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      07-11-2012, 06:20 AM   #1
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Detailer's Domain: VW GTI - Paint Correction and Opti Coat

Subject - 2010 VW GTI
Requirements - Full Exterior Paint Correction and Opti Coat installation.

We get another one ready for Waterfest.

Exterior

- Wheels were prepped with Sonax Wheel Cleaner and cleaned up with various brushes
- Tires were spritzed down with Adamís All Purpose Cleaner and washed down
- Wheel wells were cleaned up
- Washed with 1Z einszett W99
- Wolf's Decon Gel
- Wash down and rinsed
- Door jambs were cleaned up
- Nano Scrub AutoScrub
- Dried
- Tires dressed
- Masking
- Paint Measurement
- Meg's M105 with Surbuf and Griots Orbital
- Sonax 5/5 Fine Abrasive Paste - Microfiber DA Cut Pad - Griots Orbital
- Sonax 3/6 Nano Polish - Uber Green Pad - Griots Orbital
- Opti Coat
- Inspection with Fenix, 3m Sun Gun, Infratech, and natural sunlight
- Wheel wells were cleaned and dressed
- Rubber and Plastics Treated
- Exterior windows and mirrors cleaned and sealed
- Exhaust tips cleaned
- Windows were autoscrubed, cleaned, and sealed

Products used

Links to products used -

1Z einszett W99
Wolf's Decon Gel
Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner
NanoSkin AutoScrub System
Meg's M105
Sonax Compound 5/5 - Coming Soon
Sonax Nano Polish 3/6 - Coming Soon
Opti Coat
Adam's Super VRT
Optimum Metal Polish

Tools used
Uber Wool Wash Mitt
Uber No Name MF Towels
Griot's 6 inch Random Orbital Polisher
Uber Buffing Pads
Defelsko Paint Meter
Fenix TK35
Brinkmann
Kranzle Pressure Washer
Cam Spray Foam Canon
2 Grit Guard Buckets with Caddies
Uber Firehose Nozzle
Metro Air Force Blaster

Before

Direct sun shots out side, Wow this is bad













Prep - Wheels/Tires/Wash/Decon/Autoscrub
Pre soak /Bug and Tar


Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner



Wheel woolie in action (coming soon)


Rinse wheels



Rinse bumper


Foaming up the car










Decon


Rinse



Drying with the Uber Super Drying Microfiber Towel


AutoScrub


Blowing out the excess water



Shots of the paint after prep






50/50 shots (before and after compound and polishing)




John in the background happy with the progress on making his baby shine














Tail lights were cleaned up - Sonax 5/5 followed by Sonax 3/6

Before


After



Close up shots after correction


Action shots


Outside shots after paint correction









Rinse off all the dust from compound and polish



Opti Coat


Buffing off the Opti Coat


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      07-11-2012, 12:40 PM   #2
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Wow Phil!!!! Another great job from the best detailer!!!!
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      07-11-2012, 01:23 PM   #3
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looks great Phil. see ya soon

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sorry if this is a dumb question but what is opti coat?
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      07-11-2012, 05:47 PM   #5
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Looks really good. Nice job.
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Awesome work! Came out great
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Fantastic job!!!
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Awesome transformation! Love these threads.
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thanks more to come guys!
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