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Old 05-07-2011, 06:45 AM
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This past weekend I did a full detail on the Bee. I took some pics along the way, and wanted to share my process and end result. Hope you enjoy.

What I Use:

- Mothers Claybar and Showtime detailer spray.
~This takes the most time, but well worth it to start with a clean canvas. This process will remove all the "junk" in the paint and get the paint nice and smooth and ready for the work. It's quite simple, but time consuming as I said. Spray down sections of the car with the detailer and use the clay bar in a back and forth motion in that area. Be sure and keep the surface lubricated with the detailer spray. If there is a lot of stuff on the paint, you can actually hear it being pulled out of the paint.



- Porter Cable (PC) and an intensive polish. I personally am using a product through Tropicare right now, but have used others.
~ This is also time consuming, since you do a small section at a time. Use 3 small dime size squirts of the polish onto the PC, with a speed of 6, and work the polish into the paint until it's all worked in (almost clear). This works to remove all the heavy scratches and/or swirl marks.



- PC and a polish glaze.
~ After the whole car has been done with the intensive polish, and removed most of the scratches and swirls, the glaze will help finish the job and start to bring out the deep shine. I usually do a couple coats of this, and it's applied the same way the intensive polish is. (sorry forgot to get a pic of the product)

- PC and Carnauba wax
~ This is the final step to the process. I again usually use 2 coats of this. I use 2 small drops of this instead of 3, and it's worked in the same as the polish and glaze. Once each coat is on, I leave it on the car for about 20 minutes while I work on another section of the car. I then use a micro fiber towel and detailer spray to remove it all from the car before applying the second coat. I do not spray directly onto the car, but instead fold the micro fiber into 4 sections and spray onto the towel. I will wipe down a section with the wet side of the towel, and then flip it over to the dry side to finish removing any moisture.

Photos of the process

~ You can take a photo using the flash to see the swirls and fine scratches in the paint. I do this just so I can see the end result. Not required - haha



~ Section has been through the polish and glaze



~ Section closest has been through clay barred. You can see the difference between the two sides. Far side has been clay barred and polished.



~ Wax sitting on the hood. Clay, polish, and glaze have been done obviously. You can still see the shine through the coat of wax.



~ A wider shot with wax on one side, other side will be next.



~ Next few pics, the process is done. Shots of the hood, and side of the car.









Not to bad of a shine and reflection for Orange huh?

Quick shot with my cell phone at the show the next day.

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Damn Brian that looks great man!!! I need to have mine detailed like that, I do not trust myself lol
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Thanks Landon. To bad you're not closer
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Nice! After seeing how good your car looked last Saturday I'll definately give that brand of polish and wax a try. Thanks for the tips.
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Thank you. Honestly, it's more the technique (process) then the product. The Mothers is just cheaper then the higher end brands - haha
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i use a combo of things, mothers, meguiars, wolfgang, dp products.
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Car looks great! I want to claybar my truck then put some good wax down! Thanks for the process and the tips!! I don't have a PC but I'll have to look into it!
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No problem, and thanks again for the comments. It is well worth purchasing a PC.
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Looks Awesome!! Great job!!!

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This is my detail kit.
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