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Old 3rd October 2010, 17:14   #3496
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thank you guys for such nice comments.i really put my heart and soul into this detailing.tbhp family and friends are great help.i specially want to thank mr.todd cooperider for teaching me step by step process on this detail.
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Old 3rd October 2010, 18:09   #3497
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A really-really great looking Accord there!! Great work there prateek!!

I read a few articles written by him and saw his Esoteric detail and I was literally awestruck after seeing the the level of attention to detail (I kinda used to fantasize about!)!!!

@Notorious - If the towels are stained and dirty, I soak them in 'Vim' overnight and then the next mornig, I put all of them in the machine with the normal detergent for primary wash cycle and vinegar for secondary wash cycle.(washed at 60 degree Celsius)

They usually come out spotless and soft!


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btw I got time yesterday to do the front of my i20.

Did finishing on the bonnet, front bumper and both front fenders

Bonnet came out awesome!!! The metallic flakes were so clear and at an angle you could see the iridescent paint effects! lol

A superb Car cleaning, polishing & detailing guide-bonnet1e.jpg

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A superb Car cleaning, polishing & detailing guide-bonnet5e.jpg

Iridescent effect! lol (j/k)
A superb Car cleaning, polishing & detailing guide-bonnet4.jpg

Front fender(right side) had a few swirls

A superb Car cleaning, polishing & detailing guide-fender-before.jpg

After

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front bumper(after)

A superb Car cleaning, polishing & detailing guide-front-bumper-after.jpg

left fender(after)

A superb Car cleaning, polishing & detailing guide-fender-reflection-shot1.jpg

A superb Car cleaning, polishing & detailing guide-fender-reflection-shot3.jpg

NOTE - Sealant has not been applied yet!

I think winters are the best time to detail as, though the sun is out, it isnt that hot and also the panels dont become that hot and are easily workable! + you can see all the defects + remove them !

Thank you God for the natural swirl finder light!
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Old 3rd October 2010, 18:29   #3498
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great job there sohail.you are a pro now...
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Old 3rd October 2010, 19:16   #3499
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NOTE - Sealant has not been applied yet!

I think winters are the best time to detail as, though the sun is out, it isnt that hot and also the panels dont become that hot and are easily workable! + you can see all the defects + remove them !

Thank you God for the natural swirl finder light!
NOt yet applied your newly acquired stuff? Wondering how will Blackfire + Pinnacle will show up, but then wondering if we can see any change cause its already near perfection that your pics show up as!
@prateek- good work and enjoy the gains of a black well detailed car!
The folks on the forum are getting "pro'er" day by day, feels like need to do a lot of catching up!
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Old 3rd October 2010, 19:42   #3500
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Yaar Sohail, just a question, I am not being negative.
Wouldn't too much of "removing swirls" thin your paint eventually?
Or is it that you got extra clear coats done on the paint.

I am thinking about clear coating (multiple layers) my car, can you please guide me?
Whih is the best place to get it done?
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Old 3rd October 2010, 20:42   #3501
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its correct that removing "too much swirls" thins the clear coat on the paint,but in 3-5 years of ownership(common in India) its not harmful at all.
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Old 3rd October 2010, 21:50   #3502
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@akshay1234-will for sure start new thread on accord .its not v6 buddy,its 2.4l accord.mods which i have done are-
1.18' lenso alloys
2.Yokohama advan sports tires
3.front projectors with H.I.D
4.rear led tail lamps
5.twin Remus mufflers
in ice section i have following
1.10' id max sub woofer
2.rainbow(slc) speakers front and rear
3.id mono amp for woofer and rainbow 4 channel for speakers.
4.pioneer head unit connected to stock head unit via aux port
5.kicker wiring kit.
engine bay is pretty much stock.
i sold my red accord an year ago and bought this one.

@remingtonsteele-properly washed the pipes but didnt have proper product to dress them.will surely do something about them.thanks for notifying me .

@ravishankar-my car is one and half year old sir.

@ashvtech-i have red badge for rear also but i am bit lazzy to remove this one and fix it .will surely add it soon.

@mkh-your car is one of the best detailed cars we have on this forum sir.we have to learn from you.

@sagarpadaki-step by step process and products which i carried on my car are-

1.proper washing using sheepskin mitt,ph level shampoo,p21s wheel cleaner,optimum power clean,brushes for wheel well and tires.
2.claying using meguiar's clay bar and ultimate quick detailer as a lubricant.
3.drying using leather chamois and microfiber towels.
4.using brinkman's swirl finder to analyze swirls and defects on the paint.
5.polishing out defects and swirls by using menzerna's power finish polish on wool pad and then again on white foam pad
6.glazing using meguiar's 205 compound on white foam pad.
7.using isopropyl wipes to remove excess polish or glazes from the paint.
8.sealing my hard work using blackfire diamond finish sealent.
9.final inspection done using optimums quick detailer.
10.glasses are cleaned using diamondite glass cleaner
11.on tires i used stoner's tire spray.
12.for wheels i didn't have any proper product so just cleaned them using mother's wheel brush and blackfire diamond finish on them.
13.washed engine bay and dressed it using meguiar's all season dressing.

that's all what i remember but will surely keep adding things and thoughts to this wonderful thread.

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@ prateek : thanks for details , you got a awesome detailed ride , keep up the hard work.

@sohail : Great work , sir does vim allso has a detergent ???e explain this part !!

@nirmal : Sir , should i soak it in vinegar ??? if yes then for ho much time ??

@sagarpadaki : or should i wash them with dettol itself ???
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Old 3rd October 2010, 23:28   #3504
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@mkh-your car is one of the best detailed cars we have on this forum sir.we have to learn from you.

@sagarpadaki-step by step process and products which i carried on my car are-

1.proper washing using sheepskin mitt,ph level shampoo,p21s wheel cleaner,optimum power clean,brushes for wheel well and tires.
2.claying using meguiar's clay bar and ultimate quick detailer as a lubricant.
3.drying using leather chamois and microfiber towels.
4.using brinkman's swirl finder to analyze swirls and defects on the paint.
5.polishing out defects and swirls by using menzerna's power finish polish on wool pad and then again on white foam pad
6.glazing using meguiar's 205 compound on white foam pad.
7.using isopropyl wipes to remove excess polish or glazes from the paint.
8.sealing my hard work using blackfire diamond finish sealent.
9.final inspection done using optimums quick detailer.
10.glasses are cleaned using diamondite glass cleaner
11.on tires i used stoner's tire spray.
12.for wheels i didn't have any proper product so just cleaned them using mother's wheel brush and blackfire diamond finish on them.
13.washed engine bay and dressed it using meguiar's all season dressing.

that's all what i remember but will surely keep adding things and thoughts to this wonderful thread.

Thanks man- however i have not taken up the pains to run a DA at all so far, but a close inspection will show up enough swirls to lure one into attempting a hand at it on my car!
Looks like i am getting lured, superb effort, takes a lot of pain and effort especially using the IPA
BTW give me some details on the Bosch DA, have seen it before too, but could not store the details(cost, where did you get etc). Is this a proper DA?
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I have this fairly peculiar problem.
On my 10 year old Zen (Moonbeam Silver), I see big, brown, cloudy spots on the top portions of the car which is coarse to touch.
What could be it? Paint Oxidation?
Can this be removed with something like a polish and restored like new? Or re-paint is the only option?

It looks something like this- http://www.google.co.in/imgres?imgur...ed=0CC4Q9QEwBQ

Don't bash me, it wasn't a result of my carelessness, but, my dad's. :(

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@akshay1234-will for sure start new thread on accord .its not v6 buddy,its 2.4l accord.mods which i have done are-
1.18' lenso alloys
2.Yokohama advan sports tires
3.front projectors with H.I.D
4.rear led tail lamps
5.twin Remus mufflers
in ice section i have following
1.10' id max sub woofer
2.rainbow(slc) speakers front and rear
3.id mono amp for woofer and rainbow 4 channel for speakers.
4.pioneer head unit connected to stock head unit via aux port
5.kicker wiring kit.
engine bay is pretty much stock.
i sold my red accord an year ago and bought this one.
Thats a nice list. The Advans are great tyres eh? I have the same.


Ok now guys. My black Accord has LOTS of swirls, I need to do something about it. I can get it detailed from someone here who is good. But the problem is the washer in my building is a fool, and I have no clue how he produces those swirls so fast.

Is there any coating I can get, after detailing that will make the car less prone to swirls?? How to make the clear coat thicker?
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I have this fairly peculiar problem.
On my 10 year old Zen (Moonbeam Silver), I see big, brown, cloudy spots on the top portions of the car which is coarse to touch.
What could be it? Paint Oxidation?
Can this be removed with something like a polish and restored like new? Or re-paint is the only option?

It looks something like this- Google Image Result for http://www.designbyjoey.com/cb7/list/exterior_hood.jpg

Don't bash me, it wasn't a result of my carelessness, but, my dad's. :(

its looks like a clear coat failure to me . Others to conferm.
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hi guys,

posting some pics after detailing my car for almost 9 hrs.please let me know if i am wrong somewhere,as i am new and still learning this craft.
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Wow! Thats an insanely well detailed Accord you have there buddy. Perhaps the best black I've seen in my life. Well done!

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btw I got time yesterday to do the front of my i20.
You're insane man! Perfection personified and I'm sure you are not satisfied with it.

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its looks like a clear coat failure to me . Others to conferm.
What is this?
Is it reparable?
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Thats a nice list. The Advans are great tyres eh? I have the same.


Ok now guys. My black Accord has LOTS of swirls, I need to do something about it. I can get it detailed from someone here who is good. But the problem is the washer in my building is a fool, and I have no clue how he produces those swirls so fast.

Is there any coating I can get, after detailing that will make the car less prone to swirls?? How to make the clear coat thicker?
Its tougher to have a swirl free car than to get it swirl removed. That said, you cannot rely on an untrained washer and think about having no swirls. All you can do is this- get a swirl removal, and then hand him a Car duster and a few micros.
He does nothign special to put swirls, all he does is his job with crappy cloth probably. Even then, swirls will come, though delayed a lot if he uses micro ONLY to wipe when wet and duster when dry and also a wash mitt to wash.
No coating in the world can resist swirls, only that putting sealant and wax can hide them( by hand i meant)
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