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Friday, February 01, 2008

Toyota Vios Metallic Black

I have about 9 hours for this car, and have to correct the paint as best as I could in that time.

Process as follow:

Cleaning

• Clean wheel face, tire and wheel well with Meguiar’s All Purpose Cleaner
• Pre-wash soak with Meguiar’s Hyper Wash
• Rinse at high pressure
• Wash with Meguiar’s Hyper Wash
• Ambersil Tar Remover wipe down on bumpers and lower panels of car
• Rinse, Clay with Perma Glass No.2 Clay using diluted Shampoo Plus as Clay lube.
• Re-wash

Polishing

• Meguiar’s #83 dual-action cleaner/polish with W-8006 polishing pad @ 1500 rpms
• Menzerna 106FF with W-9006 finishing pad @ 900 rpms

Protection

• Meguiar’s #21 Synthetic Sealant
• Meguiar’s #16 Paste Wax

Trim

• Dress plastic and rubber trim with Autoglym Bumper Care
• Polish exhaust and chrome grill with Meguiar’s NXT All Metal Polysh


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Here is a picture of a repainted door, which paint was much harder than the original paint. The defects would’ve to be compounded away but I only had limited time, so had to do with the following result. =(

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Here are the after pictures, right after polishing and a coat of M21. The sun was going down, so I quickly took some shots before it went dark. Please pardon the undressed tire and some droplets of water on the car as it drizzled shortly after.

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Lesson learned during this detail : I have to pay more to attention to detail as the owner pointed out some parts that I missed when he collected the car, in tight areas especially where the foam pad during machine polishing wouldn’t reach.

Thanks for looking and Happy Chinese New Year! =)

No more details for now as I have my exam soon. Next details would be after CNY.

2 comments:

Anonymous 3:39 PM  

Hi fbk (hope you don't mind),

VX here, it's good to see that you are trying higer speeds on the rotary. The initial problem with 106 seems puzzling but I read somewhere that when it happens, you can try a slower speed and see if it helps.
I will share some findings with Optimum products when I see you online :)

Kenneth Tang a.k.a Fishbonezken 6:26 PM  

Hi VX,
thanks for the tip with the 106, actually you inspired me to try higher speeds after I see you did it with the optimum compounds on the MX-5, hehe.

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