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#1 Wes_R Posted 18 March 2012 - 03:04 PM

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Hi Nagtroc,



Not my first GT-R to work on but my second write up on one.

I had spoken to this owner over the span of a year and we had finally set up a date to 2 stage polish this Solid Red GT-R some time in the beginning of August. The car was a garage queen and the swirling was not so bad... actually one of the better condition GT-Rs I had worked on but we wanted to get a 9, 9.5 out of 10 correction so we agreed on a 2 stage polish.



Moving on to the write up here is the first walk around the car.
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Already noticed a buffer trail that needed to be corrected
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As usual starting with the rims, I cleaned the face and behind with a microfiber wash mitt
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Used my brush to clean the calipers
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A stiff brush to clean the tire wall
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And my EZ Brush to clean the inner barrel
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The wheel wells were cleaned also with APC and a curved handle brush
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The exhaust was not to bad and was sort of an easy clean up
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Moving on to the engine, it was not at all in bad shape but just a little dusty and could use a quick clean up and dressing to make it look new again
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Dusty
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All clean and dressed up
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Artsy Fartsy shot
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I pulled out another detail brush and took care of the tight areas like the vents etc
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Finally getting onto the wash stage the car was foamed down
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While the car was foaming I realized I had forgotten to clean the gas tank
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I 2 Bucket Method washed the car with my natural sea sponge
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And rinsed off my sponge in the water only bucket after every panel or half a panel

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Then dried the car with a plush microfiber towel
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Brought the car in to clay
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And it was not in bad shape at all
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After the claying I measured the paint to see what levels I was working with
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I found a section that was repainted and learned that the car had come with a huge scratch from the factory and this section was repainted under warranty which I guess also explains the buffer trail I first noticed
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repaint
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I masked all the rubber trim
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And now could begin polishing. The combo I opted for was Menzerna SIP with a Orange Lake Country Pad on a Makita rotary. Here are the befores and afters of a few panels

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A quick shot of yours truly polishing
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I alcohol wiped down the car and begin to prepare for the 2nd stage of polishing. The paint was already shining very well but I wanted to push the gloss a little higher so I jeweled the paint with Menzerna Po85RD a white Lake Country pad and my Flex3401.
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Here is a the gloss I was achieving with this combination
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I gave the paint a 2nd and final alcohol wipe down to clean off the polishing oils then unmasked the car
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After unmasking and cleaning off the polishing oils I inspected the paint with my 3M Sun Gun which omits the same spectrum light as the sun.
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Perfect
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I had to take another shot of the gloss, and this was with no wax on, only polishing
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Wax of the day was Swissvax Concorso
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Applied
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While the wax was curing I attended to other areas like putting Poor Boys Wheel Sealant on the rims and exhaust
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Here are a couple after pics of the exhaust
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And I cleaned the windows with my Glass Master Pro.
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Unfortunately it had rained but I got a small window to quickly take a few after shots which I don't think turned out that bad and actually it was kind of cool to still see the paint looking very glossy on a cloudy day

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The gloss was looking very nice in this pic
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Some nice reflections
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I liked the reflection in this shot
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And to complete the walk around
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Finally my last 2 favorite pics
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Not wanting to push my luck with the rain I quickly put away the GT-R in the garage.

Hope you enjoyed the write up and seeing the different steps of the detail.

Best regards!
Wes  

Edited by Wes_R, 05 December 2012 - 07:56 AM.




#2 Brettzel Posted 18 March 2012 - 03:26 PM

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Amazing. I am 15, and am interested in learning to do this, any suggestions for me?


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#3 ebizzle361 Posted 18 March 2012 - 03:30 PM

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nice



#4 SELVERGTR7 Posted 18 March 2012 - 04:21 PM

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amazing work, thanks for sharing


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#5 blync Posted 18 March 2012 - 04:50 PM

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Great job. Looks fantastic.


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#6 drbobbybones Posted 18 March 2012 - 05:52 PM

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great stuff.  I'm amazed that you call that a 9 or 9.5 correction.  Looks like a 10 to me :)


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#7 Keller Posted 18 March 2012 - 06:14 PM

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You don't F-around, great work!  Better than factory new.


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#8 en543pm Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:39 AM

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Outstanding as always Wes!


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#9 Wes_R Posted 25 March 2012 - 09:24 AM

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View PostBrettzel, on 18 March 2012 - 03:26 PM, said:

Amazing. I am 15, and am interested in learning to do this, any suggestions for me?
Check out some detailing forums like detailingbliss.com, autopia, etc. and you will start to learn the basics.

View Postebizzle361, on 18 March 2012 - 03:30 PM, said:

nice
Thanks!

View Post3tw0one_Go, on 18 March 2012 - 04:21 PM, said:

amazing work, thanks for sharing
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View Postblync, on 18 March 2012 - 04:50 PM, said:

Great job. Looks fantastic.
Thanks.

View Postdrbobbybones, on 18 March 2012 - 05:52 PM, said:

great stuff.  I'm amazed that you call that a 9 or 9.5 correction.  Looks like a 10 to me :)
Lol you know what, that's all that counts.

View PostKeller, on 18 March 2012 - 06:14 PM, said:

You don't F-around, great work!  Better than factory new.
Thanks!

View Posten543pm, on 21 March 2012 - 05:39 AM, said:

Outstanding as always Wes!
Thank you. Hope all is well with you!



#10 GTRMIZ Posted 06 September 2013 - 09:32 PM

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so how much does this cost


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#11 Slimshady201 Posted 07 September 2013 - 12:46 AM

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Certainly have to agree with the earlier comments,a fantastic job is the best description :clap:



#12 kaliturbo Posted 07 September 2013 - 12:38 PM

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Bro you did a awesome job on the car!



#13 rix Posted 12 September 2013 - 01:22 AM

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That's some fantastic work, I love the p085RD - have used it on both of my cars and I just love it.


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#14 360CS Posted 22 September 2013 - 06:42 AM

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View PostGTRMIZ, on 06 September 2013 - 09:32 PM, said:

so how much does this cost
would like to know also



#15 MShao825 Posted 09 October 2013 - 11:08 AM

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I want my Solid Red to look just like this :bow:



#16 CO-gtr Posted 20 October 2013 - 02:47 PM

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