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    Thread: WaxWerks & OTDetail Tagteam: 2001 Audi B5 S4 Avant Cactus Green Detail

    1. 03-20-2012 06:50 PM #1
      Here is a 250+ picture write up on a B5 S4 Waxwerks (me) and Franki over at OverTime Detail collaborated on. Customer wanted a pinstripe removal as well as a 80% correction on exterior and interior vacuum + wipe down. Franki made a sick video with his new crane and slider, check us out and PM me for any more information! Onto the write-up

      B5 S4 Avant - YouTube

      What was done:
      - Before pictures
      - Wheels hit with Sonax full effect and iron x
      - Tires treated with Adams APC and prima nero
      - Engine sprayed down and treated with in and out spray
      - De-Bugged with 1Z Bug and Tar Remover
      - Exterior wash using lusso auto bathe and foam gun w/ CG MSii
      - Door, hood and trunk jambs cleaned
      - Prima nero on undercarriage
      - Aquartz Iron Cut to decontaminate
      - Clayed entire exterior including windows
      - Taped up
      - 2 step - m105 -> menz sip -> opti poli-seal
      - Rubber and vinyl cleaned w/ In and Out, Prima nero
      - Exhaust tips cleaned
      - Windows clayed again and cleaned with prima clarity
      - Wheels waxed with Prima Wheel Armour
      - Exterior Wax -> 1Z Glanz Wax

      Interior:
      - Vacuum
      - Trims treated with Prima Nero, Adams in and out and 1Z Cockpit Premium
      - Interior glass cleaned with clarity

      Products used:
      Exterior wash:
      - Lusso auto bath
      - Gilmour Foam gun w/ CG MaxiSuds
      - Blue microfiber wash mitt
      - Uber super drying microfiber towel
      - Prima nero on undercarriage
      - Aquartz Iron Cut
      - 1Z Bug and Tar Remover

      Engine:
      - Adams In n out spray

      Interior:
      - 1z Cockpit Premium
      - In n out and Prima Clarity and Nero to clean the trims

      Paint correction:
      - Porter Cable PC 7424XP
      - Griots Orbital
      - Flex PE-14
      - Uber green orange and blue 4/5.5 pads
      - Surbuf pads 5.5
      - Megs 105
      - Menz SIP
      - Opti Poli-seal
      - 1z Glanz Wax

      Now for the pictures

      Before














      Wash







      2008 ///M3 | 6MT

    2. 03-20-2012 06:52 PM #2




      Just to see what we were dealing with after decon







      Optimum Metal polish on the rails






      done for that day

      attempt at pinstripe removal with 3m pinstripe remover, did not work at all


      2008 ///M3 | 6MT

    3. 03-20-2012 06:55 PM #3
      So, we proceded to clay and wetsand the pinstripe off


      reflection shot


      left side corrected right side uncorrected




















      2008 ///M3 | 6MT

    4. 03-20-2012 06:56 PM #4
      Polishing step






      before

      after

      post polish wash and ipa spraydown











      Post polish and wash pictures, no lsp applied




      2008 ///M3 | 6MT

    5. 03-20-2012 06:57 PM #5
      Interior clean up




      applying lsp







      this is my "shop" lol

      putting the trunk carpet cover back in

      engine clean up



      1z glanz applied

      Customer pick up and final pics






      Another happy customer


      Thanks for looking!
      2008 ///M3 | 6MT

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      03-20-2012 10:05 PM #6
      that was fun looking through . Hope you taught that customer how to properly wash and dry a vehicle or they will be back real soon!
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    7. 03-20-2012 11:04 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Angier View Post
      that was fun looking through . Hope you taught that customer how to properly wash and dry a vehicle or they will be back real soon!
      Thanks man and we did
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    8. 03-22-2012 12:09 PM #8
      It's tough leaving that much marring in the paint after polishing. You have more discipline than I. I would have just removed more of it for my own OCD benefit.

      No attempt at using a hair dryer or heat gun to remove the pinstripe? Why the choice to wet sand instead of that?

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      03-22-2012 04:58 PM #9
      Do I see a Rac a Tac cart? Haha....I used that when I was a tile setter. Now it's my go to for detailing. Nice work

    10. 03-22-2012 05:00 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
      It's tough leaving that much marring in the paint after polishing. You have more discipline than I. I would have just removed more of it for my own OCD benefit.

      No attempt at using a hair dryer or heat gun to remove the pinstripe? Why the choice to wet sand instead of that?
      It's not vinyl pinstripe it was painted on so hair dryer or heat gun will do nothing lol
      2008 ///M3 | 6MT

    11. 03-22-2012 05:15 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by bretster View Post
      It's not vinyl pinstripe it was painted on so hair dryer or heat gun will do nothing lol
      Well, then, that makes more sense. I assumed it was vinyl since the 3M pinstripe removal discs like you tried to use are for vinyl pinstripes. They obviously don't remove painted ones.

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      03-23-2012 11:41 AM #12
      Looks like a lot of fun was had! Great write up and great results.

    13. 03-23-2012 04:44 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
      Well, then, that makes more sense. I assumed it was vinyl since the 3M pinstripe removal discs like you tried to use are for vinyl pinstripes. They obviously don't remove painted ones.
      Yeah we realized that but Franki tried anyways. It's worth a shot, especially since the next option is wetsanding. Slight marring of the paint is no problem if the next step is to wetsand it.

      Quote Originally Posted by TXR32 View Post
      Looks like a lot of fun was had! Great write up and great results.
      Thanks man
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