What did you do today Auto Detailing related?

Discussion in 'Detailing, Paint, Interior, Show mods' started by CG6Lemon, Nov 13, 2013.

  1. CG6Lemon

    CG6Lemon Detailing Enthusiast

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    Re: What did you do today Detailing related?

    Tried out a bird **** remover that won't remove your wax or sealant.




    Subject: A decent size puddle of crap sat on my paint for about 4-6 hrs.




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    Product: It is a ready to use type of product straight out of the bottle without any diluting.




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    I let the product sit on the paint for 30 secs. Before lightly picking it up with a MF towel I gave the towel a couple sprays to add more lubrication/cleaning power. First pass:




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    Second pass as the product is breaking down the bird crap making it easier to dislodge it, and not having to scrape it off causing scratches




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    Third pass. All gone




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    Used some quick detailer to do a final wipe down. Quarter was placed to help the camera focus and to spot the location




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    I got lucky on this area with no bird acid etching, only swirls.




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    The other spot on my door is another story... Deep etching after bird crap wiped off




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    After using the most aggressive compound I have and rubbing it by hand this is the result. I will go over it with a machine to see if I can improve it, otherwise it will require wetsanding to level out the paint again.




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    The lesson bird crap teaches us is to wipe it off ASAP, and do not even let it sit an hour especially in the sun because the radiant heat will help speed up the etching process.
     
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    Re: What did you do today Detailing related?

    Cleaned the interior of my car this morning/afternoon. I was just going to wipe down the dash and vacuum, but the cleaning itch kicked in and I did the whole interior except cleaning the carpet.




    Started with the floor mats




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    Then started doing the whole interior wipe down with Optimum Power Clean at 4:1 ratio




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    Working on the dash and vents




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    140k miles of dirt and oils from our skin on the steering wheel




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    Afterwards I cleaned the inside of the windows with Meg glass cleaner at 1:10 ratio. That ended my morning cleaning and time to eat lunch and watch some football.
     
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    Re: What did you do today Detailing related?

    Wow impressive :) I love the mat looking of the plastics after.
     
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    thanks! :thumbsup:
     
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    Re: What did you do today Detailing related?

    used the products from the kit giveaway the other day, havent used the paint sealant yet but i used everything else! loved the products, interior ones leave a nice pleasant clean smell in the car :)
     
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    Re: What did you do today Detailing related?

    Washed her with mothers California gold carnauba wash and wax. Cleaned headlights with turtle wax headlight lens restorer. And wax with meguiar's white wax
     
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    Awesome. The glass cleaner smells like grapes.



    You have pictures of a before and after of the headlights? What you think about the wax?
     
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    RedRyder Be a better driver

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    Re: What did you do today Detailing related?

    Washed it yesterday, and sprayed the underside. I really need to attack my leather again with leather conditioner.

    I did not know this, I've just been using a damp terry cloth. So there are cleaners that are safe for window tint.
     
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    Re: What did you do today Detailing related?

    Glad to see more posts in here! Funny, I tackled my interior as well this weekend. Conditioned all my leather, vacuumed everything, didn't take pics though.

    FYI: When something says dilute 1:10, it means 1 part of 10 parts (total). For instance, 1 part solution to 9 parts water.

    #scientistproblems
     
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    Chris pm me your info. I will send out a 8oz sample for you to try. :thumbsup:



    Thanks for catching the typo. :lawl: I'm also glad it's picking up a little bit. Can I ask what conditioner you used for your leather seats? Does it just protect? Or does it make it more supple?
     

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