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      07-01-2012, 07:25 AM   #1
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Detailer's Domain: Audi A4 - Going back to the basics of detailing

Subject: 2007 Audi A4
Requirements: Back to the basics with a deep cleaning and one step polish and wax

Exterior

- Wheels were prepped with Sonax Wheel Cleaner and cleaned up with various brushes
- Tires were spritzed down with Adamís All Purpose Cleaner and washed down
- Wheel wells were cleaned up
- Washed with 1Z einszett W99
- Wolf's Decon Gel
- Wash down and rinsed
- Door jambs were cleaned up
- Nano Scrub AutoScrub
- Dried
- Tires dressed
- Masking
- Paint Measurement
- Sonax 5/5 Fine Abrasive Paste - Uber Green Pad - Griots Orbital
- 1Z einszett Glanz Wax - Uber Black Pad
- Inspection with Fenix, 3m Sun Gun, Infratech, and natural sunlight
- Wheel wells were cleaned and dressed
- Rubber and Plastics Treated
- Exterior windows and mirrors cleaned and sealed
- Exhaust tips cleaned
- Windows were autoscrubed, cleaned, and sealed

Interior
- Interior Vac
- Leather Cleaned/Conditioned (remove a denim stains and much more)
- Plastic - wiped down and protected

Engine
- Cleaned
- Dressed

Products used

Links to products used -

1Z einszett W99
Wolf's Decon Gel
Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner
NanoSkin AutoScrub System
Sonax Fine Abrasive Polish 5/5 - Coming Soon
1Z einszett Glanz
Adam's Super VRT
Optimum Metal Polish
1Z einszett Cockpit
Leather Master Strong Cleaner
Leather Master Vital Conditioner
Leather Master Super Remover
Uber Engine Detailing Kit

Tools used
Uber Wool Wash Mitt
Uber No Name MF Towels
Griot's 6 inch Random Orbital Polisher
Uber Buffing Pads
Defelsko Paint Meter
Fenix TK35
Brinkmann
Kranzle Pressure Washer
Cam Spray Foam Canon
2 Grit Guard Buckets with Caddies
Uber Firehose Nozzle
Metro Air Force Blaster

Interior

Before






During






Dan kissing the clean door handle ; )



We found caked on dust on the seat rails



Cleaned up




Afters



Exterior
Before







Prep - Wash, Decon, Autoscrub, Wheels, Tires, Wheel Wells, Engine

Before shots of the engine


Not bad but we take a closer look to find.












APC on the motor and some brushing were needed to get rid of all that caked dirt and grime


Sonax 5/5 on was used by hand on the engine bay






Afters of engine bay







Pre soak



Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner in action



We hit the wheels with various brushes
Here we have the wheel wooly in action (coming soon)




Prepping the car prior to Decon Gel/ in the canon a mix of Adam's Car Wash and W99








Wheel wells get some love



Wash mitts go to work


Rinse


Wolf's Decon Gel dwelling on the paint






Decon gel really setting in now


NanoSkin AutoScrub on the glass and paint (tons of lubricant)



Before shots of the jambs











Action shots
Trunk and Door jambs being taken care of









Afters of jambs (light polish and wax)

















Fuel door getting worked on


Yuck


Much better we hit them up again with polish and wax (sorry no shot)


Dirt, grime, road tar you name it, it was stuck on it.





Side skirts getting the treatment, APC first with some brushing followed by Stoner's Tarminator


Afters


Removing left over dressing with Stoner's Tarminator



Clean tires


Action shots


Finishing touches on the wheels


Wheels waxed and tires dressed


After wheel wells were cleaned up we used Adam's Undercarriage Spray to dress them up




Afters







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      07-01-2012, 10:44 AM   #2
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Another great job! I will never get tired of these type of threads you post.
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      07-01-2012, 04:24 PM   #3
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Nice job Phil.

Any 4th of July sales going on?
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      07-01-2012, 04:34 PM   #4
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Great job.

What cleaner did you use on the jambs?

And how did you polish and wax the jambs? That had to have been a pretty laborious job, huh?
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sure we used W99 an apc on the door jambs, agitated the dirt with a detail brush, and rinsed. followed by hand polishing and wax.
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followed by hand polishing and wax.
Got any pics of that process?
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      07-01-2012, 10:54 PM   #8
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which process the engine detailing or the door jambs?

what you see above is what I have for the moment.
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which process the engine detailing or the door jambs?
Door jambs, please.

Sorry for being so inquisitive, but the After pics of the jambs blew me away.
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      07-01-2012, 11:07 PM   #10
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sorry no pics other than what we have above.
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So I'm assuming you used sonax 5/5 abrasive paste on the door jambs, but I'm still curious what kind of wax you used, did you use a quick detailer or your 1Z einszett glanz applied by hand? Also I'm curious how you rinsed the door jambs, especially the upper parts of them without getting the inside of the car wet.

Thanks in advance, that car looks brand new.
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that's correct we hand polished the jambs and hand applied the 1Z einszett Glanz Wax.

to clean up the door jambs you can use a brush and all purpose to clean up the jambs.

then you rinse with a spritz bottle and wipe dry with a towel.
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wow, talking about extensive and thorough detailed job. Great job.
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Great job! Very well documented as always.
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