Newest Northeast Detail by SEVEN Detailing v.STI

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by Perfect Speed, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. Perfect Speed

    Perfect Speed OT Supporter

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    So the most recent car I did that I actually have some worthwhile pics of is a 2007 STI with 60k on the clock already. It's owned by a Pharmacist who drives and hour to work every day, needless to say there's a good deal of rock chips peppering the front bumper. However the owner told me she loves the car and just wanted it to look clean even with the rock chips, and the (believe it or not) BB gun imprints a couple of body panels have. I did the interior as well but no pics were taken. I was trying to finish the car so there aren't a ton of after pics under the halogens but the reflection pics after the car was finished shows it off well enough I think, rock chips and all haha. I will also say I don't think these pics are as good as the previous ones I posted - However the previous ones were taken by a guy with way better camera skills...

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    Wash with ONR
    Light Clay
    Meguiar's 205 with Orange Pad
    Optimum Opti-Seal
    Collinite's 845 Wax


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    After a wash and clay bar... some pics under the lights to show the swirls...
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    After polishing... First pic shows the hood after it was polished... Next is a 50/50 of the wing that just didn't come out well...

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    Mid Polish night time artsy-like pics ...

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    Daytime (overcast :hs:) Pics of shine and reflection (and I'm sure you'll see the orange peel)...

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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Nice improvement, got to love soft Subaru paint-makes it so much easier to correct. :)

    I hate cleaning those fucking wheels though, thanks to that stupid lip behind the spokes. :mad:
     
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    Looks great man. Awesome improvement!
     
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    Very nicely done. Great paint correction and gloss. She had to be happy with the results. :cool:

    (BTW - BB imprints?? WTH? That's not normal!) :noes:
     
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    How did you clean the wheels? I daily drive a black '07 STi myself and i HATE cleaning the goddamn wheels, lol.

    I use those same tires for winter also, its like looking at my car.
     
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    To be honest... ONR, a lot of elbow grease and q-tips and terry towels ... Diluted Simple Green very sparingly on really tough stuff.
     
  7. Perfect Speed

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    Thanks
    She was def happy.
    And yea she lives int he country where evidently good fun is shooting a BB gun at cars as you drive by. How ridiculous, right?
     
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    Might have to try the q-tips and simple green next time.
     
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    I think that's grounds for murder. I ever catch some punks shooting my cars with a BB gun, they'll see me shooting a 9MM back at them.
     
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    when you did the opti-seal, did you apply that by hand or machine?
     
  11. Perfect Speed

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    dilute it tho... you don't usually need full strength. I usually do 1:1 with water
    And yea man ... q-tips are cheap but EXTREMELY useful
    Same except I'd be shooting my .45 Glock haha.
    She doesn't carry and she has no idea who it would be ... she's pissed about it ... but has the kinda "well I'm mad but what can you do?" - She has no where to park it but out side :hs:
    By hand with a microfiber pad. If you've ever seen the short youtube vid of how scottwax applies it... thats the same as the way I do it.
     

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