Done by Clark this week, posted by me: --- Hi guys, been keeping a bit of a low profile recently but decided this would make for a nice write up Car: 3 year old Audi RS4. Detailing Service: 3 day Major Paint Correction. Monday morning began with the pre-foam, using Meguiars APC through the foam lance at 60 degrees: This was left whilst I filled up the two buckets for the wheels and then rinsed off at high pressure, taking a good 10 minutes to cover every inch of the car to ensure as much dirt and grime was removed. The wheels were then cleaned with Meguiars Wheel Brightener (10:1) and the arches/tyres were done with Meguiars Super Degreaser. No Pics of this stage as I had to put my camera batteries on charge. The engine was next, which was rinsed at medium pressure after being soaked with Super Degreaser: Super Degreaser was used once again for the door shuts. These were left for a couple of minutes... ...before being rinsed at low pressure: All the exterior trim/badges etc were then cleaned with APC and a Meguiars Slide Lock brush: I then washed the car with the 2 bucket method and Menzerna Shampoo (using up old stock) then rinsed. The first signs of the condition of the paintwork were becoming visible now the sun had come out: I then finished off the wash stage by removing some minor tar spots from the paintwork and wheels with Autosmart Tardis and then put the car inside after a final rinse off. Gloss-It's aggressive clay bar was then used to remove bonded contaminants from the paint and glass, using Last Touch as lubricant. Paint depth readings were then taken with all the metal panels showing healthy levels and the plastics were similar: Now it was time to assess the condition of the paintwork: Some areas weren't too bad, with just some scuffs and the odd scratch or two: Other areas were worse, with significant signs of incorrect rotary use over the majority of the car, plus some nasty RIDS here and there: I then gave the paint a thorough wipe down with Menzerna Top Inspection as I've noticed Last Touch (if used during the claying stage) can cause problems with polishing now and again and it can also prevent the masking tape from sticking to the trim properly. The Top Inspection just removes any traces of LT and leaves the paint squeaky clean Correction of the paint was carried out with a Menzerna Polishing Pad and 3M Fast Cut Plus mixed with a bit of Ultrafina. This was worked @180rpm's with some sections needing 2 hits before I was happy: Before: After: 50/50 on n/s wing: A smaller compounding pad was used for the bumpers and tighter areas: The front fog light grills were removed to gain better access to the lower parts of the bumper: Bumper fully corrected: I gave the headlights a light polish with Menzerna 85RD RE5 to remove some light bug splat etchings: A 3m Compounding Pad was used for the rub strips: It's important to keep the rotary moving quickly over these parts to prevent heat build up and potential delamination.