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      10-17-2012, 10:52 AM   #1
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Detailer's Domain: New Car Prep - Opti Coat - Clear Film Installation - 2013 Audi S4

Subject - 2013 Audi S4
Requirements - New Car Prep - Opti Coat - Full Front Clear Film Install

Exterior

- 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 1Z einszett W99
- Auto Finesse Iron Out
- Wash down and rinsed
- Door jambs were cleaned up
- Nano Scrub AutoScrub
- Dried
- Tires dressed
- Masking
- Paint Measurement
- Sonax 3/6 Fine Abrasive Paste - Uber Green Pad - Griots Orbital
- Opti Coat
- 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

Products used

Links to products used -

1Z einszett W99
Auto Finesse Citrus - Grime Remover
Auto Finesse Oblitarate
Auto Finesse Iron Out
Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner
NanoSkin AutoScrub System
Sonax Compound 3/6
Opti Coat
Adam's Super VRT
Optimum Metal Polish

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

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Wheel Wells, Wheels, and Tires Before









Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner in action



Wheels wells cleaned up


Wheels rinsed



Auto Finesse Iron Out (Decon Gel) was used on the car - no iron particles or fall out on this new car, but always good to have checked



Driver's side Super Charger badged removed for clear film install


Left over adhesive removed with Auto Finesse Oblitarate



All gone


Passenger side Super Charger badge Removed for clear film install


Left over adhesive removed with Auto Finesse Oblitarate



All gone


Adhesive on the wheels removed with Auto Finesse Oblitarate






After


Wash














Rinse


NanoSkin AutoScrub - replaces the clay bar


Blow drying with the Metro AirForce Blaster



Marring on various spots of the car were taken care of with a Griot's and Sonax 3/6






Much better



Opti Coat on all 4 wheels and paint





Random shots of the clear film installation


















Finishing touches
Super Charger Badge installed




Exhaust tips polished up


Cleaning up the glass


Adam's Super VRT on the tires


Final shots









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      10-19-2012, 10:46 AM   #2
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Looks great! Awesome job
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      10-19-2012, 06:14 PM   #3
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holy shit
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holy shit, indeed. stellar post
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That's a heck of a wrap job! The bumper must have been 'fun" with those lips.

Does the OptiCoat go on the paint, or the clear wrap?
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Question.

Why Debadge the supercharger emblem, wrap it and them reattach i instead of just cutting the film around the emblem. Won't it be a hassle when you need to remove the clear bra?
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Awsome !

The warp is very intelligent to keep the paint cleen !
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holy shit I third that.

one question, I read somewhere, maybe even in my bimmer manaul, not to wrap the car since it will discolour with time.... Or is there some post I should be reading first before asking silly questions?
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clear film over time will turn yellow - or better yet the adhesive will turn yellow, it will all depend on the elements the film is exposed to.

3-5 years is the normal life span on clear film (on a daily driven car)
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