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      02-11-2013, 01:27 PM   #1
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Detailer's Domain: 12 Lexus GS350 FSport - New Car Prep with Wolf's Hard Body

Subject: 12 Lexus GS350 F Sport
Requirement: New Car Prep -- > Remove all imperfections caused by dealer prep and ready the car for Wolf's Hard Body
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
- Auto Finesse Iron Out
- Wash down and rinsed
- Door jambs were cleaned up
- Nano Scrub AutoScrub
- Dried
- Tires dressed
- Masking
- Paint Measurement
- Compound - Menzerna FG400
- Final Polish - Sonax 3/6 Nano Polish
- Last step - Wolf's Hard Body
- 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 auto scrubed, cleaned, and sealed

Products used

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1Z einszett W99
Auto Finesse Iron Out
Auto Finesse Oblitarate
Adam's All Purpose Cleaner
Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner
NanoSkin AutoScrub System
Menzerna FG400
Sonax Nano Polish 3/6
Wolf's Hard Body
Adam's Super VRT
Optimum Metal Polish

Tools used
Uber Wool Wash Mitt
Uber No Name MF Towels
Griot's 6 inch Random Orbital Polisher
Griot's 3 inch Random Orbital Polisher
Rupes BigFoot LHR 21ES 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
Adam's Firehose Nozzle
Metro Air Force Blaster

Prep: Pre Soak, Decon, Autoscrub, Wheels, Tires, Wheel Wells







Wheels were cleaned up


After the prep this is what we found on the paint









Masking the car prior to correction



Various 50/50 shots



The rear bumper was in bad shape





50/50 shot of the rear bumper - lots of progress
Under a halogen




Under an LED



Dan buffing off polish to find a mirror shine


After Menzerna FG400 and Sonax Nano Polish we were able to achieve some nice results



After Wolf's Hard Body













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      02-11-2013, 03:10 PM   #2
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Nice...!

I suppose all those scratches are from the dealer prep?
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you would be correct
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you would be correct
Not the kind of dealer prep one would expect... Especially for a $40K ($50K?) car.
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I believe $65k.
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Those new GS are much closer to $60K+, not a cheap automobile...Amazing how for the most part, dealers "cleaning" your car=scratches and swirls everywhere. Oh well, that paint looks beautiful after you guys worked your magic.
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Awesome Job! Love the 50/50 shots. I notice there were white spots that look like chips in the paint in the 50/50 pics? Whats the time frame doing a job like that with the rotary and how long would it take if opted for a DA buffer?
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we did this car with a da. about 20 hours into this one.

let's say lexus paint isn't fun.
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General question: When you remove the swirl scratches, you are essentially removing some of the clear coat, right? How many times can you polish off the swirls before you reach the color layer?
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yes you will be leveling off the paint, by doing it with an orbital polisher you should be okay.

we measure paint before and after we do cars I would say it would all depend on the start and finish of each job,

I woud not polish a car with less than 75 microns.

Most new cars have between 90-150 microns.
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wow with awd the GS is way too high
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I would have to agree with you.
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yes you will be leveling off the paint, by doing it with an orbital polisher you should be okay.

we measure paint before and after we do cars I would say it would all depend on the start and finish of each job,

I woud not polish a car with less than 75 microns.

Most new cars have between 90-150 microns.
Thanks! About how many microns do you cut down during one polish?
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it's going to vary from car to car.
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