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      01-29-2013, 10:33 AM   #1
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Detailer's Domain: 13 Mercedes GL550 - with 22ple Pro Glass Coat

Subject: 13 Mercedes GL550
Requirements: New Car Prep with 22PLE


- Wheels were prepped with Sonax Wheel Cleaner and cleaned up with various brushes
- Tires were spritzed down with Auto Finesse Citrus
- Wheel wells were cleaned up
- Washed with Auto Finesse Lather
- Auto Finesse Iron Out
- Wash down and rinsed
- Door jambs were cleaned up
- Nano Scrub AutoScrub
- Dried
- Tires dressed
- Masking
- Paint Measurement
- Sonax 5/4 Fine Abrasive Polish - Uber Green Pad - Rupes LHR 21ES
- 22PLE VX1 Pro Glass Coating
- 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
- Vac

Products used

Links to products used -
Auto Finesse Lather
Auto Finesse Citrus - Grime Remover
Auto Finesse Oblitarate
Auto Finesse Iron Out
Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner
NanoSkin AutoScrub System
Sonax Fine Abrasive
22PLE VX1 Pro Glass Coating
Adam's Super VRT
Optimum Metal Polish
Auto Finesse Crystal Glass Cleaner

Tools used
Uber Wool Wash Mitt
Uber No Name MF Towels
Rupes LHR 21ES Random Orbital Polisher
Griot's 6 inch Random Orbital Polisher
Uber Buffing Pads
Defelsko Paint Meter
Fenix TK35
Kranzle Pressure Washer
Uber Foamer Attachment for Pressure Washer
2 Grit Guard Buckets with Caddies
Uber Firehose Nozzle
Metro Air Force Blaster

Before - when this car arrived it appeared that it needed nothing from afar.

Closer look

Sorry no prep shots (under some time constraints on this one)
After the prep we found

So we brought out the Rupes BigFoot LHR 21ES and went to work

22PLE VM1 Wheel and Metal applied on wheels

22PLE VX1 Pro Glass Coat applied

Some after shots

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      01-29-2013, 01:54 PM   #2

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nice work as usual Phil!

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      01-29-2013, 06:15 PM   #3
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What kind of time does it take to apply 22ple to a beast like this?

I've seen that it is quite the process and needs many MF towels to be sacrificed as well. But the results speak for themselves and from what i've seen the protection is amazing and the sheeting second to none.
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      01-31-2013, 06:53 PM   #4
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all sacrificial MF goes to cleaning wheel wells etc. But yeah, it's paintful to see them being thrown away. :-(
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