OctaneGuy: Monica's 2007 Chili Red MCS Detail

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  1. Octaneguy

    Octaneguy New Member

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    This detail was performed at ShowCarDetailing.com. The materials used can be found at ShowCarSupplies.com

    The steps were Wash, Clay, Polish, Wax

    The entire engine bay was detailed using Prima CosmoNot to remove cosmoline and grease, and PreWow to clean the metals and plastics, and for final wipedown after heavy cleaning with CosmoNot. PreWow (PW) has not yet been released but 40 people took samples home at MITM/MTTS. PW is expected to be launched by the end of September.

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    The entire exterior was machine polished with the 7424XP PC using Prima Swirl, then Prima Amigo, and finally sealed with Prima Epic. A white LC pad was used for each step.

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    Note the absence of tape! PreWow eliminates the need to tape the trim!!!!
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    So worrying about things like this are a thing of the past
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    PreWow used as cleaner on metal parts
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    For the grills, a few spritzes of PW on the grills followed by a toothbrush.
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  2. mini_racer

    mini_racer Well-Known Member

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    Awesome as usual. What did you have to start with for the polish on this one, Swirl maybe? Also, did you just top off with Epic?

    BTW, PW looks like a winner!
     
  3. Octaneguy

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    Thanks...knowing that Chili Red mars easily with an orange pad, and the defects weren't so bad on this paint...I opted for an LC White pad with Swirl using the PC on speed 6. Then once I got the results I wanted, I went to Amigo with another clean LC White pad. Usually I finish off with a black pad and Epic, but because I started off more gentle, I tried something different and used a 3rd LC white pad with Epic. Since I know that Epic on an orange can be used as an AIO, I thought using it with a white should give me similar results.

    Yes, PW worked great!!
     
  4. lotsie

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    Looks great Richard:Thumbsup:. Wish I had time to come up to your shop this week.

    Mark
     
  5. Octaneguy

    Octaneguy New Member

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    Thanks Mark!

    It's cool..maybe next time! :Thumbsup:

    Richard

     
  6. Mr. Jim

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    Looking good!
     
  7. Sportspack Mark

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    that looks excellent
     
  8. Rixter

    Rixter Well-Known Member

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    #8 Rixter, Aug 23, 2010
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    Was PW used on the exterior black trim instead of BW?

    Awesome detailing on the CR MINI I might add :Thumbsup:
     
  9. Octaneguy

    Octaneguy New Member

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    PW does not replace BW. It's called PW as in PreWow as in Precleaner for Wow because it effectively cleans things before treating with BW. I did use it to remove polish residue from the arches, before using BW.

    On the engine bay, I used PW for the majority of it only.

    Thanks!!!

    Richard

     

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