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Old 16-10-2011, 05:55 PM   #1
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dooka was asked to give this Subaru a thorough clean, remove the swirls from the paint and to bring a wetness to the paint.

Subaru Forester STi here

You can also see a final walk around video of this

A quick photo of how this Subaru Forester STi turned up at dooka detailing. Looking a little dirty and dull. Nothing that dooka can not rectify.

On with the inspection stage of this detail. A chance to properly see just how dirty this Subaru is and to see what we were going to be up against.

The owner admitted that he was sceptical of what results a detail would bring, but had been reading up on detailing, and wanted to see if the hype was all it is cracked up to be.
Nearly all products used on this detail were purchased from Shinearama. Where I buy nearly all my products from. A great product range along with fantastic service .

As per usual, wheels and arches first. Armed with the usual products, Wheel cleaner, APC, Degreaser, Tardis and IronX along with a selection of brushes and a dooka woollie wheel mitt.

Once the wheels had arches beed detailed, it was time to pre wash, foam, wash and decontaminate this Scooby.

Firstly I pre-rinsed with Valet Pro Citrus pre wash, while this was getting to work, all the shuts, badges, fuel filler cap etc were cleaned with APC and a selection of detailing brushes. The car was foamed and washed with dooka woollie wash pad.
Once washed, the car was de-tarred, clayed, re-rinsed and brought into the unit to be dried.

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Firstly the general condition of the paint was checked, to see what would be required to de-swirl this Subaru. Paint depths were taken, especially important on this Subaru, as Japanese paint is generally fairly soft, this was no exception to the rule. There were some very low readings, I suspect some areas had been machined before.

More light swirling and marring than any thing else on this Scooby. The odd deeper mark here and there.


Once the correction was out of the way, the car was re-rinsed, then sealed. Zaino Z2 and Swissvax Best of Show. While the BoS was curing, I tended to all the little details, such as the exhaust, glass and seals.


As always, all comments and questions welcomed ..

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Old 16-10-2011, 06:01 PM   #2
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Old 16-10-2011, 06:28 PM   #3
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Nice work dude.
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Old 16-10-2011, 06:31 PM   #4
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Nice enhancement Rob, looks much crisper
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Old 16-10-2011, 07:02 PM   #6
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Old 16-10-2011, 07:45 PM   #7
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Top work,i really like these cars have no idea why but there is something catching about them
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Old 16-10-2011, 07:57 PM   #8
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outstanding work Rob!!
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Old 16-10-2011, 08:54 PM   #9
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great job, what were the owners comments when he collected it as he was not sure what could be done.
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Great job mate,dont see many of those cars driving around.
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