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      12-21-2012, 12:49 PM   #1
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Subject: Audi RS4
Requirements - get it back to NEW like condition and ready for sale

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
- Compound - Menzerna FG400
- Final Polish - Sonax 3/6 Nano Polish
- Last step - Lusso Oro
- 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

Engine Detail
- Cleaned
- Dressed

Interior
- Vac
- Clean and protect dash
- Clean and protect leather
- Clean glass

Products used

Links to products used -

1Z einszett W99
Wolf's Decon Gel
Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner
NanoSkin AutoScrub System
Menzerna FG400
Sonax Nano Polish 3/6 - Coming Soon
Lusso Oro
Adam's Super VRT
Optimum Metal Polish

Engine
Adam's All Purpose Cleaner
Adam's Trim and Lug Brush
Adam's In and Out Spray

Interior
1Z Cockpit
1Z Plastic Deep Cleaner
1Z Leathercare
Sonax Upholstery and Carpet Cleaner

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
Uber Firehose Nozzle
Metro Air Force Blaster

Interior

Before





1Z einszett Klima Cleaner ETU
(we have been using this on just about every detail now)




After interior shots









Exterior

Before shots





Before wheels


Exterior Prep - including wash, decon, nanoskin autoscrub, wheels, tires, engine
Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner going to work.


Auto Finesse Citrus was used to assist in cleaning the lowers





Before: Fuel Door


Before Door Jambs



Cleaning out the door jambs with some Auto Finesse Citrus followed by protecting the jambs with Lusso Oro



Before shots of the engine






Adam's APC was used on the motor



After cleaning out the motor we used a Metro Air Force Blaster to assist the drying process



Adam's In and Out
used to dress the engine up.


After shot of the engine bay


RS4 Grill cleaned up with an Adam's Trim and Lug Brush



Pre Soak/Wash





Wolf's Decon Gel working hard





Before shots of paint - holograms/marring/light scratches








Stains on the roof were reduced by 90%




Various 50/50 shots


Rockers were marred/scratched due to the obvious.



50/50




Water spots and etching greatly reduced - Hood all done





After compound and polishing out the door, we ended up with some nice results.
We used the Fenix TK35 to spot check during and after correction.



Afters of the c pillars


After of the rear fenders



After shot of the roof


Griots in action


Final touches
Exhaust tips were cleaned up with steel wool #0000 and Optimum Metal Polish



After


After shots





















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      12-21-2012, 04:02 PM   #2
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Couple questions. Before I ask them I'd just like to say awesome job!

1. Auto Finesse Citrus that was used on the underparts of the body. Once sprayed on, do you let it soak and rinse off? Or do you spray on and wash off with a mitt? What is your process?

2. Adam's APC, once you spray it on do you let it sit, agitate, and rinse off? When you rinse off do you cover the electronics and power wash it away?
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      12-21-2012, 04:16 PM   #3
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Should of removed the rust of the rotors but everything else looks
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Another fan-tabulous job by you guys.

The car was a bloody mess before you got to it... Incredible.
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thanks guys I appreciate the feedback.
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Couple questions. Before I ask them I'd just like to say awesome job!

1. Auto Finesse Citrus that was used on the underparts of the body. Once sprayed on, do you let it soak and rinse off? Or do you spray on and wash off with a mitt? What is your process?

2. Adam's APC, once you spray it on do you let it sit, agitate, and rinse off? When you rinse off do you cover the electronics and power wash it away?
1. We use the AF Citrus spray it on let it sit, the rinse it off, we repeat if necessary.

For the hard stuff we will agitate with a mitt or sponge.

2. We will spray it on and then agitate with a brush. Then rinse off.
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1. We use the AF Citrus spray it on let it sit, the rinse it off, we repeat if necessary.

For the hard stuff we will agitate with a mitt or sponge.

2. We will spray it on and then agitate with a brush. Then rinse off.

Gotchya! Thanks I will be investing in these two products from you. Thanks for responding!

I have to ask again....so you don't cover anything with cleaning the engine? You just powerwash it off?
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no problem sorry for the delay in getting back to you.

you should not have a problem with a 12 BMW 1 at all.

just watch out for the coil packs.
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Another great job Phil!!


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I have to ask again....so you don't cover anything with cleaning the engine? You just powerwash it off?
I think anytime you wash the engine... you should always do it with the engine warm(not hot) and then afterwards DRIVE the car (20 minutes) so you burn off any water that is remaining under the hood area.
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no problem sorry for the delay in getting back to you.

you should not have a problem with a 12 BMW 1 at all.

just watch out for the coil packs.

Thank you for the tip about the coil packs!
It is for my MKIV GTI that probably hasn't been cleaned since 2002. I am doing it this spring. Full detail through and through. Will post here.
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Another great job Phil!!




I think anytime you wash the engine... you should always do it with the engine warm(not hot) and then afterwards DRIVE the car (20 minutes) so you burn off any water that is remaining under the hood area.
that's a great tip. Thank you!
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