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I cleaned my 370z up a few weeks ago and am getting around to posting up a few shots of the correction work. I bought the vehicle late last August.

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Old 06-18-2012, 09:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I cleaned my 370z up a few weeks ago and am getting around to posting up a few shots of the correction work. I bought the vehicle late last August. Did a quick winter prep and parked it under the cover. This is the first proper cleaning since I took ownership of this car.

First up, this sticker needed to go,


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Dirty interior,


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DSC_0637 by J M Gale, on Flickr

Interior Cleaned up,


DSC_0671 by J M Gale, on Flickr


DSC_0673 by J M Gale, on Flickr


DSC_0665 by J M Gale, on Flickr

Some Auto Finesse love,


IMG_5905 by J M Gale, on Flickr


IMG_5855 by J M Gale, on Flickr

Now some before shots,


IMG_5567 by J M Gale, on Flickr


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Rear window rubber before,


IMG_5572 by J M Gale, on Flickr

After,


IMG_5764 by J M Gale, on Flickr

This is MPL beading from the winter prep. As you know you should strip the paint of any existing waxes or sealants before doing a proper correction, so it has to go,


IMG_5576 by J M Gale, on Flickr


IMG_5579 by J M Gale, on Flickr

This is Victoria Wax left over from a test I did after correcting the spoiler during the winter downtime,


IMG_5578 by J M Gale, on Flickr


IMG_5577 by J M Gale, on Flickr

Time to strip the old protection,


IMG_5580 by J M Gale, on Flickr


IMG_5581 by J M Gale, on Flickr

Sonax doing its thing,


IMG_5583 by J M Gale, on Flickr

Clayed,


IMG_5591 by J M Gale, on Flickr

Then some Iron-X,


IMG_5607 by J M Gale, on Flickr

Iron-X doing its thing,


IMG_5608 by J M Gale, on Flickr

Another wash,


IMG_5597 by J M Gale, on Flickr

Blank canvas,


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IMG_5612 by J M Gale, on Flickr

Back in the garage to dry, blotted with a WW and followed up with a Metro Vac Sidekick,


IMG_5615 by J M Gale, on Flickr

As you know, light coloured vehicles are difficult to capture their issues. I did my best to try and show the condition of the paint. Before,


IMG_5601 by J M Gale, on Flickr


IMG_5604 by J M Gale, on Flickr


IMG_5605 by J M Gale, on Flickr


IMG_5606 by J M Gale, on Flickr

Ok, now you get the picture. On to the good stuff,

My test area before,


IMG_5617 by J M Gale, on Flickr

Test area after,


IMG_5622 by J M Gale, on Flickr

50/50's


IMG_5624 by J M Gale, on Flickr


IMG_5626 by J M Gale, on Flickr

Hood 50/50


IMG_5632 by J M Gale, on Flickr


IMG_5640 by J M Gale, on Flickr

Hood after,


IMG_5647 by J M Gale, on Flickr


IMG_5637 by J M Gale, on Flickr

A quick inspection outside after correcting the hood, before LSP,


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IMG_5651 by J M Gale, on Flickr

Roof before,


IMG_5661 by J M Gale, on Flickr

After,


IMG_5662 by J M Gale, on Flickr

Roof 50/50. Closest to you after, away from you before,


IMG_5664 by J M Gale, on Flickr

the opposite view,


IMG_5668 by J M Gale, on Flickr

Some nastiness. Before,


IMG_5667 by J M Gale, on Flickr

After,


IMG_5672 by J M Gale, on Flickr


IMG_5673 by J M Gale, on Flickr

I wasn't happy using 3M two sided tape to help mount the rear spoiler, so it was time to get redone. Before removal,


IMG_5674 by J M Gale, on Flickr

Before,


IMG_5676 by J M Gale, on Flickr

I tried, heat, Goo Gone, a couple of other things... the other options were taking forever. So I decided to try the ObliTARate. Worked like a charm. After,


IMG_5678 by J M Gale, on Flickr

Rear hatch after,


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to be continued,
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Front fender,

Lousy 50/50,


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After,


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Working on the door,


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Left front fender before,


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After,


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Left door before,


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After,


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Door 50/50


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Rear quarters after,


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Right taillight before,


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After,


IMG_5736 by J M Gale, on Flickr


IMG_5737 by J M Gale, on Flickr


IMG_5738 by J M Gale, on Flickr

Left taillight before,


IMG_5747 by J M Gale, on Flickr

After,


IMG_5749 by J M Gale, on Flickr


IMG_5751 by J M Gale, on Flickr

B pillar before,


IMG_5752 by J M Gale, on Flickr

B pillar after,


IMG_5755 by J M Gale, on Flickr


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One more wash pre-LSP,


IMG_5757 by J M Gale, on Flickr

Exhaust before,


IMG_5774 by J M Gale, on Flickr


IMG_5575 by J M Gale, on Flickr


IMG_5770 by J M Gale, on Flickr

No steel wool was used, just AF Mercury. After,


IMG_5775 by J M Gale, on Flickr

50/50


IMG_5779 by J M Gale, on Flickr


IMG_5780 by J M Gale, on Flickr

After,


IMG_5786 by J M Gale, on Flickr


IMG_5789 by J M Gale, on Flickr


IMG_5792 by J M Gale, on Flickr

Engine bay tidied up,


IMG_5798 by J M Gale, on Flickr

Cleaned up the wheel wells, front and back of the wheels, and callipers. (all four corners) Before,


IMG_5799 by J M Gale, on Flickr


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After,


IMG_5809 by J M Gale, on Flickr

Applying Wheel Armor high temp wax,


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After,


IMG_5806 by J M Gale, on Flickr


IMG_5803 by J M Gale, on Flickr

On to the after shots,


IMG_5761 by J M Gale, on Flickr


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IMG_5724 by J M Gale, on Flickr


IMG_5841 by J M Gale, on Flickr


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IMG_5886 by J M Gale, on Flickr


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IMG_5879 by J M Gale, on Flickr

Then a week later, I received my body kit. My car now looks like this...


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Materials and Products used,

Griots DA
Uber Yellow cutting pad
Uber Green polishing pad
Uber Black super
Meguiar's Microfiber cutting pad
Power Washer with foamer
Fireman hose nozzle

EZ-Detail Wheel Brush
Race Glaze Brushes - assorted sizes
Boars hair wheel brush
Pinnacle Safe Scrub bug and tar pad
Race Glaze sheepskin wash mitt
Various Microfiber cloths
Waffle weave drying towels
Metro Vac Sidekick
Grit Guards - x2
5 gal buckets - x2

Dawn + Optimum Power Clean to strip the old sealant
Optimum Power Clean in various dilutions
Optimum ONR diluted for Clay Lube
Riccardo Yellow Clay
CarPro Iron X
Auto Finesse Citrus
Auto Finesse ObliTARate
Auto Finesse Lather - to wash
Auto Finesse Hide Cleaner - for leather
Auto Finesse Hide Conditioner - for leather
Auto Finesse Spritz - for interior
Auto Finesse Crystal - for glass
Auto Finesse Finale - detail spray
Auto Finesse Mercury - for metal
Auto Finesse Gloss - for tires
Auto Finesse Passion - Carnauba Wax
Meguiar's D300 - compound
Meguiar's M105 - compound
Menzerna Super Finish PO106FA
Prima Wheel Armor
Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner
1z Einszett Gummi Pfledge
Autoglym Vinyl and Rubber care
Wolfs Chemicals Trim Coat
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man i was wondering when you were going to do the review on the products you bought...it seems like top notch stuff cuz your car looks awesome. you did the old school claybar...thats awesome, im detailing mine in a couple weeks and im going to try the nano skin craze...ill let you know how that works. hard to believe i havent even used the porter cable yet...cant wait lol. but yeah again awesome job on the detailing!!
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man i'm jelly that's a clean ride. What all products did you use?
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man i was wondering when you were going to do the review on the products you bought...it seems like top notch stuff cuz your car looks awesome. you did the old school claybar...thats awesome, im detailing mine in a couple weeks and im going to try the nano skin craze...ill let you know how that works. hard to believe i havent even used the porter cable yet...cant wait lol. but yeah again awesome job on the detailing!!
still haven't used the PC! How long has it been since I shipped it to you? lol I'm thinking about selling my other Porter Cable now...

I have a Nanoskin here to use, but I still have so much clay. Make sure you use a lot of lube when you use the Nanoskin.

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man i'm jelly that's a clean ride. What all products did you use?
I wasn't sure if people cared about the products used so I didn't worry about adding them. I'll add it to the thread later today. Keep checking back for the complete list.

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Very nice job!!!!!!!!!!!
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Amazing job Galeforce, when I saw the pics of the products in the other thread I didn't know it was for this type of in-depth detailing job

Again, amazing results and work!
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Amazing job Galeforce, when I saw the pics of the products in the other thread I didn't know it was for this type of in-depth detailing job

Again, amazing results and work!
Yeah, those pictures were just showing some new additions to my detailing products. I have way too much stuff.

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Awesome job on your car!!! How long did all that take? Also, where did you get all those awesome products I've never even heard of? I'm interested in that Iron-X for iron filings and contaminates.
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Awesome job on your car!!! How long did all that take? Also, where did you get all those awesome products I've never even heard of? I'm interested in that Iron-X for iron filings and contaminates.
I took a week to do everything, too many man hours.

I didn't include photos of detailing the door jambs, and treating all the rubber seals. I also corrected and waxed the spare. You could correct just the paint in a couple of days depending on the condition of the paint.

I buy products from a few different places. There are a couple of places in Canada I buy from, in the U.S. I buy from Phil at https://detailersdomain.com/ and Martin from Auto Finesse USA both guys have incredible customer service, great prices and great products.
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Great job man, I'm looking to buy myself a porter cable and do the same. I got a question though, what polish and pad did you use on the B pillar? Mine's all swirled up too. Thanks!
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Great job man, I'm looking to buy myself a porter cable and do the same. I got a question though, what polish and pad did you use on the B pillar? Mine's all swirled up too. Thanks!
I used an Über Blue pad and a Lake Country Black pad with Menzerna Super Finish.
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