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Old 09-01-2009, 06:02 PM   #1
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Specc Detailed: A black car and an engine bay

It's a black MkIII GTI with a bunch of exterior mods. I knew this car was pretty bad beforehand, but it was a long fight that will go unfinished. I finished about 3/4 of the car in about 2 days. Still got the whole passenger side to go.


Two bucket method
Zymol sponges
ONR + MF towels - garaged the car for a day then washed it before claying
DI waffle weave drying towel
Swissvax detail brush

Zymol clay - this thing is really easy to mold. i've got to get some more
ONR clay lube
CG waffle weave drying towel
Isopropyl alcohol wipe down afterwards

Paint correction
Makita 9227c
3M backing plate
Meg's 105 + DD uber orange - 2-4 passes
Meg's 205 + 3M US black pad
3M UK 80mm pads

Wheels and tires
DD spoke brush - replacing my EZ detail forever
P21S wheel gel
Swissvax Pneu
Tire brush
Swissvax wheel brush

Optimum spray wax

I will finish it up another time, and put better LSP on it too. I just wanted to keep the car protected for now. I hope it doesn't come back in this horrible of a condition.

I washed the car a couple days prior to starting all the major stuff, so I didn't take pictures because it was gonna get dark fast. It was pretty dirty, but nothing out of the ordinary.

Couple swipes of the hood and the contamination is already heavy

And some more panels D:


WTF IS THIS? I couldn't get it off even with a couple passes of M105.

Stuff that was out of my league

Progress :afro:

Do not be fooled by the specs of dust. They aren't actually dust. Those are rock chips from going TOO FAST AND FURIOUS.

Door was terribad

Don't worry, I come from detailing heaven to save thee.

Back to werk after some shens.

This was the side that I actually didn't get to yet.

This is what my friend was pointing at. The whole car was covered in that stuff.

Roof is polished though

And the good side.

Stickers make your car go faster!

And so does a shiny hood!



Swissvax pneu lookin bad ass

I didn't do the engine bay for this car because it has a lot of funny wiring to it, but here's one for you!

hood off


No hood ftw!

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Old 09-01-2009, 08:14 PM   #2
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Great work on the car!

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Nice job. Did you have any re-alignment issues when you put that hood back?
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Old 09-03-2009, 03:18 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by THATS FRESH View Post
Nice job. Did you have any re-alignment issues when you put that hood back?
i actually had trouble aligning the new hood that i bought
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Love the V dub. Great work!!
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