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Zenith Grey Seat Leon Detailed by Etiennè

Postby Deranged_9n3 » Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:08 pm

On Monday morning I received a call from Gys in order to detail his Seat Leon Cupra on short notice for an upcoming event tomorrow ( Thursday ). I agreed and the car was dropped off within a few hours. Due to some other commitments I had , I only started working on the car on Tuesday afternoon. Luckily this was a VERY neat example of how a car should be kept. Interior - Clean , Engine Bay - Clean , Body - Clean with very little contamination. This is all very nice for me as a detailer , but I knew that I had my work cut out for me in order to see the client smile when he comes to fetch the car, since he is used to a neat looking cab.

I started by cleaning the interior ( Vacuum only with little cleaning done ) , followed by wheels and wheel arches , a wash , IronX and then I clayed the car till about 6pm. On the last 2 panels the darkness caught up and I had to get my LED spotlight out. This morning I got up early as I knew I had lots of work to do. I started off by removing the old double sided tape behind the rear numberplate and then I cleaned the exhaust tips thoroughly. After that has been done , I washed and dried the car to get rid of any over night dust. Did my test spots , and as suspected , I settled on FG400 with my yellow cutting pads. Thereafter I followed up with SF4000 on green polishing pads. By this time , the Zenith Grey from Seat looked AMAZING. In the sunlight the color seemed to have silver flakes in it ( hard to describe ). I finished off with a Menz PL sealant , left to haze and wiped it off. Treated all the trims and rubbers , gave the car a final vacuum and then pulled it out into the street :eek: :eek: :eek: Snapped up a couple of pics and waited about 15min till the client arrived.

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Upon arrival

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Double sided tape removed
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I could for the life of me not remove that glue left behind ....

TOGW ( The Other Guys Wax )
Owner later confirmed he himself polishes the car from time to time

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Plenty more of this , just took 2 pics though

Finally on to the afters :cool:
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Devils Own Logo
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HUGE WING
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Reflection Shots
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Engine Bay
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Money shots IMHO :drool:
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When the owner arrived , he DID smile when he saw and felt the paintwork. TBH , I am pretty sure this was the best outcome I have seen at CreativeCarDetailing. There is NO way that I can describe what it looked and felt like after I finished it off.
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Re: Zenith Grey Seat Leon Detailed by Etiennè

Postby Deranged_9n3 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:47 am

TTT :oops:
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Postby FrAnKeNsTeIn » Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:51 am

Hi,

could please assits me in how long it usually takes to do detailing on a car and what the prices are please.
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Postby Deranged_9n3 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:59 am

FrAnKeNsTeIn wrote:Hi,

could please assits me in how long it usually takes to do detailing on a car and what the prices are please.


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Postby FrAnKeNsTeIn » Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:02 am

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Postby Naku786 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:10 am

No 50/50 shots?

Did you clay the car as well?


Lovely car that, no so crazy about that boot setup though
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Postby lawrence » Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:12 am

Looks good my friend.

It is always nice to detail a car that is in relatively good shape.

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Postby N3mo » Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:26 am

Well done bru

That came out great

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Postby Deranged_9n3 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:39 am

Naku786 wrote:No 50/50 shots?

Did you clay the car as well?


Lovely car that, no so crazy about that boot setup though


no 50:50's

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I started by cleaning the interior ( Vacuum only with little cleaning done ) , followed by wheels and wheel arches , a wash , IronX and then I clayed the car till about 6pm. On the last 2 panels the darkness caught up and I had to get my LED spotlight out.


:hi:

lawrence wrote:Looks good my friend.

It is always nice to detail a car that is in relatively good shape.


N3mo wrote:Well done bru

That came out great

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Postby Delokes » Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:59 am

this car is hot all round, sound install, engine bay :drool: interior & exterior :drool:
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Postby Deranged_9n3 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:14 pm

Delokes wrote:this car is hot all round, sound install, engine bay :drool: interior & exterior :drool:


She is a true beaut :hi:
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Postby zane.mk1 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:33 pm

nice turnout!

this car just looks right! exept that boot install.
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Postby J0NN0 » Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:30 pm

Awesome awesome work!
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Postby B_rad » Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:45 pm

Awesome work pal :cool: This one was a winner!

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Postby VW POLOTIC » Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:34 pm

Stunning car, I've never even seen one in this colour in the flesh, scarce beauty!
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Postby Deranged_9n3 » Sat Apr 12, 2014 9:16 am

Thanx alot guys.

@VWPOLOTIC - This colour is a BEAUT when taken car off. It flips in the sunlight , making it look like it has pearl flakes in the paint
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Postby Uncle Nunda » Sat Apr 12, 2014 9:19 am

oom Gys's car and Ruan's cars are just epic

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Uncle Nunda wrote:oom Gys's car and Ruan's cars are just epic


:hi: Ruan's car might come my way soon. Nothing confirmed yet though
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Postby dazza » Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:17 am

Nicely done...the Zenith Grey is the best colour and looks epic when clean!
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Postby Deranged_9n3 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:00 am

dazza wrote:Nicely done...the Zenith Grey is the best colour and looks epic when clean!


Thanx bud. You have to see this car in the flesh after the detail to TRULY appreciate the outcome. Something you can't capture with a camera
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Postby N3mo » Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:07 am

Deranged_9n3 wrote:
dazza wrote:Nicely done...the Zenith Grey is the best colour and looks epic when clean!


Thanx bud. You have to see this car in the flesh after the detail to TRULY appreciate the outcome. Something you can't capture with a camera


Camera skills help:lol:

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Postby Deranged_9n3 » Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:16 am

N3mo wrote:
Deranged_9n3 wrote:
dazza wrote:Nicely done...the Zenith Grey is the best colour and looks epic when clean!


Thanx bud. You have to see this car in the flesh after the detail to TRULY appreciate the outcome. Something you can't capture with a camera


Camera skills help:lol:

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Screw detailing classes , I need classes for taking pics. Taking pics for dummies :grin:
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Postby Djin » Sat May 03, 2014 11:12 am

Nice work there.

That sound install ... :evil:
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Postby Deranged_9n3 » Mon May 05, 2014 7:55 am

Djin wrote:Nice work there.

That sound install ... :evil:


Thanx bud :hi:

I am not a huge fan of the install , but each to his own I guess.
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