OctaneGuy: Cobalt 2006 Cayman S from Colorado

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  1. Octaneguy

    Octaneguy New Member

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    This client drove all the way down from Colorado for me to polish his paint and I think you'll find the process to be informative and the results outstanding. The client told me that he was out of superlatives to describe his happiness and joy in seeing his car being transformed. :thumbup1:

    So let's get started. I originally posted these images on my FaceBook ShowCarDetailing Fan page. There are additional comments there if you want to have a look.

    Wash was ONR
    Clay lube was Meguiar's Last Touch
    Clay was Meguiar's C2000 Mild
    Main Polish used was Prima Swirl.
    Finish Polish was Prima Amigo
    Wax was Prima Epic synthetic polymer
    Polishers used included Makita rotary, PC 7424XP, Metabo SXE-400
    Total work time was about 30 hours spread over 3 days.
    These chemicals are available at www.ShowCarSupplies.com


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    Brought inside the shop for washing and prep.
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    Going to use ONR and two bucket wash method with a presoak.
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    For the presoak I spray ONR on with this pressure sprayer. I used refilled the bottle once for the entire car.
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    Using Meguiar's Tire Foam
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  2. Octaneguy

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    Rinsing with distilled water using the Nomad
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    All Finished with the wheels and tires
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    Time for some clay
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  3. Octaneguy

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  4. Octaneguy

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    A quick check outside to see how the progress is coming. So far it's just been rough polished.
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    Looks finished but still a lot of work to do!
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  5. Octaneguy

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    My client accidentally induced scratches on his engine bay cover so I polished them out

    First I removed the cover using some vacuum lifters
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  7. Octaneguy

    Octaneguy New Member

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    Now it's all finished!
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    The client was super pleased about how his car turned out saying that he had never seen it look so good before.

    He posted on the Planet-9 forum the following:
    "I am currently having my '06 Cayman S detailed by Richard Lin, and at this time--even before the final product is completed!--the results are nothing short of amazing. Richard's work is an art form for him, and I have observed his mastery. The swirls, holograms and small scratches have been eliminated through multiple wash and polish steps, and he has revealed (even before wax) a metallic blue Cobalt unlike any I've ever seen or imagined. In short, I believe the paint to be better than it was showroom new...it's that good! On an personal level, Richard has provided excellent customer service. His communication skills are clearly a strong suit, and he willingly imparts knowledge and advice about process and product. He is also gracious and generous, having invited me to dinner at his sports bar and grill in Corona, CA. I have traveled from Denver, CO, to have this work done and I can say without hesitation or any equivocation there's no doubt it was worth it. Highest recommendation."
     
  8. bee1000

    bee1000 New Member

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    I'd say how impressed I am, but it's just another absurdly beautiful finish from Show Car Detailing. Ho hum... :Thumbsup:

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    I wrap a MF cloth over a wooden cuticle pusher stick (look for them in the cosmetics aisle, then sand down the sharp edges) to get into crevices like my 04 front grille surround. Works pretty well as a small-scale version of your vent tool:

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  9. lotsie

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    Nice:Thumbsup:

    Mark
     
  10. old81

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    Pretty blue, even prettier all clean and shiny, very nice work.

    You going to be able to come to MITM-WP, with all the stuff your doing?

    Don
     
  11. Octaneguy

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    I will definitely be at MITM however this year is probably going to be a very special year for me. I'm anticipating my new wife will be arriving in the states just before MITM and she will be coming with me to the event for her first MINI event, so I will more likely be playing and demoing and going on drives than polishing paint.
     
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    :Thumbsup::Thumbsup::Thumbsup:

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  13. Prima Car Care

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    Gorgeous work, once again, Richard! :smile5:

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  14. Nathan

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    Ummm..we need to talk, it's been 2 years since my car was last detailed by you. It's time again.
     
  15. Octaneguy

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    Thanks Heather! I love Prima!!!! :cornut:
    I know!!! Haha sure we can talk Nathan. I think I might have to go touch up this Porsche while I'm at MITM..I heard that on his way home he got pelted by a sand storm, snow, bugs, and just about everything bad that could happen, including a cracked windshield.

     
  16. Wikedmini

    Wikedmini MINI of the Month - December 2009

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    i need u to take a look at a few spots on my MINI.. i cant seam to get them out/fixed
     
  17. Octaneguy

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    Bring it by the shop! I'm here from 9 to 6 Monday through Friday. Saturdays by appointment. I've got a car being delivered on Friday and another on Saturday, so I will be at the shop this weekend if you want to stop by to have me look at it.

    Richard

     

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