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Old 08-08-2012, 10:27 AM   #1
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Wes_R x GTR (82 pics)

Hey E46Fanatics,

It's been awhile since my last write up here http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...366&highlight= but I have been a little busy.

I had spoken to this owner over the span of a year and we had finally set up a date to 2 stage polish this Solid Red GT-R some time in the beginning of August. The car was a garage queen and the swirling was not so bad... actually one of the better condition GT-Rs I had worked on but we wanted to get a 9, 9.5 out of 10 correction so we agreed on a 2 stage polish.

Moving on to the write up here is the first walk around the car.

Already noticed a buffer trail that needed to be corrected

As usual starting with the rims, I cleaned the face and behind with a microfiber wash mitt

Used my brush to clean the calipers

A stiff brush to clean the tire wall

And my EZ Brush to clean the inner barrel

The wheel wells were cleaned also with APC and a curved handle brush

The exhaust was not to bad and was sort of an easy clean up

Moving on to the engine, it was not at all in bad shape but just a little dusty and could use a quick clean up and dressing to make it look new again


All clean and dressed up

Artsy Fartsy shot

Stop lying

I pulled out another detail brush and took care of the tight areas like the vents etc

Finally getting onto the wash stage the car was foamed down

While the car was foaming I realized I had forgotten to clean the gas tank

I 2 Bucket Method washed the car with my natural sea sponge

And rinsed off my sponge in the water only bucket after every panel or half a panel

Then dried the car with a plush microfiber towel

Brought the car in to clay

And it was not in bad shape at all

After the claying I measured the paint to see what levels I was working with

I found a section that was repainted and learned that the car had come with a huge scratch from the factory and this section was repainted under warranty which I guess also explains the buffer trail I first noticed


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