REVscene - Vancouver Automotive Forum


Welcome to the REVscene Automotive Forum forums.

Registration is Free!You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today! The banners on the left side and below do not show for registered users!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.


Go Back   REVscene Automotive Forum > Technical Discussion > Automotive Detailing & Car Care Tech

Automotive Detailing & Car Care Tech THIS SPACE OPEN FOR ADVERTISEMENT. YOU SHOULD BE ADVERTISING HERE!
Discussion on how to keep your car shining bright and make them heads turn..

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-23-2009, 09:12 PM   #1
Banned (ABWS)
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Fraserview
Posts: 1,315
Thanked 19 Times in 18 Posts
Xfactor Detailed: Modded 996 Turbo [Lots of pictures...LOTS]

My friend referred his uncle who owns this and an A8L that I'll be doing tomorrow. As well as quite a few other vehicles. This 996 Turbo is one raspy sounding ride, but I'm not complaining. This was booked in for everything but polishing. I may be polishing it later on. It got full interior, and wash and wax exterior, as well as wheel wells/engine bay detailed. Anyways here is what I used for the products:

Wash:
- 2 Bucket Method w/ Grit Guards
- Proline Grout Sponge
- Majestic Solutions Super Green Stuff
- Dawn Dish Washing Soap
- Majestic Solutions Ultra Gloss

Wheels/Tires:
- Majestic Solutions Super Green Stuff
- Raceglaze XL Wheel Brush
- Meguiars Tire Brush
- Old Sponge cut in half
- Gloss-It Signature Tire Gloss

Interior:
- Majestic Solutions Leather & Plastic Cleaner
- Lexol Leather Conditioner
- Finish Kare 108 Dressing
- Finish Kare 316 Fabric Sealant
- Chemical Guys Window Cleaner
- RagShack Window WW
- Wal-Mart MFs
- Autowerkes Exclusive MF Applicator Pads

Engine Bay:
- Majestic Solutions Super Green Stuff
- Finish Kare 108 Dressing
- Autowerkes Exclusive MF Applicator Pads

Last Step Protection:
- Bilt Hamber Autobalm
- Black Fire Foam Applicator:worship2:
- Rag Shack Super Fly Towel

On to the pictures!:thud:
2BM w/ GGs FTW!


dirty dirty rims





Swirls...hoping I get to polish it


Interior:


Gum on the seats

Advertisement
BrendanS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2009, 09:12 PM   #2
Banned (ABWS)
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Fraserview
Posts: 1,315
Thanked 19 Times in 18 Posts
MS SGS at work on tires

MS SGS at work on rims

Calipers cleaned as well

Before of the rims when they were dry, brake dust was caked on terribly, picture does no justice

Raceglaze Wheel Brush from Ken, works amazingly! Don't even touch my Megs one, the $$ one barely splatters...helps keep my legs "brake dust" free lol

Using a sponge

Rinsed off

brake dust water



After of the wheels:
BrendanS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2009, 09:13 PM   #3
Banned (ABWS)
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Fraserview
Posts: 1,315
Thanked 19 Times in 18 Posts




On to the wash stage

Fuel Filler area was filthy


Sadly...nothing I could do, the paint on the exhaust tips was chipping off


Engine bay all tidied up



Trim got dressed 50/50 shot


Time to clay
BrendanS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2009, 09:14 PM   #4
Banned (ABWS)
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Fraserview
Posts: 1,315
Thanked 19 Times in 18 Posts
Gloss-It Signature Tire Gloss dwelling...I love this stuff!

Buffed off


These next two shots demonstrate the filling capabilities of Bilt Hamber Autobalm, quite impressive



Key hole, filthy!

Cleaned


Reflection:


Waxing the Ruf spolier:worship2:


Ken taught me this way of applying Autobalm. It works very well, lets you do a larger area without having the wax dry up on you.... you don't want Autobalm to dry. Here is how I do it, mist the area lightly with water

Then apply, and wipe off...simple and effective

Collinite 845 for the windows, love doing this...works like a charm
BrendanS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2009, 09:14 PM   #5
Banned (ABWS)
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Fraserview
Posts: 1,315
Thanked 19 Times in 18 Posts


All done!



Lovin the glass


Sorry didn't take durings of the interior, I got a bit rushed.


Pedals could have been better


Trunk


Thanks for looking! Any tips on how to document details a better would be greatly appreciated! If you want a detail give me a shout or PM!

Last edited by BrendanS; 07-23-2009 at 09:33 PM.
BrendanS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2009, 11:25 PM   #6
My homepage has been set to RS
 
SSM_DC5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,032
Thanked 751 Times in 281 Posts
.

Last edited by SSM_DC5; 03-12-2010 at 04:35 PM.
SSM_DC5 is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 07-23-2009, 11:28 PM   #7
Banned (ABWS)
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Fraserview
Posts: 1,315
Thanked 19 Times in 18 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by SSM_DC5 View Post
so you used both of these to clean behind the wheel spokes?
- Raceglaze XL Wheel Brush
- Meguiars Tire Brush

Also i wouldn't have posted the pics of the key hole if you were going to say that's the "after". You may have been rushed, but try not to post blurry pictures, it takes away from the potential of showing off a good detail. and no one like to look at blurry pictures.
nope just used the Raceglaze XL Brush for behind the spoked, the tire brush was for scrubbing the tires after APC. They key hole wasn't rushed, just I couldn't get 100% of the gunk off. I'd say about 85-90% is gone. Thanks for the tips though
BrendanS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2009, 12:32 PM   #8
RS has made me the bitter person i am today!
 
Supafly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: VanCity/HCMC/HK
Posts: 4,760
Thanked 694 Times in 235 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by xfactor78 View Post
nope just used the Raceglaze XL Brush for behind the spoked, the tire brush was for scrubbing the tires after APC. They key hole wasn't rushed, just I couldn't get 100% of the gunk off. I'd say about 85-90% is gone. Thanks for the tips though
a toothpick will do wonders in tight areas.
__________________
"Just because any car nut can tell you every possible performance specification of a Ferrari doesn't mean he can drive. Most of these people live in places where they've never even seen a Ferrari, much less ever owned one themselves."
Supafly is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 07-24-2009, 06:24 PM   #9
Banned (ABWS)
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Fraserview
Posts: 1,315
Thanked 19 Times in 18 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Supafly View Post
a toothpick will do wonders in tight areas.
Yeah I used some today lol for an A8 interior I did
BrendanS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2009, 12:04 AM   #10
F**K YOUR HEAD
 
ilvtofu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: vancouver
Posts: 8,714
Thanked 8,146 Times in 1,249 Posts
Are the engine bay products sort of like multi purpose detailers for the bits in there?
How much does it cost you everytime you do something like this? I imagine it must be a fortune!

Good job on the wheels although They are a pretty ugly looking design from up close though, not ur fault XD

Lol wut? gum on the seats??? now thats something u don't see everyday in a 996 turbo..
__________________
Miata
Fiesta
Feedback
ilvtofu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2009, 10:10 AM   #11
Banned (ABWS)
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Fraserview
Posts: 1,315
Thanked 19 Times in 18 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by ilvtofu View Post
Are the engine bay products sort of like multi purpose detailers for the bits in there?
How much does it cost you everytime you do something like this? I imagine it must be a fortune!

Good job on the wheels although They are a pretty ugly looking design from up close though, not ur fault XD

Lol wut? gum on the seats??? now thats something u don't see everyday in a 996 turbo..
For the engine bay sprayed on some Majestic Solution Super Green Stuff (All Purpose Cleaner), then let it soak for a bit and wiped it off. After that I sprayed the engine bay with my Finish Kare 108 Poly Protectant and wiped it off which left the shine.
BrendanS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2009, 10:42 AM   #12
How I Mod your mother
 
!Yaminashi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Crayon Box
Posts: 13,688
Thanked 977 Times in 477 Posts
Nice work man, I hope you're getting paid
__________________
Quote:
[19-07, 16:52] bloodmack: EB did u change my avatar and title?
Quote:
[19-07, 16:54] El Bastardo: bm i have no idea what you're talking about because i don't speak gorilla
!Yaminashi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2009, 08:24 PM   #13
Banned (ABWS)
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Fraserview
Posts: 1,315
Thanked 19 Times in 18 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Draft View Post
Nice work man, I hope you're getting paid
thanks, I do. I don't do details without pay
BrendanS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2009, 09:03 PM   #14
F**K YOUR HEAD
 
ilvtofu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: vancouver
Posts: 8,714
Thanked 8,146 Times in 1,249 Posts
Wait you shampoo the cars indoor? what do u do to spray off the soap?
__________________
Miata
Fiesta
Feedback
ilvtofu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2009, 09:13 PM   #15
Banned (ABWS)
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Fraserview
Posts: 1,315
Thanked 19 Times in 18 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by ilvtofu View Post
Wait you shampoo the cars indoor? what do u do to spray off the soap?
water...I just make sure I don't get it all over the place. I sheet the water off, you got my PM right?
BrendanS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2009, 09:25 PM   #16
F**K YOUR HEAD
 
ilvtofu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: vancouver
Posts: 8,714
Thanked 8,146 Times in 1,249 Posts
yup, do u charge extra for SUVs?
How about extra cheap for a smart cabrio?
Thanks
__________________
Miata
Fiesta
Feedback
ilvtofu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2009, 09:26 PM   #17
Banned (ABWS)
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Fraserview
Posts: 1,315
Thanked 19 Times in 18 Posts
Depending on how big the SUV is, what are you looking for to get done to the smart?
BrendanS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2009, 09:34 PM   #18
F**K YOUR HEAD
 
ilvtofu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: vancouver
Posts: 8,714
Thanked 8,146 Times in 1,249 Posts
Just an X3 not too big,

Smart needs general wax and the rear window (cheap plastic) is scratched up, but i believe that can be polished out or something based on what ppl say on smart forums, not a big deal with that car, don't think i'll bother. The X3 is the one that really needs it XD

What do u do for cleaning undercarriage?
there are some paint scratch marks where the paint is gone, would it be fine to not worry about it? The cars only 2 years old, actually kinda sad lol

Washing the car doesn't do much nemore...
Anything you can do to the back window so it doesn't get all dusty so easily?
__________________
Miata
Fiesta
Feedback
ilvtofu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2009, 09:39 PM   #19
Banned (ABWS)
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Fraserview
Posts: 1,315
Thanked 19 Times in 18 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by ilvtofu View Post
Just an X3 not too big,

Smart needs general wax and the rear window (cheap plastic) is scratched up, but i believe that can be polished out or something based on what ppl say on smart forums, not a big deal with that car, don't think i'll bother. The X3 is the one that really needs it XD

What do u do for cleaning undercarriage?
there are some paint scratch marks where the paint is gone, would it be fine to not worry about it? The cars only 2 years old, actually kinda sad lol

Washing the car doesn't do much nemore...
Anything you can do to the back window so it doesn't get all dusty so easily?
I wax all the windows so it will repel the dust a bit better after it's waxed. For undercarriage I just use a pressure washer to give it a clean. Gets some dirt off, not the most thorough job but it works. I can polish the plastic window for you and see what it can do, no guarantee though. The X3 I'll do it for the price you gave me, the smart take off $10.
BrendanS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2009, 09:42 PM   #20
F**K YOUR HEAD
 
ilvtofu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: vancouver
Posts: 8,714
Thanked 8,146 Times in 1,249 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by xfactor78 View Post
I wax all the windows so it will repel the dust a bit better after it's waxed. For undercarriage I just use a pressure washer to give it a clean. Gets some dirt off, not the most thorough job but it works. I can polish the plastic window for you and see what it can do, no guarantee though. The X3 I'll do it for the price you gave me, the smart take off $10.
Lol i don't think i'll bother with the smart,

I'm looking at your pricing, i'm wondering what the Or in the "extended detail package" means
__________________
Miata
Fiesta
Feedback
ilvtofu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2009, 09:42 PM   #21
Banned (ABWS)
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Fraserview
Posts: 1,315
Thanked 19 Times in 18 Posts
it's your choice of Collinite 845 or Bilt Hamber Auto Balm
BrendanS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2009, 09:45 PM   #22
F**K YOUR HEAD
 
ilvtofu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: vancouver
Posts: 8,714
Thanked 8,146 Times in 1,249 Posts
oh... I have no idea what that means XD

When are you free say next week and after?

lol we have numerous mutual friends on FB!!!
__________________
Miata
Fiesta
Feedback
ilvtofu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2009, 09:46 PM   #23
Banned (ABWS)
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Fraserview
Posts: 1,315
Thanked 19 Times in 18 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by ilvtofu View Post
oh... I have no idea what that means XD

When are you free say next week and after?

lol we have numerous mutual friends on FB!!!
Add me up! I can do it after the RS meet, I'm booked for the week after I'm home from Kelowna.
BrendanS is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:39 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Revscene.net cannot be held accountable for the actions of its members nor does the opinions of the members represent that of Revscene.net