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      11-18-2012, 09:45 AM   #1
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Detailer's Domain: 2013 Audi RS5 - New Car Prep/Opti Coat/Clear Film Installation

Subject - 2013 Audi RS5
Requirements - New Car Prep - Opti Coat - Full Front Clear Film Install

Exterior

- Wheels were prepped with Sonax Wheel Cleaner and cleaned up with various brushes
- Tires were spritzed down with Auto Finesse Citrus
- 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
- Sonax 3/6 Fine Abrasive Paste - Uber Green Pad - Griots Orbital
- Opti Coat
- 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

Products used

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1Z einszett W99
Auto Finesse Citrus - Grime Remover
Auto Finesse Oblitarate
Auto Finesse Iron Out
Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner
NanoSkin AutoScrub System
Sonax Compound 3/6
Opti Coat
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
Uber Buffing Pads
Defelsko Paint Meter
Fenix TK35
Brinkmann
Kranzle Pressure Washer
Uber Foamer Attachment for Pressure Washer
2 Grit Guard Buckets with Caddies
Uber Firehose Nozzle
Metro Air Force Blaster

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Prep - Wash/Decon/AutoScrub/Wheels/Tires

Ready for my bath


Before Wheels



Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner




A little Wheel Woolie action


Rinse


Bug and tar removal with Auto Finesse Citrus


Decon







Rinse and wash






Removing any imperfections in the paint prior to Opti Coat - Sonax Nano Polish

Here is what the hood, trunk, and various panels look like





Opti Coat installed


After shots prior to clear film




Various clear film installation shots












After shot
















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      11-18-2012, 10:53 AM   #2
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Awesome Awesome work. I follow your write-ups and they are great to read. Did you use this Sonax Nano-Polish for the first time? What's it like to work with?
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we have been testing as well as using this polish for over a year now.

Sonax Nano Polish along with Sonax Fine Abrasive Polish will be available in December.

It is a great polish that we have put in to our day to day operations.
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Couple questions after checking out the product on your site.

What's the difference between silicone and silicone-free polish?

I am looking for a good replacement for megs #205 as it is way too oily for my likes. How does this compare to it?
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Couple questions after checking out the product on your site.

What's the difference between silicone and silicone-free polish?

I am looking for a good replacement for megs #205 as it is way too oily for my likes. How does this compare to it?
what don't you like about the m205?
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more pictures of the porsche in the background please!
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sure thing I have a ton of photos I just need to put that one together.
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what don't you like about the m205?
M205 is great for what it is. Meaning it is the perfect sidekick to M105 to polish up all the micro-marring leftover from compounding. However it does get oily to the point where I can't tell if I am ridding the car of the micro-marring or not. After a dawn soap wash to break down and remove the chemicals I can see no swirls appear meaning the car is fully corrected (Not 100% but you know what I mean). It also acts as a great solution to remove light swirl marks.

What I am looking for is a polish that cuts a pinch deeper than M205 without it leaving too much oil.

My eyes have been leaning towards Menzerna SIP, but since I believe so strongly in Sonax wheel cleaner and dash cleaner (Thanks for the deal a little while back) I figured I would give this polish a little attention since my M205 is nearly done.
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M205 is great for what it is. Meaning it is the perfect sidekick to M105 to polish up all the micro-marring leftover from compounding. However it does get oily to the point where I can't tell if I am ridding the car of the micro-marring or not. After a dawn soap wash to break down and remove the chemicals I can see no swirls appear meaning the car is fully corrected (Not 100% but you know what I mean). It also acts as a great solution to remove light swirl marks.

What I am looking for is a polish that cuts a pinch deeper than M205 without it leaving too much oil.

My eyes have been leaning towards Menzerna SIP, but since I believe so strongly in Sonax wheel cleaner and dash cleaner (Thanks for the deal a little while back) I figured I would give this polish a little attention since my M205 is nearly done.
I believe this will be a great solution for you.

Sonax Fine Abrasive Paste.
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