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      01-05-2013, 07:30 PM   #1
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Detailer's Domain: 1993 Mazda RX7 - an old favorite gets some love!

Subject: 1993 Mazda RX7
Requirements - get it back to NEW like condition and ready for sale

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
- Auto Finesse Iron Out
- Wash down and rinsed
- Door jambs were cleaned up
- Nano Scrub AutoScrub
- Dried
- Tires dressed
- Masking
- Paint Measurement
- Compound - Menzerna FG400
- Final Polish - Sonax 3/6 Nano Polish
- Last step - Lusso Oro
- 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 auto scrubed, cleaned, and sealed

Engine Detail
- Cleaned
- Dressed

Interior
- Vac
- Clean and protect dash
- Clean and protect leather
- Clean glass

Products used

Links to products used -

1Z einszett W99
Auto Finesse Iron Out
Auto Finesse Oblitarate
Adam's All Purpose Cleaner
Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner
NanoSkin AutoScrub System
Menzerna FG400
Sonax Nano Polish 3/6
Collinite 845 Insulator Wax
Adam's Super VRT
Optimum Metal Polish

Engine
Adam's All Purpose Cleaner
Adam's Trim and Lug Brush
Adam's In and Out Spray

Interior
Auto Finesse Spritz
Auto Finesse Hide Leather Cleanser
Auto Finesse Hide Leather Conditioner

Tools used
Uber Wool Wash Mitt
Uber No Name MF Towels
Griot's 6 inch Random Orbital Polisher
Griot's 3 inch Random Orbital Polisher
Rupes BigFoot LHR 21ES 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

Interior
Before


















Auto Finesse Spritz was used on the interior bits with great success - take a look at all the dirt and dust it lifted off the RX7's dash and plastics



Interior After















Exterior
Before


















Prep - Engine Bay, Wheels, Tires, Wheel Wells, Pre Soak, Decon, AutoScrub

Engine - Before












Adam's APC
was used to clean up the engine bay



Various Brushes were used to agitate the grime in the engine bay prior to getting rinsed down


Rinse



After shot




Before shot of wheel



Adam's APC on the tires and wheel wells



Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner in action





EZ-Detail Brush used to agitate the brake dust and grime in the wheel barrel


Rinsing down the wheels, tires, wheel wells






Pre soak - wash






Rinse


Decon - Auto Finesse Iron Out


NanoSkin AutoScrub


After all that prep work this is what we found





Paint Correction - 50/50 shots of the restoration
Much improvement after Menzerna FG400 and Sonax Nano Polish 3/6






A bunch or scratches on the roof


After shot of the roof


Action shot of the Rupes BigFoot LHR 21ES


Griot's 3rd gen with Meg's MF Cutting Pads and FG400


Results after correction



Finishing touches
Wheels wells after being cleaned up


Adam's Undercarriage Spray was called into action


Pop the headlights and we find years of dirt and grime



Cleaned up



Exhaust tips - left side not touched/right side polished out



After


Cleaning around the reg sticker



Nice little touches to show the owner cares ; )



After polishing we did a final rinse to remove any of the compound/polishing dust





A blast from the past, we had some Collinite 845 sitting around and figured why not, so nice results from an old friend



Afters












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      01-06-2013, 06:39 PM   #2
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Wow, that car looked pretty tired. Great work.
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Wow that looks amazing!
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Loooks sweet.

Makes me miss my FD majorly!
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PS - rare to see this car all stock!
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Looks good.
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      01-07-2013, 11:07 AM   #9
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I always liked those cars: quick at autocross. How much does a full service like that go for?
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please email me for pricing.

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Sorry for the foul language but FUCK thats some amazing work!!!!
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Loooks sweet.

Makes me miss my FD majorly!
I miss my FD too

Great work guys!
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Wow, completely stock cars are very hard to find these days. Black/Red touring should be worth decent money, I bet that's a $14k car now.
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you really bring her back!!!!!!! Great job!!!!!
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You guys do wonders! I just dont understand why people don't use your service if your local or any detailers when selling a car. I remember a buddy who was selling his e60 and had tons of interest but overall the paint was looking dull ( black paint). Took it to a detailer paid about 300.00 and I kid you not it looked like a different car. It sold the next day.
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yup the paint is usually the first thing a new buyer sees. its good to make sure the paint is looking good.
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