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Old 03-09-2006, 12:06 PM   #1
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Preperation for Auto Show (1st One)

Ok, I want to thank both Greg @ DI and Brett @ OCD for helping me through my somewhat indecisiveness (sp).

Here is the package of stuff I got from Brett after three or so hours of figuring out what was best for me and my situation, not to mention THE BEST PRICING I could have imagined.



Camera phone isn't all that clear but here's the skinny:

PC 7424
4 polishing pads
5" backing plate
Menzerna Intensive Polish
Menzerna Final Polish
P21s Carnuba Wax
Pinnacle Crystal Mist Carnuba Spray
Two microfiber applicator pads
Two microfiber towels
Wheel detailing brush
96 oz Hydro Foamer

All this for less than $300 (much less) WAY TO GO OCD (Brett) I highly suggest you guys getting up with him for any of your needs.

I will bump this thread once I have detailed the car using these products (April 7th)

I am so excited
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Old 03-09-2006, 12:26 PM   #2
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awesome list of products you got there Travis
Let me know how the foam gun goes...really interested
POST PICS WHEN DONE !!!
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Old 03-09-2006, 12:28 PM   #3
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oh and do you have PB Spray&Wipe, Spray&Gloss ?
Highly recommended for QD
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I am glad you are happy. If you have any questions at all about the application process, do not hesitate to ask. Enjoy!
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Old 03-16-2006, 02:49 PM   #5
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Brett,

How about I ask a huge favor, can you give me a step by step for my day of detailing using the products that I purchased?

The car show is going to have a clean car contest and I want to at least try and compete.

My questions aren't so much when to use the products in the process but more so, which pads on the PC, what speeds, how much polish to put on the pads, those sort of things. I just need a detailed outline. Thanks in advance.

Also, PM me about some 303 aerospace protectant. I think I will need some
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Ok Travis, No Problem

I am going to assume that any scratches and or oxidation you may have is very minor. For this scenario we are not going to use the yellow or green pad. The yellow pad should rarely be used (bad scratches) and the green for medium scratches and light oxidation.

Step 1- Blue Edge Pad & Intensive Polish: Shake the product very well and prime the pad. You can do this by spraying the pad with a little body shine or adding a little extra product on the first application. Apply the product to the pad as a thin bead making a full circle about 1" from the edge of the pad. Set the speed between 4-5 and work the product into a 2' X 2' area using moderate to light pressure in a left to right pattern then up and down. Repeat this over and over. You will notice the product starting to break down. Once the product starts to break down, lighten up on the pressure. Wipe the area down, inspect for defects and repeat if necessary. If the section looks a little dull, do not worry the next step will bring the shine up considerably.

Step 2 - White Edge Finishing Pad & Final Polish II: Product application and speed is identical to the steps above. Now you can start to see the finish developing.

What you are looking at now is what I call WYSIWYG. WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET. You are looking at straight paint. No fillers, no silicones, no glazes, no waxes. The shine you see is derived from smoothing and polishing your existing beautiful German paint.

Now to protect your paint, add a little more depth and wet look. Make sure any wiping of the paint you do know is done in a linear motion and with minimal pressure.

Wax one panel at a time and remove one panel at time with P21S Concours Look Wax. You don't want to let this wax dry. Apply this wax like you are coloring in a coloring book. Go around the edges slowly and outline the panel and then fill in it. Use your microfiber towel folded in quarters to wipe with one side lightly just to "break the surface" of the wax, flip the towel and then burnish it up the a beautiful wet gloss. Continuously change to a new part of the towel and snap it out regularly.

When you are done the Pinnacle Carnauba Spray Can be use to wipe any smudges off the paint or drool your friends may have left.

Please let me know if you have any other questions and post some pics. Good Luck!

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One week to go. I cleaned out the inside a bit tonight, just a good vacuum job.

Question, prior to polishing I should strip the existing wax, correct?
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One week to go. I cleaned out the inside a bit tonight, just a good vacuum job.

Question, prior to polishing I should strip the existing wax, correct?
The polish will strip the wax for you but if you want to get it stripped fast wash the car with a tiny bit of dish soap. This will strip everything. This is the only situation in which I would use dish soap.

Hope this helps.

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can't wait for pics Travis.
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Damn, 80% chance of rain. Should I even go to the car show? It's calling for rain all day long.
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Man I feel for you. Sorry dude :-(

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I know, what do you think Brett?

All the work today will not be useless will it?
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No, it won't be useless. Nothing another wash and maybe coat of wax can't fix.

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Ok, here it is.....I wish I was a better photographer because the finished result is awesome..

Prep stage


Before shot of the situation


And here are some after shots...






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Cleaned the engine...


Cleaned the wheels...


And for the finale' my favorite shot....



YES, that is my hood. Like a freaking mirror.

Great stuff Brett, thanks!
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WOW! Looks awsome .....Do you want a weekend job? I can definitely find you some detail jobs .

Keep it up!

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I actually had the best success with the yellow pad, the spider webbing on the hood was so bad. At speed 6 with the intensive polish and then using the white pad and the final polish really did the trick.

It took me a while to get it right but after I figured out how to let the polish break itself down and not rush it, it all came together
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I won a trophy today!!! Best in my class.
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Now that the show is over, how do I clean those foam pads?
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