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Polar White Mercedes C63 - Detailed by Lawrence

Postby lawrence » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:28 pm

A good client of mine recently purchased this vehicle and knew that despite it being new, there would already be contamination on exterior surfaces and some below-surface defects like swirls and scratches. By removing these and then 'sealing it in' with hydrophobic 'wax'/'sealant'/'coating' [which will depend on your specific situation] you make the car easier to keep clean in a way that reduces swirls (fine 'spider web' like scratches reduce the optical clarity / shine of the paint).

The vehicle was detailed near the beginning of March.

The engine bay had a lot of 'dusty' type dirt (as opposed to say an old oil leaking engine that was greasy/grimy). The carpeted section on the underside of the bonnet was brushed out then the engine bay blown out using an electric blower and then gently wiped cleaned using Mothers Carpet and Upholstery cleaner. The engine bay was cleaned using Carchem APC @ 1:5, various brushes, q-tips, microfibre towels and a dedicated (to the engine bay) lambswool wash mitt. The plastics were dressed using Carchem Vinyl and Rubber dressing, and the painted surfaces protected using Gyeon Cure.

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Arches: Rinsed with a pressure washer, sprayed with Carchem APC via a foaming trigger head and allowed to dwell and then agitated with a large Wheel Woolie. This was followed with another pressure rinse.

Tires: Cleaned with Carchem APC and a Mothers Tire Brush and later dressed with Carchem Trim and Tyre Dressing

Wheels and brake calipers: Rinsed with a pressure washer then cleaned using Carchem APC and a Wheel Woolies and a Autofinesse Boar Hairs brush and dried. The wheels were then thoroughly sprayed with Carchem Revolt which was agitated after being allowed to dwell for a few minutes, using the same brushes, and then thoroughly rinsed and dried them.

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Carpro TarX was used to remove any tar spots. The wheels were then foamed using Turtle Wax Hyperfoam when the rest of the car was being washed - this would ensure there were no remaining residue on the surface. They were then sealed using Carpro Hydro.

Door shuts, boot shut, window rubbers, fuel flap, badges etc: Cleaned using Carchem APC with Autofinesse brushes and then pressure rinsed. Autofinesse Tripple was then used to further clean these areas and leave behind some protection.

Wash: Pre-foamed using Turtle Wax Hyperfoam via a foam cannon

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Followed by a 2BM wash with Lambswool wash mitts and Carchem Luxury Shampoo.

Dry: ONR at QD strength with WW Drying towels and an electric blower

Decontamination: Carchem Revolt, Carpro TarX and Shield Heavy Duty Grade Clay with ONR as lube.

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Correction: Carpro Essence / Lake Country Orange Hybrid / Flex 3401

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After (excuse the lint from the mf towel - this was cleaned up using Gyeon Prep prior to applying Gyeon Cure)

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Protection: Gyeon Cure

Glass : Autoglym Fast Glass Cleaner / Wynns C-Thru

Door rubbers, plastic trim : Shield Heavy Duty Vinyl and Rubber Cleaner / Carchem Trim and Tyre Gel

Interior plastics : Shield Heavy Duty Vinyl and Rubber Cleaner / Optimum Optiseal

Interior carpet : Vacuum / Brush / Vacuum

Interior leather : Collinite 855

Exhaust tips: Carchem APC / Mothers Mag and Aluminium Polish / Mothers Powerball

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The number plate holders were removed and the old glue residue cleaned off
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Some pictures of the completed car

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And lastly my favorite shot.

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Total time spent = 22 hours

As always thanks for looking and any questions or comments are welcome.

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Re: Polar White Mercedes C63 - Detailed by Lawrence

Postby stig » Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:23 pm

Very very nice lawrence. Could you please explain the Drying p4ocedure using the ONR AND BLOWER

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Postby Rsi huntered » Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:19 pm

:drool: :drool: :drool:

Came out :drool:
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Postby Kuvi-VPS » Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:14 am

Looks stunning. Nicely done bud
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Re: Polar White Mercedes C63 - Detailed by Lawrence

Postby lawrence » Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:03 am

stig wrote:Very very nice lawrence. Could you please explain the Drying p4ocedure using the ONR AND BLOWER

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When I am finished rinsing the car I will use an open ended hose to sheet water off the car (you should be able to find a YoutTube vid for the technique)
This reduces the pools of standing water typically left over when rinsing by spraying water from a hosepipe or pressure washer.

Then BEFORE I start actually drying, I will spray the car down with ONR ar Quick Detailer Strength (you can you any quick detailer or spray wax/sealant). This will provide some lubrication between the drying towel and the paint, helping to reduce swirls.

The blower is used to help force water out from places like mirror housings, door handles, badges/emblems, honeycomb areas, lug nuts, door jambs etc etc. in order to stop those annoying runs down the side of the car that inevitably happen without it.

Rsi huntered wrote::drool: :drool: :drool:

Came out :drool:

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Kuvi-VPS wrote:Looks stunning. Nicely done bud

Thanks very much!

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Re: Polar White Mercedes C63 - Detailed by Lawrence

Postby Mbuzi » Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:13 pm

Nicely done L :hug:

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Postby 8VALVE-zn » Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:31 pm

Top stuff boss man!!
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Postby The Shaikh » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:18 pm

This is just too nice, so clean, so reflective.... :drool:

This is the money shot

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Re: Polar White Mercedes C63 - Detailed by Lawrence

Postby lawrence » Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:48 am

Mbuzi wrote:Nicely done L :hug:

Thanks Themba

8VALVE-zn wrote:Top stuff boss man!!

Shot bud :hug:

The Shaikh wrote:This is just too nice, so clean, so reflective.... :drool:

This is the money shot

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Glad you like it :thumbup:

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Postby Wideopn-ZN » Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:13 pm

Beautiful car....beautiful outcome. I love that we sound surprised that at the outcome of a car after a weekend in the care of The Lord of The Sponge.....

Awesome as always Lawrence.

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Re: Polar White Mercedes C63 - Detailed by Lawrence

Postby DINODENASH » Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:25 pm

What a car !
What a detailer !

Came out tops bru !!!
wowy ....those pics ....dammm

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Postby lawrence » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:26 pm

Wideopn-ZN wrote:Beautiful car....beautiful outcome. I love that we sound surprised that at the outcome of a car after a weekend in the care of The Lord of The Sponge.....

Awesome as always Lawrence.

:hug: Thanks so much Dave!!!!

DINODENASH wrote:What a car !
What a detailer !

Came out tops bru !!!
wowy ....those pics ....dammm

Thank you Dino :hi:

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Postby Polo Playa 1.8 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:22 pm

Awesome Lawrence
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Re: Polar White Mercedes C63 - Detailed by Lawrence

Postby lawrence » Thu May 04, 2017 8:52 pm

Polo Playa 1.8 wrote:Awesome Lawrence

Thank you :hug:

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Re: Polar White Mercedes C63 - Detailed by Lawrence

Postby ibaa » Sun May 07, 2017 9:40 pm

Hi thanx for the topic! May i ask plz.. what foam shampoo and foam canon do you use?

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Postby lawrence » Mon May 08, 2017 3:54 pm

ibaa wrote:Hi thanx for the topic! May i ask plz.. what foam shampoo and foam canon do you use?

I use the foam canon sold by Crazy Detailer here
In terms of foam, on this specific detail it was Turtlewax Hyperfoam but others I regularly use are:
Valet Pro Advanced Neutral Snowfoam
Carchem Luxury Snowfoam
Gyeon Foam
Angelwax Fast Foam

You also have options like Carpro Ironx snowfoam (which has some iron x for decon built in) or their Hydrofoam which has Carpro Hydro built in (for protection)

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Postby lawrence » Mon May 08, 2017 3:56 pm

lawrence wrote:
ibaa wrote:Hi thanx for the topic! May i ask plz.. what foam shampoo and foam canon do you use?

I use the foam canon sold by Crazy Detailer here http://www.crazydetailer.co.za/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=33&products_id=1337 connected to a Karcher K7 pressure washer
In terms of foam, on this specific detail it was Turtlewax Hyperfoam but others I regularly use are:
Valet Pro Advanced Neutral Snowfoam
Carchem Luxury Snowfoam
Gyeon Foam
Angelwax Fast Foam

You also have options like Carpro Ironx snowfoam (which has some iron x for decon built in) or their Hydrofoam which has Carpro Hydro built in (for protection)


Edited to add in the link to the canon

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Postby Reegz » Mon May 08, 2017 7:54 pm

Damn! That's some great work bud!
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Re: Polar White Mercedes C63 - Detailed by Lawrence

Postby lawrence » Tue May 09, 2017 8:46 am

Reegz wrote:Damn! That's some great work bud!

Thank you!!!!

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