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Mitch's Black Magic Pearl 6R Polo - Detailed By Lawrence

Postby lawrence » Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:21 pm

The brief for this detail was specifically to:

Correct and protect the paintwork (taking into account this is a Black DD which is already waxed regularly)
Remove the polo badge from the rear
Remove remaining sticker residue off the rear window
Exclude the interior
Only give the wheels a basic wash

Process / Products

Wheels
Tires and wheels were washed using Meguiars Hot Rims All Wheel and Tire Cleaner. The arches were cleaned using Cyclo CM30 APC. I then gave the lips of the rims a light polish using Mother Aluminium and Mag Polish. Once dried the tires were dressed using Optimum Opti Bond Tire Gel and the arches dressed using Chemical Guys Bare Bones.

Wash
Rinse
Pre-foam using Chemical Guys Maxi Suds II
2 Bucket Wash using Cyclo Polymer Hand Wash

Door shuts
Cyclo CM30 APC
Meguiars Cleaner Wax

Decontamination
Tar removal - AF ObliTARate
Iron Removal - AF Iron Out
Clay - Clay Magic Blue Clay / Carways mist and wipe
Badge/Sticker residue - Goo Gone

Correction
Paintwork
Menzerna PF2500 / Cyan pad
Menzerna SF4000 / LC Tangerine Pad
Chemical Guys Black Light / LC Crimson pad
B-Pillars, Sunroof surround, Tali lights
Menzerna PF2500 / LC White pad
Menzerna SF4000 / LC Black Pad

Protection
Chemical guys Black light by hand
2 Coats Chemical guys Pete's 53

Glass
Autoglym Fast Glass

On arrival the car was covered in dirt
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Wheels are arches were also very dirty
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Here you can start to see the actual condition of the paint
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Removal of the badge
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This is the remaining residue after removing the badges. Goo gone got this off very easily
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I never took any pics of the washing or decontamination processes, however this what the paint looked like once above had been done
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I then taped up and began correcting the paint
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Prior to putting on any LSP I pulled the car out to check my progress in the sun
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Then cropped in closer to try and show how nicely metallic flakes were popping
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Hard to tell which half is the reflection off the glass sunroof and which is off the paint - i.e. a really nice reflection
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The car was then pulled back into the garage to have LSP applied and to finish off the rest of the detail.

Here are some after shots

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Total time spent = 25 hours

Thanks for looking and as always and comments or feedback is welcome :hi:

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Postby Kyle » Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:30 pm

Great work! :drool:

Where can I find those building lights?
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Postby lawrence » Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:31 pm

Kyle wrote:Great work! :drool:

Where can I find those building lights?


Thanks - got mine from Adendorf's for about R500.

The globes that come in there are **** though and so I replaced them with some decent ones (from Q-lite on Umbilo Road) and they have lasted absolute ages.

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Postby Uvy » Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:20 pm

top stuff LA
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Re: Mitch's Black Magic Pear 6R Polo - Detailed By Lawrence

Postby Mitch » Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:24 pm

:drool:
Amazing stuff. Cannot wait to pick her up and see the result in the metal. Just gotta get through the rest of the day.

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Postby lawrence » Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:35 pm

Mitch wrote::drool:
Amazing stuff. Cannot wait to pick her up and see the result in the metal. Just gotta get through the rest of the day.

:cool:

See you a little later tonight bud :hug:

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Postby kingdubber » Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:57 pm

Lekker colour that magic black :cool: . And excellent results.
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Postby lawrence » Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:58 pm

kingdubber wrote:Lekker colour that magic black :cool: . And excellent results.

Thanks bud

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Postby AshG » Mon Aug 26, 2013 4:59 pm

Well done there bud :hurray: so much attention and effort goes into you work. Amazing stuff. Mitch you gotta stop by the bottle store before you get to lawrences place :grin: :lol:
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Postby Hoosier Daddy » Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:07 pm

oh man !!!! she looks heavenly !!!! well done Lawrence!!!!
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Postby lawrence » Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:06 pm

Thanks guys...appreciate the comments!


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Postby ZiF_k » Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:34 am

Top class as usual! Will be saving to bring my new wheels to you in the near future! And Mitch, I want to see this in the flesh!
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Postby MegaMind » Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:00 pm

This is awesome work. need to make a date with Lawrence to bring my ride down from JHB for a weekend to get some TLC, will pm you.

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Postby Rsi huntered » Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:21 am

Great work...... :drool: :drool: :drool:

Just a question Bru.... always wanted to ask this blonde question ( why do you use that blue tape on the car? )
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Postby lawrence » Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:46 pm

ZiF_k wrote:Top class as usual! Will be saving to bring my new wheels to you in the near future! And Mitch, I want to see this in the flesh!


MegaMind wrote:This is awesome work. need to make a date with Lawrence to bring my ride down from JHB for a weekend to get some TLC, will pm you.

Thanks guys

I have 3 weekends left this year otherwise I am fully booked, so you best act quickly if 'soon' means any time this year


Rsi huntered wrote:Great work...... :drool: :drool: :drool:

Just a question Bru.... always wanted to ask this blonde question ( why do you use that blue tape on the car? )

Thanks

The reason for the blue tape is:

1. You do not want to run the polisher over any window rubbers as it will scrub the rubber and may damage it
2. Sometimes the product you are working with can splatter onto the rubber trim - this then requires products (money) and effort (time) to remove. It is cheaper/quicker in the long run to simply tape off and prevent this
3. Wherever there are raised/sharp/exposed edges on a car, the paint will be naturally thinner there, because once sprayed and before drying, gravity takes hold of the paint and it runs away from the raised edge and is thus thinner.... if you then run the polisher over these areas there is a MUCH greater risk of burning through the clear coat.
4. When you are polishing you use a liquid polish and that polish can easily get pushed into the seams between panels - it is VERY difficult and time consuming to remove, so again, prevention is better than the cure

In essence the tape is just a 'protective barrier' to prevent either polishing over, or getting polish/polish dust into, areas you do not want to....

The blue tape is just like masking tape, except that it uses a low tack glue so when removed from the paint, it does not leave behind any sticky residue...

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Postby Rsi huntered » Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:06 pm

Thank Lawrence......

so I don't need to do it when im waxing......
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Postby lawrence » Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:51 pm

Rsi huntered wrote:Thank Lawrence......

so I don't need to do it when im waxing......


Mostly, no....BUT depending on the type of wax being used it may be of some benefit.

Traditional paste waxes like the ones listed below have a tendency to stain plastic trim white and so if you are worried about potentially getting the wax on the trim during the waxing process, taping off can be used as a preventative measure.

http://www.crazydetailer.co.za/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6&products_id=742
http://www.crazydetailer.co.za/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6&products_id=740
http://www.crazydetailer.co.za/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6&products_id=739
http://www.crazydetailer.co.za/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6&products_id=741
http://www.crazydetailer.co.za/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6&products_id=417
http://www.crazydetailer.co.za/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6&products_id=415

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Postby crumbs » Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:57 pm

Thought I have seen expensiv stuff before but 2k for 200ml wax :crazy:

http://www.crazydetailer.co.za/index.ph ... cts_id=742

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Postby lawrence » Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:00 pm

crumbs wrote:Thought I have seen expensiv stuff before but 2k for 200ml wax :crazy:

http://www.crazydetailer.co.za/index.ph ... cts_id=742

That's nothing bud...

Check this out.... http://vwclub.co.za/forum/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=155259

The most expensive wax I have personally bought is this... http://www.crazydetailer.co.za/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6&products_id=415 and then, only cos it was on special and is a true WOWO wax (Wipe on, wipe off - no waiting for it to haze etc etc).

Shine is created through proper preparation of the paint, and the difference any kind of wax makes is marginal and so I could never see a way to justify spending thousands of Randellas on a wax purely for its 'look'....

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Re: Mitch's Black Magic Pear 6R Polo - Detailed By Lawrence

Postby crumbs » Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:08 pm

lawrence wrote:
crumbs wrote:Thought I have seen expensiv stuff before but 2k for 200ml wax :crazy:

http://www.crazydetailer.co.za/index.ph ... cts_id=742

That's nothing bud...

Check this out.... http://vwclub.co.za/forum/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=155259

The most expensive wax I have personally bought is this... http://www.crazydetailer.co.za/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6&products_id=415 and then, only cos it was on special and is a true WOWO wax (Wipe on, wipe off - no waiting for it to haze etc etc).

Shine is created through proper preparation of the paint, and the difference any kind of wax makes is marginal and so I could never see a way to justify spending thousands of Randellas on a wax purely for its 'look'....


:cry: feel broke just looking at it

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Re: Mitch's Black Magic Pear 6R Polo - Detailed By Lawrence

Postby lawrence » Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:27 pm

VIGTI wrote:Awesome work


thanks bud

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