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      05-22-2017, 08:54 PM   #1
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I will be detailing my car over few weekends since I don't have garage, I go to visit my friend in CT on weekends since he has a garage. I will be uploading pics as we go


here we go, took front bumper off since it had few rock chips,, bumper was washed, decom, dried and rock chips were covered with touch up paint and wet sanded, fog lights were also removed and washed, and polished with Carpro Essense
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You see headlights are yellowing in above pics, actually they are covered with clear bra, old clear was removed, glue was cleaned with Carpro Trix using plastic razor. Polished with Griots Garage fast correcting cream and then polished with Carpro Essense, wiped with Carpro eraser, and new precut film was installed I will be coating clear bra with GTechnic CSL and Exo v3 when time comes
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That's looking pretty good, keep posting
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That's looking pretty good, keep posting
let me see your car
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Kidney grills were discolored, wet sanded, polished them with Griots garage compound and then polished them with Carpro Essence
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Removed old clear film, washed, decom with ironx, clay , wiped with IP[A and start polishing with Griots garage fast correcting cream with griots fast correcting microfiber pad, finished hood, driver side fenders, doors, quarter panel. this weekend I will complete the car compounding, polishing, installing clear bra ppf, and applying GTechnic CSL and Exo V3
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following that is really impressive .. I really enjoy detailing cars and I know it takes lots of time and patients to get a car at this high level! Well done sir!
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Did you just use your hand and a microfiber to get the inside of the kidney grilles, and use those products?

Mine look faded and need that nice gloss black color again.
each grill consists of two parts, I separated them first and then wet sanded, washed, dried, polished in between grills them by hand.
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Very nice work!
Makes me wish I had the time to touch-up my front bumper. Rock chips are killing me.
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Resumed work on weekend, found more scratches, all swirls and scratches were removed Griots fast correcting cream and polished with Carpro Essence using yellow polishing pad. Clear bra pre cute for hood and fenders were applied, Panels were wiped with GTechnic Wipe spray and two coats of GTechnic CSL were applied. Left the car for 3 hours to let CSL cure, started applying GTechnic Exo V3 after, finished only Hood, Passenger side fender and front door, it was already 9 PM Sunday. Left the car for a week at my friends house covered inside the car, asked him to drop me at train station to catch train back to NYC, got home 12:30 AM, was very tired after working on the car for two days, will resume work this coming weekend enjoy the pics "used Samsung Phone to take pics".
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Looks great, Sheedi!
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