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Old 11-07-2010, 08:49 PM   #1
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911fanatic/RG Black Label vs 09 Jag XF

This client called after he had taken his car in for service and got it back in not such great shape. The client had to drive over an hour to get to my shop, so I wanted to make sure he would be excited about the finished product. Sounds like a perfect first test for Raceglaze Black Label. Over the next 72 hours the car got a single stage polish and two coats of RG Black Label. The interior a quick vac and wipedown as it was very clean already.

Engine, jambs, emblems etc were all cleaned with RG Brushes and new APC I'm testing.
Entire car was presoaked with same APC, allowed to dwell and rinsed.
Washed with CG CWC and RG washmitt.
Tires, wheels and inner fenders were cleaned with APC. The barrels were hit a second time with a mild acid solution as they were quite rough and even scrubbing with brushes would not remove the remaining staining.
Car was clayed with AE Fine clay and PB Spray & Wipe for lube.
Initial polishing was done with B&S Yellow and 105. Although it was removing well over 90% of defects, it was marring the paint like crazy. Switched to Menzerna polishing pad and Menz Power Finish. Got pretty much the same correction and the finish looked fantastic.
LSP was RG Black Label x2 over 36 hours.
Wheels were sealed with BF All Metal Sealant
Tires were dressed with PB Bold n'Bright
Engine was dressed with 303 Protectant
Exterior glass was polished with AG Glass Polish via PC and B&S Green pad at speed 3. Windshield was treated to a water repellant coating from Wolf Chemicals ( courtesy of Jesse aka aclevernickname)

Total time was around 11 hours for the polishing and first coat of Black Label and an extra couple hours the second day.

One 2009 supercharged Jag HF


Wheels were fairly dirty




The jambs were quite clean which was a nice change.






Engine was a bit dirty but nothing a little APC couldn't deal with.


Grille had a bit of a build up.


All those little diamonds


There was a disturbing amount of polish residue/ wax residue






Presoaking the car in APC to remove any remaining traces of old LSPs


The barrels were fairly dirty and would require a mild acid solution after an initial scrub with APC.




Of course it had to pour rain while I was washing.


Wheels were looking a lot better. The barrels had quite a rough factory finish and so a light acid was used to clean the remaining staining from brake dust.




more residue








A few swirls, mostly wash induced, were present. These were easily eradicated with Menz Polishing Pad and Power Finish.




Some holograms for good measure.


Dealership inflicted deep scratches were all over the car.






Even more residue!




Even the door handle had a holo on it. Now THAT takes talent!


Will it ever end? Good god.


Some spare screws from something? Yikes!




After the engine dried, it was sprayed down with 303 and allowed to air dry.




Some 50/50s




Todays LSP of choice - Raceglaze Black Label. 66% of carnauba sweetness.














More 50/50s




Taking PTG readings around all the deeper scratches.








After the first coat of RG






Exhaust tips before....


and after! Sweeeet!


And Ritchy said I'd never have four fingers up the backside of a British hottie!






Coat #2 coming up. After one coat had cured overnight, I was so impressed with the look that I called the owner and asked him to leave it for a second night so I could apply a second coat. Turned out to be great decision.












































































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Amazing work Ken!!
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beautiful pictures and finish looked amazing!
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Good work as usual! It is easy to be amazed when comparing Before/After but to truly see how this wax is better than others I think you should put it up against waxes from another brand.
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holly shit...that looks better than a new car
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Good work as usual! It is easy to be amazed when comparing Before/After but to truly see how this wax is better than others I think you should put it up against waxes from another brand.
You are absolutely right but you will find that there will only be subtle differences between waxes and sealants on properly prepared paint. The more you polish, the less differences you will see and its very hard, if not impossible to pick up those differences with the camera. Typically, the higher the carnauba content in the wax, the deeper and wetter the paint will look. Zymol Vintage has 60% carnauba wax by volume and costs $2400 a tub whereas the RG Black Label has 66% carnauba and costs a paltry $435 a tub but it also comes in a wicked anodized aluminum container.
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holly shit...that looks better than a new car
x2! I'd be STOKED with the outcome if this were my car!

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Thanks for all the positive comments guys.
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dear god ken, that thing looks better than new, are you sure jag shouldnt pay you to detail them? they would sell alot more
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You are absolutely right but you will find that there will only be subtle differences between waxes and sealants on properly prepared paint. The more you polish, the less differences you will see and its very hard, if not impossible to pick up those differences with the camera. Typically, the higher the carnauba content in the wax, the deeper and wetter the paint will look. Zymol Vintage has 60% carnauba wax by volume and costs $2400 a tub whereas the RG Black Label has 66% carnauba and costs a paltry $435 a tub but it also comes in a wicked anodized aluminum container.
By a tub do you mean that small container that you held in your hands? Wow, I didn't know wax can get that pricey! (Yes im a noob)

Anyways, that is jaw droppingly amazing work, the sky even cleared so you can take some nice photos in the daylight! Although its not sunny its still very clear that this was a job very well done!
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Awesome work Ken, I wonder how durable the black label is?
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By a tub do you mean that small container that you held in your hands? Wow, I didn't know wax can get that pricey! (Yes im a noob)
Try this then: http://www.detailersdomain.com/swissvax-divine.aspx
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By a tub do you mean that small container that you held in your hands? Wow, I didn't know wax can get that pricey! (Yes im a noob)
Yes, that tub is $435. It is refillable for $300 though!



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Awesome work Ken, I wonder how durable the black label is?
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[QUOTE=911fanatic;7181344]Yes, that tub is $435. It is refillable for $300 though!

so the tub by itself costs 135$?
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Yes, that tub is $435. It is refillable for $300 though!

so the tub by itself costs 135$?
Not sure as you can't buy them separately.
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