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      08-15-2009, 10:43 PM   #1
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Detailer's Domain: Extensive Paint Correction Detail on an 01 S8

This was a huge undertaking. For 1 the car came to us with amazing gloss and depth, however when we went in to examine the car we found tons of imperfections on this 8 year old S8. The customer wanted this car to come out perfect, the total time to get this car right was 24 man hours. The exterior was washed, clayed, compound, polished, and finally Swissvax Divine was used to bring it out. Take a look and enjoy.

Products Used:
Adam's All Purpose Cleaner in the Cam Spray Foam Canon
Swissvax Paint Rubber and Optimum Instant Detail Spray and Gloss Enhancer for clay lube
Menzerna Power Gloss Compound
Menzerna Super Intensive with the Uber Green Pad
Menzerna PO85RD with the Uber Blue Pad
Menzerna Top Inspection
Swissvax Divine
Einszett Spray Wax

Adam's All Purpose
Einszett Wheel Cleaner
Adam's VRT
Uber Boar's Hair Wheel Brush
Swissvax Wheel Brush
Swissvax Autobahn
Adam's Undercarriage Spray
Adam's Glass Cleaner

Uber Interior Kit
Leather Master Foam Cleaner for Suede/Alcantara
Leather Master Nubuck Protector

Fenix TK11
Brinkmann MaxFire
Metabo PE12-175
Flex 3403
The Uber Foam Pads (5.5inch)
Tons of "Uber" Microfiber Towels
Uber Drying Towels

Cam Spray 1500A with Cam Spray Foam Gun

Let's get the interior shots in first:

Cleaning up the alcantara and protecting it

Final shots

Wash and Prep:

Wax build up

Etching in the paint more wax/old polish build up

Pre soak and cleaning up trim

Cleaning up the wheels (not much needed)

Engine Before

Cleaning the engine bay

All Purpose wash



Testing the area for paint thickness and plan of attack

Before shots of passenger door
Different angles

Halogen after PG/SIP/PO85RD

Fenix light on panel after PO85RD

After all that polishing.....

After polishing before the rinse down (no wax)

Rinse down:

Engine Before /After

Swissvax Divine

Applying Divine

Removing Wax

Final touches
Swissvax Autobahn on the wheels

Black Wow on the trim

Gummi on all the seals

After Gummi

After shots


Final shot

Thanks for the assistance on this one again Dan!!!! :thumb:
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      08-16-2009, 12:30 AM   #2
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Stunning as always!

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nice job! lots of depth added to it

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