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      12-09-2010, 08:18 PM   #1
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Detailer's Domain: Lexus RX350 Paint Correction

This is a daily driven family hauler. The condition was not bad seeing that it dailies the customers kid and dog.

A nice interior clean up, engine detail, compound and polish. Swissvax Shield was used for its durability as well as its looks.

What was done -
Exterior

- Wheels were prepped with Sonax Wheel Cleaner and cleaned up with various brushes
- Tires were spritzed down with Adam's All Purpose Cleaner and washed down
- Wheel wells were cleaned up
- Wash down and rinsed
- Door jambs were cleaned up
- Clayed
- Dried
- Tires dressed
- Masking
- 3 Step Paint correction (Meg's M105, Something being tested ; ) )
- Inspection with Fenix, 3m Sun Gun, Infratech, and natural sunlight
- Last Step - Swissvax Shield
- Rubber and Plastics Treated
- Exterior windows and mirrors cleaned and sealed
- Exhaust tips cleaned
- Windows were clayed and sealed

Engine
-Cleaned
- Dressed

Interior
-Leather Cleaned and conditioned
-Dash and plastics cleaned
-Vacuumed
-Mats cleaned

Products used:
(feel free to click the link below for more info)
Exterior:
Lusso Auto Bathe
Adam's All Purpose Cleaner
Uber Yellow Wash Sponge
Uber Clay Bar kit with Optimum No Rinse
Einszett Spray Wax
Meg's M105
Something being tested for the final steps of polishing ; )
Swissvax Shield


Wheels/Tires
Uber Wheel and Tire Kit
Adam's Super VRT

Glass
Adam's Glass Cleaner
Adam's Glass Sealant

Engine
Adam's APC
Adam's In and Out Spray

Interior
Sonax Dashboard Cleaner
Sonax Leather Foam

Tools:
Infratech 5300
Fenix TK11
Brinkmann
Fenix TK40
Flex 3403
Makita
Metabo
The Uber Foam Pads (5.5inch)
Tons of "Uber" Microfiber Towels
Uber Drying Towels

Brushes
Cam Spray Pressure Wash and Foam Canon Attachment

Interior:
Before







After





Exterior

Before







Wheels


Close up


Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner



Optimum Power Clean on the trim


Engine
Before




Optimum Power Clean





Adam's In and Out


After




Wash and Rinse




Wheel Wells get a scrubbing


Tires get cleaned as well


Rinse



Glass and Paint were clayed




Dirt and Grime pulled off from clay


50/50 shots
Hood shots




Before shot of paint





Door panel after M105


Time to throw this one out


Some more finishing



After shot


Swissvax Shield



After shots (sorry folks no sun on this one)




















My favorite shot


Enjoy!

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      12-09-2010, 09:00 PM   #2
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Very nice!
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came out looks brand spankin new
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Very good!
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      12-10-2010, 11:14 PM   #5
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Great job as always guys!
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      12-11-2010, 11:52 AM   #6
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How soft is the clear coat on the Lexus RX? Pretty easy to get out swirls etc, or lots of work with more abrasive polishes and pads?
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That is absolutely fantastic. I've read some of your other work. You guys are complete BALLERS!
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Nice work.

Thinking about getting some minor paint correction done myself.
Not too confident in tackling it myself yet.
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thanks guys.

Dr. G, light polishing isn't hard at good tools, good product and some direction.
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Wow.... great job phil!!
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