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      08-24-2009, 05:04 PM   #1
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328i Saved: Lexus GX470

So the outside of this wasn't too bad since I wasn't performing any paint correction, however there was A LOT of sap on the roof, hood and windshield as the car has been parked for the while. The wheels also had paint peeling/chipping so there wasn't much I could do there. As you can see in the pics, the interior needed quite a bit more attention though. The floor mats were too far gone to save completely, but I was able to get them to to where they were much better. Hope you guys enjoy.

Exterior:
Citrus Wash and Clear
CG Fine Clay
Megs ASD
Poorboy's EX Sealant With Carnuba
Optimum Car Wax on jambs.
Optimum Instant Detailer for added slickness

Wheels:
CG Sticky Wheel Gel (Great Alternative to p21s)
Simple Green to clean tires
Optimum Car Wax
AA Tire Dressing

Interior:
Optimum Protectant Plus
Meguiar's Leather Conditioner
Meguiar's APC at various dilutions
VX5000 Steam Cleaner
Durrmaid Carpet Extractor


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      08-24-2009, 05:57 PM   #2
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looks good, its a shame people dont take care of there vehicles.
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      08-24-2009, 06:17 PM   #3
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and i thought my family on the other side of the world had the longest driveway ever! hahaha

nice job! that interior was pretty nasty before
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      08-24-2009, 08:21 PM   #4
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Great work! When I saw the before pics...I thought that car was dunzo!!
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      08-24-2009, 09:07 PM   #5
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Still amazes me how anyone can let their car get so nasty.

Awesome turn around! What was your plan of attack for all the sap? That would have intimidated me a bit.
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Wow, great work! You should slap the owner in the back of the head for having a beautiful car like that get that dirty. Shame on them.
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That's what happens when you have kids. Crap everywhere!!
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Sometimes a good thorough cleaning inside and out can make all the difference in the world. The interior of that car in particular was less than stellar, and it looks much nicer now...not to mention the fact that it's much more sanitary. Good job!

The shine on the leather is a good indicator that it's in need of a deep cleaning (Leatherique) to restore the natural matte finish.
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I was shocked at how well it turned out! Gr8 work!
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What did you do with the body???? It squirted blood all over that visor!
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Wow looks good Pat. When I drop off my daily driver, it should be a good challenge but I'm sure it will be effortless for you considering you own Jet Black yourself. =) Great work.
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for real? someone let their car get that bad?
nice recovery!
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Thank you for all the comments. It sure was a bit worse than I expected but it's always enjoyable to bring a car back that's dirtier than average.

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Wow looks good Pat. When I drop off my daily driver, it should be a good challenge but I'm sure it will be effortless for you considering you own Jet Black yourself. =) Great work.
Thanks Mike! Jet black is definitely always a challenge, but the final result is always worth it.
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