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Just Washed: Show Off Your Detailed MS

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by kevincwelch, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. kevincwelch

    kevincwelch Active Member

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    My Model S wasn't that dirty, so I don't have a great deal of "before" shots to show you. I keep it pretty clean, but I was frustrated with all the swirls and some scratches that I have seen over the past 6 months. Some were dealer inflicted, some were inflicted by a hand wash company, and some were inflicted by me when I was careless.


    Here's what I used for the project.


    Interior
    A good vacuum was needed. Lot's of crumbs and Mum-Mum dust.
    All surfaces: DP Total Interior Cleaner
    Leather: Lexol 3-in-1 Leather Care (got this on BOGO)
    Vinyl: Poorboy's Natural Look Dressing
    Glass: Meguiar's glass cleaner


    Exterior
    Used spray gun to lube up car with Ultima Waterless Wash
    Foam: DP Xtreme Foam
    Wash: Dawn
    Wheels: GG rubber cleaner + GG Heavy Duty Wheel Cleaner
    Decontamination: Nanoskin followed by Iron X
    Compound: m105 (a few areas needed it)
    Polish: Menzerna IP2000 -> FF3000 -> SF4000
    17.5% IPA wipe down
    Sealant: Menzerna PL
    Wax: Collinite 845
    Exterior Trim: Poorboy's Trim Restorer
    Windows: Pinnacle water spot remover + sealant
    Tires: Pinnacle Onyx gel


    Some before shots


    Iron X wash-off even after using GG Heavy Duty Cleaner!


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    Shot of the swirling that was representative of the whole car.


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    Swirling on the nose cone.


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    Not a good picture, but this is where the scratch (caused by my pager) was (to the right and above my finger)


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    Workin' it!


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    The only place I wasn't going to washout the compound/polish dust!


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    Some pictures of the paint afterwards...


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    Corrected nose cone


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    Take her out, Mr. Sulu.


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    Exterior Shots.
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    Anyway, if you're so inclined, post some pictures of your Model S after its been washed and/or detailed -- especially if you do the work!
     
  2. Apoclyps

    Apoclyps Member

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    very nicely done!
     
  3. JerryNycom

    JerryNycom Member

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    Nice pics....She looks amazing!
     
  4. jayfrost

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    I will throw my shots into this as well. This is from a professional detailer in Ohio and he allowed me to participate some. He teaches classes on detailing and running a detailing business as well. Paint correction should be done on all cars. Even straight from the factory. You photos are amazing and you attention to detail meets and exceeds most "pro's" that I know.

    Nice work.

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  5. kevincwelch

    kevincwelch Active Member

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    Jay, that car looks amazingly reflective! Very deep gloss, and I love the chrome elimination as well as the dark wheels.

    What products did you get to test out? Sounds like a cool experience.
     

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