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    My 4day long (about 24 hours of actual detailing) detail writeup

    Here is the my writeup. I am working my schedule for this around school as well as my photography gigs which is the reason why it took so long.


    Products Used:
    Exterior:
    P21S Bodywork Conditioner
    Clay Magic Medium Grade Claybar
    Smart Detail for clay lube
    P21S Paintwork Cleanser
    P21S Concours Wax
    Meguires Ultimate Compound
    Malco Compound
    Mothers Back to Black
    Smart Wax
    Meguires Quik Detailer
    Mothers Chrome Polish
    No.7 Compound
    Stoners Trim Shine
    Eagle One Never Dull
    Purple Power Degreaser
    P21S Total Auto Wash
    California Water Blade
    Wheels and Tires
    P21S Wheel Cleaner
    Smart Dressing
    Smart Rim Wax
    Glass
    Mothers California Gold Claybar
    P21S Windshield Booster
    Invisible Glass
    Rain-X
    Engine:
    P21S Total Auto Wash
    Mothers Back to Black
    Smart Dressing
    Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

    Tools:
    Hitachi Buffer
    SM Arnold Pads
    A lot of microfiber towels
    A few microfiber Mitts
    Popsicle sticks

    My hands
    A stool
    boars hair detailing brush
    Air Tank



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    (some of the tools)


    I started by making sure the garage was fully clean. I vacuumed dirt up with the shop vac. I organized my microfibers and tools need for the job.

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    I parked the car in the driveway
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    Next came washing the car. First i took off the plates, then i gave the car a thorough rinse
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    I sprayed P21s Wheel Cleaner on the wheels
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    I used a sponge to work in the cleaner. Then i rinsed it off
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    I used P21s Bodywork Conditioner for the paint and sprayed P21's TAW directly into the wheel wells and undercarriage

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    I washed the car one panel at a time starting at the roof and working my way to the bottom.
    There was alot of dirt built up around the emblems so i used my boars hair detailing brush to brush away the dirt
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    After washing the car i rinsed all of the soap off and pulled the car into the garage(yes the car was still wet)
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    Next up came clay-barring the car. I used Clay Magic Medium Grade clay bar along with Smart Detail as the lube.
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    After claybarring the car i pulled it back outside and rewashed it using the same method. The camera died so i couldnt take pics at the time. I then dried it using my California squeegee, and lots of drying towels, and pulled the car back in
    After pulling the car in i taped it off using 3m painters tape
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    heres some before pics
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    i then wiped the car down with IPA wipes, and began compounding, using SM Arnolds yellow cutting pad.
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    after compounding i did another IPA wipedown, and applied P21s Gloss Enhancer with the p21s big yellow sponge that came with it
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    i was always wondering how the car would come out if i used 2 different waxes together...so i did. you'll c how it came out.

    I started with SmartWax with a blue microfiber applicator
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    After coating the car in Smartwax i let the wax cure for a while. After curing rewaxed the car with p21s wax.
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    I did 2 coats of P21s giving it 24hours between each coat to cure.

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    After waxing::::
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    After waxing i shined and polished the trim
    back to black on back trim
    trim shine in wheel wells
    SmartDressing on tires
    SmartRimWax on wheels
    eagle one never dull on door handles, all chrome trim, tips
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    i claybard windows because i forgot to earlier. after claybarring i cleaned windows with Stoners Invisible Glass, and then Rain-X.

    There was some wax residue left in between trim pieces. I used Popsicle sticks wrapped in microfiber cloths, plastic knives wrapped in microfiber cloths and assorted plastic drink stirrers.

    My friends call me insane but i will never stop doing it(you guys r prob gna call me wierd too), I then waxed my liscense plates because i like them shiny and put them back on the car

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    It was heavily raining tonite but i wanted to see how the car beads up as well as show you guys how the 2 wax combo worked so i drove around for a while and i am very pleased with the results. Most of the car had no water at all on it but here are some pics i could get
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    some pics outside in the sun this morning
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    (RIP spray painted on the picture on the top left is my friends audi, not my car)
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    Even though this is a CLK, going to move to the detailing forum because it is such an awesome detailing thread. Great thread!!

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    such a great thread , thank you for posting Click here to enlarge

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    Very nice. I don't think you're insane, but rather those who don't even bother waxing their car.
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