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Old 30-04-2010, 09:50 PM   #1
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A new service being offered on my new site ( soon to be released ) are 12 month maintenance plans this is the first to be put into action.

Coming on to a 2 month plan ( my top one ! ) is this beautiful Nissan GTR with extremely rare HKS titanium exhaust system, circa 2 in the UK & this car wears the first !

On inspection the car is in very good condition the owner looks after his metal & knows his stuff, interior only having minor everyday use marks, the engine wearing light layer of road grime, the paintwork minor swirling & a splattering of holograms.

Before the start of day 1 8am:

Door shuts cleaned with a new Swissvax detail brush & Espuma G202 only a light dilution needed today

Bottom of the doors too

Rinsed out.

Engine area was next, same process as above

Dried with microfiber cloths, no pressure washer taken to this engine

Wheel arches cleaned with a vikan long handled brush & G101 cut 4:1, they were first washed out with the pressure washer before cleaning

Tyres cleaned too

All washed out with the pressure washer before moving onto the alloy wheels, these were pre-sprayed with smart wheels cut 10:1 before a good rinse off & second application of the acid free wheel cleaner applied to each wheel in turn, cleaned with a selection of wheel brushes & rinsed off before moving on to the next

I thoroughly jet washed the car before cleaning the doors seals, fuel filler area etc with G202 once more & a detail brush

I worked my way round the car cleaning panel gaps, badges, grills before the final rinse before wash, a pre soak of non caustic tfr to lower section of panels left to dwell for a minute or two which was in turn thoroughly jet washed off taking time to insure all areas were included before a double bucket wash

There was very little tar on the vehicle which I left for the clay bar to sort, today Swissvax Paint Rubber ( clay )

ha ha my hands have suffered this winter ! As I can guess have many others

all surfaces were clayed until clean & smooth before the final 2 rinses first with the pressure washer second with pure filtered water & finally dried


I had great difficulty taking decent pic’s of the defects one as they were minor & two the colour was against me this time, unfortunately.

A couple I did manage to capture

Before & after on the roof while the sun poked its head out for a sec’

The car was simply polished with 85re on a polishing pad this took out all of the minor swirling any other deeper marks were taken out with 203s & refined with the 85re. The panels were ipa cleaned after each set & checked with light sources.

Once all the polishing was completed on day 2 the paintwork was treated to Swissvax cleaner fluid normal by hand & then Swissvax mystery applied

Under the 3M sungun up close & personal ha ha

Tyres dressed with Pneu via applicator, I chose this as the look it gave on the rubber complimented the cars look


Mats removed & treated to 303 fabric guard

Thorough hoover, leather cleaned & leather milk applied, glass cleaned before replacing the mats after they were dry

The titanium pipes were matt & the owner was very specific in that no abrasives were to be used on them I simply cleaned them with a details brush & apc

Alloys where sealed with Rimwax

At the end of day 2 the Japanese beauty looked like this

Those tail pipes ! mmmm gorgeous

My favourite

& if you got this far ! Well done ha ha

Apologies for the amount of afters ??? Noooooooooooo

Thanks for taking the time to look

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Old 30-04-2010, 09:56 PM   #2
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Fantastic Baz , truly get finished results there and some cracking pictures.
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Cracking job Barry, looks ace
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Old 30-04-2010, 10:00 PM   #4
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Like it Barry, great work. Those pipes sure are different than the standard ones.
Those are awsome cars, customer let me have a go recently in his Black Edition and all I could say was WOW!!!!!!I just love working on them.
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One very well cared for car....colour looks fantastic
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Absolutely stunning car and excellent work, very impressive.
Great photos too, especially this one, it would make a superb framed print:

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Lovely work and write-up Baz, looking how a properly detailed GTR should now.
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Old 01-05-2010, 09:20 AM   #9
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You have transformed a truly amazing car. Fabulous work!!!
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