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Old 16-04-2016, 10:48 PM   #1
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56k Icon Obsidian Detailing: Audi A4 All Road orange peel reduction

This was a perfect week for me. I worked with a close friend day in and day out, and transformed his pride and joy into something he is super proud of. Shout out to Lee and Julian for mucking in and doing their parts to make this a really fun, easy job

So the car in question is a nearly new A4. Quite heavy peel, and as this is a car Lee saved and waited for, we wanted to go above and beyond. Break out the papers!

Car started with the usual thorough clean and decontamination:

image by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

As this was to be a marque detail, wheels were removed to clean and coat, and the arches to be cleaned and sealed also:

DSC_0003 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0007 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

Our own fall out remover was used to start the process off

DSC_0002 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0009 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

Much better

DSC_0012 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

Then our own tar remover was used to remove tar and old wheel weight glue

DSC_0016 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0017 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

They were then clayed, and washed with soapy water to finish off

DSC_0013 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

After being coated, baked, and tyres dressed with Artdeshine tyre coat

DSC_0014 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

Once done, the car was brought in to the work area. The bulk areas were sanded through 2 grades by machine to reduce whilst still staying within safe paint levels. We did multiple tests to get average removal readings, giving us a script to follow. Example below

DSC_0026 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

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DSC_0034 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

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DSC_0037 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

Corrected with the rotary and wool

DSC_0038 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

After first pass

DSC_0039 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

And under the microscope

DSC_0028 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0035 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0036 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0040 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

Once the car was corrected with rotary, we did steady sets on the 3401 with MF pads and D300 to even the whole thing up

DSC_0056 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0050 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0134 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0043 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

Gloss plastics also

DSC_0142 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0063 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0073 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

After this stage was done the whole car was checked again under different light, both natural and studio, to find anything we may have missed

DSC_0045 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0046 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0049 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0057 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0061 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

All the little bits we found, we marked as we went along, so as to not miss them. It looks a bit like this

DSC_0091 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

Feint hologram

DSC_0078 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

Sanding marks on a panel we actually didn't sand, this was left over from a previous repair we found

DSC_0076 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

Pigtail on the bonnet

DSC_0080 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0082 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

A small scratch remained from an altercation with a bush we think

DSC_0085 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0087 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

Once the whole car was corrected, and this is actual correction, not swirl removal, the car was refined. This was done with the rotary, blue 3m pads and M205

DSC_0096 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0104 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0105 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0106 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0112 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0120 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0126 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

Chrome was polished to remove stains

DSC_0129 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

When happy it was time to do a final wipedown and inspection before coating. Plenty of spies hecker 7010 was used, multiple applications

DSC_0151 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0153 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0156 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

The entire car was then coated, paint, glass, lights, chrome, plastic and rubber. 2 coats in total. Some afters inside

DSC_0162 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0168 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0170 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0171 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0172 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0183 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0191 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0196 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0203 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0206 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0211 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

Alvis looking tight

DSC_0216 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

And finally some exterior, natural light shots

DSC_0006 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0010 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0011 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0014 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0015 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0021 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0022 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0024 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0025 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0031 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0033 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0040 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0046 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0051 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0055 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0058 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

DSC_0063 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

Another long one i apologise, but as always, totally un edited, and as honest as possible.
The biggest question i have had from this job is "why", because we can is my answer. Its not about the car, its about the owner. If the owner feels they are worth it, well what more is needed?
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Old 16-04-2016, 10:55 PM   #2
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Great work mate looks spot on
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Old 16-04-2016, 11:00 PM   #3
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Old 16-04-2016, 11:06 PM   #4
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Old 16-04-2016, 11:11 PM   #5
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Stunning work guys, looks amazing. No where near showroom standard...far far better than that!
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Old 17-04-2016, 06:35 AM   #6
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I short of enjoy doing concourse level jobs like this for friends and family, fixing up used cars that they have bought more than working on paying customers' cars. Maybe its because I usually get them to help and that makes more fun. Or I like the end result and seeing that the person realizes that what they had thought was a good deal they got on the car is now a fantastic deal because the car now looks as close to new as possible.

The Audi came out great.
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Old 17-04-2016, 07:04 AM   #7
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Superb job, what a turn around love these posts.
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That's a stunning looking Audi. What a correction and what a difference!
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Old 17-04-2016, 07:12 AM   #9
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