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2005 MERC SLK 200 CLEANSE AND PROTECT

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by jr001, Sep 16, 2007.

  1. jr001
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    I had 3 and a half hours to give this 2 yr old a cleanse and protect detail.
    And Clark, before you mention, I didn't get to do the exhaust tips. Owner wasn't fussed and the paintwork was to take top priority:) .

    No swirl removal on this car but a manky car indeed.

    When I returned the car to the owner's jungle gaeden, she and her guests were very impressed. It's nice to know that 3 and a half hours can really make an impact on some people!!!

    WASH AND CLAY
    Cleanse and strip washes (two) with Meguiar's All Purpose Cleaner. Foamed over car using Superspray and left to work for 5 mins each wash. Pressure rinsed after each wash.

    Prior to this, wheels were sprayed with Autobrite acid free Brite Wheels.
    Agitated with Megs safe spoke wheel brush right through to the rears. Pressure rinsed.

    Car then pat-dried with waffle weave towel.

    Clayed with Sonus Green, using Meguiar's Last Touch undiluted.

    Car washed again with Meguiars Shampoo Plus and lambswool mitt - pat dried again.

    CLEANSING AND PROTECTION
    Paint cleansing with Zymol HD Cleanse applied with German applicator pad. Buffed off with Poorboys deluxe microfibre towel.

    Wax applied was Collinite 476s and was really pleased with how this went on and off. Not quite as wet-looking as Z. Carbon but owner was looking for durability and least maintenance solution. It did leave a nice glossy finish however. A good Autumn and Winter wax.

    Wheels cleansed and sealed with JEFFS Acrylic Prime.

    Windows cleansed inside and out with Zymol HD Cleanse.

    Total time 3.5 hrs on the button and then I had to get the car back to owner. A bit of a rush job but happy with the improvement and protection achieved.

    Not a lot of photos but hopefully these ones show how the dullness was transformed.

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    Cheers,

    JOHN:icon_thumright:
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    Bling! Great turnaround, quick work time too! :yes:
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