Hot Cars & The Detail Products Used To Achieve It

Discussion in 'An Eye For Detail' started by Slim, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. Slim

    Slim Guest

    I think we should have a thread (maybe stickied) to show off our detail work and explain what products we used. That way people can see examples of cars and paint colors that we are familiar with and what products worked well or not so well.

    So, post up your pre and/or post-detail pics and tell us what you used and if you liked it or not. I know this will help people pick out better products when they stare at the aisle full of stuff at the auto parts store or look online.

    To start it off, I just finished detailing my silver 2003 6i and was very pleased with the affordability and results of the Meguiar's products I used with a Porter Cable polisher.

    -Clay Bar
    -Meguiars Swirl Remover #9
    -Meguiars Pro Machine Glaze #3
    -Meguiars Hi-Tech Liquid Car Wax #26

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  2. Big Nate

    Big Nate Chaos Engineer

    Don't mind if i do sticky this. Good work Tim
     
  3. WhiteSpy9

    WhiteSpy9 Guest

    Detail done on June 12th.

    Wash with Meguiars Gold Class Shampoo and Conditioner.
    Meg's Step #1 Deep Crystal System Paint Cleaner
    Meg's Step #2 Deep Crystal System Paint Polish
    Meg's Step #3 Deep Crystal System Carnauba Wax

    Before: Not the best angle, but you can see that the leaves in the reflection are fuzzy/blurry.
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    After: Better angle. Notice the finer detail of the leaves in the reflection.
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  4. Slim

    Slim Guest

    Nice Work.
     
  5. WhiteSpy9

    WhiteSpy9 Guest

    Thanks! You too!

    I really need to get a polisher, working that shit in by hand isn't not where its at...

     
  6. dmention7

    dmention7 Hater

    True, but you'll be building up your mad Karate Kid skills! Wax on... wax off... wax on... wax off...
     
  7. Slim

    Slim Guest

    Alright, here is my Dad's 442. I realize it's not a Mazda, but after I detailed it for Car Craft Nationals last week I took a few pics of my work. Enjoy.

    Line up used:
    -Clay Bar
    -Meguiars Swirl Remover #9
    -Meguiars Pro Machine Glaze #3
    -Meguiars Hi-Tech Liquid Car Wax #26

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    The few clouds around that day.

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    There is a Mazda there if you look in the right spot...

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  8. WhiteSpy9

    WhiteSpy9 Guest

    very, very nice man!
     
  9. WhiteSpy9

    WhiteSpy9 Guest

    winter detail....

    Followed up my previous detail last month with a wash & wax today.
    Last Month:
    XMT#1
    XMT#3
    XMT Finishing Glaze
    Meg's Liquid Gold Class Wax
    Today:
    Meg's Gold Class Shampoo
    Meg's Liquid Gold Class Wax

    All pictures are from today and are inside. Clear coat already has some marks in it, but I am still happy with the results!
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  10. Big Nate

    Big Nate Chaos Engineer

    Nice work. Way to keep the car clean in the winter.
     
  11. Big Nate

    Big Nate Chaos Engineer

    Well I got Dan's new car detailed and here it is.

    I used Poorboy's SSR 1 to polish.
    I used Mequiar's carnauba wax to top it all off.

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  12. YSOSLO

    YSOSLO is the word, beotch

    Looks beautiful Nate. Does the Poorboys leave much residue when you're polishing?
     
  13. Big Nate

    Big Nate Chaos Engineer

    Poorboy's does not leave that much residue. It has a shorter working time then I am use to though.

    On a scale of 1 to 10 of ease of use I will give it a 3-4

    It is very easy to use and can be removed very easy with a MF towel.
     
  14. Workdawg

    Workdawg NARWHAL

    Wow, I look like a damn goon in the first two, but hey. Thanks again for the great job, and the picks Nate. I finally got pics off Jenny's camera from the day after the detail. It looks even better in the sun. I'll post them up tonight hopefully.
     
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2008
  15. WhiteSpy9

    WhiteSpy9 Guest

    Nate,

    Hasn't it been cold out? How/where did you do the detail? Inside?
     
  16. Big Nate

    Big Nate Chaos Engineer

    No it was high 40s low 50 the day we did the detail. It makes it a bit harder to work the products but it can still be done.
     
  17. WhiteSpy9

    WhiteSpy9 Guest

    damn! That's cold!
     
  18. Workdawg

    Workdawg NARWHAL

    Alright, finally got the pics I took online. These are from the day after the detail Nate did, when the sun finally came out.

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  19. dirtyd

    dirtyd New Member

    don't get too used to a non blemished hood! Fuggen paint chips like you wouldn't believe...I really wish I would have splurged and got a clear coat or something on my car...FRIGGEN A!
     
  20. Slim

    Slim Guest

    Holy picture overload! LOL
     

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