Detailed new 2007 Acura TL Type-S

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  1. Run N. Gun

    Run N. Gun Active Member

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    I detailed the exterior of my new 2007 Acura TL Type-S (Kinetic Blue Pearl) a few days ago.

    Here's what I did:
    1. washed with Optimum No Rinse
    2. Clay: Clay Magic and ONR solution
    3. ArmorAll Tire Foam in wheel wells and tires
    4. Polished with PC, orange pad 5000 RPM - Jeff Werkstatt Prime and removed with MF towels.
    5. Applied Jeff Werkstatt Jett by hand and removed with MF towels
    6. Used Meguires NXT Glass Cleaner on windows

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    The next day I took the car to have it tinted (install splash guards too) and it rained on me the whole way home...so I waited a day until the weather cleared and then I washed/waxed it.

    1. washed with Optimum No Rinse
    2. ArmorAll Tire Foam in wheel wells and tires
    3. Applied 2 coats of Optimum Car Wax by hand, removed with MF towel
    4. Used Meguires NXT Glass Cleaner on windows (outside only, until tint is dry)

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    Question for you guys: The new Type-S has improved sound dampening in the rear, specifically in the rear wheel wells as seen here:

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    Since the rear wheelwells are not ABS plastic, they are some fibrous texture...what is the best way to clean them??

    Comments and suggestions are always welcome! Thanks!

    Run N. Gun
     
  2. BlazinBlazer Guy

    BlazinBlazer Guy Witness to The De-Evolution of Mankind.

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    Ouch! Those wheelwells are going to be a bitch to clean; they're just like the liner under the hood, that nasty compound felt. You'll have to treat them like upholstery; I'd recommend scotchgarding them to help yourself out, even.

    Excellent work on the car! Makes me want my garage back so bad :wtc:
     
  3. justin30513

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    Simply good hard work!
    Paint looks awesome. AA Tire Foam is the best deal out there. I use it everyday in my business. Beats filling up bottles!!!

    VW Bugs have that same material in the rear wells. I use my pressure washer to remove debris. I use a low powered washer (1300PSI) and have never had any problems. I then soak it with Woolite and treat it like carpet. The Woolite mix give a very nice sheen to it while cleaning.
     
  4. Run N. Gun

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    BBGuy - Compound felt! Yeah, that's the stuff. While functional, it is gonna be a boogar to clean!

    Justin - What is the ratio of woolite that you would use for this? Also, do you use an "interior brush" to brush it too, just like carpet?

    Thanks!
     
  5. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Looks good, I really like those new TL-S's.

    Lexus has those rear fender liners too. 8:1 on the Woolite mixture (see detailing edu thread) and actually, Armor All will make it look blacker.
     
  6. Run N. Gun

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    Thanks, Scott. Do you brush the liner or just power wash it?
     

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