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Old 06-10-2009, 01:30 AM   #1
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I really dont know where to start with this write up as there is so much to include.

So here goes:

The owner contacted me 3 weeks ago from a recommendation and informed me that he had tried to remove some stubborn bugs from the front of his car using a green scourer. Yes your reading correctly a dish scourer.

The car was bought to the studio for viewing and had some reading taken and a small area of correction to show the customer what could be achived as the owner was not too familiar with detailing. The car was originally booked in for a 2 day correction detail and to remove the RDS's which the scourer had caused.
Anyway cut a long story short the owner then decided that as its a new car to him and wanting to put his own mark on it the car was to receive my Signature detail minus a few bits the customer wasnt too worried about.
So the new booking was made and the customer was told that I would call him when the car was ready for collection (I dont give a time on these details it could be 3 days it could be 3 weeks depending on what car it is)

The car on arrival was fairly clean just the usual weeks worth of dirt and grime.
I didnt take any on arrival shots as I was keen to get started and get this car back up to the standard it deserves.

A few pics of the wash stage:

2 bucket method was used with my own shampoo, various brushes, a 100% Natural sea sponge and Zymol sponge. The foam used was Elite car care foam.







































So with the wash stage over the car was clayed using Elite car care fine clay and dried with one of there new deep pile drying towels.

The car was then bought back inside to be put under the lights to see its true state.
Sure wasnt the worst i've seen given what I've been detailing lately
At this point I removed the number plate sticky pads:





At this point I would like to introduce a new friend that I purchased for this detail again from Elite car care:




A few pics of the defects and the front bumper damage:






A noticable RDS was also noted and marked:




Knowing that the car needed wetsanding in various places the paper was put into soak the night before,



I first tried to takle the RDS's with FC+ on a cutting pad and failed so moved onto wetsanding them before any further machine polishing sanding begain at 2000 grit then 2500 grit and finished at 3000 grit:






Front bumper:




So the wetsanding is now out of the way I just touched up half a dozen stone chips on the bonnet and the machine polishing is ready to begin.
I tried a few combinations on various panels of the car and found that the only combo that would give me the results I desired was FC+ on a Menzerna polishing pad, some areas taking to full sets. at this point I would like to add I wetsanded the complete front bonnet as there were a couple of deeper scratches that my combo just would not touch.
I dont like using a heavy cut method as i believe in removing as little CC as possible but on this car the combo could not be helped.

Me in action:






A during shot:



The car was showing very low readings in some places and points were made on the car with a laser and heat measurements along the way to insure everything was fine:
My unit temp is approx 18c.







So the machining was done I then went on to wipe the complet car down with a 50/50 mix of IPA and water and then every inch of the car got the sun gun treatment:









The car was taken back outside for a foam and rinse to get rid of any polishing dust the polish had created:





The dogs were trying there hardest to get the foam bless them.

So the car is up to scratch paintwork wise so now it was time for the other jobs on the list which included a full engine clean (by hand as these electrics dont like the smell of water let alone the taste)
The engine was cleaned with APC and various brushes, dried by microfibre and dressed with Aero space 303:



The interior received the full Zaino package:



The rims and tail pipes were given some Nanolex love once fully cleaned and dried:





The front screen was given a treatment that I am currently testing for a company through DW: ( Its in test at the moment so will do a report soon)




The car then had a final dust down:




The car then had its plastics treated with Aero space 303




The car then got treated to 2 layers of Zymol Destiny:



Leaving the car looking like this:


























If you got to the end then Thank you.
I hope you enjoyed it.

Robbie

Thanks to Dan the man for keeping the dogs busy
and Alex @ Elite car care for getting the sungun to me quickly

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Old 06-10-2009, 01:40 AM   #2
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amazing write up mate.. i love this car

truly magnificent finish and I was glad to have the privilege of helping out
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Old 06-10-2009, 01:46 AM   #3
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Thanks Robbie ,excellent detail ........always a pleasure to read thorough write up...stunning car.

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Old 06-10-2009, 01:52 AM   #4
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Top job Robbie.

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Old 06-10-2009, 08:41 AM   #5
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Nice Job Rob - Car looks great - Some products used there - Nanolex,zymol etc



how did you find the aquartz coating ?
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Old 06-10-2009, 09:01 AM   #6
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awesome mate

good to see you back to your best

I remember reading his post on PH , asking what to do
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Old 06-10-2009, 09:03 AM   #7
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Nice write up

The finished pics look great
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Old 06-10-2009, 09:39 AM   #8
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Very nice Robbie, always nice to do a Gallardo
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Old 06-10-2009, 10:29 AM   #9
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Nice Job Rob - Car looks great - Some products used there - Nanolex,zymol etc



how did you find the aquartz coating ?
Its in early testing stage at the moment and I will be putting it through its paces
Very easy to apply and take off so far

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Old 06-10-2009, 11:22 AM   #10
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Cracking story for a cracking finish!

Great work matey!
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