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Audi A3 - Ibis white - full major correction - 30% done so far

wxc Mar 12, 2014

  1. wxc

    wxc Member

    Thought it would be nice to share some photos of my current detailing process

    Car was first Rinsed, Shampoo'd, treated with Iron and brake dust remover, Rinsed, Clay bar'd all the crevices, Rinsed, Blow dried with Metro air force blaster (very important to get all the water out of the trims to aid polishing step); the key is to prep the surface as well as you can for the polishing stage. Once dried, 3M masking tape'd. Treated with multistage polishing. Pre-wax treated and sealed with 2 layers synthetic sealant.

    Iron-x doing what it does best.. even though the car looked clean, it wasn't. Embedded brake dust was also easily removed, clay bar afterwards removed the rest of surface contaminants.

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    It's quite difficult to catch the light to show the swirl marks, you can just about make it out in the photo.

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    Polishing in acting..

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    Overall, very happy with the results, also forgot to mention to always check the paint thickness level before and after ensuring your not going through all the way into the clear coat!

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    Will post more photos once this is all done :)

    Last edited: Mar 12, 2014
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  2. keendean

    keendean Member

    Looks like the detail my Ibis white S3 needs :)
  3. IbisJake

    IbisJake Member

    Looks great! Im still needing practice with my DA to fully pull out the swirl marks on my Ibis, gave it a shot last weekend but still slightly visible.
  4. wxc

    wxc Member

    As promised, here are the some more photos - it took a lot longer than expected but the hard work has paid off I reckon!

    Please enjoy the photos as I have for the past few days :)

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    A nice layer of synthetic sealant to seal the body
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    No more swirls!

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    Missed cleaning the side skirt in the Alloy Wheel shot but I really couldn't be bothered at this point!
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