Detailed: 2002 Honda Accord

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  1. justin30513

    justin30513 New Member

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    When I did a routine wash for a client last week, I was asked if I could detail her daughter's car. She was coming home for the holidays and wanted it done before heading back to school. I gave her a price.......without seeing the car. We know how that always ends up!

    Here's the story.......

    Befores:
    Pretty much a mess. Dog hair and plenty of stains on the inside. The paint was so scratched and damaged. Pretty much a repaint on the passenger side. I quickly called the customers since they were gone for the day. They told that they were going to trade it in on Saturday and just to do my best. Knowing this now, I set out with a plan.
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    Wash Cycle:
    (NXT and Purple Power Mix)
    Once again, I sprayed the entire vehicle with the foam gun and my strong cleaning mix. I then let it sit for 5 minutes. I rinsed and repeated this time washing it with LC's Ulti-Mitt. Here are some close ups of the scratches and damage that this process uncovered.
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    Notice the total lack of depth and clarity.....
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    Paint Correction:
    (Menzerna's Power Gloss via UDM and LC's Orange Polishing Pad)
    Sounds aggressive huh? It did to me too!!! What did I have to loose? The paint was trashed and there were scratches that only wet sanding might take out. So here goes a test area. The trunk aka rear deck lid for you UK'ers!

    I simply worked Power Gloss for a long time with lots of passed to insure it broke down. Use a speed of 6 with only medium pressure. I have noticed that with the UDM and CCS pads, a lot of pressure is not need for the results.
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    Not a complete correction but man. what a difference! This was also with a strong but dependable compound. I've heard you can get it to come out LSP ready but it takes time. It did remove all swirls (not scratches) without any marring. Once again, make sure it breaks all the way down.

    Paint Protection:

    (Magic 845-75% Collinite 845 & 25% Product X via UDM & LC's Red Finishing Pad)
    Yep. You read right on that mix. Good friend and expert detailer Bradley aka shadybreal concocted this mix and has been using it for over a month now with awesome results. Product X has glazing abilities and well, 845 is as hard as a force shield when dried. He has experienced 4+ weeks of durability. I put it on thin and let dry for 20 minutes. Looks pretty good.

    Interior:
    A mix of Folex and Purple Power was used to treat the carpets before extracting. I used Purple Power 10:1 to clean the leather. It was then treated with Pinnacle's Leather Conditioner. The dash and door's were treated with DP's Interior Protectant. Glass was done with my last drops of Surf City's Glass cleaner. The tires and and engine bay got a coating of Stoner's More shine less time.......it's on sale now for 2.98 at Advanced Auto!!!

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    I dealt with high winds and leaves all day. Ignore the ones that got into my shots!
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  2. JRock10

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    ah yes, the "college girl set the fucking laundry basket on the trunk" technique. I'd recognize those scratches anywhere, since my g/f does it. :mad:

    anyways, great job on that!
     
  3. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Jeez, she beat the shit out of that car. :uh:

    Definitely better, no way that car was going to be perfect.
     
  4. justin30513

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    OMG! You're a physic!!!
    That's exactly what it was caused by!!!!

    And bookbags laid on the roof.
     
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    yes, i fixed those once and won't be fixing them again til she sells the car.
     

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