Detail : Toyota MR2 *PICS*

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by limiteD*, Oct 23, 2006.

  1. limiteD*

    limiteD* 今あいたい すぐあいたい

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    I usually clay every month or so and wax with basic Meguiars stuff every other week - plus the car is garaged 90% of the time, so the paint is in pretty good condition. But after reading up in this forum, I went out and bought some new products.

    Started at 10am, finished at 5pm (was watching F1 off and on during the first 2 hours :o) I was going to clay, but after the wash, the paint felt smooth so I skipped that step. Washed and dried outside, polished and waxed inside the garage.

    Ingredients
    Meguiars Gold Glass Shampoo & Conditioner
    Meguiars #7 Show Car Glaze
    Eagle One NanoWax
    S100
    Armor All Extreme Tire Shine
    Eagle One 20/20 Glass Cleaner
    Meguiars PlastX
    Mothers Back to Black

    All done by hand using foam applicators to apply and MF towels to buff.

    The day started off sunny, but by the time I was done, it got overcast and foggy :hs:

    PICS UPDATED

    Overcast day :

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    Sunny Day :

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    Let me know what you think :)
     
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  2. simbo855

    simbo855 New Member

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    damn thats clean
     
  3. lemans23

    lemans23 PV - The Vision of Sound

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    I'm liking your nice little DOF work there in the last picture. I don't like the car with that fascia, but I love the results you got!
     
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    lemans23 PV - The Vision of Sound

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    Also, how do you manage to not piss people off while washing your car basically on the street?
     
  5. limiteD*

    limiteD* 今あいたい すぐあいたい

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    Thanks guys :bigthumb:

    :confused: I wash it in my driveway. I'm not blocking the sidewalk or the street in anyway :dunno:

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    lemans23 PV - The Vision of Sound

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    Yeah I get that, but I mean what if you have some stray hose fire and while people are drivin by?
     
  7. Jim Lahey

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    :h5: Great job

    I use S100 as well
     
  8. Run N. Gun

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    Nice job, Limited! That hood looks drippin' wet! :bigthumb: I'd love to see what the paint looks like in a full sun shot. That is where the hard work shows off.
     
  9. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Damn, the paint looks so wet! :drool:
     
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    Very nice, looks good.
     
  11. limiteD*

    limiteD* 今あいたい すぐあいたい

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    It's pretty difficult for the water to spray out onto the street unless I'm aiming directly toward it and if anyone is walking by on the sidewalk, I just stop the water flow until they pass. I never really saw it as a problem - I figured a majority of people wash their cars in the driveway; have washed my car this way for 3-4 years and haven't gotten a single complaint :dunno:

    Thanks; this is the first time using S100. Super-easy to apply and wipe off and the shine is incredible :bigthumb:

    Yeah, I was kind of disappointed it got so overcast when I was finished. It was so hot and sunny this whole week too; then again, it's always like that. The one day I'm off work, the weather always seems to suck :hs: Hopefully it's sunny tomorrow morning so I can snap a few more photos.

    Thanks Scott! :bigthumb: Are there any specific products you recommend for carbon fiber? I noticed that the Meguiars #7 was a bitch to remove on the hood; probably because it's only gel-coated and not clearcoated.
     
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    Very nice job.......especially without any polishing. Very glossy and wet.
     
  13. limiteD*

    limiteD* 今あいたい すぐあいたい

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    Since the first pics were shot on a overcast day, took a couple more in the morning today with the sun out.

    Updated pics on first post

    :bigthumb:
     
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    Clearkote's Vanilla Moose works great on carbon fiber.
     
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    I've had 4 carbon fiber hoods. All have had clear coat failure no matter what I put on them. Carbon fiber and clear coat just do not layer well from what I hear.
     
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    All the ones i've seen have been gel coated.
     
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    Well that's what I meant!
    LOL.....
    Have you seen alot of them fade too?
     
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    Looks great. Is that the original factory color on that color?
     
  19. Run N. Gun

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    Excellent look to the paint! I assume that you are pleased with the hard work you put into it??
     
  20. limiteD*

    limiteD* 今あいたい すぐあいたい

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    Thanks for the tip; will look into that :)

    Yep, original factory paint, only available in '93 on the MR2.

    Definately! Especially when getting comments from others on how clean the car is :)
     
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    saxman Burninating the peasants

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    this is an issue with the quality of the hood. Buy a high quality hood using an epoxy resin and gel with a uv inhibited clear, and you'll never have these issues or any issues with yellowing.
     

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