on with the wheels. PW'd off, then foamed with a mix of Snow foam and megs gold shampoo. Washed using the foam, and 1 bucket to swill the mitts out after each panel.



After Pwing off, still wet, didnt bother drying as we got straight on with the claying. Lowers hit with tardis. Washed again to remove tardis and claying lube. Then dryed to show these, using the best swirl spotting tool in the world!, the sun!





Tested the paint thickness, the whole car showing healthy figure between 120 and 160, although the bonnet was showing over 300 so obvously had a respray at sometime in its life, but nothing that the owner knew about. Tested with final finish- not removing alot so stepped upto intensive polish on a sonus polishing pad. This removed a good 70-80% of swirls and RDS, i was happy with this as its a modern classic and wanted to leave as much paint on as possible.

A 50/50 on the bonnet -



Using the spot pads on tight areas around the bumper.



No more during pics as it was taken ages and i had to get it done in a day. Full machine polished, Full wipe down, Lime price applied by hand. DoDo Juice rainforest rub wax applied by hand and left to cure while we did the door shuts and jams, rubbers, glass, inside and out and tyres. Wax buffed off to leave me with the after pictures. Enjoy!









Ahh yes, wheels were donw with SRP and FK1000p!















James (the owner) very happy with the work.





All in all a very enjoyble day! Thanx if you made it this far!
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Old 12-04-2009, 08:33 PM   #2
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Cracking job there. Well done
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awesome, brilliant cars and imperial blue is a rewarding colour to detail. Good job!
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Old 12-04-2009, 08:35 PM   #4
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superb job mate
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Great work Chris and nice write up/pic's............
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Old 12-04-2009, 08:59 PM   #7
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Brilliant mate. Got to be one of the best Met Blues on the market
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Great work, how did you get the polish residue off the black trim?
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Superb work on that looks awesome!
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