Teaser of the year, plus the power of Optimum Power Clean

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by Scottwax, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    I do wash and wax jobs at a local business for a few of the employees that the owners pay for. One of the employees recently purchased a used black Infiniti M45 from Crest Infiniti (the car is so hammered all over they deserve a mention) and their solution was to try and hide the swirls with a glaze. Anyway, he has saved up several of the wash/wax jobs and wants to put it towards getting his paint corrected. Today I went out to just do a wash/wax in his car and another employee's car and to do a test section so I could give him a better estimate.

    This is the trunk lid. The entire car is like this. How an Infiniti dealership can allow work like this to be done by their employees and sell a car (on apparently, a cloudy day) that looks like this absolutely stuns me.

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    Not even messing around with KBM or maybe a polish via rotary first. Went right to #105, Meguiars yellow polishing pad and my Dewalt rotary @1400 rpms, finishing with light pressure at 1000 rpms. This was one car I know I am going to have to hit hard right off the bat. Worked great, really knocked out the holograms fast on the first passes, then more #105 and took out the rest of the spider swirls. The holograms left behind are so faint they really don't even show up in these shots.

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    I then followed with #205 using a yellow Meguiars polishing pad at 1200 rpms, finishing with light pressure at 1000 rpms. I then switched to 3M Ultrafina using a blue Ultrafina pad at 1000-1800-1000 rpms and waxed with Carnauba Moose.

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    Since the most convenient place for my customer or me to take care of his car is at his office (great sun the whole day), we've decided to wait until live oak pollen season is over with. It is just beginning so it will be 3-4 weeks before I finish the car. I'm really looking forward to this one, going to be an awesome transformation. :)

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    Toyota RAV4. Detailed the outside about 4-5 weeks ago and late last week, the owner drove through some house paint in the road.

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    Optimum Power Clean, ONR and then a quick hose down:

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    Here is OPC dwelling on the latex paint:

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    A video of how well it works after 60 second dwell time (the knocking sound is the brush hitting the grips on the step tube). Saved me from destroying a clay bar on it. OPC was acting just like a paint stripper on the latex. Once it had some dwell time and a little scrubbing, I could peel huge chunks of the paint out of the fenderwells. You could actually see the latex paint lifting off the body of the car as it dwelled.

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    After removing all the paint (used clay to get the few remaining specs) and rewaxing with Carnauba Moose:

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    There is still some paint in the tire tread but removing it all would have meant removing both tires and I'm not sure I could have got every bit of paint out of the tread regardless.
     
  2. nugget

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    holy shit on that paint removal. :eek3:

    i've worked for hours and hours on a car that has run through that shit they paint lines on the road with before and barely made a dent. granted it's apples and oranges compared with what you did but still. impressive. :bowdown:
     
  3. BlazinBlazer Guy

    BlazinBlazer Guy Witness to The De-Evolution of Mankind.

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    Damn.... OPC did an awesome job!

    Guess I know what I'll be ordering when I run out of Meguiar's APC
     
  4. Run N. Gun

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    That OPC would have saved me an hour and a bar of clay on a detail I did last year covered in latex paint. Great job Scott on both cars! Thanks for the plug on the OPC, I'll get it for sure! :bigthumb:
     
  5. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    OPC is the best APC I've used. Safe even for leather but strong enough to clean up latex paint and engines.
     
  6. Juztang

    Juztang www.obsessivedetail.com

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    Nice writeup Scott. I think OPC is a highly underrated product. I use it about everyday on my detail jobs.
     
  7. Derek173

    Derek173 Analyst and Therapist

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    OPC is great, I am no longer buying wheel cleaners thanks to it and like Scott mentioned it works on everything.
     
  8. hondaluva

    hondaluva likes free hugs...

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    OPC works great as a wheel cleaner???
     
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    Great job Scott, thanks for sharing :cool:
     
  10. exceldetail

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    You kiddin me? That stuff is awesome.
    Scott, mind if I link your YouTubes on my site?
     
  11. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    You may use any of my detailing youtube videos.
     
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    Put OPC in the acronym directory :o Looks awesome as usual Scottwax!
     
  13. LancerV

    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    What about extractor use? Or does it foam alot? Thats why I prefer Meg APC+
     
  14. LancerV

    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    On a side note I used Carnauba Moose on my first all black car and it was :eek3:
     
  15. BlazinBlazer Guy

    BlazinBlazer Guy Witness to The De-Evolution of Mankind.

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    I would think there would be a compatible defoamer you can add if OPC foams too much....
     
  16. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    OPC doesn't foam that I have noticed.
     
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    I've never had it foam either. One of my favorite APCs I'm just trying to get my stock of Megs APC gone before I go stocking up on a gallon.
     
  18. Morgan06

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    Same boat, using up the last of this Megs green APC gallon because Scott and this thread convinced me to try Optimum.
     
  19. Scottwax

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    Bad ass looking wax, isn't it? Makes black really black and deep.
     
  20. LancerV

    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Yea I also squirted a little bit into a qd mixture of ONR in a 32oz bottle and actually worked better than I thought it would
     

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